Valerio Spada

Photographer Director
Gomorrah Girl’ and ‘I am nothing’ are the main series produced by the young photographer Valerio Spada.

Thanks to the first series, he made himself known throughout the world in 2011, while he has recently brought the second to a close thanks to the support of a grant from the Guggenheim Foundation in New York.

Both revolve around the study of the most typical and yet obscure aspects of the major Italian criminal organizations: the Neapolitan Camorra and the Sicilian Mafia. And yet these are not mere reportages, but combine truth and storytelling, diary and theatre, both candid and staged photography.

They are cinematographic fiction raised to the level of judiciary truth. And vice versa.


Benrubi Gallery, New York, Solo Exhibition

Camera, Centro Nazionale per la Fotografia, Turin, Italy curated by Francesco Zanot opening November 2016

Galeria Cero, Madrid, Spain

PPAC Phila Photo Arts Center, Philadelphia, PA USA Galleria Argentica, Ravenna, Italy

Flatland Gallery, Utrecht, Holland


DAZ BANK Art Foyer Exhibition Private Exhibition at DZ-Bank Kunstsammlung, Frankfurt/Main, Germany

Art Basel, The Grass Grows, Three Selected gallery from Italy, Valerio Spada, Gomorrah Girl

A survey of documentary styles in early 21st century photobooks, Columbia Center for Arts & Paper, Chicago

Photoville, New York City, Curated by Darius Himes and Larissa Leclair

Artissima & The Others Fair, Torino, Italy

FotoBook Festival Best Book of the Year, Le Bal Museum, Paris (France)

The Best Book Design Award 2012, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, (Holland)

Incredible-Unglaublich, Münchner StådtMuseum, Munich, (Germany)

MAFIA/S – ImageSinguliéres, Séte (France)

Fotografia Roma, MACRO, Museum of Contemporary Art, Rome, (Italy)

Outskirts, Palazzo Poli, Calcografia, Roma, (Italy)

Oh my Books 2011, Arles, France

PragueBiennale3, Prague, Czech Republic

Flash Art Fair, Milan, Italy

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