CRISTIANO SIDOTI

Born in 1976 in São Paulo, Capital. At the age of 15, he moved to the coast of São Paulo, settled in Guarujá, and from 1996 onwards he began his various professional experiences, initially as a sailor and student of architecture. During this period, he carried out artistic works focused on drawing and photography, and also participated in cultural movements in Olinda, Pernambuco. From 1997 onwards, he began to paint his first canvases. As an intern at the Lina Bo and Maria Pietro Bardi Institute, in 2000, he had direct contact with the important art collection in its collection, an experience that influenced his education. He graduated in Architecture and Urbanism in 2001. In 2003 he took up painting as a profession and made his first art direction in cinema in a short film entitled “O Homem da Mata”, 16mm/18''/2005, awarded film by director Antonio Carrilho. In 2005, he debuted in exhibitions as a finalist for the Mapa das Artes de São Paulo award.
The young Sidoti got involved with art by diving into the world of scenography and its special effects in projects that disseminate popular culture. His meeting with the Pernambuco artist Antonio de Olinda provoked his involvement with painting. Expressive and audacious, it offers us a very personal vision of urban life inspired by São Paulo. (JACQUES ARDIES)
In 2006 he is selected to participate in the Bienal Naif de Piracicaba and a work by the artist is chosen to be reproduced in the traditional BASF calendar. In 2008 he works as a collaborator with the artist Paulo Von Poser in the art painting for the foyer ceiling and audience at Teatro Guarany, in Santos – SP.

In 2011 and 2012, under the direction of José Celso Martinez Corrêa, he performed at Teatro Oficina, in São Paulo, in the area of ​​video and music. In 2014 he held his first major solo exhibition at the Pinacoteca Benedicto Calixto, in Santos.
So far, he has participated in more than twenty group exhibitions and held two individual exhibitions. Directed and scripted five video documentaries and a short film, Nau Insensata, 15''/DCP/2014, a project awarded in 2013 through the São Paulo State Short Film Award. The works of the painter Sidoti have aroused great interest by educational book publishers, especially in the area of ​​geography and the study of cities. Dozens of images of his authorship have already been licensed and published in several publishers, such as: Saraiva, Moderna, FTD, Brazil, IBEP, Palgrave Macmillan, among others.