Valerio SpadaPhotographer Director
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