Andreco was born in Rome in 1978. He studied Sciences and obtained a PhD in Environmental Engineering, followed by a post doctorate on the sustainable management of resources in different climatic conditions, which he carried out between the University of Bologna and Columbia University in New York.
Andreco’s interest in environmental issues has always been connected to art, and his scientific studies are the basis for an original aesthetic language, aimed at generating symbols that can relate his perception of today’s environmental crisis.
Andreco investigates the relationship between man and nature, urban space and natural landscape, with a multidisciplinary approach expressed through installations, performances, videos, wall paintings, sculptures and participatory art projects in public spaces that have generated a major impact on the territory. One of his main projects is: “The Climate Art Project”, a research on the causes and consequences of climate changes.
Andreco’s works have been exhibited in institutional artistic events, museums and galleries all over the world, including the Venice Architecture Biennale (2018), the Milan Triennale (2018), the London Saatchi Gallery (2017), the Center for the Contemporary Art Luigi Pecci of Prato (2017), the MACRO of Rome (2013).
He has won the Special Prize in “Talent Prize 2017” at the Macro Museum in Rome and in 2016 he was the winner of Jazzi, the competition on ideas for rural regeneration.
SHE.LAB is a creative studio specializing in editorial design and the art of handcrafted bookbinding born in 2019 from the idea of designer Paola Pompili with the aim of creating a reality that would become a referral point for book and paper object lovers, thanks to the experimentation of different techniques, materials, and supports.
The ten-year collaboration with Galleria Varsi in Rome has evolved over time, making She.Lab an essential component of this project. Starting from January 2022, in fact, She.Lab works inside Varsi Art&Lab's laboratory and embody, together with the screen printing studio 56Fili and the design studio Base/34, its artisanal and productive side.
In this space, Paola Pompili and bookbinder Claudia Mosena (who joins the project in 2022) work in synergy to design and create products that feature research, craftsmanship, and uniqueness as their strengths.
The studio opens outward during workshops and becomes a place for sharing and disseminating manual skills and traditional workmanship dedicated to the world of bookbinding.
“Adaptation” by Andreco catalog was realized by SheLab and released in 2018 by Varsi Editions. It contains photos and texts from the exhibition besides the artist’s latest street art projects.