Antonio Ottomanelli. architect | photographer
Studies Architecture in Milan and Lisbon. Till 2012 Adjunct Professor at the architecture planning department – Milan Politecnic. In 2009 sets up IRA-C – interaction research & architecture in crisis context - a public device, which want's support research realities in the field of urban and social strategies. He made photo features in contexts of crisis in Italy and abroad and he is currently engaged in the study and documentation of the condition of cities and territories in a state of conflict, with particular attention to the effects of the contemporary relationship between the protection strategies for a common security and the protection forms of private freedom.
Over the past four years he has worked in Afghanistan, Iraq and Palestine. His works have been published in numerous magazines such as Area, Abitare, AR, Domus, Internazionale, LeMonde. His work has been presented at several international festivals: Berlin 2010, AIR project circuit; Perugia 2011-12, Festarch, II and III edition; Brazil 2012, São Paulo Calling; Dallas Biennial 2012; Istanbul, 2012, first Design Biennial; rencontres d'arles, Arles 2012, nuit de l'année. He has received two Honorable Mentions - Architecture and Art – at the International Photography Award Lucie Foundation 2011. He has exhibited, solo and group, in several museums and galleries, ("Cartography of the unseen", edited by Yael Eylat Van-Essen, Research Gallery, Holon Institute of Technology, Holon, Israel, 2013; "Aldo Rossi, “idea dell'abitare”, curated by Claudia Tinazzi, Casa Testori, Milan, 2013; "Primavisone", edited by Grin - national group of iconographic editors, Gallery Belvedere, Milan, 2012). On may 2013, at the Triennale Museum in Milan, as been presented publicly the exhibition “Collateral Landscape”, his first Italian solo exhibition. He is among the artists brought to the 2014 International Award for Excellence in Public Art; and for the Future Generation Art Prize 2014 - Victor Pinchuk Foundation. He was among the authors invited for the exhibition MONDITALIA at the XIV International Architecture Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia, directed by Rem Koolhaas. Is founder and chief curator of Planar, center for photography and visual art in Bari. He is now curating the upcoming volume The Third Island, will be out in november and will be exhibited at la Triennale di Milano. Lives between Milan and Bari.