Born in Venice in 1980, Lorenzo Vitturi, Italian photographer based in London, studied photography and design at the Instituto Europeo di Design in Rome.
After graduating, he has been on a two years residency at Fabrica, the Benetton Centre for research in communication (2005-2007). Formerly a cinema set painter, Vitturi has brought this experience into his photography practice, which revolves aroundsite-specific interventions in accurately researched locations. He uses photography to set the scenes of thoughts and ideas through the manipulation of space, light and raw matter following his projects from creative ideation to realization.
In 2013 Vitturi released his first photobook Dalston Anatomy, a collection of photographs made around East London’s Ridley Road Market. Vitturi created makeshift sculptures in his studio from objects found in the market including fruit, vegetables, fabrics and miscellaneous tokens and trinket. Some of these elements were used as found, others left to mature or rot and some doused with a vibrant pigment. The intention behind this project stemmed from his compulsion to collect and distill the area’s distinctive nature before it was gentrified beyond recognition. Dalston Anatomy went on to be shortlisted for both the Aperture and Macks’s First Book Award and was named among the best books of the year by Martin Parr, Erik Kessels, The New York Times and more.
Vitturi was the recipient of the 2014 Photography Prize Hyères International Festival of Fashion and Photography. His work has been exhibited at Foam, Amsterdam, The Photographers’ Gallery, London, at the Yossi Milo Gallery, New York and at CNA in Luxembourg.
Now he lives and works in London.
2013 “Dalston Anatomy” Foam Museum, Amsterdam
2013 “Dalston Anatomy” Fishbar Gallery, London
2012 “Methods”, London Design Festival, London
2011 “The Curator”, Milk Gallery, New York
2008 “Linea veloce Bologna-Milano”, L’Ospitale, Reggio Emilia (Italy)
2008 “Confini. Frontiere”, Palazzo della Provincia, Pordenone (Italy)
2008 “Eros. Time and Images”, Central Exhibition Hall – Manege – S. Petersburg (Russia)
2007 “Atlante Italiano 007”, Rischio paesaggio, MAXXI, Rome
2006 “Le Yeux Ouvert”, Pompidou Center, Paris
2006 “Le Yeux Ouvert”, Triennale Gallery – Milan
2006 “Fotoesordio”, Galleria Nazionale d’ Arte Moderna, Rome
2005 “Pasolini e Roma”, Museo di Roma In Trastevere, Rome
2004 “Il Feticismo della Visione”, Sala S. Rita, Rome
2013 Shortlisted First Book Award Aperture Foundation – New York
2013 Finalist Renaissance Award – London
2012 Shortlisted at the IPA Los Angles
2011 Winner of the Installation category — PDN Award- The Curator – New York
2009 Shortlisted at the New York Photo Festival
2007 Shortlisted at the Premio Atlante Italiano MAXXI – Rome
2005 Awarded 15 months scholarship from Fabrica – Benetton Communication Centre,Treviso
2013 Totem & Taboo – Unseen Photo Fair – Amsterdam
2013 Dalston Photo-shock – Victoria & Albert Museum – London Teaching Experience
2011 Professor in Studio Photography – Brera Academy – Milan
2011 Brera Academy – Milan – Workshop
2011 European Institute of Design – Rome – Workshop
2009 IUAV Venice – Art and Design BA Course – Workshop