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Gian Paolo Minelli


Curator: Elio Schenini

April 21 through the end of June at Dot Fiftyone Gallery 

The title of Minelli’s second show at the gallery emerged from discussions with the exhibition curator, Elio Schenini, who is familiar with Minelli’s work, and with whom he has collaborated. In this exhibition, Minelli presents photographs captured in geographically diverse locations, spanning from Kazakhstan and Buenos Aires to Rome, Paris, and Chiasso, where his studio is located in Switzerland. Additionally, the photographs range across different years, including those taken in the late 2000s, before 2000, and more recently in 2023. Gian Paolo Minelli, born in Geneva, Switzerland, is an artist who thrives at the intersection of photography, social inquiry, and urban exploration.

Minelli's artistic footprint extends globally, with solo exhibitions in museums, contemporary art centers, and galleries across diverse cities such as Zurich, Berlin, New York, Almaty, Krakow, Madrid, Buenos Aires, Rotterdam, Los Angeles, and more. His work has also been featured in 

over 80 collective exhibitions worldwide, showcasing his ability to resonate with audiences across cultures and geographies.

Minelli was honored with the Swiss Art Awards in Basel in 2008 and was granted residencies in prestigious art institutions like the Cité des Arts in Paris (2009/2010) and Berlin through the Zuger Kulturstiftung Landis & Gyr Foundation in 2012.

Minelli's work has found its place in esteemed collections such as The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum in Miami, the Museo de Arte Moderno in Buenos Aires, the Museo d’Arte Cantonale in Lugano, Musee des Beaux Arts - Tourcoing-Lille, France, Collection Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Berlin Germany, Collection UBS Switzerland, the Art Museum Princeton in the USA, and numerous others spanning continents.

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