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Bio

Matteo Capone was born in Rome in 1997.

In 2020 he graduated in Photography at the Istituto Europeo di Design (IED) in Rome. In 2022 he attended the Master's degree in Contemporary Photojournalism at Officine Fotografie and he was selected by the Fondazione Studio Marangoni for the "Note di Lavoro" workshop. In 2023 he realized his first collaboration with the Contrasto, he participated in the Romagna Tin Bòta fundraising and he inaugurated his first solo show in the Rome Leica Store gallery. His research focuses on environmental issues, touching on multiple facets that emerge between human activity and the territory.

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Statement

Contemporary author mainly interested in social and current issues in which the environment is the protagonist. This is represented as a place where relationships between territory and human activity emerge. His work begins with a survey of sites of national interest, areas of the Italian landscape compromised by man throughout history. Subsequently he deals with geomorphological issues of a territory and the resulting effects, such as the depopulation of small villages. He has recently approached positive industrial realities based on circular economy and sustainability, but also centers of Italian excellence in the tech and innovative field that look to the future. The interest in the environment arises from the need to contribute in a complicated historical period where the climate emergency creates, especially in young people, an anxiety to live with.

 

Solo Exhibitions

2023:

SENTIERI - Roma Chilometro Zero, Leica Store Gallery, Rome

 

Collective Exhibitions

2024:

SENTIERI - Roma Chilometro Zero, Museo di Roma in Trastevere, Rome (19/10/24 - 05/03/25)

SOLO - A Testament to Loss, Too Tired Project (online)

SIN - La Notte della Fotografia, Chiesa di Santa Maria in Cortina, Piacenza

MINDSCAPES - Youth III, 10b Photography, Roma

2023: 

FROM WASTE TO GOOD - ISPA, Palazzo Martinengo, Brescia

MINDSCAPES - Circuito OFF CIFA,  Chiostro di San Lorenzo, Bibbiena

FROM WASTE TO GOOD - ISPA, Palazzo Ducale, Genova

FROM WASTE TO GOOD - ISPA, IMP Festival, Padova

ABITANTI DEL SORBO - Your Roots, Perimetro, Cascina Cuccagna, Milan

RETI INVISIBILI - Street Photography, F-Stop Magazine (online)

SOLO - Same Same But Different: Exclusion, Perimetro, Base, Milan

ARCHIVE - Young Advocates Open Call, Format Festival, Quad Gallery, Derby

SOLO - Looking for the Light, curated by Photometria Festival, Esp+ Gallery, Thessaloniki

MINDSCAPES - Black and White, F-Stop Magazine (online)

2022:

PUROSOLE - Climate Change Italia, curated by Contrasto, MAXXI, Rome

SOLO - Looking for the Light, curated by Photometria Festival, Melanithros Art Space, Athens

FROM WASTE TO GOOD - Note di lavoro, FSM Gallery, Florence

MINDSCAPES - Resources 2.0, Fotofestival Lenzburg, Lenzburg

SOLO - Looking for the Light, Photometria Festival, Ioannina

PCCB - FotoLeggendo, Officine Fotografiche, Rome

PUROSOLE - Climate Change Italia, Festival Green&Blue, Milan

SOLO - Personality: Contemporary Portraiture, PH21 Gallery, Budapest

SIN - Ways of Living, Climate Project, curated by Then There Was Us, Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool

MIINDSCAPES - New Talents, curated by Photographic Exploration Project, Kommunale Galerie, Berlin

SOLO - Year Book, Shutter Hub (online)

PCCB - Open Theme, F-Stop Magazine (online)

2021: 

SOLO - You/th, Kobo Studio, Rome

RETI INVISIBILI - Tales of Unwritten, Trieste Photo Days, Trieste

SIN - Fotografia a Sostegno del Pianeta, curated by Alessandro Curti, Sifest, Savignano sul Rubicone

SIN - Environmental Alterations, curated by Loosen Art, MillePiani, Rome

SIN - On Climate Change, Forum Austriaco di Cultura, Rome

SOLO - Favorite Photograph Exhibition, Lenscratch (online)

SIN - Landscape, F-Stop Magazine (online)

SIN - Four Degrees: Eco-Anxiety and Climate Change, Humble Arts Foundation (online)

STAND-BY NIGHT - Empty Streets, Art Doc Magazine (online)

2020:

ARCHIVE - Confinement, dans l'Attente de la Renaissance, Open Eye Magazine (online)

SIN - Hidden Histories, In Conversation With (online)

Awards

2023:

LABORATORIO ITALIA - Foto Singola, finalist of the ISPA Awards 2023

PCCB - Anthropology and Territories, shortlisted of the Urbanautica Institute Awards 2022

SOLO - Open Call - finalist of The Fc'Diary Photo

2022:

FROM WASTE TO GOOD - Storia Fotografica, finalist of the ISPA Awards 2022

SOLO - Looking for the Light, winner of the Photometria Awards 2022

SIN - Nature, Environment and Perspectives, special mention of the Urbanautica Institute Awards 2021

PUROSOLE - Una Transizione Sostenibile, second place of Gruppo Italia Energia

2021:

SOLO - One Shot - Our Times: Isolation, honorable mention of the International Photography Awards 2021

SIN - Blow Up Press, finalist of the BUP Book Award

SIN - Nature, Environment and Perspectives, special mention of the Urbanautica Institute Awards 2020

Publications

2024:

FROM WASTE TO GOOD - Textile Exchange

MINDSCAPES - Marino Mag

2023:

FROM WASTE TO GOOD - Foto di Classe, L'Espresso

MINDSCAPES - How Do You Feel About Rome, Sleeve Magazine

PCCB - Vol VI, The Best Selected Book

PCCB - Giro d'Italia, Artribune

LABORATORIO ITALIA - Italian Tech, La Repubblica

ARCHIVE - The Annihilation of Space and Time, ZeroFeedBack

SIN - N Photography 116, Il Fotografo

FROM WASTE TO GOOD - ISPA, Seipersei Books

PCCB - Panorama

FROM WASTE TO GOOD - Landscape Stories

SIN - Platform Green

PCCB - Conceptual Projects

PCCB - Artwort

PCCB - Perimetro 

LEGAMI - Esplorazioni Accessibili

2022:

PCCB - Sguardi ContemporaneiFotografia dell'Architettura

MINDSCAPES - Issue 02 SunlightEki Magazine

PUROSOLE - Green&BlueNational Geographic Italia

PUROSOLE - Green&Blue, La Repubblica

PUROSOLE - Green&Blue, La Stampa

SOLO - Shutter Hub, Year Book

PCCB - Best Selected

ARCHIVE - Best Selected Project (November)

PCCB - Handbali Magazine

RETI INVISIBILI - The Street Rover

SIN - Float Photo Magazine

2021:

SIN - Vol IV, The Best Selected Book

RETI INVISIBILI - Zero Nine Magazine

SIN - Black Camera (Rilegno)

STAND-BY NIGHT - Fotografia dell'architettura

SIN - Witness Journal

SIN - Mediterraneo Mag

SIN - Perimetro

SIN - In Fìeri

SIN - Still Young

SIN - Origine Magazine

SIN - Artwort

SIN - Ombra Magazine

SIN - Black River (Issue 01)

2020:

SIN - Float Photo Magazine (Annus Horribilis)

SIN - The Pupil Sphere

SIN - Conceptual Projects

SIN - Panorama

SIN - Landscape Stories

SIN - Korper Magazine

SIN - Art Doc Magazine

SIN - Phroom

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