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Francesco Ciotola

1979
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Italy

Francesco Ciotola is an Italian artist.

An artist and curator, Ciotola was born in 1979 in Italy. He worked at the Communication Department at the Museo de Bellas Artes de Seville. Since 2008, Ciotola has been involved with projects on landscapes in Italy and in Europe, creating campaigns for land surveying and documentaries. He holds various teaching experiences in the field of artistic and photographic education in different schools. From 2009 to 2012, Ciotola was a partner at the Studio Associate D77 Photographers based in Naples where he supported and promoted the Social Function of Art and Photography in particular, with different bottom-art projects, personal and collective exhibitions and Artist Residencies in Italy and Europe.

In his work, Francesco Ciotola has always preferred the use of the now-obsolete B/W film cameras and working in the darkroom. He is a consultant for several bodies within the Culture in the Third Sector and is the founder of the Association of Social Promotion Nuova Fotografa Organizzata as well as the founder of the blog Ottica Contemporanea. Several of his works are part of international collections.

 

Education

  • Environment and Landscape Photography, Academy of Fine Arts, Naples.
  • MA European Arts and Cultures, Naples and Seville – 2006.
  • Conservation of Cultural Heritage.

 

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Selected Events

Exhibitions

  • 2019     “Don’t Bite Me!” – Blue Rhino Art Residency, Istanbul (exhibited in Naples at Made in Cloister, Italy).
  • 2019     “Critical Point, Your Point” – Centro Cultural San Martìn, Buenos Aires.
  • 2019     “Tabula Rasa” – Maschio Angioino, Napoli, Italy.
  • 2018     “Cultura E Integrazione All’Ombra Della Reggia” – Galleria AA29Project Room, Caserta, Italy.
  • 2018     “Resilienza Attiva” – Ave Gratia Plena, Guardia Sanframondi, Italy.
  • 2018     “Join the Dots / Unire Le Distanze” – Salone degli Incanti, Trieste, Italy.
  • 2017     “Dreaming Italia” – Castel dell’Ovo, Napoli, Italy.
  • 2017     “Foto_Acc_17, Pan” – Palazzo delle Arti Napoli, Italy.
  • 2017     “Doni – Authors From Campania” – Museo Madre, Napoli, Italy.
  • 2017     “Biennale Arcipelago Mediterraneo” – Zisa, Palermo, Italy.
  • 2016     “Art Performing Festival” – Castel dell’Ovo, Napoli, Italy.
  • 2015     “Permanencias Residencia de Artistas” – Lamosa, Cuenca, Spain.
  • 2015     “Maggioff” Ex Asilo Filangieri, Napoli, Italy.
  • 2015     “Io Vivo Come Te” – Chiesa di S. Biagio Maggiore, Napoli, Italy.
  • 2015     “L’Insieme, Il Dettaglio” – Galleria Pantesia, Napoli, Italy.
  • 2014     “Deja Vu” – Chiesa di San Gennaro all’Olmo, Napoli, Italy.
  • 2014     “15/17 Interni Contemporanei” – Galleria Essearte, Napoli, Italy.
  • 2014     “Lux” – Galleria Pantesia, Napoli, Italy.
  • 2013     “Vietato Ai Minori” – Galleria Essearte, Napoli, Italy.
  • 2013     “In Contemporanea” – Carcere Borbonico, Avellino, Italy.
  • 2013     “Rivelazioni” – Museo Casa della Corte, Agerola, Italy.
  • 2013     “Snapshot” – Villa Pignatelli/Casa della Fotografa, Napoli, Italy.
  • 2011     “Imago Vocis” – Camera di Commercio di Salerno, Italy.
  • 2011     “Attraversamenti” – Galleria Principe Umberto, Napoli, Italy.
  • 2010     “Biennale Dei Giovani Fotografi” – Bibbiena, Italy.
  • 2010     “Arte In Comune” – Municipio di Giugliano, Italy.
  • 2010     “Zenit Sguardo Meridiano” – Residenza E Mostra, Castello di Sant’Angelo dei Lombardi, Italy.
  • 2009     “Un Territorio Da Scoprire” – Residenza E Mostra, Mostra d’Oltremare, Napoli, Italy.
  • 2009     “La Citta’ Del Sogno” – K-Lab, Napoli, Italy.
  • 2008     “Desarrollo De Una Unidad Envuelta En Un Espacio” – El Perro Andaluz, Sevilla, Spain.
  • 2007     “Era Hombre, Era Mito, Era Perro” – El Perro Andaluz, Sevilla, Spain.

 

Latest curated projects

  • 2019     “Coltiva La Tua Visione, Aps Re-Start” – Napoli, Italy.
  • 2018     “Abili Oltre In Viaggio” – Partner, Stazione FS di Mergellina, Napoli, Italy.
  • 2018     “Fine Del Mondo Del Fine” – Lo Stato dell’Arte, Napoli, Italy.
  • 2017     “Dreaming Italia” – Castel dell’Ovo, Napoli, Italy.
  • 2017     “Pensiero, Materia” – Azione di Arte Pubblica, Piazza Giovanni Bernardino Tafuri, Napoli, Italy.
  • 2016     “Per Aspera Ad Astra” – Azione di Arte Pubblica, Piazza Giuseppe di Vittorio, Napoli, Italy.
  • 2016     “Redemption” – Opera Completa di Salvino Campos, Proiezione, Castel dell’Ovo, Napoli, Italy.
  • 2016     “Paestum Nei Percorsi Del Grand Tour” – Castel Dell’Ovo, Napoli, Italy.
  • 2016     “Fermarti” – Nuova Fotografa Organizzata, Castel Volturno, Italian.
  • 2015     “Blueprint” – Nuova Fotografa Organizzata, Napoli, Italy.
  • 2015     “Borderline Poetries” – Casa Alfar Pedro Mercedes, Cuenca, Ecuador.
  • 2014     “Heartquake” – Chiesa di San Biagio Maggiore, Napoli, Italy.
  • 2014     “Deja Vu” – Chiesa di S. Gennaro all’Olmo, Napoli, Italy.
  • 2014     “Io Vivo Come Te” – Chiesa di S. Biagio Maggiore, Napoli, Italy.

 

Publications

  • 2019     “Canto Della Durata” – Vinalia, Guardia Sanframondi, Italy.
  • 2018     “Cultura e Integrazione All’Ombra Della Reggia” – ed. Olisterno, Napoli, Italy.
  • 2018     “Resilienza Attiva” – Vinalia, Guardia Sanframondi, Italy.
  • 2017     “Dreaming Italia” – Nuova Fotografa Organizzata, Napoli, Italy.
  • 2017     “Foto_Acc_17” – ed. Arte’m, Napoli, Italy.
  • 2016     “Doni, Imago Mundi, Luciano Benetton Collection” – ed. Fabrica, Treviso, Italy.
  • 2015     “Permanencias” – Lamosa, Cuenca, Ecuador.
  • 2015     “Io Vivo Come Te” – Nacart, Napoli, Italy.
  • 2012     “Snapshot” – Aporema, Napoli, Italy.
  • 2010     “Zenit Sguardo Meridiano” – ed. Clean, Napoli, Italy.
  • 2009     “Un Territorio Da Scoprire” – ed. Mida, Salerno, Italy.

 

Other projects

  • 2020     Ottica Contemporanea – Libero Pensiero Attraverso l’Arte Del Nostro Tempo

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