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BIO

Franco Monari è nato in Italia nel 1981, dove attualmente vive e lavora. Nei suo lavori Monari tratta questioni relative il trascorrere del tempo e la memoria, unendo fotografia, pittura e oggetti, creando un'opera intensamente personale e biografica. Nel 2008 ha pubblicato "Memore", il suo primo libro fotografico. Finalista in diversi concorsi (Premio Terna 03, Yicca 2014) nel 2016 è tra i selezionati di Confini_14 e nel 2017 è il vincitore assoluto del Premio Nocivelli. I suoi lavori sono stati esposti in diverse gallerie e associazioni culturali in Italia e all'estero, tra le quali: Agorà Gallery (2010), Turin Photo Festival (2010), Polifemo Fotografia (2016), Galleria VisionQuest (2017), Officine Fotografiche (2017).

Franco Monari was born in Italy in 1981 where he currently lives and works. In his work Monari treats questions concerning time passing and memory, and he combines photography, painting and objects, creating a work intensely personal and biographical. He has published in 2008 “Memore”, his first photography book. Finalist in several competitions (Terna Prize 03, Yicca 2014) in 2016 was selected for Confini_14 and in 2017 he won the Nocivelli Prize. His works have been exhibited in several galleries in Italy and abroad, among which: Agorà Gallery (2010), Turin Photo Festival (2010), Polifemo Fotografia (2016), Galleria VisionQuest (2017), Officine Fotografiche (2017).



RESUME


Education
2012     Socialscape Investigation: workshop con Francesco Jodice
2010     Ritratti di città: workshop con Gabriele Basilico


Awards
2017     Nominee Award "PHOTOGRVPHY AWARD"
2017     Absolute Winner and First Place Photography Prize "PREMIO NOCIVELLI"
2017     Finalist "stART/Call For Art" open call
2017     Finalist "STREAMERS" open call
2016     Juror Award "CONFINI14"
2016     Shortlisted "PREMIO CELESTE" (Digital Photography Category)
2015     Finalist "DESERTING REALITY" open call
2015     Finalist "PREMIO CASCELLA" (Photography Category)
2014     Finalist "YICCA 2014"
2014     Shortlisted "PREMIO CELESTE" (Digital Photography Category)
2013     Finalist "THE SEA IS MY LAND (Artists from Mediterraneam)" Photography Prize
2011     Shortlisted "PREMIO CELESTE" (Digital Photography Category)
2010     Finalist "PREMIO TERNA 03" (Cat. Gigawatt, under 35)
2010     3rd place Photography Prize "IL VENTRE DELLA VILLA"
2010     Selected in the "CHELSEA FINE ART COMPETITION"
2009     Selected for "JPEGGY TELECOM ITALIA"
2009     First Place Award "TAPIRULAN" (Category Vertical B&W Photography)


Solo and Two-Person Exhibitions (selected)
2018     [upcoming] PREMIO NOCIVELLI - ESPOSIZIONE VINCITORE ASSOLUTO 2017 (luogo e data da definire)
2013     [post]INDUSTRIAL, Cayce's Lab, Modena / Italy
2011     IN PROGRESS, Galleria Torno Subito, Reggio Emilia / Italy
2010     MEMORE, Fotografia Europea - Circuito OFF, Reggio Emilia / Italy
2009     MEMORE, Galleria Avia Pervia & Icone, Modena / Italy


Group Exhibitions (selected)
2018     [upcoming 13th July] PREMIO NOCIVELLI - MOSTRA VINCITORI 2017, Palazzo Martinengo, Brescia / Italy
2018     [upcoming April] PREMIO NOCIVELLI - MOSTRA DECENNALE, Brescia / Italy
2017     [upcoming 25th November] CONFINI_14, Barchessa di Villa Concina, Dolo / Italy
2017     PREMIO NOCIVELLI - OPERE VINCITRICI, Accademia di Belle Arti "Santa Giulia", Brescia / Italy
2017     CONFINI_14, Galleria Sikanie, Catania / Italy
2017     PREMIO NOCIVELLI - ESPOSIZIONE FINALISTI, Chiesa della Disciplina, Verolanuova / Italy
2017     IN/ARTE - OBIETTIVO FOTOGRAFIA, Villa Genesio, San Polo d'Enza / Italy
2017     CONFINI_14, Confluenze Festival - ex Consorzio Agrario, Agazzano / Italy
2017     CONFINI_14, Palazzo della cultura San Bernardino, Rossano / Italy
2017     CONFINI_14, Galleria L'Impronta, Cosenza / Italy
2017     TOPOI, stART_art projects  - L'Appartamento, Firenze / Italy
2017     THE IMAGE OF THE SAVAGE, LoosenArt - Millepiani, Roma / Italy
2017     STREAMERS, Officine Fotografiche, Roma / Italy
2017     CONFINI_14, Circolo Fincantieri-Wärtsilä, Sala Mostre Fenice, Trieste / Italy
2017     CONFINI_14, Galleria VisionQuest, Genova / Italy
2017     CONFINI_14, Galleria Tibaldi Arte Contemporanea, Roma / Italy
2016     CONFINI_14, Polifemo Fotografia - La Fabbrica del Vapore, Milano / Italy
2015     DESERTING REALITY, Ex Bazzi, Polo dell'Arte di Ventura, Milano / Italy
2015     PREMIO CASCELLA 2015: LA CURA, Biblioteca Diocesana San Domenico, Ortona / Italy
2014     YICCA 2014, LIL Lugano Innovation Lab, Botti Buildings, Lugano / Switzerland
2014     ARTSHOT, Centro Culturale Sant'Agostino, Crema / Italy
2012     MIND WINDOWS, Tropic Corridors, Cavriana / Italy
2010     TURIN PHOTO FESTIVAL, ex Manifattura Tabacchi, Torino / Italy
2010     INCONTRI, Galleria Torno Subito, Reggio Emilia / Italy
2010     25th CHELSEA INT. FINE ART COMPETITION EXHIBITION, Agorà Gallery, New York / USA
2009     FOTO_01, Sale delle Colonne, Università di Parma / Italy


Public Talks
2010     "Memore", with Maicher Biagini, Arch. Michele Zini and Arch. Mauro Severi, during Al Museo 2010, Biblioteca delle Arti, Reggio Emilia
2009     "Probabile resitenza: giornalismo, arte, legalità", with D. Mantovani and Davide P.De Simoni, Spazio Avia Pervia, Modena
2009     "ArtLimbo: residui del paesaggio industriale", with Arch. Andrea Caputo, Spazio Avia Pervia, Modena
2009     "La memoria dei luoghi", with Andrea Chiesi, Arch. Michele Zini and Daniele Sitta, during ModenaBook, Foro Boario, Modena



PUBLICATIONS

Monographs
2008     "Memore", Franco Monari, Mucchi Editore (isbn 978-88-7000-500-4)


Books and Catalogues
●     "Premio Nocivelli 2017", contest and exhibition catalogue (2017)
●     "Streamers", exhibition broadsheet catalogue (2017)
●     "Premio Cascella 2015 - La Cura (fotografia)", exhibition catalogue (2015)
●     "Yicca 2014", exhibition catalogue, pp. 12-13 (2014)
●     "Environmental Protection and Mountains", P.Quillacq and M.Onida, cover (Secretariat of the Alpine Convention, 2011)
●     "Le stanze del sale", Patrizia Dughero, cover + pp.7,10,28,52,69 (Le voci della luna, 2010)
●     "Premio Terna 03 | Visione: origine e potere / Energia attraverso le generazioni", pp. 146-147 (Silvana Editoriale, 2010)
●     "Chelsea International Fine Art Competition Exhibition" catalogue, p.13 (Agora Gallery, 2010)
●     "Bunker", Aa.Vv., p.66 (ed. Tapirulan, 2009)
●     "Foto_01" catalogue, pp. 10-11 (ed. Tapirulan, 2009)
●     "Il tempo scorre nella fabbrica ritrovata", G.Oliva, E.Pignotti (XY Editore, 2009)
●     "La villa e il giardino dei Sorra", P.Bergonzini, S.Cavicchioli, A.Di Paolo, p.42 (2008)


Web, Magazines and Blogs (selected)
●     "Guest Room: Images Vevey", publication on Der Greif (October 2017)
●     "Il cielo non importa: Franco Monari osserva il paesaggio terremotato", review on Artwort (September 2017)
●     "Guest Room: Hester Keijser", publication on Der Greif (July 2017)
●     "Franco Monari", publication on Float Magazine (February 2017)
●     "E poi verrà la nebbia / And then will come the fog", publication on Latent Image Magazine - Issue N°8 (May 2016)
●     "Série « And Then Will Come The Fog » De Franco Monari", publication on Plateform Magazine - Issue N°88 (May 2016)
●     "Franco Monari", article on New Landscape Photography (24-03-2016)
●     "E poi verrà la nebbia", article on ArtAbout (19-02-2016)
●     "And then will come the fog", article on Posi+Tive Magazine (10-02-2016)
●     Group exhibition on F-Stop Magazine - Issue N°72 (August-September 2015)
●     Urbanautica Open Call: Sport (February 2013)
●     "Franco Monari - Hardcore vending machines", review on CFYE (13-12-2011)
●     "New Prehistories / Nuove Preistorie", publication on Audis (November 2011)
●     "Franco Monari", on Troppo Tardi (31-10-2010)
●     "7am | Franco Monari", interview on FrizziFrizzi (29-10-2010)
●     "Franco Monari", on The Velvet Cell - Issue N°5 (October 2010)
●     "Vis-à-vis #19: Franco Monari", interview on Art-Rehab (12-01-2010)
●     "Franco Monari", publication on (Not) Common People (09-01-2010)
●     "Franco Monari - Memorabilia: Industrial", review on Slightly Lucid (07-01-2010)
●     "Intervista con... Franco Monari", interview on Posi+Tive Magazine Italy (05-01-2010)
●     "Interview Franco Monari", interview on Ilovethatphoto Magazine (01-12-2009)


Texts
●     "Piovono Pietre", text by Alessandra Galletta (2017)
●     "Il paesaggio di Franco Monari", text by Fulvio Bortolozzo (2011)
●     "La vasta sala", text by Andrea Chiesi (2008)


Collections
●     Associazione Culturale Techne - Collezione Nocivelli
●     Luigi Roth - Terna S.p.A.
●     Private collections


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