Paolo Scheggi(Florence, 1940 - Roma, 1971) lived in Milan since 1961, where he collaborated with the experimental stylist Germana Marucelli, and came into contact with new research in the city, such as the group around Azimuth/Azimut and the first exponents of Arte programmata. Lucio Fontana followed his research carefully since 1962. In 1965 Scheggi joined the Nove Tendencije movement, expanding his international contacts in Germany and Northern Europe, and exhibiting with artists from the Zero and Nul movements. In 1966, Gillo Dorfles included him in the “Pittura-oggetto a Milano” exhibition at Arco d’Alibert in Rome. In the same year, Scheggi participated in the Venice Biennale, where his work is also present in 1972, 1976, 1986. He exhibited at some of the major international artistic events of the time: from Paris to Buenos Aires, from New York to Hamburg, from Düsseldorf to Zagreb.
Scheggi also worked with architects, such as Nizzoli Associates (Mendini, Oliveri, Fronzoni) and with Bruno Munari at the Triennale in Milan. A seminal achiement in this spatial investigation which he developed on a large scale is the Intercamera plastica (Plastic Inter-room) presented in Milan at Galleria del Naviglio, in January 1967, and now at Centro dell’Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci (Prato). At the end of the 1960s, he moved towards theater and performing arts, and then to a more conceptual research.
Posthumous exhibitions include: Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Bologna (1976) (solo); Galleria d’arte Niccoli, Parma (2002, 2007 and 2010) (solo); The XXXVI Venice Biennale (1972); Postwar. Protagonisti Italiani, Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, (2013); Intercamera Plastica e Altre Storie, Centro per L’arte contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato, (2013) (solo), Sothebys, Milan (2013).
Scheggi's work is represented in important public collections, such as Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna in Rome, Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice, Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus in Munich, Galerie der Stadt in Stuttgart, Gallerie d’Italia – Collezione Intesa Sanpaolo in Milan.