Born in Padova 1981, based in Milano, Italy.
I studied sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Carrara (MS, Italy) and photography at the Italian Institute of Photography in Milano. I also work with graphic design for photography books and dummies, and with the artist Luca Reffo I founded the publishing house DepartPourL’Image.
My photographic research is focused on the invisible relations.
Originally born from the interest for the relationship with animals, exploring the stories of privileged interaction and mutual listening between species, the research has naturally expanded to all the invisible relations, to affectivity, to the identity of the other. Afar from the path of the external observer, I decided to give me the time to live in the subject, to meet him without perturbing him, returning more times in the same places and allowing time pass between one meeting and another.
The emergence of individuality, in the animal as in human, needs a docile adaptation to it; sometimes to the limit of the identification, the photographic research acts in resonance with the pathways of the interior search.
“A man sets out to draw the world. As the years go by, he peoples a space with images of provinces, kingdoms, mountains, bays, ships, islands, fishes, rooms, instruments, stars, horses, and individuals. A short time before he dies, he discovers that the patient labyrinth of lines traces the lineaments of his own face.”
Jorge Luis Borges, The Aleph and Other Stories.
My work is distributed by Neutral Grey (Paris).
RVD Photos, GRANTA Magazine, La Vie, L’Humanitè Dimanche, EYESOPEN Magazine, PRIVATE Magazine, YET, C-41 Magazine.
2017 “The Conversation”, Impossible Project Space, Paris
2017 Projection “Along the Hills Crest” @ MEP Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris
2016 “Silent Mountains”, PFAM Piccolo Festival di Antropologia di Montagna, Berceto (PR)
2016 “Réinsertion émotionnelle”, Festival Les Chevaux du Sud, St. Maries de la Mer
2016 Reflexions, CAMERA – Centro italiano per la Fotografia, Torino
2015 TransHumance, Spazio Kinima, Padova
2015 Slideluck Bologna II, curated by Chiara Bardelli Nonino, Spazio Labò, Bologna
2015 Pas si loin, pas si differents – St.Hilaire et Marseille
2015 Projection Rencontres d’Arpia, Galerie Immix, Paris
2015 TransHumance @ Ottovolanti, photographers of Istituto Italiano di Fotografia, Area35 Art Gallery, Milano
2014 Slideluck Bologna, curated by Renata Ferri, Spazio Labò, Bologna
2014 Fauna, PhotoAlliance / Smith Andersen North Gallery, California
2014 L’alfabeto della città metropolitana, MiCiap / Fondazione delle Stelline, Milano
2013 Observatoire du Bout du Monde – Theatre du Centaure – Marseille
2013 Frame Photo Festival – Palazzo dei Congressi – Salsomaggiore Terme
2013 Zone di confine, curated by Gigliola Foschi, Photoshow, Milan
2018 NOOR / Nikon Academy Masterclass in Bruxelles
2015 Art Residency with Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb, Centro Camera per la Fotografia Italiana
2014 IPA International Photography Awards, Honorable Mention PRO, People: Lifestyle
2013 Movin’Up Grant, GAI and Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali, Italy
2011 Selected for Photodreaming, Fondazione Forma per la Fotografia, Milano (IT)