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Edoardo Romagnoli

SHORT BIO: Edoardo Romagnoli lives and works in Milan.
He started in the late ‘80s developing his own expressive search and since then he has been exhibiting in solo and group exhibitions in Italy and abroad. The first photo of the moon dates back to 1988 and represents the beginning of his most known artistic career. His first solo exhibition was in 1991 at “Il Diaframma” of Lanfranco Colombo. The moon is an object of an untiring observation; Romagnoli makes it the protagonist of his long experimentations renewing in every release the original charm that ravishes him. The photos are realised moving the camera and they have been in any way modified in post production.

Edoardo Romagnoli

SHORT BIO: Edoardo Romagnoli lives and works in Milan.
He started in the late ‘80s developing his own expressive search and since then he has been exhibiting in solo and group exhibitions in Italy and abroad. The first photo of the moon dates back to 1988 and represents the beginning of his most known artistic career. His first solo exhibition was in 1991 at “Il Diaframma” of Lanfranco Colombo. The moon is an object of an untiring observation; Romagnoli makes it the protagonist of his long experimentations renewing in every release the original charm that ravishes him. The photos are realised moving the camera and they have been in any way modified in post production.

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Edoardo and the Moon


“I will never tire of observing the moon […] but every time I feel that I’ve gotten closer to capturing her essence, I look again and see that she is still teasing me, maintaining her distance but drawing me close to her.”

Edoardo Romagnoli

The very first encounter between Edoardo Romagnoli and the moon has to be be traced back to 1990 and since then, the love story between the Italian artist and the elusive satellite has never come to an end.
Almost indulging the moon’s changing nature, Romagnoli always seeks her under her own terms: “I have to go to places where the moonlight doesn’t have to compete with unnatural light such as glare or reflections from street lamps. These are usually peaceful and remote places that are also conducive to thought and would be inspiring even without the moon”.
While most photographers try to capture as much light as possible, Romagnoli does just the opposite, allowing his favourite subject to glow with her own special light without adding any artificial enhancement that would deprive her of her mystery.
By pointing the camera toward the sky, Romagnoli engraves the darkness with cryptic messages, creating nocturnal visions which become as silent, mysterious and metaphysical as the moon.

Bio

Edoardo Romagnoli lives and works in Milan. The artist started developing his own photographic research in the late ‘80s and since then he has been exhibiting in solo and group exhibitions in Italy and abroad. The very first photo of the moon dates back to 1988 and represents the beginning of his best known artistic work. In 1991 he had his first solo exhibition curated by Lanfranco Colombo at “Il Diaframma” gallery in Milan. For Romagnoli, the moon represents an object of untiring observation; the artist makes it the protagonist of his long experimentations, renewing, at every release, the original charm that ravishes him every time. His photographic work on the moon has been in constant development and has intensified itself during the time as a shut dialogue, never leading to a definitive result. All photos are realised moving the camera and with any kind of post-production interventions. Wide series are dedicated to architecture and graphic composition: “Duomo of Milano”,“Stazione Centrale”, “NY”, “Palazzo Lombardia” were exposed at the Italian Cultural Institute of Buenos Aires in 2015 as well as ”Cantiere Mantegna”, “Torre Velasca 2016”, “Capodanno a Londra”, “Sabbia”, and “Alberi”. Some works deal with the idea of time: in his book, “Ulivi”, the artist represents the idea of time and its effects on a whole year’s time frame; in the book “999”, curated by Roberto Mutti, the trapped time explodes in a 15 minutes’ loop of roars and flashes announcing the arriving of the new millennium. In 2005 he took part in the group exhibition “I Maestri della Fotografia” at Guggenheim, Venezia. Other works are dedicated to the idea of movement: in the project “Corse” the artist uses movement to distract the photographic subject and catch their spontaneous movements; in the work “Alberi”, “Luci d’Artista”, “Duplex”, and others more, the movement is used to achieve a pictorial-metaphysical result. A big focus on the richness of body’s expressiveness is evident in one of the last series, “Autoriscatti”, exposed at Ravello Festival – la Follia nell’Arte in 2010 and curated by Achille Bonito Oliva, but also in other series like “Autoscatti”, “Performance”,“Ritratto in scatola” and “Sogni”. In 2009 the German publishing house Springer published the book “Lune” accompanied by the text of the well known Italian astronomer, prof. Piero Bianucci. In 2011 he took part at the Biennale of Alessandria in the section of contemporary video-photography, curated by Sabrina Raffaghello. In that occasion he realised the first “Moon Walks”, which was also presented at the “The Others Art Fair” in 2013. In June 2012 the Museum of Contemporary art of Strasbourg acquired two photos of the Moon. In October 2014, Chimera Editore published “Ogni generazione è ponte”, an historical, artistic and polyphonic book about generations which was presented at the Triennale of Milan on 20th November 2014. In July 2015 the MUSINF of Senigallia acquired one photo from the series Autoriscatti.

Exhibitions List:

Solo exhibitions:

2017
“La Luna e il Mare”, double solo show with Giuseppe La Spada – Luisa Catucci Gallery – Berlin (D)

2016
“Torre Velasca – architettura, storia, unicità e visione”, Istituto Italiano di Cultura | Lisboa (P)
2015
“Metamodels” | Vittorio Grassi Architetto & Partners | Milan (I)
2014
“L’una Luna” | Riccardo Costantini Contemporary | Turin (I)
2011
“Grafico fotografico” – Galleria Campari – Campari Wall | Sesto San Giovanni, Milan (I)
“Piena Luna”  – Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Strasburgo | Strasburg (F)
2009
“Movimenti di luna” Fiera del Libro | Cavallermaggiore, Cuneo (I)
“Piena Luna” – Grossetti Arte Contemporanea | Milan (I)
“Movimenti di luna” | Turin’s Planetarium | Turin (I)
2007
“Ulivi e Frantoio” – CRT Teatro dell’Arte | Milan (I)
2004
“E’ capodanno a Napoli” Mood libri & caffè | Turin (I)
“Qualcosa di me stesso” Cafè Aroma Photogalerie | Berlin (D)
“Impressioni di Franciacorta” | Foiano Fotografia 2002 “Ulivi” Mood libri & caffè | Turin (I)
“Open Studio” | Milan (I)
1999
“Milano Centrale” Images on the road by Giovenzana | Milan (I)
1997
“Gli Ulivi fotografia e ceramica” Museo Richard-Ginori Manifattura di Doccia | Sesto Fiorentino (I)
1996
“Pietrasanta Pietrasanta” Magazzini Generali | Milan (I)

“Pietrasanta Pietrasanta” Studio D’Arte La Subbia | Pietrasanta 1995 “New York” Images on the road by Giovenzana | Milano

“Una Luna di sogno” F.A.I. – Monastero di Torba | Varese
1994 “L’Ulivo” Cafè Aroma Photogalerie | Berlin
1993 “Doodles” Galleria Grossetti Arte e Altro | Milano
1992 “La luna” Museo Civico di Storia Naturale – Civico Planetario Ulrico Hoepli | Milano 1991 “E sempre … solo luna” Diaframma Kodak Cultura | Milano

Group exhibitions:

 2017
“La solitudine dell’autoscatto – Autoritratti fotografici” a cura di Giorgio Bonomi e Lia Giachero – Palazzo Giudobono –  Tortona (I)
“Voies Off” – Riccardo Costantini Gallery – La Boite, 24 rue Porte de Laure, 13200 Arles (F)
“Milano PhotoWeek” – “Via Panizza 4 – open studio e lettura portfolio under 25” – Milan (I)

2016
“ITALIAN COLLECTION (1963-2015) – by Grossetti Arte – Milan (I)
”MA(N)GAZINE – by Grossetti Arte – Milan (I)
Photographic auction “Scatti per Bene” – Sotheby’s Triennale di Milano, Sala d’Onore – Milan (I)
“VIA PANIZZA 4 – INEDITI” – Via Panizza 4 – Milan (I)
“Astràtto/ – Riccardo Costantini Contemporary – Turin (I)
Periscope/Photoscouting – curated by Claudio Composti, MC2 Gallery, Milan (I)
Photographic Auction “Finarte”, curated by Roberto Mutti – Milan (I)
Periscope/Photoscouting – curated by Claudio Composti, MC2 Gallery, Palazzo Marliani Cicogna – Busto Arsizio, Varese (I)

2015
Photographic auction “Scatti per Bene” – Sotheby’s Triennale di Milano, Sala d’Onore – Milan (I)
“Il Diaframma 1967 – 1996: una storia italiana” – curated by Roberto Mutti – Photofestival, Palazzo Giureconsulti– Milan (I)
“Giuseppe,Mario,Giancarlo Palanti y Edoardo Romagnoli en Italia, Argentina, Uruguay y Brasil – curated by the architect Ramòn Gutiérrez, CEDODAL – Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Buenos Aires, Sala Roma, Palazzo Salvo – Montevideo (ARG)
“Lune”, Galerie Huit, Arles during “Les Rencontres de la photographie” – by Riccardo Costantini Contemporary – Turin (I)
“Heart Modulation” – Giudecca 800R, Venezia – curated by Grossetti Arte Contemporanea – Milan (I)
“FLOOD” – Sabrina Raffaghello Arte Contemporanea – Milano – curated by Roberto Mutti (I)
“L’autoritratto nella fotografia contemporanea” – Trevignano Fotografia – curated by Giorgio Bonomi e Francesca Della Toffola (I)

2014
“14/14 – moddernity’s first century – PLASMA Plastic Modern Art – by Georgios Vogiatzakis (GR)
“Mont Blanc” – Associazione Art Mont Blanc – Les Maisons de Judith / Pra sec, Val Ferret, Courmayeur (Aosta)- by Marina Mojana and Glorianda Cipolla (I)
“N.I.P. New Ideal Photography Par # 2” – Sabrina Raffaghello Arte Contemporanea – Milan (I)
Festival “photo 14” – prominent exhibition wall – Zürich (CH)

2013
“Il futuro delle origini” – Grossetti Arte Contemporanea– Milan (I)
“Il corpo solitario Self portrait -Photography and video” Riccardo Costantini Contemporary – Turin (I)
“Il corpo solitario – Autoritratti fotografici contemporanei”, Bhuman Shah Art&Meditation Center – Turin (I)
“Spazio creativo e territorio da salvaguardare – Mostra d’arte Contemporanea Fotografia e Videoarte” – Palazzo delle Arti – Paternò , Catania (I)
“Il corpo solitario – l’autoscatto nella fotografia contemporanea” – curated by Giorgio Bonomi and Alessandra Migliorati – Palazzo della Penna – Centro di Cultura Contemporanea – Perugia (I)
“Con gli occhi degli altri, la collezione fotografica di Roberto Mutti” – curated by Roberto Mutti – Biblioteca Civica Giacinto Gambirasio, Palazzo Comunale – Seriate, Bergamo (I)
“Design Photo Remix on Tour – 7°Edizione” – curated by Roberto Mutti – Via Cappellari 3 – Milan (I)

2012
“Oltre l’Attimo” – Arte Fiera Bologna OFF – Grossetti Arte Contemporanea – Milano
“Illuminati” – Grossetti Arte Contemporanea – Milano
“La nature mise à l’épreuve” – MAMCS – Strasburgo
“Il corpo solitario.L’autoscatto” – curated by di Giorgio Bonomi – MUSINF, Museo d’Arte Moderna e della Fotografia Senigallia (AN)
“Vota Arte” – Grossetti Arte Contemporanea – Milano

2011
“Disturbi e Disordini” – Biennale di Alessandria, a cura di Sabrina Raffaghello – Alessandria
“Lo Stato dell’arte nel 150° dell’Unità d’Italia” – 54° Biennale di Venezia Padiglione Italia – Piemonte, curated by Vittorio Sgarbi and Sabrina Raffaghello – Palazzo del Monferrato – Alessandria

2010
“The madness of art” – Festival di Ravello, by Achille Bonito Oliva – Ravello (Sa) “Intimate travel”, curated by Sabrina Raffaghello – Scavi Scaligeri – Verona “White Meditation Room” – Grossetti Arte Contemporanea – Milano “Omaggio a Mario De Stefanis” – Galleria Belvedere – Milano
Asta fotografica ” Scatti per Bene” – Sotheby’s – Milano

2099
“Luna e l’altra”- Colossi Arte Contemporanea –Brescia Photographic auction “Scatti per bene” – Sotheby’s – Milano

2008
“Omeoart” Palazzo Farnese – Piacenza

2007
“44-4-4” Fotoinfesta – Spazio Omnia – Milano

“Il Diaframma” di Lanfranco Colombo – Centrale Montemartini – Roma Asta Fotografica “Scatti per bene” – Sotheby’s – Milano
“Uno spazio su misura” corso Lodi 24 – Milano
2005
“I Maestri della fotografia” – Guggenheim Collection – Venezia

2004
“Omeoart” Chiesa di San Lorenzo de’ Speziali – Roma

2003
“Ebanis”, Spazio Rossana Orlandi – Milano “S’abbia sabbia” , Spazio Rossana Orlandi – Milano “Uno spazio su misura” corso Lodi 24 – Milano “Omeoart” Galleria Montenapoleone 6/a – Milano “Omeoart” Cappella di Villa Ruffolo – Salerno

2002
“Per parlare di pace non bastano le parole” Galleria L’Affiche – Milano “Il corpo immaginato” , Spazio Rossana Orlandi – Milano
“Uno spazio su misura” corso Lodi 24 – Milano

1999
“Quella notte sulla luna” Palazzo della Ragione – Padova “Bazaart 1999” – Milano

1998
“Con lo sguardo degli altri” Collezione Roberto Mutti – Sala Luisa Pagano – Voghera “Il demone ambiguo” Museo della Fotografia Storica e Contemporanea – Torino “Bazaart 1998” – Milano

1995
“La pienezza dello sguardo” Centro San Fedele – Milano

1993
“Firenze a Tavola” Fortezza da Basso – Firenze
“Fotografi Italiani-Diario Immaginario di Lanfranco Colombo” Accademia Carrara – Bergamo

1991
“Ritratto in blue jeans” Diaframma Kodak Cultura – Milano

Art Fairs

2017
Fotofever – Luisa Catucci Gallery – Paris (F)
MIA Photo Fair – Riccardo Costantini Contemporary – Milan (I)

2016
WOP ART  – Galleria Grossetti Arte – Lugano (CH)
MIA Photo Fair – Riccardo Costantini Contemporary – Milan (I)
ArteFiera Bologna – Riccardo Costantini Contemporary – Bologna (I)

2015
MIA Photo Fair – Riccardo Costantini Contemporary – Milan (I)
ArteFiera Bologna – Riccardo Costantini Contemporary – Bologna (I)

2014
MIA Photo Fair – Riccardo Costantini Contemporary – Milan (I)

2013
Fotofever – Riccardo Costantini Contemporary – Paris (F)
The Others – Riccardo Costantini Contemporary e Paola Sosio Con-temporary Gallery – Turin(I)
ArtVerona 2013 – Riccardo Costantini Contemporary – Verona (I)
MIA Photo Fair – Riccardo Costantini Contemporary – Milan (I)
OFF Course Art Fair – Riccardo Costantini Contemporary –Bruxelles (B)
“Collezione Fabio Castelli – le immagini – il tempo – una retrospettiva” – Mercanteinfiera – Parma (I)
ArteFiera Bologna – Riccardo Costantini Contemporary Art – Bologna (I)

2012
MIA, Milano Image Art Fair – Giampiero Biasutti Arte Moderna e Contemporanea – Milan (I)
FOTOFEVER Bruxelles – Giampiero Biasutti Arte Moderna e Contemporanea – Torino CUTLOG Paris – Giampiero Biasutti Arte Moderna e Contemporanea – Torino PHOTISSIMA Torino – Giampiero Biasutti Arte Moderna e Contemporanea – Turin (I)

2011
ARTEFIERA BOLOGNA – Grossetti Arte Contemporanea– Milan (I)
ART COLOGNE – Grossetti Arte Contemporanea – Milan (I)
ROMA CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR– Grossetti Arte Contemporanea – Milan (I)
MIA, Milano Image Art fair – Grossetti Arte Contemporanea – Milan (I)
ARTVERONA – Grossetti Arte Contemporanea  – Milan (I)
AAlessandria IMMAGINA – Sabrina Raffaghello Arte Contemporanea – Alessandria (I)
Fiera di Reggio Emilia – Paola Raffo Arte Contemporanea – Pietrasanta (I)

2010
MIART Milano – Grossetti Arte Contemporanea – Milano
ARTVERONA – Sabrina Raffaghello Arte Contemporanea – Alessandria

Awards

2017
Black and White Spider Awards: honorable mention in Abstract category with the photo “Val Ferret_2715” and nomination in Abstract category with the photo “Monte Bianco_6808”
2015
Black and White Spider Award: nomination in Abstract category with the entries “Lucchesia_5961”, and “Lucchesia_6089”
2014
MIFA: Honorable Mention in the Fine Art-Landscape Category for the winning entry Lucchesia_1149. Black and White Spider Award: nomination in Abstract category with the entry “Light Circles_1322”
2013
Premio BNL – Gruppo BNP Paribas – finalist with the photo “Dialogando con Venere_8584”
Premio Fotografico ACE, nomination in the Professional category with the entry “In silentio lux”
Premio Internazionale Limen Arte – Camera di Commercio – Vibo Valentia
Black and White Spider Award: Nomination in the Abstract category with the photo “Monte Bianco_3769” Spazio creativo e territorio da salvaguardare – Curated by Associazione Ideattiva – Paternò (Catania)
2009
Premio Terna: nomination in the Megawatt category with the photo “Doppia Natura” 2008 Black and White Spider Award: Nomination in the Abstract category with the photo “Luna 2” Premio Terna: nomination in the Megawatt category with the photo “Trasposizione di energia”

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