PIETRO MELE

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Pietro Mele (1976, Alghero)

Vive e lavora tra la Sardegna e Berlino. La sua ricerca si rivolge a realtà geografiche e/o sociali minori, così come a fatti storici ritenuti marginali, che indaga al fine di restituirli attraverso un nuovo processo di comprensione.

ESPOSIZIONI PERSONALI

2016
SOLAR LOTTERY / Pocket boards, P67 Gallery, Berlin, DE (w/ B. Möllmann)

2012
The end of the process, CHAN Art Space, Genoa, IT

2011
Another degree of normality, Placentia Arte, Piacenza, IT

ESPOSIZIONI COLLETTIVE

2018
Maya veil, (in the framework of) Transmediale, Berlin, DE, curated by C. Cesolari

2017
La Costante resistenziale #3, MAN – Museo Arte Nuoro, Nuoro, IT, curated by M. Deiana

2016
Along with fear and desire, Placentia Arte, IT
APERTO, Museo Ex Convento del Carmelo, Sassari, IT

2015
In your dreams I am a landscape, Ateliersì, Bologna, IT, curated by D. Pezzi, L. Rigotti

2014
Afterimage, Galleria Civica Trento / MART, Trento/Rovereto, IT, curated by V. Mancinelli, C. Nuzzi, S. Rispoli (cat.)
Frammenti d’Italia #3, Palazzo Ducale, Genoa, IT, curated by F. Guerisoli

2013
Glocal tales, Motel B, Brescia, IT, curated by F. Guerisoli
The world has already been filmed. Now it is time to transform it, Italian Inst. of Culture in Istanbul, Istanbul, TR, curated by M. R. Sossai

2012
Cavalli e cavalieri. Post Scriptum, MAN – Museo Arte Nuoro, Nuoro, IT, curated by L. Giusti (cat.)
In the wintry thicket of metropolitan civilization, AR/GE Kunst, Bozen, IT, curated by L. Fassi (cat.)
Far from where?, MACRO, Rome, IT, curated by M. R. Sossai (cat.)
Il lato oscuro della luna, Jarach Gallery, Venice, IT, curated by A. Bruciati
Reverse, Exmà, Cagliari, IT, curated by M. Deiana
Politikaction. Il sistema è la crisi, Disturb Project Space, Scafati, IT, curated by S. Taccone
Sogenannte Umfeldaussagen, Motorenhalle, Dresden, DE, curated by N. Bors
Extracurricular activity, Progetto Superfluo, Padua, IT, curated by D. Capra

2011
Artissima Lido, Artissima 18, with CHAN Art Space, Turin, IT, curated by C. Frosi, R. Leotta e D. Perrone (cat.)
Dalla terra al cielo, Time in Jazz, PAV, Berchidda, IT, curated by G. Demuro (cat.)
Io non ho mani che mi accarezzino il volto, Mole Vanvitelliana, Ancona, IT, curated by A. Bruciati
Contours, Otrascosas de Villarrosàs, Barcelona, ES, curated by G. Gomez
Open #3, Magazzini del Sale, Venice, IT, curated by B. Theis and M. Baravalle
The Wall (Archives) (touring), Nosadella.due, Bologna / Reload Space, Rome / Archiviazioni, Lecce, IT, curated by P. Gaglianò
Generazioni glocal, Exmà, Cagliari, IT, curated by S. Borsato (cat.)

2010
Videoreport Italia 08_09, GC.AC – Museum of Contemporary Art, Monfalcone, IT, curated by A. Bruciati (cat.)
Viaggi in immagini – Le Murate, Florence, IT, curated by F. di Nardo
Atelier, PACT Zollverein, Essen, DE, curated by I. Köhler
The Wall (Archives) (touring), in the framework of Private flat, Different venues, Florence, IT, curated by P. Gaglianò
My favourite things, Contemporaneo Gallery, Venice, IT, curated by Sottobosco (cat.)
Actual fears: mixed gaps & vertigo, CAN – Centre d’Art Neuchâtel, Neuchâtel, CH, curated by M. Villemin & M. L. Zwahlen
How much?, Cyprus International University – Faculty of Fine Arts, Nicosia, Cyprus/Turkey, curated by N. Ozlusoylu
L’ospite desiderato, Sa Domo Manna, Sassari, IT, curated by S. Borsato, M. Cosseddu, L. Turtas (cat.)

2009
Visions in New York City, Columbia University, New York City, USA, curated by M. Pellegrin (cat.)
WRO 09 – 13th Media Art Biennale, Wrocław, PL
5 artists 5 videos, CHAN Art Space, Genoa, IT, curated by Sottobosco
Frames from the real – 11 video investigations of society in our troubled times, In/Out International Videoart Festival, LAZNIA Centre for Contemporary Art, Gdańsk, PL, curated by G. Fedeli
Kaunas in art, Meno Parkas Gallery, Kaunas, LT
Italian Video Art, NamaTRE – Indipendent Platform for Contemporary Art, Academy of Fine Art, Trebinje, Bosnia Herzegovina, a project by Visual Container
Documents, Spinola Banna Foundation, Turin, IT, curated by P. Friedl

2008
Here We Are!, MACZUL – Museum of  Contemporary Art, Maracaibo, Venezuela, curated by A. de Cologne
CMYK – I colori del mediterraneo, En Plein Air Gallery, Turin, IT, curated by C. Cravero and O. Gambari

2006
Big Screen, Yunnan Art Institute, Kunming, CN, curated by M. Damiani

FESTIVAL/SCREENINGS

2017
Video screening, Teatro Massimo, Cagliari, IT

2016
Un giardino e una città. Piccoli film sul paesaggio, Villa Melis, Sassari, IT

2015
Attraverso le nuove pianure, Ateliersì, Bologna, IT

2014
Sardinia Film Festival, Sassari, IT

2013
This Is Not A Gateway, London, GB
1work / 1room / 1night, Gitte Bohr, Berlin, DE

2012
A ciascuno il suo paesaggio, Teatraria Artivisive, Salerno, IT, curated by K. Baraldi
Time in Jazz, PAV, Berchidda, IT, curated by G. Demuro
I ragazzi formidabili, SRISA Contemporary Art Gallery, Florence, IT, curated by P. Gaglianò
Senz’appello – Video Art competition, GAMC – San Marino, San Marino, SM
Is It Really Now?, ARTRA Gallery, Milan, IT

2011

Milano Film Festival, Milan, IT
Invisible violence, Festarte – International Videoart Festival, Triennale di Milano, Milan, IT
Video Review Festival, Katowice, PL
Green Unplugged (on line International Film Festival, www.cultureunplugged.com), USA, a project by Culture Unplugged Studios

2010
Hors Pistes, Centre Pompidou, Paris, FR
Out of tracks, Pera Museum, Istanbul, TR, curated by G. Gomez
VideoTime – Shorts: cameraVideo, Half Juni, Rotterdam, NL
Invisible violence, Festarte – International Videoart Festival, MACRO Testaccio – Museum of Contemporary Art, Rome, IT
CameraVideo (touring), Medionauta Project Space, Milan, IT
Art zone, Circuito Off – 11th International Short Film Festival, Venice, IT
Delhi International Arts Festival, New Delhi, India
9 Easy Pieces, Lago Film Fest – 6th International Short Film Festival, Venice, IT, curated by Sottobosco
Medienfestival – Plattform: No Budget #8, Tübingen, DE
Loop Festival – The Platform For Videoart, Barcelona, ES
CameraVideo (touring), Sherwood Open Art, Padua, IT
23rd European Media Art Festival, Osnabrück, DE

2009

Open Screening – 55th International Short Film Festival, Oberhausen, DE
MADATAC – La imagen perturbada, Academia de Cine / Instituto Cervantes, Madrid, ES
Microwave – International New Media Arts Festival, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Tina B. – The Prague Contemporary Art Festival, Prague, Czech Republic
Cinemambiente – 12th International Environmental Film Festival, Turin, IT
19th International Videofestival, Bochum, DE
Medienfestival – Plattform: No Budget #7, Tübingen, DE
Strawberry fields, Souvenirs from Earth TV, Freebox 129, FR / Unitymedia and Kabel BW, DE (TV broadcasting), curated by A. Crichton
6th Naoussa International Film Festival, Naoussa, GR
Collateral territories, Transfera Media Arts TV – Canal Autor Channel, Madrid, ES (TV broadcasting), curated by I. Lech
All Art Now – International Video Art Festival, French Cultural Center, Damascus, SYR
Où va la video? 02, March Foundation, Padua, IT (cat.)

2008
26th Torino Film Festival, Turin, IT
Media Art Festival for Film and Video / Northern Film Festival, Leeuwarden, NL
Optica, International Festival of Video Art, (itinerant) Gijón, ES, Madrid, ES, Paris, FR
Festarte, Rialtosantambrogio, Rome, IT
Où va la video?, Fondazione March, Padua, IT (cat.)
ZooArt, Giardini Fresia, Cuneo, IT (cat.)

2007
Passaggi d’autore, Giovani autori sardi, S. Antioco, IT
Sulmonacinema Filmfestival, Sulmona, IT

Lectures

2017
Master class: Strutture narrative non convenzionali, Teatro Massimo, Cagliari, IT

2015
Artist talk, Peninsula Lab, Berlin, DE (w/ E. Bellantoni)

2013
1work / 1room / 1night, Gitte Bohr, Berlin, DE

2009
What is contemporary art?, March Foundation, Padua, IT (w/ I. Tweedy).

EDUCATION

1997-2002
Academy of  Fine Arts, Florence, IT

2009
What’s in an image, Workshop by Peter Friedl, Spinola Banna Art Foundation, Turin, IT

AWARDS

2012
Senz’appello – Video Art competition: 1st Prize. GAMC – San Marino, San Marino, SM

2008
26th Torino Film Festival: Jury Special Award – Kodak Short Film Award, Turin, IT

 

 

Bibliography

Luigi Fassi, In the wintry thicket of metropolitan civilization, Mousse Publishing, Milan (Italy), 2012
Maria Rosa Sossai, Far from where?, Prinp Editore, Rome (Italy), 2012
Sonia Borsato, Generazioni glocal, Soter Ed., Sassari (Italy), 2011
Guia Cortassa, Videoreport Italia 08_09, Edizioni GC.AC, Monfalcone (Italy), 2010
Sottobosco collective, My favourite things, Grafiche Antiga, Treviso (Italy), 2010
Lia Turtas, L’ospite desiderato, Soter Ed., Sassari (Italy), 2010
Où va la video, Cleup, Padua (Italy), 2009
Visions in New York City, Columbia University, New York City, 2009
What is contemporary art?, Cleup, Padua (Italy), 2009
Young blood, Next Exit, Rome (Italy), 2009

 

VIDEO

 The end of the process, 2012. HD, colour, stereo, 10:54
https://vimeo.com/48410242

Every day, 2011. HD, colour, stereo, 5:13
https://vimeo.com/40554478

Local boys, 2009. HD, colour, stereo, 7:17
https://vimeo.com/9400283

Ottana, 2008. HD, colour, stereo, 11:46
https://vimeo.com/9351023