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

gfi – fotografia europea, selected / lithuanian council for culture, scholarship

2022

premio ponchielli, finalist / photo vogue festival, selected / verzasca foto festival awards, 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 / voies off arles, selected / lucie foundation chromaluxe fine art scholarship, finalist / foto festiwal lodtz, selected / gfi – fotografia europea, selected

2017

les boutographies, selected / triennial of photography hamburg off triennale, selected / lugano photo days emerging photographers, finalist / festival della fotografia etica ngo space, selected / portfolio italia 2017, finalist / sifest26, 2nd prize / marco pesaresi award, finalist / fotoleggendo XIII, 1st prize

residencies

2022

curated by issp, riga, lv

2021

curated by la chambre blanche & rad’art, québec, ca

solo exhibition

2022

büro brutal atelier & gallery, mannheim, de

2018

7th triennial of photography – off triennale, hamburg, de

group exhibition 

2023

gfi – fotografia europea festival, reggio emilia, it (upcoming)

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