Current CV download: Pennuti_CV_Nov2014


Paolo Pennuti


2013 MAA Media Arts, Emily Carr University of Art + Design

2007 Advanced Course in Visual Arts, Fondazione Antonio Ratti, Como, Italy

2006 Graduate degree, Visual Arts Production, IUAV, University of Architecture in Venice, Italy

2005 Visual Arts scholarship program at New York University, New York, USA

2001 Undergraduate and graduate degree in Philosophy (cum laude), University of Bologna, Italy

1998 CEE’s course in video shooting, Bologna, Italy


Relevant Skills

Skilled with digital video production and lens based media, proficient in Final Cut Pro, DaVinci Resolve, and Mac platforms. I have shot extensively with a Black Magic Pocket Cinema Camera, Canon 5D II, and worked with 5D III’s for Emily Carr. I have used many mics in-field and in studio and have knowledge of many other cameras both for still photography and video recording as well as projectors.



Freelance videography & photography

(January 2014 ongoing)

  • Freelance videography and photography for organizations including videography for the Canadian Art Reel Artists Film Festival, image editing for Megan Kalaman Consulting and video production for groups and individuals in Canada and Italy.

Research Assistant, Emily Carr University S3D Centre, Vancouver, BC

(May 2012–August 2013)

  • Researching 3D prosumer cameras with Emily Carr’s S3D Centre. In collaboration with GRAND (Graphics, Animation and New Media), field tests were undertaken to expand knowledge of ways to shoot well in 3D with prosumer equipment. Worked on independent shoots and on set with a team. Connected Magic Lantern and Emily Carr for research shooting 3D with Canon 5D III’s.

Teaching Assistant, Continuing Studies, Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Vancouver

(July 2013)

  • Working with Continuing Studies Summer Institute for Teens, assisting with weekly studio preparations and lessons.

Technical Assistant, Emily Carr University, Vancouver, BC

(September 2011–July 2013)

  • Recording and editing conferences, lectures, presentations, and promotional materials for online and internal use. Assisting students in learning how to use different cameras.

Expressive Reading Workshop Leader, Pietro Zangheri Middle School, Forlí, Italy

(December – January 2013)

  • Workshop for a sixth grade class. The workshop was recorded and the materials were edited and used for a sound piece that was selected for Italy’s National Public Radio station and Helicotrema, experimental audio festival at MACRO in Rome, Italy.

Camera Operator, Martina Moore, PRIM Artist-in-Residence, Montreal, QC

(March–May 2010)

  • Shooting footage for the short movie Little Pol for Martina Moore.

Cinematic Media Workshop Leader, Carlo Matteucci High School and Piero Maroncelli Middle School, Forlí, Italy

(September–June 2002)

  • Leading groups of students in a weekly workshop over the course of a semester. The   workshops included screenings and discussions. For the highschool students the workshop was more theoretically based and more grounded on specific genres. The students were lead in practical applications with cameras and editing, along side the more theoretical and discussion based exercises.


Artistic Experience

Group Exhibitions

2014    You can’t go home again, Nuit Blanche, Toronto, Canada

2013    Helicotrema, curated by Blauer Hase, MACRO, Rome, Italy. Broadcast on Rai 3

             Emily Carr Award Winners, award jury: Jesse Birch, Kiky Kambylis and Laiwan, Winsor Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

             {49.161334,123.75893}, Charles H. Scott Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

2012    New Forms Festival, curated by Malcolm Levy, Centre for Digital Media, Vancouver, Canada

2011    Animal Influence, curated by Julie Andrew and Carol Gigliotti, Emily Carr University, Vancouver, Canada

2010    Talent Prize 2010, curated by Nicoletta Zanella, Centrale Montemartini Museum, Rome, Italy

             Videoart Box Space, Milan, Italy

             VideoREPORT ITALIA 2008_09, curated by Andrea Bruciati Contemporary art Gallery of Monfalcone, Italy

2009    Criteria, The Averill and Bernard Leviton A + D Gallery, curated by Jimena Acosta, Columbia College Chicago, USA

             Laws of relativity, curated by Anna Colin ed Elena Sorokina, Palazzo Re Rebaudengo, Guarene (CN), Italy

Solo Exhibitions

2013    7 Billion, curated by Janice Cheung, Yactac Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

2008    Going to sleep is something absolutely certain in life, Extraspazio Gallery, Rome

Film Festivals

2013    Toronto Urban Film Festival, Toronto, Canada

2010    23rd Festival Les Instants Vidéo, Marseille, France

             Anemic Festival, Prague, Czech Republic

2008    Leeds International Film Festival, Short Film City section, UK

             Strange Screen 7, Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece

2007    MIPDOC, The international showcase for documentary screenings, Cannes, France 5th BigscreenFestival, Kunming, China


2011    Visual Arts Self-Directed Creative Residency, The Banff Centre, Banff, Canada.


2013    First Prize, Winsor Gallery Award, The Show, Graduate Exhibition, Emily Carr University, Vancouver, Canada

2011/2 Art on Transit, public art prize for Translink, Vancouver (project in collaboration with Elisa Ferrari)

2008    24th International Short Film Festival (international competition, Going to sleep is something absolutely certain in life received an honorable mention), Hamburg, Germany

2007    90ma COLLETTIVA, Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Going to sleep is something absolutely certain in life won the first prize, Venice, Italy
Shoggoth Exhibitions

From 2003 to 2008 SHOGGOTH was a collaborative project with Daniele Pezzi

2008    PROJECT SERIES-BOOTS SUBSTATION, curated by Cecilia Canziani, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, Missouri, USA

2007    L’Espal Scène Conventionnée, Le Mans, France (Solo Exhibition)

             INVISIBLE MIRACLES, curators: Anna Daneri & Roberto Pinto, Viafarini, Milan, Italy

2005    DOMUS CIRCULAR, curated by Andrea Lissoni, Stadio Meazza di San Siro, Milan, Italy


Shoggoth Residencies

2007    Invisible Miracles, visiting professor Joan Jonas, Fondazione Antonio Ratti, Como, Italy
Shoggoth Prizes

2004    Pesaro International Film Festival, Travelgum won the Video Competition, Italy



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