PIERANTONIO TANZOLA                                       












Born in Udine in 1963, he lives ans works in Padua. His works have been exhibited in prestigious galleries in Italy and abroad. He collaborates with literary journals such as Panta (Bompiani) and Nuovi Argomenti (Mondadori). His photographs accompany the stories by Marco Mancassola in the book Il ventisettesimo anno published in 2005 (Minimumfax). Subsequently he devoted much of his activity to filmmaking (Omissis, I frutti del fuoco, Carol Rama-Novanta). Some of this film took part and were finalist in a number of cinema festivals. His photo portraits illustrate the monographs on contemporary artists published by Allemandi.In 2009 he was in Berlin for the exhibit ergo at the Kunsthaus Tacheles. That same year he filmed an interwiev with the great artist Antonio Lopez Garcia. In 2011 the Vittoriale degli Italiani commissioned him the docu-film Sebastiano. In the same year he was invited to the 54th Venice Biennale - Italian Pavilion, Veneto region. In January 2012, SEA Milan airports, the Province of Milan and the Municipality of Milan give the exclusive assignment to Pierantonio Tanzola to document with photographs and videos the journey of the seven Sages of Fausto Melotti from the recovery inside the warehouse of the Liceo Carducci, from the restoration to the setting up at LA PORTA DI MILANO in MALPENSA. Documentary and photos will be screened for the entire time of the exhibition curated by Angela Vettese. In 2016 at the Palazzo della Ragione in Padua, he exhibited his photographic portraits of artists and writers entitled "Visi dell'arte" within the literary event "Babele a nordest" curated by Vittorio Sgarbi. In February 2017 he set up "Characters" in Milan at the Frigoriferi Milanesi. In 2018 his film "Luciano Zarotti" was presented and screened at the International Gallery of Modern Art of C Pesaro in Venice. In the same year he sets up a monographic exhibition entitled "Tanzola_Tradimenti" in Medole (MN) at the Civic Tower Museum presented by Franco Piavoli and Flavio Arensi. Also in 2018 he published the poem "LUOMO" with a presentation by Marco Fazzini. In 2019 he exhibited photographs and videos "The Seven Wise Men by Fausto Melotti. The magic of a return" at the Porta di Milano in Malpensa curated by Flavio Arensi and set up by Michele De Lucchi. In the same period the personal "EPOCA" was set up at Parco Foundation in Casier (TV). In 2020 he exhibited in the exhibition "DACCAPO" curated by Giordano Bruno Guerri at the Vittoriale degli Italiani.In 2021 he participated with the video "Natura Facit Saltus" in the exhibition "Terra Sacra" curated by Flavio Arensi at the Mole Vanvitelliana in Ancona. In the same year he founded the cultural periodical "L'Argine" (My Monkey editions).Also in 2021 for "The Bank Contemporary Art Collection" he made the film "TWO" starring the writer Gabriele Dadati. In 2022 at the Eremitani civic museum (PD) his film "Silvio Lacasella" is presented and screened. In the same year he made the film "Saverio Rampin" dedicated to the spatialist artist which was presented and screened at the Eremitani Civic Museum. Also in 2022 he sets up the solo show "TANZOLA_MOTIVI" at the Il Ponte 04 Gallery in Pieve di Cento (BO). In 2023 he exhibited his works in the exhibition "Rooms. Lacasella, Nannini, Tanzola" at the Asiago Prisons Museum.




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