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Paolo Cristiani (Milano, 1956)

Paolo Cristiani (Milano, 1956), engineer, is the General Manager of a bio-medical research consortium, combining this activity with those of photographer, painter and sculptor.
As a photographer he started his professional activity, at the beginning of the '80s, with a photographic book on Fidenza cathedral (Parma) and working for magazines and national newspapers (Abitare, Il Corriere della Sera Illustrato, Touristic magazines).
Since the '90s, the photographic work affects landscapes research (Sea Costs, Landscapes of Silence, Sea of Lombardy), nature (Leaves, Sky Water) and social (Men & Cities). Single Port-folio have been the subject of photographic books and exhibitions in Italy and abroad (Istanbul, Izmir, Ljubljana, Strasbourg, Tunis, Buenos Aires).
As a painter he has been working since 2000 on AIRPORT, a collection of paintings based on the series: Airports, Transits, Gates. Vernissage: Milano (2006) presented by Vittorio Sgarbi.
Since 2006 he is working on the theme HOTELS, object of solo exhibitions in Shanghai, at Tongji University (2007, May 17-27) and in Leda Fletcher Gallery (2007, June 16-22), as well as in Beijing, at the National Museum of Science and Technology (2007, September 10-25).
In 2007 begins the cycle THE SKY OUTSIDE, which was the subject of representation, in 2012, by the Agora Gallery in New York, which ended with the exhibition The Odyssey Within, at the same gallery in January 2013.
He started to work as a sculptor on a set of sculptural compositions using different materials, drawing inspiration from the works and the world of Italo Calvino ("Città invisibili" and "Cosmicomiche"). A catalogue of his works was realized in collaboration with the Manuscript Foundation of Pavia University (1994-'95), Vernissage: Sartirana Lomellina Art Foundation (1997) and later solo exhibitions in Pavia (1997) and Strasbourg (2005).
Single wooden works were presented in several group exhibitions, such as "Dialogue entre générations. Du futurisme à nos jours", Cairo (2006), Tunis (2007) and Sartirana Lomellina Art Foundation (2009).