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 has realized reportage in Italy and abroad ( L'Aquila earthquake 2009, Haiti earthquake 2010, Italy G8 summit 2010). At the present, studing the issue related to the current situation of the cityscape connected to the civil daily-life in areas in state of emergency, with closer attention to the middle-east area.
In the last 2 years he have been working in Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan and Palestine. During 2010 contributor for Abitare International Magazine. In 2011 he joined LUZphoto Agency. Is currently working on the project COLLATERAL LANDSCAPE, a photographic research that wants to test out, through the architecture and the landscape, the relationship between identity and crisis. His work has been presented in 2012 and 2011 during the fourth and third edition of the international festival Festarch and in 2010 inside ARIA Project circuit - Berlin. COLLATERAL LANDSCAPE has received two honorable mentions - architecture and fine art - at the international photography "Lucie Foundation" awards 2011. His research on Baghdad was inside the international festival SaoPauloCalling. COLLATERAL LANDSCAPE has made it through to the first round of the selection process for the Noorderlicht photofestival 2012 (2 Sept - 7 Oct). From April 5 to June 8 he was among the artists invited for the Dallas Biennial 2012 new edition.. His project has been shown inside the collective screening MOVEMENT for the La Nuit de l'Année - Les Rencontres d'Arles 2012 edition. From Oct 10 to Dec 12 was among the artist invited for the Istanbul Design Biennial 2012 first edition, curated by Joseph Grima. Recently published by Endless Delight Publishing with an afterword by Joseph Grima, a volume on the project Big Eye Kabul.