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Paris Photo 2019 : Paolo Gioli / Galleria del Cembalo


Galleria del Cembalo presents the works of Paolo Gioli. He is an artist very well known among curators and less by the public of the fairs, for his particular history and the multidisciplinary character of his art. Coming from a simple family near Rovigo, in northern Italy, Paolo Gioli (1942) made his own artistic education, attended the Nu Academy in Venice. His trip to the United States in 1967 with a grant from the John Cabot Foundation gave him the opportunity to meet important gallery owners and discover the ‘New American Cinema’. From drawing, he approaches more and more cinema and photography.

A very original character, during his artistic life he made his own Polaroid camera model, he experimented with stenopedic photography and cinema, personally following all the phases of the process – from the moment of shooting, to that of editing and editing. final product.

Polaroid transferred to fabrics or paper, pictorial or light interventions, silkscreen, photofinish … His art invades all artistic fields with the same strength and the same thirst for experience and a strong passion for research. Michel Poivert, in his book “La fotografia contemporanea, Einaudi, Torino, 2011” states that ‘the character of his art prevents us from calling him a photographer’.

His work was recognized when the Centre Pompidou dedicated a personal exhibition in 1983, and by the presence of his image on the cover of the AIPAD catalog in 1984. He participated in several international experimental film festivals and was chosen by Vincenzo Trione as one of the artists of the Italy Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2015.


Paris Photo 2019

November 7–10, 2019

Grand Palais Paris


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