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Born in 1965, he lives and works in Trieste.
Education: Master of Arts at the University of Bologna, Graduate School for the Humanities - D.A.M.S.
Thesis: "Aspects of video Art. On the Phenomenology of Styles." Tutor: Prof. Renato Barilli.
Undergraduate Degree in Fine Arts at the Trieste Art Institute.

I have started working on the concept of circularity of the television media, a dynamics I was symbolizing within video monitors or video projections with circular images realized with liquid painting (video painting) creating installation-performances. Sometimes with aerial transmissions via television broadcasting stations; the circularities were connected to global diffusion. Later I started working on the relationship between society and media. I use video to narrate a momentary excerpt of reality, frozen in a short frame and repeated, sometimes even slowed down; like a mirror that reflects the intimacy of everyday life. I narrate people from little details, from simple and elementary desires. My images, almost stills, are a concentrated notion of the idea of movement, gesture, thought; they do not relate to the common notion about television. The mass medium becomes a container of ideas that are expressed singularly. So the video becomes a drawing in movement and the video still becomes a drawing too.... The time of perception of my interventions/installations becomes also personal, it belongs to the viewer. The television is a pretext to talk about people because it is the media which uses and transforms people. Identification of identity. Television stories become an extension of life, substituting and integrating the everyday life of the spectators, in a similar way my work enters and re-enters the lives of people who lend her/himself to the game… and the circularity is closed. Currently I am working mainly on the concept of personal and collective identity, on the intimate relationship of a man with himself, as well as the different communities amongst themselves. I started from the most personal, intimate realm to draw near the "other", something which is close to me, something which surrounds me.
In recent years I began analysing the relation between nature and human kind, where music and in particular opera singing can be a sort of link between them. Leaving technology to rediscover poetics, like the singing of birds. I think it is necessary to bring back poetics in contemporary art, using it to praise or blame contemporary society.
Paolo Ravalico Scerri

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Selected exhibitions

2011 - CORRISPONDENZE D'ARTE, Museo Revoltella, Galleria d'Arte Moderna, Trieste - Italy
2010 - -IL RITRATTO RITROVATO, THE PORTRAIT REGAINED / CACT Centro Arte Contemporanea Ticino, Bellinzona - Switzerland. VETTE Palazzo Frisacco,Tolmezzo, Ud, Italy
2009 - MASCULINITY IN POETRY. BEAUTY AND MAGIC, CACT Centro Arte Contemporanea Ticino, Bellinzona - Switzerland. VISION IN NEW YORK CITY 2009, New York City .USA
2008 - PASO DOBLE, MKC center, HULU Split, HR. THE PERFECTLY SUPERFLUOUS ART OF COLLECTING. LA SOCIETÀ DEL SENTIMENTO, CACT Centro Arte Contemporanea Ticino, Bellinzona - Switzerland.
2007 -Biennial of Quadrilateral 2, Culture Hero, MMSU Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Rijeka, Croatia. SMALL IS BEAUTIFUL, Ursula Blickle Stiftung, Kraichtal, De . ESCAPE, Videospriz 2, trieste contemporanea, Trieste, Itally. FOR WEB ONLY
2006 - QUEEN OF EUROPE, Miramare Castle, Trieste, Italy.
2005 - Mr. BUTTERFLY, Villa Manin Cento d'Arte Contemporanea, Spazio FVG, Passariano Udine - Italy. Contemporanea giovani 3, Pinacoteca comunale, Como - Italy.
2004 - QUEEN OF EUROPE, Gallery of Photography, Dublino University of Ulster, Belfast.
WARNING!, CACT Centro Arte Contemporanea Ticino, Bellinzona - Switzerland. TRAM-WAY, Luxa tv, Trieste - Italy.
2003 - CACT Centro Arte Contemporanea Ticino , Bellinzona - Switzerland. Intercultural Festival MIFOC, Mostar - Bosnia Hercegovina. MARAVEE , Aris di rivignano, Udine - Italy.
2002 - Coop_02 Media Festival, The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest - Romania. DESIRE, Galleria d'Arte Moderna, Bologna - Italy. DIFFERENT/DIVERSE, Nuova Icona c/o Grunt - artist run center, Vancouver - Canada. DETROIT VIDEO FESTIVAL, Museum of New Art - MONA - Rochester - USA. VIDEOEX - Experimental Film & Video Festival, Zurich - Switzerland. VIDEO-POOL, artistanbul, BM Contemporary Art Center, Istanbul - Turkey. SHOCK & SHOW, Teatro Miela, Trieste - Italy.
2001 - DIFFERENT/DIVERSE , Teatro Fondamenta Nuove , Venezia - Italy. HUMAN REMAINS / RESTES HUMAINS, Art Gallery of Sudbury, Sudbury, ON - Canada. EXTENDED TRANSFORMATION, Umjetnicka Galerija, Galleria Nazionale,Sarajevo / Mestna Galerija, Ljubliana - Slovenia / Musej Suvremene Umijetnosti / Is. it† Cultura, Zagreb - Croatia.
2000 - TOO BEAUTIFUL TO BE TRUE Nuova Icona c/o Borusan Sanat Galerisi- Istanbul - Turchia. IFDUIF VIDEO FESTIVAL, Kunsthalle, Chiasso - Svizzera.
1999 - WORLD WIDE VIDEO FESTIVAL, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam - Neatherland.
FINE WEATHER, Ludwig Museum, Budapest - Hungary. DEFINIZIONE D'IDENTITA', Il Ponte Project, Roma - Italy. SCOPANDO, B&D studio contemporanea, Milano - Italy. AUTORI TRATTI ITALIANI, Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Venezia - Italy.
1998 - LA COSCIENZA LUCCICANTE , Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Roma - Italy. BODYGUARD, Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney - Australia. FELICITA', Punto Video, Museo Revoltella, Galleria d'Arte Moderna, Trieste - Italy. HDLU, 25 SALON MLADIH, Zagreb - Croatia. TRANSFORMATION, Teatro Miela, Trieste - Italy. CORTO CIRCUITO, Palazzo Reale, Napoli - Italy.
1997 - APERTO ITALIA '97, Trevi Flash Art Museum, Trevi (PG) - Italy. MEDIUM MEDEA, Ex Cinema Roma, Museion, Museo d'arte Moderna, Bolzano - Italy. PAOLO RAVALICO SCERRI, IL Ponte Contemporanea, Roma - Italy. SUL FILO DEL RASOIO, Galleria Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Venezia - Italy. ECLECTIC FRAGMENTATION, Eight Floor Gallery, N.Y.C - USA. ZONE D'ARTE - Alterazioni del Quotidiano, Palazzo Costanzi, Trieste - Italy.
1996 - NUOVE CONTAMINAZIONI, S. Francesco, Udine - Italy. LABORATORIO POLITICO DI FINE SECOLO, Per Mari e Monti, Treia, Macerata - Italy. NATURA NATURANS, Civici Musei, Trieste - Italy.
1995 - ARTE VIDEO TV, Museo Revoltella, Trieste, Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Parigi. VIDEO VISION 95, Galerie im Rathaus, Munchen - Germany. L'ILLIMITATO E L'IMMAGINAZIONE, Museo Revoltella, Trieste - Italy.
1994 - ARTRITI, Galleria d'Arte Contemporanea, Parco del Montirone, Abano Terme, Padova - Italy.