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Vincenzo Castella


Vincenzo Castella

The artist has used colour photography since 1975 and in 1998, he began his series about buildin­gs in which he undertakes visual narratives dealing with the complexity of the fabric and the inte­ractions of cities; these are in the form of large and extremely large colour prints. His interest is in the concepts of distance and dislocation.
Since 2006 he has constructed video installations derived from large photographic negatives: Cro­nache da Milano, realised in 2007/2008 and presented at Art Unlimited - Basel 2009 by Studio la Città. The research on the relationship between photography and video continues with Inside Deisha Camp, Bethlehem, which has been made in 2016 and presented at Studio la Città.

In 2018 he presented The Plots are homeless - first in a solo show at Studio la Città titled Trame senza fissa dimora (2018) and then at Bologna Art Fair (2019) - a six minute video of original negatives depicting the pristine forests of Finland. His work has been presented in European institutional venues (among which Arles - Mont Majour Abbey, San­dretto Re Rebaudengo Foundation - Guarene, Villa Manin Museum in Passariano). His works have been exhibited in important exhibitions such as: Innesti. Grafting, 14th International Architecture Exhibition – Venice Biennale (2014), Intuition, at Palazzo Fortuny, Venice (2017), Studio eine Phan­tastik at the Shedhalle in Zurich (2018).