What We Want. An atlas of social and urban behaviors through fifty world metropolises.
The Secret Traces. A research based on the photographic shadowing of unknown people in several cities across the globe. Observing and comparing the lifestyle of anonymous citizens through their daily routines.
100 Stories. One hundred short photo-animations of unaware people spied on while doing eaningless gestures.
Natura. A series of films reconstructing criminal or bizarre events that took places in various rural areas around the world. Among which The Crandell Case (upstate New York, 2002), Il caso Monte Maggiore (Caserta, 2003 with Kal Karman) and The Mersey Valley Case (Liverpool, 2004).
Hikikomori. Docu-film with Kal Karman. The film explores the behaviours of 900.000 young japanese who decided to live their lives inside their domestic walls.
Rear Window. 2 films (1 minute each) spying people in their everyday lives inside their homes. An investigation of normality.
Sao Paulo_ Citytellers. Docu-film on the theme of self-organizations phenomena in the hyper-city of Sao Paulo. (27th Sao Paulo Biennial)
His works are part of several private and public collections, among which are:
UniCredit & l'Arte
The UBS Art Collection
GAM-Galleria Civica d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea
, Paris, France
Comunidad de Barcelona
, Barcelona, Spain
Museo Fotografia Contemporanea Cinisella Balsamo
, Milan, Italy
Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, National Museum of Modern Art
, Madrid, Spain
, León, Spain
Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo
, Turin, Italy
Born Naples; lives in Milan
Starts to work with photography, film, maps and writings
Graduates as architect
Founding member of Multiplicity
, an international network of artists and architects. Among Multiplicity projects:Tokyo Voids; USE: Uncertain States of Europe; Solid Sea
Named Professor of Theory and practice of the technological image, Faculty of Design and Art, University of Bolzano, Italy
Named Professor of Photography, Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti, Milan, Italy
Selected Solo Exhibitions
TATE Modern, "Diversity"
Spectacular City, NRW-Forum, Düsseldorf
36th International Film Festival Rotterdam
How to live together, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Santiago
New Landscape, Kunst Palais di HypoVereinsbank Italian Artistic photography of the UniCredit Group Collection, Monaco
How to live together, XXVII Biennal of Sao Paulo
Spectacular City, NAI (Netherlands Architecture Institute), Rotterdam
Cities, architecture and society, 10th International Architecture Exhibition, Venice
Ecotopia, II° ICP Triennial (International Center of Photography), New York
Saison Italienne, Mep (Maison Européenne de la Photographie), Paris
I luoghi e l'anima, Palazzo Reale, Milan
6 x torino, GAM (Galleria civica d'arte moderna e contemporanea), Turin
Going Public 04, Modena, with Zapruder
International 04, Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool, UK
Documenta XI, Kassel, Germany (with Multiplicity)
Side Effects, XX Triennale di Milano, Milan