Pietro Mele (Italy)

Pietro Mele
Participant in

  • CologneOFF IV – Here We Are!
    4th edittion of Cologne Online Film Festival 2008
  • VAD – Video Art Database
  • VIP – VideoChannel Interview
  • Pietro Mele was born on August 13, 1976, in Alghero (I).
    He lives and works in Sardinia (I), Milan (I) and Berlin (D).

    1997-2001: Academy of Fine Arts, Florence (I).

    CMYK – I colori del mediterraneo, En Plein Air Gallery, Pinerolo (I) (Group exhibition, curated by C. Cravero, O. Gambari, D. Papa) (cat.).
    Big Screen, Yunnan Art Institute, Kunming (CN), (Group exhibition, curated by M. Damiani).
    Kronos, Bastione Santa Croce, Padova (I), (Group exhibition, curated by S. Falso).
    15 dipinti, Ex-carceri, Ittiri (I) (Solo exhibition).
    Schwellen & Weichen, KunstvereinGraz e. V., Regensburg (D) (Group exhibition, curated by S. Neumann).
    Sechs Augen, Sardisches Kulturzentrum Berlin, Berlin (D) (Group exhibition).

    Festarte, Rialtosantambrogio, Rome (I).
    Où va la video?, Summer Student Festival, Padova (I) (supported by Fondazione March).
    ZooArt, Giardini Fresia, Cuneo (I) (curated by M. Giuggia, D. Olivero and P. Sasia) (cat.).
    Passaggi d’autore, Giovani autori sardi, S. Antioco (I) (curated by A. Floris).
    Sulmonacinema Filmfestival, Sulmona (I).
    Cortosardo, Sassari (I).
    Cinema indipendente sardo, Nuoro (I).

    Artist’s statement
    My work has to do with my geographical and cultural origins. All my videos are set in Sardinia*, a place where the process of modernization has been done in a way so sudden that old balances consolidated over the centuries were destroyed in a handful of decades, without providing the tools needed to metabolize this change. I’m trying to registrate the effects of this change maintaning an approach as phenomenological and objective as possible.

    *Sardinia (I) is an island with a very acient culture situated in the middle of Mediterranean Sea, also very famous for its beautiful beaches and for vacation of Naomi Campbell…