Pio Schena (Skaynah) is a visual artist and musician based in Bari, Italy. Pio earned his MA in Scenography from the Academy of Fine Arts in Bari, Italy, in 1982.
He has been working in the underground movie industry and visual arts since 1980, particularly focusing on the link between music and film. In 1993 he explored the relationship between the artist and audiovisual media. Some of his films are archived in the Film Library of the National Short Film Centre of Torino. Until now his visual works and paintings have been featured in many exhibitions and film festivals around the world (Vienna, Basilea, New York, Roma, Athens etc). In 1995, he founded the band Serial Killer in which he played as guitarist. They have recorded 7 albums and played live with several renowned musicians including V.Capossela, C.Actis Dato, A.Salis e V.Curci.
Currently, Pio is working on his electronic music project “Chanse”.
2022- Thomson Gallery – Züg, Switzerland, May
2022- Biennale Artbox Expo – Venezia – Italy, April
2022- URBANSIDE Gallery – Zürich, April – May
2022- The Lelie Galerij – Amsterdam – Netherlands
2021- ARTBOX.PROJECT World 2.0 -URBANSIDE Galleria Zurigo
2021- ARTBOX.PROJECT Zürich 3.0 SWISSARTEXPO, August
2021-Ashurst Emerging Artist Prize 2021
2021-LensCulture Portrait Photography Awards
2020- ARTBOX.PROJECT Zürich 2.0 SWISSARTEXPO, August
2019- The Artboxproject Miami 2.0 – Artbasel Artweeks
2017- Ar[t]cevia International Art Festival – Arcevia (AN)
2017- MISIA Arte – Bari – Jun
2017- The Artboxproject Basel 1.0 – Basilea, Jun
2016- Ar[t]cevia – International Art Festival – Arcevia (AN)
2015- Galleria Miklova Hisa, Ribnica, Slovenia
2015- Ar[t]cevia – International Art Festival – Arcevia (AN)
2014- Paul & Sonia Siblik Gallery, Vienna – Group Exhibition
2011-Museo Nuova Era Gallery, Bari- Oltre il Sacro.
2011- Bonomo Gallery, Bari – Killer & Killer (A Gun Story) by T.De Gennaro & P.Schena
2010-Museo Nuova Era Gallery, Bari – Video place.
2010-Centre of Arts 4 Seasons, Athens – International Art Exhibition
2008 – Bonomo Gallery, Bari – Tullio De Gennaro – P.Schena
2007-Museo Nuova Era Gallery, Bari – Stefano Soddu – 3 stanze.
2006-Museo Nuova Era Gallery, Bari – NightLightArtVideo.
2006-Bonomo Gallery, Bari – T.De Gennaro -14 strumenti a fiato N.Bizzarro & P.Schena
1998 -1st Rass.d’Arte Contemp. – Art & Maggio – Arena Puglia, Stadio della Vittoria, Bari
1995 -Videoteca ’95 – II Rass.videoarte contemporanea Roma
1994 -Art Fair ’94 – Basilea – Tullio De Gennaro, Stageinback N.Bizzarro & P.Schena
1994 -Laboratorio Arti Visive – Selezione Internaz.Video d’Arte – Foggia;
1994 -Bonomo Gallery, Bari – Tullio De Gennaro, Stageinback by N.Bizzarro & P.Schena
1993 -Bonomo Gallery, Bari Selection Internaz.Video d’Arte
1993 -11 Rass.Cinema Indipend.Anteprima-Bellaria – Biagio, Davide e Dora; Profilo.
1992 -1st Fest.Video d’autore – Lecce – Biagio, Davide e Dora by N.Bizzarro & P.Schena
1986 – Altraimmagine Gallery, Bari – Group Exhibition
1983 – Centrosei Gallery, Bari – Group Exhibition