Bio

born '75, Italy
Lives and works in Berlin

Education

1996-2001 Accademy of Fine Art, Venice, IT

Main selected solo exibition

2016

The edge of the edge =0
Y-Contemporary, Bolzen, Italy

2015

-THE ILLUSION OF THE SECOND SUN
november 2 th.until 3th. Istant show-, "Space Anni Luce", Milan, Italy

2010/2012

- HYPNEROTOMACHIA UNIVERSALIS
Stattbad, Berlin, Germany

2010

- AUTOPOIESIS A game of chess against oneself
Oct. 8th 2010, Italienische Botschaft in Berlin, Special Art Forum Event, Berlin, Germany

2008

- MIND different BRAIN [ABOUT KURT GÖDEL]
Oct. 16th 2008, 91 mQ, Berlin, GERMANY

-EPIFANIE MATEMATICHE
February 1st - 20th 2008, Antiqum Oratorium Passionis, Milan, Italy

Main selected group exhibition

2015

THE ILLUSION OF THE THIRD SUN, BIENNAL off, Cairo, 28 nov.-13 dic 2015 , Curator Simon Djiami
Darb 1718 Contemporary Art & Culture Center, Egypt

FEEDBACK CONTROL MOD
Halle 14 Spinnerei Leipzig Germany
12 Sept. - 08 Oct. 2015, Ricardo Basbaum (BR), Paolo Bottarelli (IT), Rod Dickinson (GB), Ivana Franke (HR), Darsha Hewitt (CA), Satch Hoyt (GB/JM), Kapwani Kiwanga (CA/FR), Daniel Pinheiro (PT), Fabian Reimann (DE), Alberto Tadiello (IT), Suzanne Treister (GB)

ST, MORITZ ART MASTERS 2015
21 Aug. - 30 Aug. 2015

-EXPLORING RESILIENCE
Gallery Weekend ABC 2015
2-3 May, 2015 MKG, Berlin-Mitte

2014

- THE ULTIMATE CAPITAL IS THE SUN
19 Sep. - 16 Nov. 2014
NGBK Berlin, Germany
Pedro Barateiro, Ricardo Basbaum, Paolo Bottarelli, Anne Duk Hee Jordan, Wietske Maas, Amina Menia, Yves Mettler, Pratchaya Phintong, Timur Si-Qin, Hakan Topal, Clemens von Wedemeyer, Sun Xun u.a.

- 5 th. BIENNALE of MARRAKECH 2014, Marrakech, Morocco
28th Feb. - 21 st. March 2014
"If you're so smart, why ain't you rich" is an exhibition project on the economics of knowledge in the framework of the 5th Marrakech Biennale 2014

- ILLUSIONARY SPACES
Curated by Point Project
21-28 march, 2014, Berlin, Germany

2013

- KOD EPOI (Zeitgeist)
Contemporary Art in the world of ideas
The All-Russian Museum
14-24 march, 2013, Moscow, Russia

- WORK on PAPER
Makingthinkshappen
26th January, 2013 Berlin, Germany

- NoN [ ]
SAVVY CONTEMPORARY
Feb 2nd-28th 2013, Berlin, Germany

2012

- ENTERING THE MIND'S I (II)
July 13th 2012, Tehran, Iran
Tehran Digital Art Annual Exhibition
In collaboration with the Association of Neuroesthetics and the NeuroBureau
Paolo Bottarelli, Daniel Margulies, Chris Sharp, Shubigi Rao, Jeremy Shaw

- ENTERING THE MIND'S I (I)
June 1th-14th 2012, Beijing, China
China National Convention Center during the meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping (OHBM)
Paolo Bottarelli, Li Yongbin, Luan Xiao, Shubigi Rao, Nathalie Regard, Chris Sharp, Jeremy Shaw

2011

- IMAGINE BEING HERE NOW, Momentum 2011 6th Nordic Biennial of Contemporary Art
June 18 th October 2th 2011, Moss, Norway

2010

- DUCHAMP and/ HIS HEIRS
September 12th, October 9th 2010, Spinnerei, Leipzig, Germany

- The NiGHT OF THE PAWN
Mirror paintings project
October 18 2010, Forgotten Bar Project, Berlin, Germany

- MIND THE BRAIN
Paolo Bottarelli, Reynold Reynolds, José Rufino
23rd Annual Conference of the European Health Psychology Society
Achille Bonito Oliva, September 23rd, Palazzo dei Congressi, Pisa, Italy

2009

- HOW TO
11th International Istanbul Biennial (parallel event)
September 6th-24th 2009, Organized by Italian Institute of Culture in Istanbul, Turkey Consulate-General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Point Istanbul, Turkey

Publication

- The Ultimate Capital is the Sun, NGBK, neue Gesellshaft fürbildende kunst e.V.
Berlin, Germany

- IMAGINE BEING HERE NOW
Momentum, 2011 Nordic Biennial of Contemporary Art,
, Reader and Reminder, edited by Markús Pór Andrésson, Theodor Ringborg, Aura Seikkula, Christian Skovbjerg Jensen and Marianne Zamecznik, Mousse Publishing, 2011, Norway

- Paolo Bottarelli. The Chesscube Project, with essays by Susanne Prinz, Dennis Kirchhoff, The Greenbox, Kunst Editionen Berlin, 2011, Germany

- Mind the Brain!, with essays by Achille Bonito Oliva
23rd Annual Conference of the European Health Psychology Society, 2009, Pisa, Italy

Symposia

- Fare Mondi // Making Worlds, Peggy Guggenheim Collection, a dialogue between neuroscientists and artists, June 4th 2009, Parallel Events - Biennal of Venice, Italy

- 23rd Annual Conference of the European Health Psychology Society, Palazzo dei Congressi,
Pisa, Italy, 2009, Paolo Bottarelli, Reynold Reynolds, José Rufino and 1000 scientists



After being educated in arts and music and graduated at the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice, Bottarelli rejected the mundane art-world to enter the chess game universe. For 11 years his obsession and his experimentation is the one of the chess-board, his research the one of the mysteries of math and physics.
In 2008 Paolo Bottarelli comes back to exhibit: Epifanie Matematiche, Mind ? Brain, Pentagram, Detour Moleskine and How To the ongoing collective projects, to the International Istanbul Biennal, Biennal of Marrakech, Nordic Biennal of Contemporary Art, and Mueseum of Contemporary Art in Moscow, NGBK Berlin, Spinnerei Leipzig, Tehran Digital Art Annual Exhibition .
In Berlin, around the group of the Association of Neuroesthetics.
The AoN serves as a platform for interdisciplinary exchange, bridging various approaches to art and human experience, cultivating interdisciplinary efforts and encouraging both a dialogue and lasting cooperations between the arts and the sciences.
He studies and experiments the possibilities of perception and the potential of human mind. His work is intertwined with scientific researches and engaged with philosophical perspective.
I collaborates with Max Plank Institute, Humbolt University and School of Mind And Brain in Berlin.