About

Matteo Di Giovanni is an Italian photography-based artist whose work deals with personal, intimate, social and anthropological issues, focusing on the themes of memory, identity and human limitations. His landscape photographs reveal a tension between nature and civilization.

He received a MA in Documentary Photography at the University of Westminster in London in 2012.

So far, he has published three monographs, I wish the world was even (2019), Blue Bar (2020) and I had to shed my skin (2022). All published by Artphilein Editions, Lugano.

The three bodies of work form a “loose trilogy”, which will gather in a solo show titled True places never are at Robert Morat Galerie in Berlin in May 2023

Monographs

2022 — I had to shed my skin
Essay by Aaron Schuman. Artphilein Editions, Lugano, CH
2020 — Blue Bar
Essay by Brad Feuerhelm. Artphilein Editions, Lugano, CH
2019 — I wish the world was even
Essay by Giulia Zorzi. Artphilein Editions, Lugano, CH

Other publications

2022 — Photography as an Elegy of Interpretation, Artphilein Editions, Lugano, CH
2021 — Atlante Frammentario. La Fotografia come indagine e creazione del paesaggio contemporaneo in Italia, ISIA, Urbino, IT
2021 — Let's Meet on a Cloud of Freedom, Artphilein Editions, Lugano, CH
2020 — Non-Gasoline Stations, Artphilein Editions, Lugano, CH
2020 — Shift, studiofaganel, Gorizia, IT

Solo exhibitions

2022 — Isole (Torino, IT): True Places Never Are
2020 — Das Lehrerzimmer (Bern, CH): I wish the world was even
2020 — studiofaganel (Gorizia, IT): I wish the world was even
2019 — Micamera, (Milan, IT): I wish the world was even

Group exhibitions

2022 — Ragusa Foto Festival (Ragusa, IT): Harmony. A Mutual Understanding
2022 — Photo Wien (Wien, AT): PhotoBook Exhibition
2021 — Focus (Lugano, CH): Let's Meet on a Cloud of Freedom
2020 — studiofaganel (Gorizia, IT): Shift
2020 — Spazio Choisi (Lugano, CH): Non-Gasoline Stations
2019 — Transformer Station (Cleveland, US): Undercurrents: A Photobook Exhibition
2019 — Museo dell’Arte della Città di Ravenna (Ravenna, IT): Looking On, Sguardi e Prospettive sulla Nuova Fotografia Italiana

Awards

2022 — Ragusa Foto Festival 2022 — I had to shed my skin — Winner
2022 — Intarget Photolux Award 2022 — I had to shed my skin — Shortlisted
2021 — Lucie Foundation - Notion of Home — Finalist
2020 — Urbanautica Institute AwardBlue Bar — Finalist

Talks

2022 — Micamera Bookstore, (Milan, IT), I had to shed my skin
2022 — Isole, (Torino, IT), Landscape as a Metaphor with Ivan Catalano
2022 — Artphilein Library, (Lugano, CH), Photography as an Elegy of Interpretation
2021 — Interno Verde, Il Turco, (Ferrara, IT), Landscape as a Metaphor with Roberta Fusari and Marco Marzocchi
2020 — Micamera Bookstore, (Milan, IT), Blue Bar
2020 — Spazio Choisi, (Lugano, CH), Blue Bar
2020 — Das Lehrerzimmer, (Bern, CH), Open Discussion About Producing and Distributing Art Books with Giulia Brivio
2019 — Foce, (Lugano, CH), I wish the world was even with Giulia Zorzi and Emiliano Biondelli
2019 — Fototeca Manfrediana, (Faenza, IT), I wish the world was even
2019 — Micamera Bookstore, (Milan, IT), I wish the world was even