ART = LOVE, Photo by FOX

                                                                                                  ART = LOVE, Photo by FOX

Rinaldo was born in Freiburg, West Germany on June 30, 1955.
He studied Art, Cultural Anthropology and Religious History in Freiburg, West Germany, San Francisco, California and Bremen, West Germany where he graduated (with honors).
He worked as a Visual Artist in San Francisco, California and Paris, France (Atelier Dedalo Montali) and as an Art Therapist in Forensic Institutions in San Francisco and West Berlin.
He currently lives and works as a Visual Artist, Editor and Curator in Berlin.
Two books of his photography: "Subversiv", 2004; "Amore", 2006 and his art book "Trickster", 2013 were published by Konkursbuch Verlag Claudia Gehrke, Tübingen, Germany. He edited the anthology "Mein schwules Auge / My gay Eye" 3 - 14, 2006 - 2018 for the same publisher.
In preparation: his new art book "Movies of my Youth" featuring his watercolors inspired by the films of R.W.Fassbinder, P.P.Pasolini and A.Warhol.

ARTIST RESIDENCIES AND GRANTS

1988
Civitella d' Agliano, Rome, Italy (by the Kunstfonds, Bonn)
1992
Istanbul Studio Grant, Istanbul, Turkey (by the Senate of Berlin)
1993
Käthe Dorsch Foundation, Berlin, Germany
1995
Delfina Studio Grant, New York, USA (by Delfina Foundation, Madrid)
2006
Elledorado e.V., Berlin, Germany
2017
Tom of Finland Foundation, Los Angeles, USA