Paolo Novelli

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017
“La notte non basta”, PHOS Centro per la Fotografia e le Arti Visive, Torino, It

2016
“La notte non basta”, Galleria Massimo Minini, Brescia, It

2015
“Interiors”, Istituto Italiano di Cultura, curated by  Sabrina Raffaghello and Rita Venturelli, Amsterdam, Nl

2014
“Trilogy”, Photo Festival Milano 2014, Sabrina Raffaghello Arte Contemporanea, Milan, It

2011
“Interiors”, curated by Carlo Arturo Quintavalle, Galleria Massimo Minini, Brescia, It

2009
“L’essenziale (1997/2007)”, curated by Melania Gazzotti, Galleria Modenarte, Modena, It

2008
“Persona”, curated by Salvatore De Angelis, Galleria Modenarte, Iseo, It

2007
“Niente più del necessario”, curated by Lanfranco Colombo, Galleria Modenarte, Iseo, It

2006
“Vita brevis, Ars Longa – a look from a cemetery”, presented by Nino Migliori, Palazzo d’Accursio, Bologna, It
“Grigio notte”, curated by Melania Gazzotti, Rocca di San Giorgio, Orzinuovi, It

2005
“Vita brevis, Ars Longa – a look from a cemetery”, curated by Ivana Iotta, Palazzo Comunale, Cremona, It
“Grigio notte”, curated by Melania Gazzotti, Palazzo Bertazzoli, Bagnolo Mella, It

2003
“Vita brevis, Ars Longa – a look from a cemetery”, curated by Roberto Zini, Sala SS. Filippo e Giacomo, Brescia, It

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS AND FAIRS

2016
“Flashback, Fotografia italiana di sperimentazione 1960-2016”, curated by  Sabrina Raffaghello, Palazzo Ducale, Genova, It.

2015
“Patchwork #2”, curated by Antonio D’Amico, Must Gallery, Lugano, Ch

2014
“Erotic Glaze”, Sabrina Raffaghello Arte Contemporanea, Milan, It

2013
“Quarantanni dartecontemporanea – Massimo Minini 1973-2013” – Triennale, Milan, It
“Fotofever” – Carrousel Du Louvre, Paris, Fr
“Off Art Fair Brussels”, Brussels, B
“Flash Art Event”, Palazzo del Ghiaccio, Milan, It

2012
“Photissima Festival”, Turin, It
“Mille scatti per una storia d’Italia”, curated by C. A. Quintavalle, Palazzo del Governatore, Parma, It

2011
“Artissima 18”, Turin, It

2009
“KIAF – Korea International Art Fair”, Seoul, Ci
“Premio Banca Aletti”, Art Verona, Verona, It
“Una Penisola di luce, 3° Festival of Photography of Sestri Levante”, curated by Lanfranco Colombo, Palazzo Comunale, Sestri Levante, It

2008
“Premo Arti Visive Orzinuovi”, curated by Mauro Corradini, Rocca di San Giorgio, Reggio Emilia, It
“DIECI per CENTO, dieci artisti contemporanei a Cento”, curated by Gianpaolo Trotta, Rocca, Cento

2005
Galleria Marchina Arte Contemporanea, Brescia, It

2000
FotoPadova 2000, Padova, It

1999
“Premio Nazionale di Fotografia Under 25 Francesco Bertozzi”, Sala Albertina, Novara, It

Monographs

La notte non basta, by Paolo Novelli, texts by Olivo Barbieri, Massimo Minini, ed. Euroteam (2016)

Interiors, by Paolo Novelli, texts by Carlo Arturo Quintavalle, Massimo Minini, ed. Euroteam (2011)

Grigio notte, by Paolo Novelli, texts by Lanfranco Colombo, Melania Gazzotti, ed. il Soncino (2005)

Vita brevis, Ars Longa – a look from a cemetery, by Paolo Novelli, text by Paolo Corsini, ed. Agora 35 (2003)

Niente più del necessario by Paolo Novelli, text by Lanfranco Colombo, ed. Modenarte (2007)

Persona, by Paolo Novelli, text by Salvatore De Angelis, ed. Modenarte (2008)

Paolo Novelli Biography

Born in Italy in 1976, lives and works in Brescia.

Education

1999
Fabrica (Research Center of Comunication of Benetton) directed by Oliviero Toscani, Catena di Villorba – Treviso, It

Novelli’s photos are the result of a long process of exploration: a film camera and tripod, shooting inside and outside of tunnels, with the obvious risks involved, and with his attention focused on revealing matter, traces, lights. The tradition of photographing walls, from Brassaï to Migliori, shall we say, is definitely the groundwork for Novelli’s exploration, but here, rather than just trying to render the matter—the plaster, reinforced concrete, matter that seems unmistakeably informal—he is trying to render the idea of a looming space, a space that seems obsessively closed off by curving walls that are like bends in some horrible jejunum.