MASSIMO GARDONE

Massimo Gardone is a photographer since 1982, he specializes in visual communication and, in a wider sense, in any possible form of contamination with graphic design, video, art and design. He finds it comfortable to work in his studio (www.azimutphoto.it), at his own pace and with his tribe. His work has contributed, often crucially, to building the image of important Italian and international firms.

His flowers are the connective tissue of books and publications, an integral part of objects of design such as lamps, ceramics, tables and carpets for companies like Foscarini, Moroso, Ceramica Viva, Nodus, Aboca, Jannelli & Volpi, Bassetti and Bompiani. Decisive too have been his contributions as director of photography to videos such as N+N Corsino’s “Amorces intimes”, presented at the museums of fine arts of Shanghai, Beijing and Canton, and Alice’s video clip “Non ero mai sola”. He has also produced the videos “Infinity” and “Inspire”, both for Foscarini.

His works have been included in a number of solo and group exhibitions at the Revoltella Museum in Triest, Ugo Carà Museum in Muggia, Forni Gallery in Bologna. Lumans Editiongalerie take his pictures from Berlin to Europe, the United States and Australia.

BIO

Massimo Gardone – A photographer since 1982, he specializes in visual communication and, in a wider sense, in any possible form of contamination with graphic design, video, art and design. He finds it comfortable to work in his studio (www.azimutphoto.it), at his own pace and with his tribe. His work has contributed, often crucially, to building the image of important Italian and international firms.

His flowers are the connective tissue of books and publications, an integral part of objects of design such as lamps, ceramics, tables and carpets for companies like Foscarini, Moroso, Ceramica Viva, Nodus, Aboca, Jannelli & Volpi, Bassetti and Bompiani. Decisive too have been his contributions as director of photography to videos such as N+N Corsino’s “Amorces intimes”, presented at the museums of fine arts of Shanghai, Beijing and Canton, and Alice’s video clip “Non ero mai sola”. He has also produced the videos “Infinity” and “Inspire”, both for Foscarini.

His works have been included in a number of solo and group exhibitions at the Revoltella Museum in Triest, Ugo Carà Museum in Muggia, Forni Gallery in Bologna. Lumans Editiongalerie take his pictures from Berlin to Europe, the United States and Australia.

SOLO SHOWS

2016
Flowers – personal exhibition curated by Benedetta Donato – Galleria Due Piani Pordenone
2015
Florilegio – Two macro b/w floral photographs in a diffused exhibition – Zimmerfrei Trieste
Herbarium Project – Nicchetto Studio, Spazio Rossana Orlandi – Design week Milano
2014
Monumental Foscarini – interpretation lamps as architectural volume in a pure graphic form
evoking a world suspended in a timeless atmosphere – Bookshop Arsenale La Biennale di Venezia.
2013
Primavere ribelli – collective exhibition at Museo Revoltella, curated by Marco Puntin – Trieste
Inventario magazine – collective exhibition during 55 Venice biennale at Arsenale bookshop
2012
Arte in comune – personal exhibition at wedding room – “Bloom Blanc” Digipolaroid – Trieste
Iuav – personal video exhibition and conference – Treviso
Inspire – video installation at Design week Milano
2011
Corrispondenze d’arte – collective exhibition at Museo Revoltella, Trieste
2010
Fightin Flowers: L’arte del fitorimedio – collective exhibition at LipanjePuntin Gallery – Trieste
Lumas Essence – Edizioni d’arte in copie limitate across the world di “Dark”, “Blanc” e “X-ray”
Inside – Video installation at Design week Milano
2009
Infinity – Foscarini – kaleidoscopic video installation at Design week Milano
Honour mention of the 23rd Premio Compasso d’Oro ADI
Take a walk in the wild side – collective exhibition curated by Elisa Vladilo – Horti Tergestini
Trieste
2008
Flowers – collective exhibition at Galleria Forni – Milsno
Cimiteri di sigarette – Museo d’Arte Moderna – Muggia (Trieste)
2007
Vesti d’artista – The forest in the inhabited tales of Barbara della Polla, in Villa Revoltella, Trieste
Flowers – collective exhibition at the Caroline Dechamby Gallery – Crans Montana – Switzerland
2006
Flowers: il fiore nell’arte contemporanea – collective exhibition at Palazzo Ducale, Pavullo (Mo)
BlackFlowers – personal exhibition at the Minimal Gallery, Trieste
Flowers: il fiore nell’arte contemporanea – collective exhibition at Galleria Forni – Bologna
Blumen, Fiori, Fleurs, Flowers- personal exhibition at the Town Museum, Chiusa (Bolzano)
2000
Copyright FVG: la cultura del progetto grafico – collective exhibition – Passariano (Udine)
1999
Musica senza suono – collective exhibition at Museo Revoltella, Trieste
1989/90
Polaroid – travelling exhibition – research on large size 20 x 25

COLLECTIVE SHOWS

1983-1986 Four collective shows at Bevilacqua La Masa, Venezia (catalogs available)

1985   National selection Accademia di Belle Arti, Expo, Bari (Italy)

1986   Galleria G&G, Venezia (Italy)

1986    Mali Salon, Rijeka (Croazia);

1986    Galerija J. Sporer, Opatija (Croazia)

1987   Galleria TK, Trieste (Italy)

1987    Galerija ARS, Ljubljana (Slovenia)

1988   Biennale young artists, Padova  (Italy) (catalog available)

1990   Hors ligne, Trieste  (Italy) (catalog available)

1998   Pilonova Galerija, Ajdovscina (Slovenia)

2001   Galeria Anna Iglinska, Cracovia (Polonia)

2003   Galleria Il Torchio, Roma/New York

2004   Dio creatore del mondo, III international show of sacred art, abbazia di Sesto al Reghena (Pordenone, Italy) (catalog available)

2005 5 umjetnika, Galleria Pet Kula, Motovun (Croazia)

2007 ARTITA, Galerija Gasspar, Piran (Slovenia)

2008 Carmelo Zotti e allievi, Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Rijeka (Croazia)

2008    Obalne Galerije, Piran (Slovenia) – Magazzini del sale/Museo Correr, Venezia (Italy) (catalog available);

2008   Galleria Totem, Venezia (Italy)

2009 Omage to Carmelo Zotti, Palazzo Costanzi, Trieste  (Italy) (catalog available);

2009   20 nudi, New Artemisia gallery, Bergamo (Italy)

2010 In sacro anima vagans, Biblioteca Statale, Trieste – Palazzetto Veneto,

Monfalcone (Gorizia, Italy) (catalog available)

2011 Group show, Palazzo Zenobio, Venezia  (Italy)

2012 Il vento maestro del Divenire, homage to Carmelo Bene, a cura di Olimpia Orsini, Palazzo

Dogana, Foggia  (Italy) (catalog available).

2013 Oltre il sublime, Maria Campitelli e Giancarlo Pagliasso curators, Art&Space, Trieste  (Italy) (catalog available);

2013 RETROX, the Iwano Ptogect foundation, Museum of Contemporary Arts of Vojvodina, Novi Sad (Serbia);

2014 Chinoiserie II, Caffé San Marco,Trieste (Italy)

2014 Camere con vista, Enzo Cursaro, curator. Palazzo Civico delle arti, Agropoli (Salerno, Italy)

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