Roberto De Paolis
Roberto De Paolis (born in Rome in 1980) is a New York based artist. He studied cinema at the prestigious London International Film School in London (1999 - 2001). Subsequently, he returned to Rome, where he studied acting for two years (2002 - 2004) and started working as a photographer. He started exhibiting his photographs in 2005 when he took part to the 5th International Photography Festival in Rome, Italy, with the solo show "Psychoanalysts". His journey really began in 2007, with the first of his large public installations, "Light Building", commissioned by the municipality of Rome as one of the most important events of Rome's “White Night”. In the following years, he realized projects in the same vein for Madrid's PhotoEspana, the Bilotti Museum in Rome, The Art Fair in Bologna, Casa Zerilli Marimò in New York, San Servolo Museum in Venice and many others. In 2007 Roberto started a collaboration with Oredaria gallery in Rome where, in 2008, he presented his solo show "Here and not elsewhere". He has also shown his work in group shows in Berlin at ArtMbassy gallery ("Magie Real") and in Dublin at The Observatory of Dublin ("Wildly different things : Dublin and New York"). One installation and many of Roberto's photographs are housed in the Cotroneo collection, one of Europe's most important photography collections. Many works have been acquired by private collectors and are installed in private residences in Rome and New York. Furthermore, his work has been exhibited in some of the most important art fairs in the world, included the latest edition of the Armory Show in New York. In 2009, he shot his first short film "Low Tide", 15 minutes long, screened at the Venice Film Festival in 2010.