Paolo Gioli


Born 1942, Sarzano, Italy
Lives and Works in Lendinara, Italy


Education
Accademia delle Belle Arti, Venice, Italy


Selected Solo Exhibitions

“Opere Alchemiche”, Galleria del Cembalo, Rome, Italy
“Volti”, Microscope Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, 2015
 “Abuses”, Museo Pignatelli, Naples, Italy, 2014
 “Dietro il volto”, Galleria Massimo Minini, Brescia, Italy, 2011
“Naturae”, Galleria Studio Orizzonte, Rome, Italy, 2011
 “Opere polaroid”, Museo Fotografia Contemporanea, Villa Ghirlanda, Cinisello Balsamo, Italy. 2008
“Paolo Gioli 40. Polaroid 50×60”, Fotografia Europea, Palazzo Casotti, Reggio Emilia, Italy, 2008
“Paolo Gioli – Immagini Luminescenti”, Festival Internazionale della Fotografia, Museo di Roma, Italy, 2007
“Paolo Gioli. Thirty polaroids 50×60 and five films”, OffiCina, Beijing, China, 2007
 “Polaroid in black & white… 1987/1998”, Folini Arte Contemporanea, Chiasso, Italy, 2004
 “Eakins/Marey – L’uomo scomposto”, Mystères et Découvertes, Musée Marey, Hotel de Ville, Beaune, France, 2004
“Attraverso. Oeuvres fotofinish 1995-2000 et films 1969-1995”, Galerie Michèle Chomette, Paris, France, 2001
 “Paolo Gioli”, Galleria l’Elefante, Treviso, Italy, 2000

1996
“Paolo Gioli. Fotografie, dipinti, grafica, film”, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome, Italy
“Polaroid bianco/nero e colori su carta da disegno”, Il Diaframma/Kodak Cultura, Milan, Italy
“Sconosciuti”, Palais de l’Archeveche, Rencontres Internationales de la photographie, Arles, France

1995-96
“Sconosciuti”, Foro Boario, Modena, Italy

1993
“Paolo Gioli”, L.A. Galerie, Frankfurt a. M., Germany.
“Paolo Gioli”, Galleria Federica Inghilleri, Milan, Italy

1991
“Polaroids”, L.A. Galerie, Frankfurt a. M., Germany
“Gran positivo nel crudele spazio stenopeico” Palazzo Fortuny, Veice, Italy; then at Museo di Storia della Fotografia Fratelli Alinari, Florence, Italy

1990
“Nature, volti e maschere dormienti”, Galerie Michèle Chomette, Paris, France

1987
“Autoanatomie”, Musée Reattu, Arles, France

1986-87
“Planches naturelles, empreintes anatomiques”, Galerie Michèle Chomette, Paris, France

1986
“Obscura. La natura riflessa”, Museo del Paesaggio, Verbania, Italy

1985
“Gli sposi riflessi”, Palazzo dei Priori, Volterra, Italy

1984
“Paolo Gioli à Ornans”, Visage visages, Musée Maison Natale Gustave Courbet, Ornans, France
“Il volto inciso”, Palazzo dei Priori, Volterra, Italy


Selected Group Exhibitions

 2015
Padiglione Italia, La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy
“Joel-Peter Witkin & Paolo Gioli, Galerie Baudoin Lebon”, Paris, France, 2015

2013
“Antigrazioso”, Nouvelles Vagues, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France

2012
“Lo sguardo espanso – cinema d’artista italiano 1912 -2012”, Complesso di S. Giovanni, Catanzaro, Italy
“Con gli occhi, con il cuore, con la testa. La fotografia della Collezione Trevisan”, Mart, Rovereto, Italy
“Collections contemporaines des années 1960 à nos jours”, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France

2011
“Arte in Italia dopo la fotografia 1850-2000”, Galleria Nazionale di Arte Moderna, Rome, Italy
“L’objet Photographique – Une invention permanente”, Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris, France
“Par le trou d’une aiguille. Photographie sténopé”,  Artothèque, Vitré, France
“Dialogues Mouvementés. Regards contemporains sur les travaux d’Etienne-Jules Marey: Alexandra Allard – Paolo Gioli – Cédric Klapisch”, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Beaune, France
“Il furore delle immagini. Fotografia italiana dall’archivio di Italo Zannier”, Galleria di piazza San Marco, Venice, Italy
“Correspondance(s)”, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Reims, France

2009
“A tribute to Polaroid. Photographs from the polaroid Collection”, SoHo Photo Galleries, New York, NY

2008
“Alterazioni:le materie della fotografia tra analogico e digitale”, Museo Fotografia Contemporanea, Cinisello Balsamo, Italy

2006
“Acte 2. Lumière, Transparence, Opacité”, Nouveau Musée National de Monaco, Monaco

2005
“Acte I pour un nouveau musée”, Nouveau Musée National de Monaco, Monaco; then at Palazzo Ruspoli, Fondazione Memmo, Rome, Italy

2004
“Visages énigmatiques. Paolo Gioli and Douglas Gorsline Face to Face”, Musée Gorsline, Bussy-le-Grand, France

2003
“Arles et la photographie. Portrait d’une collection”, Fondation Maeght, Saint Paul de Vence, France
“Dynamism in Action” Musée Gorsline, Bussy-le-Grand, France

2002
“La disparition”, Troisième Biennale Internationale de la Photographie et des Arts Visuels, Liège, Belgium
“La vie au fond se rit du vrai”, CAPC, Bordeaux, France
“Modes -Sens Dessus Dessous”, Galerie Michèle Chomette, Paris, France
“Counterclockwise”, Galleri Image, Aarhus, Denmark

1998
“Pagine di fotografia italiana 1900-1998”, Galleria Gottardo, Lugano, Switzerland
“Sur les pouvoirs et les incertitudes”, Chapelle Sainte Anne, Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie, Arles, France

1997
“Tokyo Today”, Academy of Architecture, Copenhagen, Denmark 1996; then to Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo, Japan
“L’empreinte”, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France

1995
“L’io e il suo doppio”, Padiglione Italia, Biennale d’Arte, Venice, Italy

1994
“Italia Valokuvavirtauksia”, Srnonen Valokuvataiteen Museo, Helsinki, Finland
“Paolo Gioli/Mario De Biasi” RING, Galleria Comunale d’Arte Moderna, Bologna, Italy

1993
“Sprung in die Zeit”, Berlinische galerie/Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany

1992
“Le mouvement decomposée. Marey, Edgerton, Gioli, Hans, Lerisse, Wolf”, Chapelle de l’Oratoire, Beaune, France; then to Musée Breuil, Saint Germain, Langres, France
“Invented Worlds”, Esslingen, Villa Merkel-Baunwarterhaus-Altes Rathaus-Stadtmuseum, Esslingen, Germany

1992
“L’Oeuvre photographique considerée comme un etat de sculpture”, Galerie Michèle Chomette, Paris, France
“Past/Present”, Upper Town Gallery, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX

1991
“La photographie en miettes”, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
“Decouvertes”, Grand Palais, Paris, France

1990
“Camera obscura. Stenophotographie, Tendences contemporaines”, Centre Photographique Ile de France.
“The International Pinhole Photography Exhibition”, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX

1989
“On the Art of Fixing a Shadow”, National Gallery of Art, Washington; then at Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL; then at Los Angeles Country Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA, 1990
“L’invention d’un art”, Centre Georges Pompidou, Grande Galerie, Paris, France

1988
“The Altering Eye: Layered Photographic Images”, The Art Club of Chicago, Chicago, IL
“Through a Pinhole Darkly”, Fine Art Museum of Long Island, Hampstead, NY
“La camara ciega”, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Sevilla, Spain

1987
“Photographs Beget Photographs”, Minneapolis Istitute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN
“Le temps d’un mouvement”, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France

1985
“Das Aktfoto”, Stadtmuseum, Munich, Germany
“Generation Polaroid”, Pavillon des Arts, Paris, France

1984
“Art photographique du 19ème et 20ème siècle”, Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie, Arles, France

1983
“La sperimentazione in fotografia. Gli anni Settanta”r(a cura di C.Gentili e I.Zannier), Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Bologna, Italy

1982
“Photoart 1”, Photokina, Köln, Germany

1980
“Fotografia e immagine dell’architettura”, Galleria Comunale d’Arte Moderna, Bologna, Italy
“Camere incantate. Espansione dell’immagine”, Palazzo Reale, Milano, Italy

1980
“Lo spazio audiovisivo. Spazio reale/Spazio virtuale”, XVI Triennale di Milano, Palazzo dell’Arte al Parco, Milan, Italy

1979
“Exploration of a Medium. Polaroid Collection”, Fondazione Cini, Venice, Italy
“The Italian Eye. 18 Contemporary Italian Photographers”, Alternative Center for Italian Art, New York, NY

1967
“Gioli, Giorgi, Patelli, Perusini, Plessi”, Galleria del Cavallino, Venice, Italy


Selected Screenings

2014
“Light Cone: Scrach Expanded”, Les Voûtes, Paris, France
“Off & Pop”, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
“The Quest of Specificity. Italian Avant-garde Cinema from Corrado D’Errico to Paolo Gioli”, Yale University, New Haven, CT

2013
“The Parallel Attempt. Italian Experimental Film”, CCCB, Barcelona, Spain

2012

“Off & Pop – Cinema sperimentale in Italia 60-80”, Museo Nazionale del Cinema, Turin, Italy

“Views from the Avantgarde”, New York Film Festival, Lincoln Center, New York, NY

“Lo schermo inciso – Venti film di Paolo Gioli”, Lucca Film Festival, Lucca, Italy

“Wavelength”, Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), The Art Gallery of Ontario,Toronto, Canada



2011
“The Night and the Day. Italian Experimental 1905-2010”, Austrian Filmmuseum, Vienna, Austria

“Paolo Gioli”, Cube Cinema, Bristol, UK;
Cherry Kino Lab, Leeds, UK

“Hong Kong International Film Festival”, Hong Kong, China

“Surveillance Then and Now”, Phyllis Wattis Theater, San Francisco, CA

2010

“Paolo Gioli” Museo Nazionale del cinema, Turin, Italy

“Views from the Avantgarde”, New York Film Festival, Lincoln Center, New York

“Wavelength”, Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), The Art Gallery of Ontario,Toronto, Canada

“L’ouragan scopique. Hommage à Paolo Gioli”, Cinémathèque française, Paris, France

“Paolo Gioli bricoleur de dispositifs”, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France



2009

“Paolo Gioli. Un cinema dell’impronta”, Cinema Trevi, Rome, Italy

“Views from the Avantgarde”, New York Film Festival, Lincoln Center, New York, NY



2008

“Carte Blanche à Paolo Gioli”, Cinémathèque française, Paris, France

“The Walking Picture Palace”, Anthology Film Archives, New York, NY


2007

“The Experimental Cinema of Paolo Gioli”, The Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada

“Paolo Gioli: the Optical Magician”, Hong Kong International Film Festival, Hong Kong, China

“Views from the Avantgarde”, New York Film Festival, Lincoln Center, New York, NY


2006

“Views from the Avantgarde”, New York Film Festival, Lincoln Center, New York, NY

“Rendez-vous avec Paolo Gioli”, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France



2005

“Short Films from the Italian Underground”, University of Wisconsin Cinematheque, Madison, WI

2004

“Indipendent Film Show 4th Edition”, Fondazione Morra, Naples, Italy



2003

“Italian Experimental Cinema”, Curzon Soho, London, UK

“Cinema indipendente italiano dagli anni sessanta agli anni ottanta”, Filmstudio 80, Rome, Italy



2002

“Arte in cinema”, Fondazione Cineteca Italiana, Spazio Oberdan, Milan, Italy



2001

“Il cinema ritrovato”, Cineteca del Comune di Bologna, Bologna, Italy

1998

”Festival of Central European Culture – Avant Garde Films and Videos”, Lux Cinema, London, UK



1997

“Il cinema italiano degli anni Settanta”, Pesaro, Italy



1996

“Féminin masculin”, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France



1995

”Film di artisti a Villa Medici”, Villa Medici, Rome, Italy

“Cabinet d’amateur. Mouvements de lumière: lignes, grains, trous”, Cinématheque française, Paris, France



1992

“30 ans de création cinématographique en perspective”, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France

“La luce e il movimento. Interferenze fra fotografia e cinema”, Museo Nazionale del Cinema, Castello di Rivoli, Turin, Italy



1990

“Fotògrafs-cineastes”, Fundaciò Joan Mirò, Barcelona, Spain



1983

“Paolo Gioli”, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France

1979

“International Avantgarde Film Festival and Underground Film”, National Film Theatre, London, UK



1978

“Arte e cinema”, Biennale di Venezia, Ca’ Corner della Regina, Venice, Italy

“Cinema d’artista e cinema sperimentale in Italia 1960-1978”, Palais de Chaillot & Centre Pompidou, Paris, France



1977

“Il gergo inquieto”, Palazzo Tursi, Genova, Italy



1976

”Lo schermo negato”, Studio d’Arte Eremitani, Padova, Italy



1974

“Experimental 5”, Knokke-le-Zoute, Belgium



1973

“Festival dell’avanguardia”, Arsenal, Berlin, Germany

“International Festival of Avantgard and Underground film”, National Film Theatre, London, UK



  • join our mailing list



    F T V instagram