Alberto Gallingani was born in Florence in 1938, where he still lives and works today. After an initial formative phase of realistic visual experience, in 1961 he came into contact with artists from the abstract Florentine movement and developed his experiences in the field of Pittura di Nuova Realtà. In the same period he visited the "Galleria Numero" of Fiamma Vigo, where he had his first solo exhibition in 1964. In 1965 he received a grant for young artists awarded by the city of Florence. In 1969 he drafted the Primo Manifesto della Pittura di Nuova Realtà and in 1971 he co-founded the art studio "il Moro" with others. Meanwhile, his artistic experience developed. The concepts of Nuova Realtà become clearer.
In 1973 he created the Geometria utopica series, which emphasized the importance of ideological values in human relationships. The field of interest expands: he starts with photography. The installation "I drew a 50 cm square on the floor" dates from 1976 and in 1977 he had his first performance "I painted with white". This is the beginning of a period of intense experimentation that will lead him to the fringes of Mail Art.
In order to get to know Alberto Gallingani better, he writes himself: 1972... I have a mental and physical reluctance to repeat subjects already covered. How can you repeat the same subject, the same painting, dozens, hundreds of times... I have a deep-seated resentment that I have no weapons against. Then a political/existential problem got in my way: when the ideological craze was over, I wondered how to continue my research without making compromises. Once again, I joined the group of those who wanted to understand without blinkers...two sides of the same problem, and I became more and more convinced that I needed to look elsewhere. As I searched for the implications of the story, I realized that the new human being my work was intended for had never been born. The vision was incomplete. The environment was there, but not the inhabitant. I decided to look for him and the cycle of Utopian geometries was born... that was in 1973.