Italian Artist Recieves IAF Bergamo Award

In the packed concert hall of Teatro Sociale in the ancient medieval quarter of Bergamo, a young Italian visual artist was the first recipient of a new award: The New York Italian Academy Foundation Award, presented by the International Cultural Festival of Bergamo in early April, 2011. IAF vice chairman Claudia Palmira Acunto presented the award to artist Andrea Mastrovito. The award is a collaboration between the International Cultural Festival of Bergamo, directed by Stefano Miceli, and the IAF to offer an exchange between Bergamo and New York through their respective up and coming young talents.

The winner Andrea Mastrovito will travel to New York in Winter 2011, where he will be introduced to the members and friends of the IAF in a series of events, including an exhibit of his artwork.