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Milanese by adoption, Paola Di Bello was born in Naples in 1961. Artist, photographer and video maker, she trained in the studio of her father Bruno, one of the italian artist who in the 70s started to make a radical use of photography in their artistic practice. She is Lecturer in Photography since 2006 and currently she is Head of the MA Photography at the Brera Academy of Fine Arts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1977, Sicof, Milano. From: www.mimmojodice.it

Selected solo shows

2017
Ambiguous Spaces, curated by G. Foschi, 27th Month of Photography, Bratislava, Slovakia *
Al limite, Borderlines, 10° Biennale dell'immagine, Chiasso, Switzerland *
Marge e altri paesaggi, curated by L. Panaro, Fattori Museum, Livorno, Italy *
MI NY, curated by R. Perna, Bianconi Gallery, Milano, Italy *
2016
Paola Di Bello. Milano Centro, curated by G. Scardi, Museo del Novecento, Milano, Italy
Paola Di Bello. Fotografie e video, curated by R. Perna, Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Lisboa, Portugal
Alea Iacta Est, curated by L. Panaro, SiFest25, Savignano sul Rubicone, Italy *
Homeless' Home, Laboratorio Arte Contemporanea La Sapienza, Roma
Homeless' Home, curated by R. Perna, Frittelli Arte Contemporanea, Firenze, Italy
2015
Teatro Continuo di Alberto Burri, curated by G. Scardi, NCTM per l'Arte, Milano, Italy *
Play works, Quarenghicinquanta, Bergamo, Italy
2012
Ottakringhestrasse, curated by M. Scotini, Federico Bianchi Gallery, Milano, Italy
2011
Uno sguardo italiano, curated by E. Grazioli, Fotografins Hus, Stockholm, Sweden
Rear Window, curated by E. Grazioli, Spazio Gerra, Fotografia Europea, Reggio Emilia
Sguardo italiano, curated by E. Grazioli, Photografins Hus, Stockholm, Sweden *
2010
Framing the community, A portrait of Wien, curated by E. Krasny, Cosmos , Wien, Austria *
2009
Bildung, curated by M. Anglani, Triennale Bovisa, Milano, Italy *
2008
Icarus Game, ex Collegio Aeronautico, Forlì, Italy
2007
Strip, Milano, curated by M. Scotini, Federico Bianchi Contemporary Art, Lecco, Italy
2006
The green Fuse, Galleria Studio G7, Bologna, Italy
2004
Cosa si vede a Mirafiori. Cosa vede Mirafiori, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Torino, Italy *
Framing Devices, curated by L. Farinati, The Agency Contemporary, London, United Kingdom
2003
Rear Window, Artopia Gallery, Milano, Italy *
2002
In alto. Arte sui ponteggi, Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera, Milano, Italy *
1999
Concrete Island, Luciano Inga-Pin Gallery, Milano, Italy
1997
Video-Stadio, Care Of Gallery, Milano, Italy
1995
Mi manifesto, Kinter Gallery, Stuttgart, Germany
1992
Il circolo virtuoso, Viafarini Gallery, Milano, Italy

Selected group shows

2018
Stati di tensione, curated by C. Sala, Museo di Fotografia Contemporanea, Cinisello Balsamo-Milano, Italy
2016
L'altro sguardo. Fotografie italiane 1965-2015, curated by R. Perna, La Triennale di Milano, Milano, Italy *
Un sogno fatto a Mantova, curated by S. Cincinelli and C. Collu, Palazzo Te, Mantova, Italy *
Teatro Continuo. La vita in scena, curated by G. Scardi, XXI Triennale, Milano, Italy
2015
Zoom, fotografia italiana, curated by F. Pasini, Fondazione Remotti, Camogli, Italy
Ieri oggi Milano, curated by R. Valtorta, Spazio Oberdan, Milano, Italy *
2014
Parlando con voi, Mia Fair, Milano, Italy
Calcio d'inizio, curated by L. Balbi, Fondazione Re Rebaudengo, Torino, Italy
7 fotografi a Brera, curated by C. Ghibaudi e G. Zanchetti, Pinacoteca di Brera, Milano, Italy *
Nuova fotografia italiana, curated by E. Grazioli, Daegu Photo Biennal, Daegu, South Korea *
2013
C@rte del mondo, curated by G. Di Pietrantonio, Gamec Museum, Bergamo, Italy
Mappamundi, curated by G. Monsaingeon, Hôtel des Arts, Toulon, France *
Andata e Ricordo, Mart Museum, Trento & Rovereto, Italy *
Energy, curated by P. Ciorra, Maxxi Museum, Roma, Italy *
2012
Uno sguardo italiano, curated by E. Grazioli, Frittelli Arte Contemporanea, Firenze, Italy *
Peripheral Vision: Italian Photography in Context, 1950s-Present, curated by A. Pelizzari, The Berta and Karl Leubsdorf Art Gallery, New York, United States *
2011
Mappamundi, curated by G. Monsaingeon, Berardo Museum, Lisboa, Portugal *
Living, Sides Effect, curated by M. Papadimitriou and G. Scardi, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Fredensborg, Denmark *
Fotografia Europea verde bianco rosso, curated by E. Grazioli, Reggio Emilia, Italy *
Il Belpaese dell’Arte, curated by G. Di Pietrantonio, GAMeC, Bergamo, Italy *
2010
Come back, Kuenstlerhaus, Dortumnd, Germany *
Learning Machine, curated by M. Scotini , Naba, Milano, Italy *
Community, curated by A. Fiz and L. Panaro, Museo Marca di Catanzaro, Catanzaro, Italy *
Mappamundi, curated by Guillaume Monsaingeon, Museu Colleção Berardo, Lisboa *
Cosa fa la mia anima mentre sto lavorando?, curated by F. Pasini and A. Vettese, Museo Maga, Gallarate, Italy *
2009
Il grande balzo, Territoria 4,curated by B. Theis, Dryphoto Gallery, Prato, Italy *
Neighborhood, curated by M. Scotini, Kunstraum, Klagenfurt, Austria
Idensitat #5, International seminar and workshop, Social creativity and artistic practices,Barcelona, Spain
Annenviertel!, The art of urban trasformation,Rotor, Graz, Austria
Side effects, curated by G. Scardi, X Biennale di Lyone, Lyon, France
Rereading the image, curated by L. Panaro, Prague Biennale 4, Prague, Czech Republic *
2008
200 artists for Careof, curated by R. Pinto, Careof Gallery, Milano, Italy
2007
SituazionIsola, curated by M. Biraghi, M. Bortolotti, B. Theis, Isola Art Center, Milano
Public Art, curated by M. Campitelli, Palazzo Costanzi, Trieste, Italy *
The word in art, Mart, Trento & Rovereto, Italy *
2006
The people’s Choice, curated by M. Scotini, Isola Art Center, Milano, Italy *
The Visible City, Architecture Biennale, curated by R. Gavarro, San Servolo, Venezia, Italy *
A Tale of Two Cities, Busan Biennale, curated by M. Park, Busan Biennale, Busan, Korea *
2005
Domus Circular, curated by S. Boeri e A. Lissoni, Stadio di San Siro, Milano, Italy
Donna, Donne, curated by A. von Fürstenberg, Palazzo Strozzi, Firenze, Italy *
Playgrounds and Toys, curated by A. von Fürstenberg, Hangar Bicocca, Milano, Italy
La dolce crisi, curated by F. Bonami,Museo di Villa Manin, Udine, Italy *
2004
Playgrounds & Toys, curated by A. von Fürstenberg, Art for the world, Ivry/Seine, Monaco
Empowerment, Cantiere Italia, curated by M. Scotini, Museo di Villa Croce, Genova, Italy *
Vidéo au musée Géo-Charles, Magasin, Grenoble, France
Suburbia, curated by M. Paderni e M, Senaldi, Chiostri di San Domenico, Reggio Emilia, Italy *
Segni disegni diversi, Artisti 2004-2005,Banca del Gottardo, Bergamo, Italy *
2003
Rencontres internationales Paris/Berlin, Cinéma l'Arlequin, Paris & Podewil Art Center, Berlin, Germany
50a Esposizione Internazionale d'Arte Biennale di Venezia, curated by F. Bonami e C. Basualdo, Venezia, Italy *
X International biennial of photography, curated by A. Detheridge, Palazzo Bricherasio, Torino, Italy *
2002
The built and the living, curated by C. Gattinoni, Madga Denisz Galerie, Paris, France *
To the Lighthouse, Nuove acquisizioni,curated by E. Volpato, Videoteca GAM, Torino, Italy
Idea di Metropoli, curated by R. Valtorta,Museo di Fotografia Contemporanea, Milano, Italy *
exIT, curated by F. Bonami, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Torino, Italy *
2001
In-pressione, curated by M. Di Marzio, Azienda Energetica Municipale Milanese, Milano, Italy
Points of View, curated by A. Seebach, Künstlerhaus, Dortmund, Germany *
The Overexcited Body, curated by A. von Fürstenberg, SESC Pompeia, São Paulo & Pal. Reale, Milano, *
2000
Fellowship, with W. Kentridge and M. Dion,Atlantic Center for the Arts, Civitella Ranieri, Italy
Money Nations II, curated by M. von Osten, Kunsthalle, Wien and Shedhalle, Zürich, Switzerland *
1999
Slide&Film Club, Bill Stone Studio, New York, United States
Signs of Life, curated by R. Pinto, Melbourne International Biennial, Melbourne, Australia *
1998
Subway, curated by R. Pinto , Metropolitana Milanese, Milano, Italy *
1996
XII Quadriennale nazionale d'arte, ultime generazioni, Roma, Italy *
1995
Multiplicity, le forme della città europea, Mappe, curated by S. Boeri, M. Senaldi, A. Galletta, Viafarini Gallery, Milano, Italy
Venti fotografi italiani, curated by P. Costantini e W. Guerrieri, Castello dei Pio, Carpi, Italy *
1989
Opera Unica, International Polaroid Collection,Idea Books, Milano, Italy *

Awards and Residencies

2012
Uomini dentro, workshop with the detainees of the San Vittore prison, Milano, +
2010
Visiting professor, Bildendekunst Academie, Düsseldorf
Braeraklasse, date of foundation, Bildendekunst, Düsseldorf
2008
Parco Agricolo Sud Milano, workshop with Connecting Cultures and Brera Academy, Milano, Italy
2002
Un ponte per..., photographic mission and workshop in Baghdad, Iraqi Photographers Union, Baghdad, Iraq
2000
Artist-in-Residence Program, with William Kentridge and Marc Dion, Atlantic Center for the Arts, Civitella Ranieri, Perugia, Italy
1999
Progetto Oreste due, intervention in Montescaglioso Abbey, Matera, Italy
Oreste alla Biennale, intervention in the pavillon, 48a Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy
Every day life, workshop and conference, Kūnsterlhaus, Dortumnd. Germany
Public Art, workshop directed by Vito Acconci, Viafarini, Milano, Italy
Il concetto di Ma a Tokyo, workshop directed by Stefano Boeri, Berlage Institut, Tokyo, Japan
Artist-in-Residence Program, Atlantic Center for the Arts, New Smyrna Beach, Florida
1998
Progetto Oreste uno, intervention at the meetings of the Oreste group, Zerynthia association, Paliano, Italy
Insistenza dello sguardo, inganno della visione, workshop and solo show, curated by Mario Cresci, Savignano sul Rubicone, Italy
Le festival off des Recontres d'Arles, Voies off, Arles, France

Major selected books

2011
Antonella Pelizzari, Percorsi della fotografia in Italia, Contrasto, Milano
Elio Grazioli, Nuova Fotografia Italiana, in: "Cartaditalia, Rivista di cultura italiana contemporanea" Stockholm, Sweden
Paola Di Bello, A Portrait of Ottakringer Strasse, in: AAVV, Balkanmeile Verlag Turia+Kant, Wien, Österreich
Paola Di Bello, Intorno al '72, in "Franco Vaccari, Fotografia e inconscio tecnologico" curated by Roberta Valtorta, Einaudi, Torino
Luc Sante, Psicogeografia nel cuore di Parigi, in "Domenicale de Il Sole 24 Ore" N. 4, gen
2009
Future Images, curated by Mario Cresci, Federico Motta, Milano
Aa.Vv., Videoart Yearbook 2006-2007-2008, Fausto Lupetti, Bologna
Tommy Cappellini, L'intervista - Obiettivo Milano, from "Il Giornale" of 15/02 Milano
Dalla Fotografia d’Arte all’Arte della Fotografia, Alinari 24Ore, Milano
Il grande balzo, Territoria 4, curated by B. Theis, Pacini Editore, Pisa
Francesco Infussi, Paola Di Bello: «Cosa si vede a Mirafiori. Cosa vede Mirafiori. Due sguardi sulla periferia torinese», in “Territorio”, n° 48
Laboratorio Fotografia Italia, curated by Marinella Paderni, Johan & Levi, Milano
2008
Aa.Vv., 5 Libri scelti da..., Connecting Cultures, Milano
2007
Paola Di Bello, L’Isola-Che-Non-C’è, special project, in “Tema Celeste” , n° 123
Alberto Mugnaini, Strip, Milano, in “Flash Art”, n° 150
Public Art, curated by M. Campitelli, Palazzo Costanzi, Trieste
2005
Roberta Valtorta, Newfotos, in “Multiverso”, n° 1
2004
Aa.Vv., Cosa si vede a Mirafiori, Cosa vede Mirafiori, in "Nuovi Committenti Mirafiori Nord" Luca Sossella, Roma
Stefano Boeri, 10 anni fa la fotografa Paola Di Bello..., in "Domus", cover story n° 870
Paolo Bianchi, Existenzielle Kartographie, in “Kunstforum International”, n° 168
L’Enciclopedia dell’Arte, Zanichelli, Milano
Martina Corgnati, Artiste: dall’impressionismo al nuovo millennio, Bruno Mondadori,
Marco Scotini, Paola Di Bello, in “Tema Celeste”, n° 104
2003
Michèle Cohen Hadria, Le Lontain est ici, in “CV photo”, n° 62
Elisa Fulco, Paola Di Bello, in “Flash Art”, n° 240
Bartolomeo Pietromarchi, L’urgenza dello spazio, in “Flash Art”, n° 240
Stefano Boeri, Atlanti eclettici, in “USE” Skira, Milano
Roberta Valtorta, Paola Di Bello, in “European Photography” n° 73/74
2002
Paola Di Bello, Random Tour, curated by Marco Scotini, Mazzotta editore, Milano
Aa.Vv., The horse would know, but the horse can't talk, Edizioni Charta, Milano
2001
Angela Vettese, Sfida tra i contendenti del tempo libero, in “Sole 24 ore” del 1/4
2000
Pippo Ciorra and Marc D'Annuntiis, New Italian Architecture, Skira, Milano
Paola Di Bello, Lucky Town, in "La Ville, le Jardin, la Mémorie" curated by C. Bossé, C. Christov-Bakargiev and H. U. Obrist, Roma
Paola Di Bello, Everyday Life, in "Oreste at the Biennial" Charta, Milano
1999
AA. VV., Nuova architettura per nuove città, 10 architetti, 10 fotografi, Skira, Milano
Francesco Jodice, The imagining of the Italian landscape, in "Archis", lug.
Paola Di Bello, bxh/2, in Oreste uno, I libri di Zerinthia Charta, Milan
1998
Luca Beatrice and Cristiana Perrella, Nuova arte italiana, Castelvecchi, Roma
Roberta Valtorta, Pagine di fotografia italiana 1990-1998, Charta, Milano
A,titolo, Zebra crossing, a.titolo edition, Torino
1997
Mimmo Jodice and ROberta Valtorta, Napoli Fotocittà, dintorni dello sguardo, Art&, Udine
1996
Paola Di Bello, La disparition, in Bulletin n. 29 Association G. Perec, Bibliothèque de l'Arsenal, Paris, France
Stefano Boeri, Atlanti eclettici, in "Figure della trasformazione" curated by Mosé Ricci , Ed'A,
1995
Marco Belpoliti and Elio Grazioli, Italia , in "Riga" n°8, Marcos y Marcos, Milano
1994
Aa.Vv., Dictionnaire mondial de la photographie, des origines à nos jours, Larousse, Paris
1991
Branka Stipancic, Metamorfoze , in "Moment", 22 apr/jun

Artist's books

2008
Paola Di Bello, Bildung, 1995-2000, Damiani, Bologna
2003
Paola Di Bello, Layers of reality, free press 50a Esposizione Internazionale d'Arte Biennale di Venezia
1997
Paola Di Bello, La disparition, Artshow Edizioni, Milano
1992
Paola Di Bello, Lucciole, 1988-91, self published manifesto, Milano