Being a photographer at the Biennale of Venice is not a job for me: it’s a honor and a real pleasure.
Venice is synonymous with art and one of its biggest symbols is the Biennale of Art and Architecture – renowned all over the world.
As soon as I graduated in Art History, I started orbiting around this amazing event made of beautiful venues and incredible pavilions, immersed in a surreal and almost magical atmosphere. I was always attracted by interior design, but it was thanks to the Biennale of Venice that I officially decided to capture that kind of environment with my photos.
Living in Venice for a long time, I developed a great understanding of it. I arrived here as an architectural restorer, and I couldn’t choose a better place where to deepen my passion for art and architecture. Thinking back, I feel like Venice was meant to be my home base.
I started attending Ca’ Foscari University, where I got a Master’s degree in Economics and Management of Art and Cultural Events that helped me get an even better picture of the state of art and architecture – in general and in Venice specifically.
In the meanwhile, I kept growing as a self-taught photographer and I was able to organize my first professional photo exhibition at Montenegro Pavilion at the Biennale of Venice in May 2012.
At that point, I wanted to get more and more involved with photography at Venice Biennale.
In 2014, I did a shooting at the vernissage in Palazzo Bembo. Thanks to that work, I was noticed by the architect Kris Yao, who asked me to take photos of his installation in order to create a catalogue. It was a really interesting and fascinating experience, that definitely satisfied both of us.
At the Venice Biennale of 2016, I had the chance to shoot for the Irish Pavilion at the Arsenale and for the Nigerian Pavilion at Spazio Punch, in Giudecca Island.
At the Biennale of Art in 2017, I took photos for the Korea and Brazil Pavilions at Giardini Biennale, and I was the official photographer for the Cuban Arts Group.
In 2018, I was part of the Brazil Pavilion again during the Venice Biennale of Architecture – and that brought us to extend our collaboration to the upcoming 2019 Art Biennale, where I will also be the official photographer for Pakistan Pavilion, at its first appearance in the event.
As a professional photographer in Venice and as a lover of art and architecture, I couldn’t be happier about these assignments. Having the chance to jump into that world with my equipment is the best experience I could ask for. Talking to the artists themselves helps understand the ideas behind every art piece and follow the creative process.