Enrico Pedrini was born in Montesano, Filighera (Pavia), Italy in 1940. A theorist and collector of Conceptual Art , he places particular emphasis on the work of Bernar Vernet, Art and Language, and Victor Burgin. Pedrini’s collection is focused on Dada, Fluxus, Minimal Art, Arte Povera, Vienna Aktionismus, and Graffiti Art. His books and articles examine issues in Anthropological Art, Conceptual Art, and Possibilism, and include John Cage, Happenings, and Fluxus (1986) and The Quantic Machine and the Second Avant-Garde (1991) in which he discusses the relation between quantum theory and the visual arts movements of the 1960s.
Pedrini is currently studying the interaction of dissipating systems, chaos theory, and new potential in art. He is well known as a curator of international exhibitions, including at Studio Oggetto in Milan, Gallery Persano in Turin, and Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain in Nice, and at the Williamsburg Art & Historical Center in New York City. He curated, with Wolfgang Becker, the Taiwanese Pavilion at the 1995 Venice Biennale. His book Irreversibility and the Avant-Garde: an Essay on Physics and Modern Culuture, 2004, (ISBN 1-893207-02-1) is available in English.
He is currently a professor of epistemology in Italy.