Raffaele Minotto was born in Padua, in 1969. He attended the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice, where he graduated in painting in 1991. In 1995 he had his first solo exhibition at the Costume History Center “Ieri Attualità” in Padua; Then he began to exhibit his works continuously. “Via Euganea”, art exhibition in Padua, 2003, curated by Giorgio Segato, well showed the hard work of those years. More recently, in 2009, Minotto’s painting was selected for “Contemplations”, large exhibition by Alberto Agazzani who proposed in the Sismondo Castle in Rimini an effective perspective on Italian painting. The result of this collaboration has been the catalog “Reflections.” In 2011 Minotto was invited by Vittorio Sgarbi to exhibit his artworks at the 54th Venice Biennale – Section Veneto Region. Next year he took part in the exhibition “Incontri all’inizio del mondo”, at the Cultural Center San Gaetano in Padua.
A new project, “Acque misteriose”, was a “back to the drawing”, mainly characterized by the analysis of the theme of bathers, already studied by the artist through other techniques. The collaboration with Stefano Annibaletto, curator of the project, led in 2013 to an exhibition at the Sala della Gran Guardia in Padua and to the realization of a catalog which analyzes the proposed theme.
Recently one of his print was nominated for “Leonardo Sciascia 2015-16 Award” and presented in traveling exhibitions of the Award in Palermo, Florence, Fabriano and Milan.