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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.

Exhib solo

2017 MI NY, curated by R. Perna, Bianconi Gallery, Milano, Italy *
2017 Marge e altri paesaggi, curated by L. Panaro, Fattori Museum, Livorno, Italy *
2017 Al limite, Borderlines, 10° Biennale dell'immagine, Chiasso, Switzerland *
2017 Ambiguous Spaces, curated by G. Foschi, 27th Month of Photography, Bratislava, Slovakia *
2016 Homeless' Home, curated by R. Perna, Frittelli Arte Contemporanea, Firenze, Italy
2016 Homeless' Home , Laboratorio Arte Contemporanea La Sapienza, Roma
2016 Alea Iacta Est, curated by L. Panaro, SiFest25, Savignano sul Rubicone, Italy *
2016 Paola Di Bello. Fotografie e video, curated by R. Perna, Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Lisboa, Portugal
2016 Paola Di Bello. Milano Centro, curated by G. Scardi, Museo del Novecento, Milano, Italy
2015 Play works, Quarenghicinquanta, Bergamo, Italy
2015 Teatro Continuo di Alberto Burri, curated by G. Scardi, NCTM per l'Arte, Milano, Italy *
2012 Ottakringhestrasse, curated by M. Scotini, Federico Bianchi Gallery, Milano, Italy
2011 Sguardo italiano, curated by E. Grazioli, Photografins Hus, Stockholm, Sweden *
2011 Rear Window, curated by E. Grazioli, Spazio Gerra, Fotografia Europea, Reggio Emilia
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 Framing Devices, curated by L. Farinati, The Agency Contemporary, London, United Kingdom
2004 Cosa si vede a Mirafiori. Cosa vede Mirafiori, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Torino, Italy *
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

Exhib group

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

Selected books

2011 Antonella PelizzariPercorsi della fotografia in ItaliaContrastoMilano

2011 Elio GrazioliNuova Fotografia Italianain: "Cartaditalia, Rivista di cultura italiana contemporanea"Stoccolma

2011 Paola Di BelloA Portrait of Ottakringer Strassein: AAVV, BalkanmeileVerlag Turia+KantWien

2009 Laboratorio Fotografia Italiaa cura di Marinella PaderniJohan & LeviMilano

2009 Future Imagescured by Mario CresciFederico MottaMilano

2009 Aa.Vv.Videoart Yearbook 2006-2007-2008Fausto LupettiBologna

2009 Tommy CappelliniL'intervista - Obiettivo Milanofrom "Il Giornale" of 15/02Milano

2009 Dalla Fotografia d’Arte all’Arte della FotografiaAlinari 24OreMilano

2009 Il grande balzo, Territoria 4cured by B. TheisPacini EditorePisa

2009 Francesco InfussiPaola Di Bello: «Cosa si vede a Mirafiori. Cosa vede Mirafiori. Due sguardi sulla periferia torinese»in “Territorio”, n° 48

2008 Paola Di BelloBildung, 1995-2000DamianiBologna

2008 Aa.Vv.5 Libri scelti da...Connecting CulturesMilano

2007 Francesco JodiceThe imagining of the Italian landscapein “Archis” of july

2007 Paola Di BelloL’Isola-Che-Non-C’è, special projectin “Tema Celeste” , n° 123

2007 Alberto MugnainiStrip, Milanoin “Flash Art”, n° 150

2007 Public Artcured by M. CampitelliPalazzo CostanziTrieste

2005 Roberta ValtortaNewfotosin “Multiverso”, n° 1

2004 Martina CorgnatiArtiste: dall’impressionismo al nuovo millennioBruno Mondadori

2004 Marco ScotiniPaola Di Belloin “Tema Celeste”, n° 104

2004 Aa.Vv.Torino Mirafiori NordLuca SossellaRoma

2004 Stefano Boeri10 anni fa la fotografa Paola Di Bello...in "Domus", cover story n° 870

2004 Paolo BianchiExistenzielle Kartographiein “Kunstforum International”, n° 168

2004 L’Enciclopedia dell’ArteZanichelliMilano

2003 Michèle Cohen HadriaLe Lontain est iciin “CV photo”, n° 62

2003 Elisa FulcoPaola Di Belloin “Flash Art”, n° 240

2003 Bartolomeo PietromarchiL’urgenza dello spazioin “Flash Art”, n° 240

2003 Stefano BoeriAtlanti ecletticiin “USE”SkiraMilano

2003 Roberta ValtortaPaola Di Belloin “European Photography” n° 73/74

2002 Paola Di BelloRandom TourMazzottaMilano

2002 Aa.Vv.The horse would know, but the horse can't talkEdizioni ChartaMilano

2001 Angela VetteseSfida tra i contendenti del tempo liberoin “Sole 24 ore” del 1/4

2000 Paola Di BelloEveryday Lifein Oreste at the BiennialChartaMilan

2000 Paola Di Bello, Lucky Towncured by Bossé, Christov-Bakargiev & ObristVilla MediciRoma

1999 Paola Di Bellobxh/2in Oreste uno, I libri di ZerinthiaChartaMilan

1997 Paola Di BelloLa disparitionArtshow EdizioniMilan

1994 Aa.Vv.Dictionnaire mondial de la photographie, des origines à nos joursLarousseParis