Riello was born in 1958 in Marostica, Italy, and lives and works in Milan and London.
He has a degree in Chemical Sciences from the University of Padua. In his works, Riello explores the reality of making inquiries about specific political and social problems: to highlight these issues his approach often combines objects from opposite worlds, mixing guns, tanks, and missiles to toys, gadgets, clothes, and so on. In 1997, he made his first piece of art in Italy, in the form of a video game, titled Italiani Brava Gente (where, sardonically, one wins by sinking the immigrants’ ships). The commonality of this artist’s creations is a manipulation of images and objects, together with the relationship between ironic invention and conceptual paradox.
Riello has exhibited his works in several Museums and Institutions including:
BIENAL DE CURITIBA, (Curitiba BR), BALTIC (Gateshead UK), NGBK (Berlin D), NEUHAUSEN KUNSTVEREIN (Neuhausen D) MART (Rovereto I), MUSEE D’ART SAINT ETIENNE (Saint Etienne F), KUNSTHALLE WIEN (Vienna A), FONDAZIONE ARNALDO POMODORO (Milano I), PAC (Milano I), PALAZZO DELLE PAPESSE (Siena I), NEUE GALERIE (Graz A), WOLFSBURG KUNSTVEREIN (Wolfsburg D), GALLERIA CIVICA ARTE CONTEMPORANEA (Palermo I), MUSEO PECCI (Prato I), FREIBURG KUNSTVEREIN (Freiburg D), KIEL KUNSTVEREIN (Kiel D), GALLERIA CIVICA ARTE CONTEMPORANEA (Trento I), BIENNALE ARTE TIRANA 2001 (Tirana AL), SYNOPALIA II (Synope TR), ITALIAN CULTURAL INSTITUTE (London UK), WIESBADEN KUNSTVEREIN (Wiesbaden D), MUSEO STORIA NATURALE (Milano I), XII and XV QUADRIENNALE D'ARTE (Roma I), BORUSIAN FOUNDATION (Istanbul TR), CHELSEA MUSEUM OF ART (New York USA), REMAP (Athens GR), ELGIZ MUSEUM (Istanbul TR), 54th and 57th BIENNALE DI VENEZIA ARTI VISIVE (Venezia I), GLOBEGALLERY (NewCastle/Tyne UK), 4 CANAKKALE BIENNALE (Canakkale TR), GALLERIA ARTE MODERNA (Torino I), BIENNALE ARTE RIJEKA (Rijeka HR), MUSEUM ART DESIGN (New York USA), MUDAC (Lausanne CH), MUSEO CIVICO BASSANO (Bassano I), OPENSPACEISTANBUL (London UK), ARIANA MUSEE' (Geneve CH), MUSEUM DER WELT (Berlin D), DORDRECHT MUSEUM (Dordrecht NL)