About

Matteo Di Giovanni is an Italian photography-based artist whose work deals with personal, social and anthropological issues, focusing on the themes of memory, identity and human limitations. He received a MA in Documentary Photography at the University of Westminster in London in 2012.

He has published two monographs, I Wish the World Was Even (2019) and Blue Bar (2020). He is now working on a third body of work – Traces – due to be published in 2022. The three bodies of work will altogether form an “unplanned trilogy” that will gather in a solo show at Robert Morat Galerie in Berlin in Fall 2022.

All three volumes are published by Artphilein Editions, Lugano.

Monographs

2020 — Blue Bar
Features an essay by Brad Feuerhelm. Artphilein Editions, Lugano
2019 — I Wish the World Was Even
Features an essay by Giulia Zorzi. Artphilein Editions, Lugano

Other publications

2020 — Non-Gasoline Stations, Artphilein Editions, Lugano
2020 — Shift, studiofaganel, Gorizia

Solo exhibitions

2020 — Das Lehrerzimmer (Bern, CH): I Wish the World Was Even
2020 — studiofaganel (Gorizia, Italy): I Wish the World Was Even
2019 — Micamera, (Milan, Italy): I Wish the World Was Even

Group exhibitions

2020 — studiofaganel (Gorizia, Italy): Shift
2020 — Spazio Choisi (Lugano, Switzerland): Non-Gasoline Stations
2019 — Transformer Station (Cleveland, US): I Wish the World Was Even selected for Undercurrents: A Photobook Exhibition
2019 — Museo dell’Arte della Città di Ravenna (Ravenna, Italy): Looking On, Sguardi e Prospettive sulla Nuova Fotografia Italiana

Talks

2020 — Micamera Bookstore, Blue Bar, book signing, Milan (IT)
2020 — Spazio Choisi, Blue Bar, book signing, Lugano (CH)
2020 — Das Lehrerzimmer, Open Discussion About Producing and Distributing Art Books with Giulia Brivio, Bern (CH)
2019 — Foce, I Wish the World Was Even, book presentation, Lugano (CH)
2019 — Fototeca Manfrediana, I Wish the World Was Even, book presentation, Faenza (IT)
2019 — Micamera Bookstore, I Wish the World Was Even, book launch, Milan (IT)

Workshop

2020 — Das Lehrerzimmer, Ways to Create a Photobook, with Giulia Brivio, Bern (CH)