Visual investigation of relationships and society’s archetypes is the main focus of my work. My concern is with the analysis and communication of human relationship, as expressed in the various forms shaped by our society.
Relationships are historically placed and depicted in conventions and conventional identities, in my work I engage in the questioning and the nature of such representations and constraints, and endless discussion between the individual manifestation and the collective societies’ awareness. I see it as a complex relationship between intimate consciousness and public perception.
Photography, with it’s embedded interrogation over real and imaginary, individual and shared view, is my main instrument of research and expression.
Vital to my practice is the deconstruction of the media used as an iconic element of representation, in order to free the visual message from the attachments of form and beauty.
Born in the south of Italy in 1978, moved to UK at age 15, degree in visual art (Sevenoaks, UK), Majored in Cinema History (Milano, Italy), Master degree in photography (Milano, Italy), photography masterclass at Noorderlicht (NL) with Marc Proust and Lars Boering, 24Workshop (Paris) with Francois Cheval, Michel Philippot, Isabel Munoz, JC Bourcart. Workshops with Antoine D’Agata, Anders Petersen, Michael Ackerman, Davide Monteleone, Erik Kessels. Photographers’ assistant at TPW, working with Arno Minkinen and Paul Elledge.
Worked for 5 years as a news photographer in Milano, published on the major national magazines and newspapers. After realizing that reality doesn’t exist, started working with a conceptual approach to photography. First Prize Fotografa Europea (Reggio Emilia) in 2014 and 2016, Honourable mention 2017, Winner Lugano Photo Festval 2016, Finalist Braga Emergentes Descubrimientos 2016, PhotoEspagna 2016, among the others exhibiton at Fondazione Francesco Fabbri, Cemtraler Fotografia, Sifest ,Mediterranean Biennal of Art in Sarajevo, Copenhagen PhotoFestival,, MilanoPhoto Festival.
My art practice mainly deals with archetypes, social and family structures and the deconstruction of the image.
Voluntary service with Naga refugee association, working with street prostitutes. This experience has been a incredibly valuable one as a personal human experience.
Corte Zavattini 31/Cristallin (Cesena Italy) Talk & Performance
SiFest Off, Settembre 2017 (Savignano sul Rubicone – Italy)
f/4 Un’idea di Fotografia, Fondazione Fabbri, Luglio 2017 (Treviso – Italy) Collective exhibition
Ape(x)Mentis, Bottega Immagine May 2017, (Milano – Italy)
Festival Centrale Fotografia 2017 (Fano – Italy) curator Luca Panaro
T14Contemporary, Modus Operandi April 2017 (Milano – Italy) curator M. Scaramellini & E.Vaninetti
Gallery VisionQuest March 2017, Genova (Italy) Personal exhibition
MIA Photo Fair March 2017 (Milano, Italy)
Milano Photofestival 2016, Palazzo Pirola (Milano, Italy)
Fotografia Europea 2016, Atelier ViaDueGobbiTre (Reggio Emilia, Italy)
Lugano Photo Festival 2016 (Lugano, Switzerland)
Central Dupon, (Paris, France ) Collective exhibition
Reggia di Colorno, Colorno Photo Festival (Pavia, Italy)
Copenhaghen Photo Festival, Galleri Nablos (Copenhagen, Denmark)
Mediterranean Biennal of Art in Sarajevo, with site specifc project
Gomma Grant shortlisted
PDN Emerging Photographer Award 2017
Honorable Mention Fotografia Europea 2017, Reggio Emilia, Italy
First Prize Fotografia Europea 2016, Reggio Emilia, Italy
Winner Lugano Photo Festval 2016, Lugano Switzerland
Selected Finalist Descubrimientos Emergentes Braga Photo Festival (Portugal)
Finalist Photobook Emergentes Book Award Braga Photo Festival (Portugal)
Finalist Portfolio Descubrimientos PhotoEspagna 2016, Spain
Sponsored Art Residency at Novia Art School, Jakobstaad, Finland
First Prize Portoflio Atelier DueGobbiTre (Reggio Emilia, Italy)
First Prize Fotografia Europea Festival (Reggio Emilia, Italy)
First Prize Colorno PhotoFestival (Pavia, Italy)
Finalist portofolio Descubrimientos Emergentes Braga Photo Festval (Portugal)
Honorable mention 6thMonth of Photography in Berlin, Portolio (Germany)