About

Matteo Di Giovanni is an Italian photography-based artist whose work deals with personal, intimate, 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). Both published by Artphilein Editions, Lugano. He is now working on a third body of work on his homeland, due to be published in September 2022.

The three bodies of work can be seen as a “loose trilogy”, titled True places never are, which will gather in a solo show at Robert Morat Galerie in Berlin in Fall 2022.

Monographs

2020 — Blue Bar
Features an essay by Brad Feuerhelm. Artphilein Editions, Lugano, CH
2019 — I wish the world was even
Features an essay by Giulia Zorzi. Artphilein Editions, Lugano, CH

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 — Focus (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

Awards

2021 — Finalist, Lucie Foundation - Notion of Home
2020 — Shortlisted, Urbanautica Institute Award

Talks

2021 — Interno Verde, Il Turco, (Ferrara, IT), Landscape as a Metaphor with Roberta Fusari and Marco Marzocchi
2020 — Micamera Bookstore, (Milan, IT), Blue Bar
2020 — Spazio Choisi, (Lugano, CH), Blue Bar
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 with Giulia Zorzi and Emiliano Biondelli
2019 — Fototeca Manfrediana, (Faenza, IT), I wish the world was even
2019 — Micamera Bookstore, (Milan, IT), I wish the world was even

Workshop

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