carlo

lombardi

bio

carlo lombardi (b. 1988), based between milan (italy) and vilnius (lithuania), works on long-term projects
and commissions using a multidisciplinary approach that involves photography, archive and text. his praxis reflects on how photography can open the space for questioning our motives and desires – bringing out the paradoxes that clash with our beliefs and values, revealing how much they are influenced by the cultural and political context in which the observation takes place. in his projects, he often delves into identification of collective symbols and biases behind singular narratives of exclusion. since 2018, he has been collaborating with photographer miriam stanke as a collective, addressing topics such as the aftermath of war, national identity and transgenerational trauma.

selected awards/grants

2023

culture moves europe by goethe institute, grant recipient / lithuanian council for culture, grant recipient / luigi ghirri award, finalist / deloitte photo grant, finalist / british journal of photography portrait of humanity, shortlisted / helsinki photo festival, shortlisted

2022

premio ponchielli, finalist / lucy art residency, shortlisted / athens photo festival, shortlisted / urbanautica institute awards, shortlisted

2021

sistema festival fotografia reset, finalist / italian sustainability photo award, finalist / belfast photo festival, shortlisted

2018

premio ponchielli, finalist / lucie foundation chromaluxe fine art scholarship, finalist

2017

lugano photo days emerging photographers, finalist / sifest26, 2nd prize / marco pesaresi award, finalist / fotoleggendo XIII, 1st prize

residencies

2023

planches contact festival, deauville, fr

2022

issp, riga, lv

2021

la chambre blanche & rad’art, québec, ca

solo exhibition

2022

büro brutal, mannheim, de

2018

7th triennial of photography off triennale, hamburg, de

group exhibition/projections

2024

fnac for festival planches contact, paris and lyon, fr

2023

gfi fotografia europea festival, reggio emilia, it / planches contact festival, deauville, fr / der greif 15th anniversary les rencontres d'arles nuit de l'annae, arles, fr

2022

photo vogue festival, milano, it / verzasca foto festival, brione, ch

2018

voies off, arles, fr / fotofestiwal, lodtz, pl / les boutographies, montpellier, fr / gfi fotografia europea, reggio emilia, it / fotoleggendo XIV, rome, it

2017

portfolio italia, bibbiena, it / festival della fotografia etica ngo space, lodi, it

selected workshops

2019

“altre immagini” alice rohrwacher if2019 / nikon-noor academy austria masterclass

2018

nikon-noor academy sweden masterclass