2004-2005: Painting, Drawing & Video
Gabriele Picco, a visual artist, received a degree in Italian Literature-Art History from Università Statale of Milan in 2000. In 1997 he was selected by the Viafarini space in Milan for a workshop with Jimmy Durham and by Fondazione Ratti in Como with Allan Kaprow. Gabriele has worked with different media: video (his short movies were selected by Univideo, Pescara in 1998, and Cortopotere, Bergamo in 2004), installations, painting and writing. His paintings have been in solo and group shows in Italy and elsewhere, in contemporary art galleries and public art spaces. In 2000 he won the Michetti Prize which was focused on the new wave of painting in Europe. In 2001 he was the only Italian painter selected at Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo for Premio Guarene, focused on young international painting. He is also author of a novel, Aureole in cerca di santi, which was published in 2002 by Ponte alle Grazie. At the Italian Academy Gabriele will work on a new project related to the city of New York, called “100 Heavens” making use of both video and painting.