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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.

He lives and works in London.

 

Selected Exhibitions

2018  “Money Must Be Made”, Flowers Gallery, London, UK

2018 “Natural man-made, Oyinbo, and moving beats”, T293, Rome, IT

2017 MiArt, Emergent Section, Booth Viasaterna, Milan, IT

2016 “Droste Effect, Debris and Other Problems”, Viasaterna, Milan, IT

2015 “Dalston Anatomy” CONTACT Photography Festival, Toronto, Canada

2015 “Sandringham Road Process”, Hyères Festival, Villa Noailles, Hyères, FR

2015 “Dalston Anatomy”, Pomhouse, Centre National de l’Audiovisuael, Luxemourg, LU

2014 “Dalston Anatomy” Yossi Milo Gallery, New York, NY

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

 

Awards

2015 Shortlisted – 16th Premio Arte Cairo, Cairo Editore, Milan, IT

2014 Winner – Photography Grand Prix, Hyères International Festival of Fashion and Photography, Hyères, FR

2013 Winner – Best Show of the Year 2013, 3H Foam and Gieskes Strijbis Fonds, Amsterdam, NL

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

 

Publications

2017 Money Must Be Made, with words by Emmanuel Iduma, SPBH Editions, London, UK

2014 Dalston Anatomy, 2nd edition, Self Publish Be Happy Editions, London, UK

2013 Dalston Anatomy, 1st edition, Self Publish Be Happy Editions, London, UK

2013 Dusk Steals Daylight/ Dalston Anatomy, in collaboration with Sam Berkson, Fishbar Gallery, London, UK

 

Performances

2017 The Garden Inside the Thread, Teatro Regio, Turin, IT

2015 Multicolor, Biennale dei Giovani di Monza, Arengario, Monza, IT

2014 A Durian Growing a Swinging Sponge On A Fractal Evening, Unseen Photo Fair, Amsterdam, Netherlands

2014 Photoshock, The Photographers’ Gallery, London, UK

2013 Totem & Taboo – Unseen Photo Fair – Amsterdam

2013 Dalston Photo-shock – Victoria & Albert Museum – London Teaching Experience

2013 Photoshock, Friday Late – Dalston Takeover, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK