Davide Pepe was born in Puglia, in Ceglie Messapica in 1970 and he lives and works in Bologna . In 1997 he’s got a degree in Computer Science.
Since 1995, Davide Pepe has been developing, filming and producing artistic short films, music and dance videos. He also works as editor, compositor, sound designer, colorist and teaches video editing at the fine arts academy of Bologna. Since 2000 he started a collaboration with Salvatore Bevilacqua with whom he produced experimental short films, film installations, and experimental photography.
His most recent features include:
“Towards green power”, an emotional short film, commissioned by Regione Puglia for the Italian Pavilion at the EXPO Astana 2017 – FUTURE ENERGY.
“Arnaldo Bigiani – For my future memory” (2016) an experimental documentary about his neighbour Arnaldo Bigiani who died between the 24th to the 26th of June 2015. With the voice of Arnaldo Bigiani channeled by David Tibet. It’s also available as film and photos installation.
“CITIES: NEW YORK CENTRAL PARK” presented at My Art Guides Venice Meeting Point at the Navy Officer’s Club, Arsenale, Venice from the 26th to the 28th of May 2016.
“Working around vice versa”, an artistic documentary, commissioned by Beatrice Bulgari’s Cultural Associations, “Corto Arte Circuito” and “In between Art Film”, about the making of the Italian Pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale.
“Memories Are Haunted Places:
A Ten Year Retrospective of The Inner Cinema of Davide Pepe”, at the London Undergrounf film festival (december 2012).
“The Fallen Body”, an artistic documentary, commissioned by Beatrice Bulgari’s Cultural Association, “Corto Arte Circuito”, on the installation of the Antony Gormley “Vessel” exhibition at the Galleria Continua of San Gimignano.
“Schrei 27” made in collaboration with the avant-garde musician, sound and performance artist Diamanda Galás.
“Cities” series created in collaboration with Salvatore Bevilacqua. This project, started in 2006, is still a work in progress. It comprises several cities lanscapes shot around the world. At the moment it includes Bologna, Dusseldorf, New York, Winterthur, Marzamemi (Sicily), Banska Bystrica (Slovakia) and London. Dusseldorf has been presented at Julia Stoschek’s “Collection Number 5: Cities of Gold and Mirrors” July 2011-August 2012, and one copy is part of Beatrice and Nicola Bulgari’s Art Collection.
“Giardini di Luce” that has been selected at the 60th Berlin Film festival – Berlinale Shorts Competition;
“Simple present – Future Perfect” and “A piece of my sky is missing – Famiglia di gru con nido” at the Minneapolis Walker Art Center. September 2010 - February 2011;
“Last Kodachrome 40 for a Nizo S800” that has been awarded as the best italian short film at the Venice Circuito Off in the 2008 and it also won the second prize at the
babelgum online film festival. (Made in collaboration with Salvatore Bevilacqua)