Pietro Mele was born in Alghero (Italy) in 1976. He currently lives and works in Berlin. His work focuses on reality’s smaller aspects such as historical facts which are considered marginal, and that the artist studies so as to provide a new understanding of them. His projects show what is not obvious and gets omitted, and can be seen as amplifiers of information. His aim is to reach a greater level of sharing by starting from very specific questions and proceeding through this forceful process of enlargement.
Selected solo shows: The end of the process, CHAN Art Space, Genova, IT, 2012; Another degree of normality, Placentia Arte, Piacenza, IT, 2011.
Selected group shows: Cavalli e cavalieri. Post Scriptum, MAN, Nuoro, IT, 2012; In the wintry thicket of metropolitan civilization, AR/GE Kunst, Bozen, IT, 2012; Il lato oscuro della luna, Jarach Gallery, Venice, IT, 2012; Sogenannte Umfeldaussagen, Motorenhalle, Dresden, DE, 2012; Io non ho mani che mi accarezzino il volto, Mole Vanvitelliana, Ancona, IT, 2011; Contours, Otrascosas de Villarrosàs, Barcelona, ES, 2011; Videoreport Italia 08_09, GC.AC, Monfalcone, IT, 2010; Atelier, PACT Zollverein, Essen, DE, 2010; Actual fears: mixed gaps & vertigo, CAN – Centre d’Art Neuchâtel, Neuchâtel, CH, 2010; Visions in New York City, Columbia University, New York City, USA, 2009; WRO 09 – 13th Media Art Biennale, Wroc?aw, PL, 2009; Documents, Fondazione Spinola Banna, Turin, IT, 2009.
Festivals: Milano Film Festival, Milan, IT, 2011; Hors Pistes, Centre Pompidou, Paris, FR, 2010; Out of tracks, Pera Museum, Istanbul, TR, 2010; Loop Festival – The Platform For Videoart, Barcelona, ES, 2010; 23rd European Media Art Festival, Osnabrück, DE, 2010; 55th International Short Film Festival, Oberhausen, DE, 2009; 26th Torino Film Festival, Turin, IT, 2008.
Awards: Senz’appello – Video Art competition, 1st Prize GAMC, San Marino, SM, 2012; Torino Film Festival, Jury Special Award – Kodak Short Film Award, Turin, IT, 2008.
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