Paolo Novelli, Never Beyond n.2, 2006
Paolo Novelli, Self-Portrait, 1999
Paolo Novelli
Photographer

A leading figure in Italian art photography, Paolo Novelli has been active since 1997, using only analogue cameras and black and white film. His photos are taken in natural light and developed by hand in the dark room. In 1999, after being selected for a residency at Fabrica (Benetton communication agency), directed by Oliviero Toscani, he decided to develop a personal line of research on the theme of the incommunicability of man in its various manifestations, through a number of series. Doors, tunnels, mists, windows, and people shot from behind characterize the cycles of images presented in nine monographs, with introductory texts by, among others, Arturo Carlo Quintavalle, Walter Guadagnini, Massimo Minini, Olivo Barbieri, Lanfranco Colombo, and Giovanna Calvenzi. Since 2003 he has exhibited widely in private and public spaces, including solo exhibitions at: CAMERA – Centro Italiano per la Fotografia, Turin (2024); Triennale Milano, Milan (2019); Palazzo Grillo, Genoa (2019); Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Amsterdam (2015); Palazzo d’Accursio, Bologna (2006); Rocca di San Giorgio, Orzinuovi (2006); Palazzo Comunale di Cremona (2005). He has also participated in numerous collective exhibitions, including: Lo sguardo radicale. Passione e rigore nella fotografia di ricerca italiana, Palazzo Comunale di Seriate (2023–24); Flashback. Fotografia italiana di sperimentazione, 1960–2016, Palazzo Ducale, Genova (2016); Massimo Minini. Quarant’anni 1973–2013, Triennale Milano (2013–14); I mille. Scatti per una storia d’Italia, Palazzo del Governatore, Parma (2012); Dieci per Cento: dieci artisti contemporanei a Cento, Rocca di Cento (2008); Festival di Fotografia di Sestri Levante, Palazzo Comunale (2009). Since 2000 he has taken part in a number of international contemporary art events, including Art Basel (2024), AIPAD Photography Show New York (2017) KIAF Seoul (2009), Flash Art Event, Milano (2013), Fotofever, Parigi (2013-2014). His works have been published in Italian and international magazines, including Artforum (2016), The Sun Magazine (2015), Zoom (2012), Fool Magazine (2011), and AD Architectural Digest (2017). On the occasion of his keynote lecture at Triennale Milano in 2017, he was made an honorary member of the AFIP (Italian Association of Professional Photographers), founded by Giovanni Gastel.

Paolo Novelli, Never Beyond n.2, 2006
Paolo Novelli
Photographer

A leading figure in Italian art photography, Paolo Novelli has been active since 1997, using only analogue cameras and black and white film. His photos are taken in natural light and developed by hand in the dark room. In 1999, after being selected for a residency at Fabrica (Benetton communication agency), directed by Oliviero Toscani, he decided to develop a personal line of research on the theme of the incommunicability of man in its various manifestations, through a number of series. Doors, tunnels, mists, windows, and people shot from behind characterize the cycles of images presented in nine monographs, with introductory texts by, among others, Arturo Carlo Quintavalle, Walter Guadagnini, Massimo Minini, Olivo Barbieri, Lanfranco Colombo, and Giovanna Calvenzi. Since 2003 he has exhibited widely in private and public spaces, including solo exhibitions at: CAMERA – Centro Italiano per la Fotografia, Turin (2024); Triennale Milano, Milan (2019); Palazzo Grillo, Genoa (2019); Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Amsterdam (2015); Palazzo d’Accursio, Bologna (2006); Rocca di San Giorgio, Orzinuovi (2006); Palazzo Comunale di Cremona (2005). He has also participated in numerous collective exhibitions, including: Lo sguardo radicale. Passione e rigore nella fotografia di ricerca italiana, Palazzo Comunale di Seriate (2023–24); Flashback. Fotografia italiana di sperimentazione, 1960–2016, Palazzo Ducale, Genova (2016); Massimo Minini. Quarant’anni 1973–2013, Triennale Milano (2013–14); I mille. Scatti per una storia d’Italia, Palazzo del Governatore, Parma (2012); Dieci per Cento: dieci artisti contemporanei a Cento, Rocca di Cento (2008); Festival di Fotografia di Sestri Levante, Palazzo Comunale (2009). Since 2000 he has taken part in a number of international contemporary art events, including Art Basel (2024), AIPAD Photography Show New York (2017) KIAF Seoul (2009), Flash Art Event, Milano (2013), Fotofever, Parigi (2013-2014). His works have been published in Italian and international magazines, including Artforum (2016), The Sun Magazine (2015), Zoom (2012), Fool Magazine (2011), and AD Architectural Digest (2017). On the occasion of his keynote lecture at Triennale Milano in 2017, he was made an honorary member of the AFIP (Italian Association of Professional Photographers), founded by Giovanni Gastel.

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