Artist statement

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.

About

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, Winner Lugano Photo Festval 2016, Finalist Braga Emergentes Descubrimientos 2016, PhotoEspagna 2016, among the others exhibiton at Mediterranean Biennal of Art in Sarajevo, Copenhagen PhotoFestval, Fotografia Europea Off, MilanoPhoto Festval.

My art practice mainly deals with archetypes, social and family structures and the deconstruction of the image.

Other experiences

2007–2015

Voluntary service with Naga refugee association, working with street prostitutes. This experience has been a incredibly valuable one as a personal human experience.

Upcoming Exhibitions

 

September 2017

SiFest Off 2017  (Savignano sul Rubicone, Italy)

March 2018

Riccardo Costantini Contemporary (Torino- Italy)

Exhibitions

2017

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)

2016

Milano Photofestival 2016, Palazzo Pirola (Milano, Italy)

Fotografia Europea 2016, Atelier ViaDueGobbiTre (Reggio Emilia, Italy)

Lugano Photo Festival 2016 (Lugano, Switzerland)

2015

Central Dupon,  (Paris, France ) Collective exhibition

Reggia di Colorno, Colorno Photo Festival  (Pavia, Italy)

2012

Copenhaghen Photo Festival, Galleri Nablos (Copenhagen, Denmark)

2007

Mediterranean Biennal of Art in Sarajevo, with site specifc project

Awards

2017

PDN Emerging Photographer Award 2017

Honorable Mention Fotografia Europea 2017, Reggio Emilia, Italy

2016

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

 

2015

First Prize Portoflio Atelier DueGobbiTre (Reggio Emilia, Italy)

 

2014

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)