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Biography

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 around site-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 in Amsterdam, The Photographers’ Gallery in London, at the Yossi Milo Gallery in New York and at CNA in Luxembourg.

Selected Exhibitions

  • 2020 Nulla è Puro, Centre Photographique Rouen Normandie FR
  • 2019 Materia Impura, FOAM, Amsterdam
  • 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’Audiovisuel, Luxembourg, 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, France
  • 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 and Taboo, Unseen Photo Fair, Amsterdam, NL
  • 2013 Dalston Anatomy Back to the Ridley Road, Fish Bar Gallery, London, UK
  • 2013 Photoshock, Friday Late – Dalston Takeover, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK

Books