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Born in South Italy in November ’81,

I live and work between Rome and Paris (as indipendent photographer, editor and precarious researcher).

 

Good Guide Bad Places: Where There’s Nothing Much to See is my “blog”
(and maybe, the only thing I’m prooud of).

Besides that, I did some philosophy, creative writing, translations, radio montage, radio happenings, short docs,
and research research research.

 

*French and Italian bio*


ARTIST STATEMENT

I usually retract the concrete matter of the “third landscape” and its inhabitants, in order to document the iron, the rust, the cement, the urban shape that breaks down. My intent is not to denounce the degradation of some industrial areas waiting for the rezoning: the photographic act seeks rather to “read” those suspended places and altered landscapes.

If history can’t rehabilitate their original function, the danger is to contemplate them as mausoleums, like an aesthetic sublimation of the necropolis of fatigue. Instead one could consider the hidden life in the apparent stasis, developing a lexicon of images that will take into account the mutability of every place.

Recently, I have furthermore attempted to question the documentary approach in landscaping and photojournalism. In front of the omnipresence of images, I try to disassemble what has already appeared, to not leave intact what is protected by the frame. Immaturity advances, sight is not enough.

 

*Italian Statement*


EDUCATION

2017: Certificate Program in The Documentary Portrait, ENS Louis Lumière, Cité du Cinéma, Saint Denis.

2016: workshop by Alterazioni Video on the Incompiuto Siciliano, Ragusa Foto Festival, (Sicily).

2016: Seeing Through Photographs (MOMA course).

Since 2015: LIRA’s (Laboratoire International de Recherches en Arts) member, Paris III – Sorbonne Nouvelle.

2015: Certificate Program in Advanced Editing Techniques, Suger: Lycée des métiers de l’image et du son, Saint Denis.

2014-2015: Fondazione Primoli Fellowship holder.

2014: Creative writing (3 months) workshop Rai Eri, Rai Radiotelevisione Italiana, Roma.

2013: Workshop on field-recordings and soundscape, by Parco dei suoni.

2013: Certificate Program in Graphic and Web Designing, TMS, Rome.

2012: Workshop on optical desk and instant portrait, with Ars-imago, Rome.

2012: Photojournalism advanced workshop with TerraProject.

2008-2011: International Ph.D, Université Paris-Sorbonne and Università del Salento. Thesis: The image and the archive. Archaeology of the present in Walter Benjamin and Michel Foucault. Received Very Honorable, with Committee Praise, and the special Mention from the “Viaggio a Siracusa” Philosophy Prize, XIII Edition.

2006-2008: Advanced Course of Analogue Photography, Ettore Rolli School, Rome.

2007: IV Research and Training Seminar of Foundation Baruchello: Rome ’77, with the artist Rogelio López Cuenca and Carla Subrizi.

October 2006: Scholarship for participation in the symposium: “Living Landscape. Prospects for a Democratic Governance Landscape”, promoted by Società Italiana di Estetica (SIE) and Associazione Italiana di Architettura del Paesaggio (AIAPP).

2005: Masters of Arts in Aesthetics, University “La Sapienza” of Rome. Thesis: Cartography of the surveillance. Analytical of the urban space beginning from the work of Michel Foucault. Received maximum vote with honors.

2003: Bachelor’s Degree in Musical-aesthetic studies, University “La Sapienza” of Rome, full marks.

ARTISTIC AWARDS 

Video Essay: a New Way to See (Artist Residency, FilmIdee): winner

Un-Archive / Premio Zavattini: selected

Paris Polar Contest 2015, promoted by La Maison Européenne de la Photographie: selected

Naked City Project, Open Call 2015: selected

Off Site Art, promoted by Art Bridge and winner of FAI GIRARE LA CULTURA 2015: selected

Paris Rockin’ / ParisUrbain 2014 : selected

Aracne Contest promoted by Municipi del Comune di Roma: selected

Saatchi Gallery On Screen: selected

Festival della Creatività, promoted by Roma Capitale: selected

Photo contest “Roma in Villa“, promoted by “Il Messagero”: selected

East London Photography Festival 2012: selected

Youth between dream and reality, the wealth of the future“: selected

Pistoia Underground Festival 2012: winner

Concours Urban Photo 2012, Mobilités Urbaines: first place winner

Fotografia Europea 012, Off contest: second place winner

Pink is red, promoted by Cartastraccia: selected

Prospettiva 8, contest of March: first place winner

Visioni Urbane, promoted by Photographers.it, 2012: winner

Leica Talent Italia, First draft: selected

La Metropoli Rurale, promoted by Municipio XII & WSP, 2010: selected

San Lorenzo Foto Festival ’09: “Le Architetture della Sapienza”, promoted by Scuola Romana di Fotografia: selected

Hystrio International Award 2009 edition: finalist


ARTIST CATALOGUES & PHOTOGRAPHIC PUBLICATIONS

– STAGE PHOTOS for ERT, Terni Festival, Pardès Rimonim, Sonia Bergamasco, M. Cadei, Makay, Total Refreshment Center, Capitolk.com, City Shanty Band, Little Pony, Tafuzzi Days, Klippa Kloppa, MENOVENTI
 (published in: Corriere di Forlì e Cesena, Corriere di Romagna, Corriere di Roma, Il Centro, Fatti di teatro, Santarcangelo Festival, Teatro e critica, Altropalco, La Repubblica Bologna, Corriere di Bologna, Ravenna e dintorni, Gazzetta del Sud, Teatrailer, Doppiozero, Rumor(s)cena, Niù Odeon, Artribune, Nuovo Paesesera, Art a part of cult(ure), Cuspide Magazine, Prospettiva 8, Saltinaria, Roma Italia Lab, Teatri di Vetro, Limina Teatri, Paper Street, NewsTown, etc.). EVENT PHOTOS for La Stellina Arte Contemporanea, Scala C, FotoOrlando, Blexu, RadioSonar. CHRONICLE PICTURES on: Comune Info, Maz, La rue ou rien, EuroNews, Thomasproject. ARCHITECTURE PHOTOS for Incompiuto Siciliano & Nowa Topografia.

– GALLERIES or pictures published on PhotoVogue online, Lotto49, Network Precario, Photographers.it, Rivistamu6, ODF.gr, Getty Images IT, etc.

Soyons ingouvernables (from Paris sousmarin), book cover of Il Ponte. Populismo democrazie insorgenze, forme contemporanee del politico, anno LXVII, nn. 8-9, august-september 2016.

Colophon for Museo Paul Russotto, curated by Giuseppe Appella, MuA i Musei di Aliano, 2016.

Arte in costruzione. A public art project for L’Aquila, catalogue curated by V. Santi, F. Barca & S. Pierson, UAO edizioni, 2015.

– An interview with Arianna Lodeserto, by Sally Hart (Gasket Gallery, 2013).

Pink is red, catalogue curated by S. Garrone, C. Presezzi & L. Vahedi, Cartastraccia, Roma 2012.

Occhi di scena 2009. Incontri sulla fotografia di spettacolo, catalogue curated by Massimo Agus, Titivillus Edizioni, Pisa 2009.

Tiresia, manifesto of the Carta Bianca Festival, Espace Malraux, Chambery, 2009.

Im Stillstand, published on Sguardi Online n. 61, November 2008.

Non ricostruito (Dresden 2006), book cover of Jacques Derrida et alii, Marx and sons. Politica, spettralità, decostruzione, Mimesis, Milano 2008.