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”.


Main exhibitions:

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-Ashurst Emerging Artist Prize 2021

2021-LensCulture Portrait Photography Awards


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