Paolo Consorti, Italy (1964 - )

Paolo Consorti (1964) was born in San Benedetto del Tronto (Italy). He studied painting at Accademia di Belle Arti, Macerata. In his early career, Consorti worked as a scriptwriter. In 1991 his artistic career started with a personal exhibition at Palazzo Ducale, Urbino. He had solo and group shows internationally.
Consorti was invited to Biennial of Prague, Moscow and Venice. His work is an original combination between painting, photograpy, performance and digital films. Consorti thinks that sex, nature, politics, religion, work together and they are the only realities in our life.

Paolo Consorti realizes works in which the pictorial practice is contaminated with the filmic and electronic image; he creates video and performances in which the chronicle of the present time is translated in new iconographies. By putting his characters into reality, Consorti ironically leads the public’s reactions.

In 2011 he has been invited to take part at the 54th International Art Exhibition in Venice, at the Italian Pavilion, where he showed for the first time his new collection called Rebellio Patroni with the participation of Elio, an Italian singer that makes part of the Italian band Elio e le storie tese. In 2008, year of the Olympic games he showed his work at the China and the World Olympic Fine Arts Museum at Beijing; the same year he was invited at the Moscow Biennial for Young Art as the Ruarts Foundation of Moscow. In 2008 he has been also picked for the exposition Farnesiana Young Collection, at the Italian Foreign Affairs Ministry, in which were invited the most representatives young Italian artists. In 2006 he took part at: the Garten Eden – Der Garten in der Kunst seit 1900 at the Kunsthalle in Emden, in Germany; the Intramoenia Extrart – The Big tour of wonder, in Acaya, nearby Lecce. He was also one of the Italian artists that represented Italy in the exposition Nature and metamorphosis at the Urban Planning Exhibition Center, in Shanghai, and at the Millennium Art Museum in Beijing. In 2004 he participated at the XIV Quadrennial National Art at the Palazzo della Promotrice in Turin. In 2003 he took part at the First Prague Biennial at the Veletrzni Palac in Prague. In 1996 he participated at the XII Quadrennial National Art at the Palazzo delle Esposizioni in Rome.

Ha has also done solo expositions in Rome, Melbourne, Berlin, Amsterdam, Minneapolis, Hamburg, New York, Marshall, Milan and Tokyo.

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