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BIOGRAPHY

Alessandro Mallamaci – Photography

His interest in the visual arts, communication and photography, began in 1996.

Until 2008, he worked as an ambassador and educator, collaborating with esteemed brands like EIZO, Leica and Fujifilm. More recently, he had the privilege of lecturing at Columbia College in Chicago, USA. In 2024 he started a new exciting teaching journey at Academy of Fine Arts, in Perugia, Italy.

His artistic projects and books he has designed have received awards and graced exhibitions, art fairs and galleries across China, France, Greece, Iceland, Italy, Portugal, Spain, the UK and the USA, fostering valuable international collaborations.

He has successfully managed a cultural centre, a photography school, a far reaching educational project encompassing dozens of classes and teachers across Italy. He has orchestrated festivals, workshops, and thought-provoking talks. He has curated various exhibitions and led a communication agency, a photo agency, and a fine art printing lab.

Member of Tau Visual, Associazione Nazionale Fotografi Professionisti, he is represented by Galleria Valeria Bella in Milan.

His photographs have been published in various magazines and books.

AWARDS

/// 2024

  • Shortlisted for the FE+SK Book Award, promoted by Fotografia Europea festival and Skinnerboox.
  • Winner of the alfabèto call F is for Fake.
  • Shortlisted for the Athens Photo Festival.
  • Winner of The Beauty in Decay Open Call by The Chateau Gallery, Louisville, Kentucky USA.

/// 2023

  • Selected for the Lishui Photography Festival in China.
  • Shortlisted for the Sony World Photography Awards, professional / landscape category.
  • Winner of the Open Call PAESAGGI | Affinità e divergenze, organised by FormicaLab in Cuneo, Italy.
  • Winner of the Open Call and selected for The performing photobook exhibition, curated by Francesca Serravalle at the Format International Photography Festival in Derby, UK.
  • Winner of the Open Call and selected for the Back on the Shelf book exhibition at Filter Photo, in Chicago, USA.
  • Selected as a semi-finalist for the Eyeshot Open Call 2023.
  • Special mention for the Urbanautica Institute Annual Awards.
  • Winner of the With or without roots Open Call.

///2022

  • Winner of the International Open Submission by the Belfast Photo Festival.
  • Bronze Placement for the Tokyo International Foto Awards.
  • Winner of the Lightland Open Call, juried by Vittorio Storaro.

///2021

  • Shortlisted for the Andy Rocchelli Grant.
  • Special mention for the Urbanautica Institute Annual Awards.

///2015

  • Finalist at the Portfolio Italia contest.

MAIN COLLECTIVE EXHIBITIONS

  • The Beauty in Decay
    The Chateau Gallery
    Louisville, Kentucky, USA, 2024
  • Art Exhibition
    EcoSuites
    Tristinika Beach, Greece, 2023
  • The performing photoboook
    Format International Photography Festival
    Derby, UK, 2023
  • Back on the Shelf
    Filter Photo
    Chicago, USA, 2023
  • Drive-in
    Galleria Valeria Bella
    Milan, Italy, 2023
  • Con e senza radici
    Roots Art Gallery
    Pisa, Italy, 2023
  • Jæja
    SÍM Residency,
    Reykjavík, Iceland
    2022
  • Belfast Photo Festival
    specially curated presentations featuring the photo-book winners of the 2022 International Open Submission
    Botanic Gardens, Belfast, UK, 2022
  • La biennale dello Stretto
    curator arch. Alfonso Femia
    Campo Calabro, Forte Batteria Siacci, Reggio Calabria, Italy, 2022
  • Inside things
    Valeria Bella Gallery
    Milan, Italy, 2021
  • Kaos Antithesis of Silence: form, space, time
    organized by the Superintendence of Archeology, Fine Arts and Landscape of Salerno and Avellino and Kaos 48
    Bourbon prison of Avellino, Italy, 2021
  • De rerum natura
    Monogram Gallery
    Rome, Italy, 2012
  • Projeten
    promoted by Fondo per l’Ambiente Italiano and Bovarché.
    Bova (RC), Italy, 2010

MAIN SOLO EXHIBITIONS

  • Un luogo bello
    Lishui Photography Festival,
    China, 2023
  • Open Call 2023 exhibition
    Eyeshot
    Magazzini Fotografici, Naples, Italy 2023
  • Paesaggi | Affinità e divergenze
    FormicaLab
    Cuneo, Italy, 2023
  • The Phair
    Valeria Bella Gallery
    Turin, Italy, 2022
  • Reggio Calabria, notes for a story
    Corigliano Calabro Photography Festival
    Corigliano Calabro (CS), Italy, 2019
  • The man who became God
    SI Fest OFF
    Savignano sul Rubicone, Italy, 2015
  • Lisboa nào è a cidade perfeita
    C.I.F.A. (Italian Center for Author Photography)
    Bibbiena, Italy, 2015
  • The man who became God
    “Off” circuit of the “Les rencontres d’Arles” festival
    Arles, FR, 2011
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