Born in Naples in 1975, Gigi Cifali is a photographer based in Milan and London, where he earned a Master’s degree in Photojournalism from the University of Westminster. He has been awarded and highly mentioned several times: AOP Photographers Awards, IPA International Photography Awards - Lucie Foundation, Fuji Photo Awards, Calumet Assistant Photo Awards, London Photographic Association - Photography Competition.The “Absence of Water” series work has been selected as winner of the IPA International Photography Awards 2009 for the Architecture and Historic category and it now belongs to the François Schneider Foundation Collection.In November 2015, a narrative exhibition, curated by Gianluigi Ricuperati, presented a preview of twelve images of the photography series “Images and Signs: Italy, 1969-89. Practices of Memory” on the so-called years of lead. The work investigates the mechanisms that regulate the transmission of collective memory and reflect on the role of the archives. It has been featured in the book “un’apparizione di superfici” by Luca Panaro published in 2017.His photographs have been featured in international magazines.
2018 “ilmondoinfine: vivere tra le rovine”, Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Roma (group show, project by Ilaria Bussoni)2018 "Escutar as águas", Museu do Dinheiro - Torreão Nascente da Cordoaria Nacional, Lisboa (group show)2017 5th Odessa Biennale of Contemporary Art, Odessa (group show)2016 Contemporary Photography Award, Fondazione Francesco Fabbri, Treviso (group show)2016 "Absence of Water”, Indian Photography Festival, Hyderabad, India2015 FAR. Political Terrorism as news from a distant star: "Images and Signs: Italy, 1969-89", Toolbox, Turin (solo show curated by Gianluigi Ricuperati)2015 “la Collection", Fondation François Schneider, Wattwiller (group show curated by Auguste Vonville, critical text by Viktoria von der Brüggen)2014 "Contemporary Talents 2012", Fondation François Schneider, Wattwiller (group show curated by Viktoria von der Brüggen)2012 "Absence of Water", Galleria Marconi, Cupra Marittima - Ascoli Piceno (solo show)2012 "Contemporary Visions", Beers.Lambert Gallery, London (group show)2010 "Della Natura", Galleria Spazio Farini 6, Milan (group show)2009 "Affluenza", London (group show)2009 AOP Association of Photographers Awards, AOP Gallery, London (group show)2009 IPA Lucie Foundation, International Photography Awards Show, New York (group show)2009 Calumet Assistants Photo Award, London (group show)2008 "Foto 8: Group Exhibition", Host Gallery, London (group show)
Contemporary Photography Award 2016 - Fondazione Francesco Fabbri: FinalistContemporary Talents 2012 - François Schneider Foundation Competition: Finalist IPA International Photography Awards - Lucie Foundation 2009 Professional: 1st place Architecture, HistoricCalumet Assistant Photo Awards 2009AOP Photographers Awards 2009 Let’s Face It 3 Portraiture Competition - London Photographic Association 2007: Highly Recommended MentionFujifilm Professional Awards 2007: Merit Award
Swimming Pool in Photography, text(s) by Francis Hodgson, Hatje Cantz, 2018un'apparizione di superfici, Luca Panaro, Apm Edizioni, 2017, p. 30
François Schneider Foundation, Wattwiller, FranceCollection Vanmoerkerke, Oostende, Belgium