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Giovanni Morassutti

Giovanni Enrico Morassutti

Giovanni Morassutti is a Neo- Expressionist visual artist. He combines action painting and collage techniques with found materials and also plastic fake eyes installed on the canvas.

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Giovanni Enrico Morassutti (born March 15, 1980) is an Italian actor, director, writer, artist, and cultural entrepreneur graduate of the Italian National film school directed by Giancarlo Giannini. He is best known for having deepened the study of the realistic school of acting and to maintain the Strasberg's legacy.

He is half German and half Italian born in Padua. After studying with Susan Strasberg, he moved to New York City at the age of 19 to become a professional actor. While being an auditor at the Actors Studio, he worked as busboy and a bike messenger, attending the classes of Salem Ludwig at the HB Studio. In 2001 he met John Strasberg, son of Lee Strasberg, who later became his mentor, having written the foreword of the italian version of his book in 2016. Morassutti graduated at the Italian National film school in 2007.

Since 2001 he has played leading and supporting roles in Italian and International films presented at the Cineteca di Bologna , Cannes, Accademia del Cinema Italiano and the Downtown Urban Arts Festival including The Fugitive (2003 Policeman), Last days (2005 Band fan), I Viceré  (2007 Cantante Lirico - Romeo), Ventisette: Farsi guardare può essere appagante (2011, Marco), P.O.E. Poetry of Eerie [it] (2013 Richard di Broglio), A Holy Venetian Family (2015 Ragazzo compro oro),  Il mio giorno [it] (2015 Juan) , Luigo [it] (2017 Zeno), Affittasi vita [it] (2019 Salvo) working with Roberto Faenza, Gus Van Sant, Franco Giraldi, Riccardo Milani among others. His television roles include the same character, only younger, portrayed by Giannini in Il maresciallo Rocca e l'amico d'infanzia (2008 Benedetto giovane) and the role of Robert in La Certosa di Parma [it] (2012).

As a stage actor and director he worked with Ellen Stewart at La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club, Bryan Reynolds and the Transversal Theater Company, David Warren, Ted Mornel at the Gene Frankel Theater and he directed Lydia Biondi in Sola in casa by Dino Buzzati presented at the Cherry Lane Theatre in 2012and in Madre sin Pañuelo, a theatrical play based on the Dirty War.

He is the artistic director of the International Cultural Center Art Aia-Creatives / In / Residence, that fosters sustainability in the arts and cultural mobility and in 2016 he co-founded, in a former Spätkauf, its subsidiary space Art Aia - La Dolce Berlin.where he began his art practice as an artist.

He is a member of the Morassutti family.

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