Cesare Pietroiusti is a teacher and artist. He founded the Rivista di psicolgia dell’Art in 1979 and graduated in medicine. He later went on to teach at the Visual Arts Labotroty in Venice from 2004, whilst also developing his practice and artistic profile in the meantime. Pietroiusti practice involves exploring behavioural pattern and gestural qualities that participate in everyday life. His practice can involve direct contact with the audience, including public interactions. He has exhibited in public and private spaces internationally.
In 2000 he jointly funded the project Nomads & Residents. He is part of the curatorial team of the Corso Superiore di Arti Visive, Ratti Foundation, Como. In 2010, Wunderkammern had the pleasure of welcoming Pietroiusti in a collaborative project called Living Layers, with Contemporanea Roma, which Pietroiusti curated. Living Layers was a long-term project which was also curated by Wunderkammern that sought to stimulate interpretations of the territory and its Living Heritage by means of contemporary art.
Either in solo or group shows, Pietroiusti participated in exhibitions since 1977, including works presented in the Serpentine Gallery, London, 1992; Louisiana Museum in 1996; the Venice Biennale (1990, 1999, 2003); Tirana Biennale in 2005, Performa 07, New York (2007) and the Athens Biennale in 2009. Solo projects were held at Jartrakor, Rome (1978, 1980, 1983, 1984, 1985), Studio Casoli, Milano (1987), Galleria Alice, Rome (1989); Galleria Primo Piano, Rome (1994); Ikon Gallery, Birmingham (2007); MaMbo, Bologna (2008, with Stefano Arienti); Galleria Franco Sofantino, Torino (2009); and Wilkinson Gallery, London (2009).