Biographical Sketch
1970 Teacher graduation
1972 Starting photographic activity and study
travel documentation true Yugoslavia, Greek, Albania Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan.
1974-79 Parisian period
University studies and starting photo retouching activity.
1976 Couples
Group exhibition - Studio Visuale Paradiso, Lugano Switzerland.
1978 Parisian Images
Collective - Galerie Media, Neuchatel Switzerland.
1979-81 T-Ribalta Magazine
Founder and art director of an art visual magazine edited in Lugano and distributed in Switzerland, Italy, Paris, London, New York ( Rizzoli ) and Tokyo.
1980 Video Images
Group exhibition with Robert Mapplethorpe, Edo Bertoglio, Bonetti Luca, Luciano. Castelli , Centre d' Art Contemporaine, Geneve Switzerland.
1981-83 Visual Studio Klick
Opening of library, photolab, studio and gallery in Lugano Switzerland.
1981 People and Magazines
Solo exhibition: polaroids, Klick gallery, Lugano, Switzerland.
1982 First visit to Bali
with Italian Television crew for musical video production.
1983 Women
Solo Exhibition: Covo , Lugano, Switzerland.
1983 Second visit to Bali for artistic research.
1984 Visual Tour 1974/84
Solo Exhibition: Studio Malpensata , Lugano Switzerland.
1984-99 Indonesian period
1986-90 Studies at National Balinese Art School , Denpasar. Bali.
1986 Images from Bali
Solo Exhibition: French Cultural Center , Jakarta Indonesia.
1986 Painting Stones
Group exhibition in Singapore.
1987 Xerox Bali
Solo Exhibition: Xerox photocopies at ArtCenter Denpasar Bali.
1988 Bali 1984/88
Solo Exhibition: Studio Malpensata , Lugano Switzerland.
1990-94 Studies at the Institute of Indonesian Arts in Denpasar, Bali.
1990 Bali Visions
Solo Exhibition: Duta Fine Arts Gallery, Jakarta Indonesia.
1991 Last and Lost Ricefields
Solo Exhibition: Warisan Gallery , Kuta, Bali.
Special guests Yoko Ono and Sean Lennon.
1992 4 Swiss Artists in Bali
Group exhibition Galleria, Nusa Dua, Bali.
1993 B/W tinted
Group exhibition at Denpasar Art Institute.
1994 Poretti/Bali
Solo Exhibition: Duta Fine Arts , Jakarta Indonesia.
1995 Visions of Bali
First American Solo Exhibition: Stubbs Books & Prints - New York City.
1996 Sweet Dreams
Solo exhibition and launching of the book Sweet Dreams illustrated by the artist at Ganesha Gallery, Four Seasons Jimbaran, Bali special guest Cindy Crawford.
1996 Starting the digital images period by Poret
1997 Publication of the book Masterpiece of Indonesian Contemporary Painters with a series of portraits of the 10 most important Indonesian living artists.
1997 Meeting with singer and actress Grace Jones in Bali, shooting the Muse.
1998 Dig some Grace for your Eyes
Permanent personal collection of digital images by Poret of Grace Jones at Hard Rock Beach Club , Kuta Bali.
1998 Goddess in Blue
Cover tribute to Grace Jones a digital image by Poret for Bali Echo Visitor's Guide magazine.
1998 First visit to Bangkok shooting Golden Buddhas, Monks and more.
1999 Starting Thailand period
1999 Potpourri Poretti 1984/99
Exhibition at Carpediem Galleries , Bangkok.
1999 Potpourri Poretti Good bye Bali
Solo Exhibition at Wayang Café Galerie , Sanur Bali.
1999 Potpourri Poretti 1984/99
Solo Exhibition at Kursaal Panorama, Lugano.
1999 Visions
Solo Exhibition at Free Time Club, Lugano, Switzerland tinted photographs and digital images.
1999 Asian Poretti
Solo Exhibition, French Cultural Center, Jakarta , May/June.
2000 Silver Show: An Asian Retrospective: 1985 to 2000.
Solo Exhibition at the Arma Museum, Bali. Fiftieth birthday of the artist. Special guest Francis Ford Coppola. Included a donation to the museum of 25 portraits of well-known artists.
2000 Art in Motion
Group exhibition featuring some of Poretti's works from Bali, Cambodia and Thailand. TransAmerica Building, Houston, Texas, U.S.A.
2000 Jarai Klick Gallery, Place du Royal Palace in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
Avant premiere xmas opening of a permanent show of Poretti's works,
launching start third millennium!
2001 Romantic Asian Images by Pierre Poretti March/April. A solo exhibition and special collection of Poretti's South East Asian scenes which capture the romance and beauty of the region and it's local people. Iklektik Designs. One Allen Center, Houston, Texas USA.
2001 Asian Impressions September 24 - November 1. A group exhibition including some of the finest artists in Asia. Featured are four of Poretti's works from Indonesia, Thailand, Cambodia and Burma. Iklektik Designs/The Art Institute of Seattle, Seattle, Washington USA.
2001 Asian Visions/Gracious Images....featuring Grace Jones in Bali October 16 - November 19. A collection of Poretti's finest South East Asian scenes and featuring works from "Dig some Grace for your Eyes"....the permanent collection of Poretti's works at the Hard Rock Cafe in Bali, including both funky digital images and black & white hand color tinted photographs of the Goddess, singer, actress and model, Grace Jones. Mo Mong Restaurant and Gallery, Montrose Area, Houston, Texas USA.