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 a “loose 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

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

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

2021 — Spazio Choisi (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): I Wish the World Was Even selected for Undercurrents: A Photobook Exhibition
2019 — Museo dell’Arte della Città di Ravenna (Ravenna, IT): Looking On, Sguardi e Prospettive sulla Nuova Fotografia Italiana

Talks

2020 — Micamera Bookstore, (Milan, IT), Blue Bar, book signing
2020 — Spazio Choisi, (Lugano, CH), Blue Bar, book signing
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, talk
2019 — Fototeca Manfrediana, (Faenza, IT), I Wish the World Was Even, book presentation
2019 — Micamera Bookstore, (Milan, IT), I Wish the World Was Even, book launch

Workshop

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