Agostino Arrivabene was born in Rivolta d’Adda, Italy, in 1967. He studied at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Milan. In 1998 he won the first prize at the Leonardo Sciascia Amateur des Estampes international competition. In 2000 he was invited by the art critic and historian Vittorio Sgarbi to take part in Surrealismo Padano and Pittura Fantastica in Italy. He took part in the Venice Biennale in 2011.