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Luca Gilli

A native of Cavriago from the province of Reggio Emilia in northern Italy where he has lived all his life and work as photographer. Having specialized in natural science in college, Gilli has worked for several years as a wild environment consultant while he continued to pursue photography, until 1998 when he established a private graphic design studio and publishing house.

He has mostly focused on nature but in Blank series of 2011 he photographed ‘an anonymous space’ in which he scrutinized in depth how the conception on light and space are related to each other and what new potential can be found in photography. Quentin Bajac, current Chief Curator of photography of MoMA, New York, introduced just about this new conception. In this exhibition he will exhibit this Blank series along with his other works since.

Gilli has held solo and group exhibitions in various public museums and art galleries in Italy and other international locations. This year, he has also received 'BNL group BNP Paribas award' given to prestigious artists in 'Milan Image Art Fair'.

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Collection

Bibliothèque Nationale de France (BNF), Paris, France
Kunstbibliothek Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Musée de la photographie à Charleroi, Charleroi, Belgium
Fototeca della Biblioteca Panizzi, Reggio Emilia, Italy
Musée d'Art Moderne et Contemporain, Strasbourg, France
Thessaloniki Museum of Photography, Thessaloniki, Greece
Musée Réattu / Musée des beaux-arts de la Ville d'Arles, Arles, France
École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France
Centro di Ricerca e Archiviazione della Fotografia, Lestans, Italy
Fototeca dell'Archivio di Stato di Parma, Parma, Italy
Collezione Italo Zannier, Venice, Italy