Biography

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Marco Ristuccia was born in Siracusa (Italy) in 1971. After receiving a Bachelor Degree in Computer Engineering he attended the Master class in professional photography at the Italian Institute of Photography (IIF) in Milan.

He collaborated as a co-editor with the photography magazine Urbanautica, selecting and conducting interviews with photographers from all over the world. Marco has also been regularly part of juries and organisation staffs of photography contexts. He holds a photography class at the Berlino Schule in Berlin.

Marco´s technical background provides him with a particular inclination towards deep conceptual analysis and strong formal balance, with a bit of an ironic drift typical of his Italian culture. His personal projects cover reportage, documentary and conceptual photography and are frequently exhibited in Germany and Italy.

Marco lives and works in Berlin.


EDUCATION

  • 2009-2011: Master class in professional photography at the Italian Institute of Photography (Milan).
  • July 2010: Workshop on reportage tutored by the photographer Sara Munari.
  • Known languages: Italian, English and German.


PUBLICATIONS

  • Berliner Morgenpost
  • Chrismon
  • European Photography
  • The Eye of Photography
  • Urbanautica


TEACHINGS

  • Marco holds regularly the “Photography Course – Base Level” at the Berlino Schule (Berlin).


ACTIVITY LOG (EXHIBITIONS, EVENTS, AWARDS)

  • October 2018: selected by Feature Shoot with the photo Surreal Rock for the The Other Art Fair in London.
  • June 2018: Publication of the photo-reportage In the Tunnel of Love on the June issue of chrismon plus.

  • December 2017: selected with two images of my on-going project “People vs Art 1-0” for the collective exhibition LOL at the PH21 Gallery, Ráday u. 55. – H-1092 Budapest.

  • September 2017: publication of the photo-reportage In the Tunnel of Love on the 22 September 2017’s printed issue of the Berliner Morgenpost.

  • May 2017: solo exhibition of my project The Sacred and the Profane and participation as a jury member to the photo contest Noto fior di Foto on the occasion of the famous Infiorata di Noto. – Civic Theater in Noto, Sicily, Italy.

  • January-June 2017: selected to be part in the special anniversary edition n.100 of European Photography – Talking Photography with the photo High hopes of Immigration.

  • December 2016: participation in the Togobazar – Design und Kunst im Wedding with the projects “Around” and “Black & White Berlin”. – Neontoaster – Seestraße 106 – 13353 Berlin-Wedding (Germany).

  • October 2016: participation in the 2 TAGE WEDDING 2016 KULTURFESTIVAL with the project IO ABITO A MATRIMONIO, a transits/portraits series of people living in Wedding district realised specifically for the event. – Neontoaster – Seestraße 106 – 13353 Berlin-Wedding (Germany).

  • June 2016: honourable mention at “Moscow International Foto Awards 2016” (MIFA) with the photo High Hopes of Immigration.

  • November 2015: exhibition at “Photissima/Photocontainers 2015, art festival & fair” as one of the finalists of the related award (“Photissima Art Prize Turin 2015”) with the photo High Hopes of Immigration. – Spazio MRF (Turin, Italy)

  • September 2015: participation in the “BERLINER LISTE 2015 – fair for contemporary art” – Kraftwerk Berlin (Berlin, Germany).

  • July 2015: participation at the “Biennale of Italian Photography – EXPO 2015” with the projects “One, No One and One Hundred Thousand” and “White Walls” – Centrale Taccani (Trezzo sull’Adda – Milan Metropolitan City, Italy).

  • April 2014: exhibition “italienische Fotografie” with the project “White Walls” – RAUM Italic | Spazio Corsivo (Berlin, Germany).

  • March 2014: collective exhibition “LOST SPACE!” curated by Susanne Lek with the project “White Walls” – Galerie João Cocteau (Berlin, Germany).

  • September 2013: collective exhibition “KUNST PUR!” curated by Katia David with the project “One, No One and One Hundred Thousand” – Galerie Wedding (Berlin, Germany).

  • April 2013: event–exhibition “MACHT KUNST” organized by the “Deutsche Bank Kunsthalle” with the project “One, No One and One Hundred Thousand” – Alte Münze Berlin (Berlin, Germany).

  • April 2013: solo exhibition of the project “One, No One and One Hundred Thousand” – Spiritus Mundi (Berlin, Germany).

  • May 2012: solo exhibition of the project “One, No One and One Hundred Thousand” – Visconti Castle(Abbiategrasso – Milan, Italy).

  • May 2012: exhibition of the work “One, No One and One Hundred Thousand” from the event “L’albero: un paesaggio oltre i confini dell’immaginazione” curated by Erminio Annunzi – MIA Milan Image Fair – Superstudiopiù (Milan, Italy).

  • May 2012: during the Photofestival 2012 collective exhibition “Le Meraviglie di Alice” curated by Roberto Mutti – Spazio Concept (Milan, Italy).

  • February 2012: in occasion of the event VOCE (Volunteers at the Center): exhibition of the photographic series “All together” produced during the International Contemporary Art Symposium(May 2011) – Royal Palace (Milan, Italy).

  • January 2012: first prize for the best photo of “Fassi Crane Art Calendar 2012” – Fassi Spa.

  • November 2011: collective exhibition “L’albero: un paesaggio oltre i confini dell’immaginazione” curated by Erminio Annunzi – Festival of Photography of Busto Arsizio – Palazzo Marliani Cicogna (Busto Arsizio (VA), Italy).

  • September 2011: collective exhibition “Design-Re.work in progress”: portraits of young designers – Design Library (Milan, Italy).

  • July 2011: collective exhibition “Le Meraviglie di Alice” (second vision) curated by Roberto Mutti – Squinterno Festival – Berceto (Parma, Italy).

  • June 2011: collective exhibition “Le Meraviglie di Alice ” curated by Roberto Mutti – Exhibition at Tadino Contemporary Art Gallery (Milan, Italy).

  • May 2011: collective exhibition “Portraits of Family” promoted by the Andersen International School – Chiostri di San Barnaba (Milan, Italy).

  • May 2011: International Contemporary Art Symposium “Solidarietà e Volontariato” promoted by Sacra Famiglia Foundation – Final exhibition at Villa Marazzi (Cesano Boscone, Italy).

  • May 2011: collective exhibition “Palermi-Tana” at Auchan Galleries Exhibition Space (Monza, Italy).

  • April 2011: collective exhibition “Design-Re”: portraits of young designers – Salone del Mobile Fair (Milan, Italy).

  • February 2011: collective exhibition “The Chamber of Work, a long walk…” at the Chamber of Work (Milan, Italy).

  • November 2010: special mention at ROBERTO DEL CARLO Lucca Digital Photo Contest 2010 with the work “Il Sacro e il Profano” (Lucca, Italy).