PROFILE

PERSONAL DATA:
Full Name: Raúl Martinetto Brignardello.
Place and date of birth: Caracas, May 23rd 1966.
Address: P.o.Box 54604, 1052-A Plaza Venezuela, Caracas.
Mail:  rmartinet@cantv.net
   /    raulmartinetto@hotmail.com
Self-Portrait

STUDIES:
Superior:
1993. Bachelor in Arts, Cinematography mention, Central University of Venezuela. Caracas, Venezuela.
1986. Basic Studies at the Anthropology School of the Central University of Venezuela. Caracas, Venezuela.
Technician:
2004. Corporate Desktop and Web Design. Gala Institute. Caracas Venezuela.
1998. Theoretical and Practical Workshop “The Portrait in the Authorial Photography”. In charge of the argentine photographer Juan Travnik. CONAC’s Photographic Center. Caracas, Venezuela.
1997. Theoretical and Practical Workshop “Advanced Techniques of Photographic Expression”, in charge of the professor Hernán Villar. CONAC’s Photographic Center. Caracas, Venezuela.
1997. Theoretical-practical Workshop “Manipulation of the Photographic Image”, in charge of photographer Luis González Palma. House of the Americas. La Havana, Cuba.
1994. Theoretical and Practical Workshop “Traveler's Picture”, in charge of photographer Ramón Lepage. Fine Arts Museum of Caracas. Caracas, Venezuela. 1989. Course of Advanced Photography. Tutor: Mariano de Tovar. Neuman Design Institute. Caracas, Venezuela.
1988. Course of Basic Photography. Tutor: Ricardo Ferreira (National Picture Award of 1994). Neuman Design Institute. Caracas, Venezuela.


COLLECTIVE EXHIBITIONS:

2008. 7th National Biennial of Photography. Municipality Maracay´s Art Gallery. Maracay. Aragua State. Venezuela.
2008.
64 Arturo Michelena Biennial. Design and Print Cabinet of Valencia. Carabobo State. Venezuela.
2008.
32 “Mauro Mejías” Visual Arts Salon. Guacara. Carabobo State. Venezuela.
2007.
32th. Aragua Art Salon. Museum of Contemporary Art, Mario Abreu. Aragua State, Venezuela.
2007.
“Baruta's 3rd Art Festival”. Maria Waleska Quistero's Fire Arts School. Caracas, Venezuela.
2007.
“Entre Cajas” (Between Boxes). To benefit ofAcción Solidaria. Capuy Spaces. Caracas, Venezuela.
2006.
“Holland Art Fair”. Den Haag. Holland.
2005.
“Solo para Adultos". Spazio Zero Gallery. Caracas, Venezuela.
2005. “Naturaleza para un Encuentro”. OKYO Gallery. Caracas, Venezuela.
2005. “Díptico Urbano”. Spazio Zero Gallery. Caracas. Venezuela.
2004.
FIAAM, International Fair of Art and Antiches. Lia Bermúdez Contemporary Art's Center. Maracaibo, Venezuela.
2004. 10th Anniversary of Moro’s Gallery. Maracaibo. Venezuela.
2004. “Colectiva 0304”. Spazio Zero Gallery. Caracas. Venezuela.
2003. Ist Universitary Photography Salon. Universitary Gallery. Central University of Venezuela. Caracas..
2003. SICAFI 2002. “Colectiva”. Cecilia González’s Gallery. Lima. Perú.
2003. 4th International Internet Salon CAF. Municipal Museum of Visual Arts “ Victor Roverano”, Argentina.
2003. 61st “Arturo Michelena” Visual Arts Salon. Valencia, Carabobo State. Venezuela.
2003. 28th Aragua National Art Salon. Maracay, Aragua State. Venezuela.
2002. “35 X”. Li Group Gallery. Caracas. Venezuela.
2002. “60th “Arturo Michelena” Visual Arts Salon. Valencia, Carabobo State. Venezuela.
2002. “Eladio Alemán Sucre Prizes 1980 – 2001”. Exposition Hall of the C.C.E.A.S. Valencia, Carabobo State. Venezuela.
2001. Marian Image Ichnography of the Portuguesa” State. Acarigua-Araure Art Museum. Portuguesa State, Venezuela.
2001. “2nd Meeting of Young Artists and Big Masters”. Li Group Gallery. Caracas. Venezuela.
2001. 26th Aragua National Art Salon. Maracay, Aragua State. Venezuela.
2001. “Expresiones”. Amaltea Gallery. Caracas.
2000. “Humanity Photo Award 2000” of the UNESCO. Beijing. China.
2000. “Palm Springs International Fair 200”. Palm Springs. United States.
2000. “Art Palm Beach 2000”. Modern & Contemporary Art Fair. International Pavilion of the Palm Beaches. Palm Beach. United States.
2000. “Art Miami 2000”. Convention Center. Miami Beach. United States.
1999. “Photographic Concourse of the Americas, Casa de Teatro”. Santo Domingo. Dominican Republic.
1999. “FIA” (Feria Iberoamericana Del Arte). Caracas Hilton Hotel. Caracas. Venezuela.
1999. “First Meeting of Young Artists and Big Masters”, Grupo Li Gallery, Art Center. Caracas.
1998. 1st National Photographic Biennial “José Sigala”. Barquisimeto’s Ateneo. Lara State, Venezuela.
1998. Unique Salon “20 Years of the Art’s School”. University Gallery. Central University of Venezuela. Caracas, Venezuela.
1998. “Image Variations, 20 years of the Art’s School”. “Espacios Cálidos” Gallery, Caracas’s Ateneo. Caracas, Venezuela.
1998.  “Photography, Art and Work”, Anzoategui Museum. Anzoategui State. Venezuela.
1998. “The Photographic Fact in Venezuela, 1847-1997.” National Art Gallery”. Caracas, Venezuela.
1997. III Photographic Biennial in honor to Luis Brito. Aragua State. Venezuela.
1997. 55th “Arturo Michelena” Visual Arts Salon. Valencia, Carabobo State. Venezuela.
1996. “Venezuelan Plastic Testimonial”, Florida Art Gallery. Caracas. Venezuela, 1996.
1996. 54th “Arturo Michelena” Visual Arts Salon. Valencia, Carabobo State. Venezuela.
1995. 53th “Arturo Michelena” Visual Arts Salon. Valencia, Carabobo State. Venezuela.
1995. 1st Contemporary Photographers Show “Simón Bolívar’s House” of la Havana. Simón Bolivar´s House. La Havana. Cuba.
1995. “Photographers of the Michelena”, exhibition that reunites the nine winners of the prize “Eladio Alemán Sucre” of the “Arturo Michelena” Visual Arts Salon. Valencia, Carabobo State. Venezuela.
1994. 4th Biennial of Art of Guayana. Jesús Soto’s Museum. Bolívar City. Venezuela.
1994. 52nd “Arturo Michelena” Visual Arts Salon. Valencia, Carabobo State. Venezuela.
1992. 1st Biennial Festival of plastic arts of Barquisimeto. Barquisimeto. Venezuela.
1991. “Photo-Grafías.” 125 Gallery”. Caracas. Venezuela.
1991. 3rd National Salon of the Young Photography. Sofía Imber Contemporary Art Museum of Caracas. Venezuela,
1991. 16th Aragua’s National Art Salon. Aragua State. Venezuela.
1990. 1st Merida’s Plastic Arts Biennial. Mérida State. Venezuela.
1990. 48th “Arturo Michelena” Visual Arts Salon. Valencia, Carabobo State. Venezuela.


SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

1997.ERIT IVSTVS “, Phoenix Gallery, Soho, New York. United States.
1996.Lamenti nel Vuoto “ (“Complaints in the Empty”), A.P.T. Gallery of Portofino. Genoa State. Italy 1991. “Tres Realidades” (“Three Realities“).”El Cairo Opera Theatre’s Gallery”. El Cairo, Egypt.
1994.Vacíos Tangibles” (“Tangible Empties“), “La Fotografía” Gallery (Margot Benacerraf). Caracas’s Ateneo . Caracas, Venezuela.
1993.En un Oscuro Rincón de lo Intimo” (“Somewhere in a dark angle of ourselves”), exhibition carried out with reason of the inauguration of the “Andrés Bello Cultural Center” in the Embassy of Venezuela in Egypt. Cairo, Egypt.
1993.Evocaciones” (“Evocations“), “Underground Gallery’s Space. Caracas, Venezuela..


AWARDS:

2008. FUNDACENAFV Award. (Fundación Nacional de la Fotografía de Venezuela). 7th National Biennial of Photography. Maracay, Aragua State. Venezuela.
2007
Special Mention. “Premio Venezolano de Fotografía”. 3rd Edition, Urban Culture. Goethe-Institut. Caracas, Venezuela.
2004.
Special Recognition of the Ist Universitary Photography Salon. Universitary Gallery. Central University of Venezuela. Caracas.
1999. Honor Mention in the“Photographic Concourse of the Americas, Casa de Teatro”. Santo Domingo. Dominican. Republic.
1990. “Eladio Alemán Sucre” Picture award. “Arturo Michelena” Visual Arts Salon. Valencia, Carabobo State. Venezuela.



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