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.His works reflect on recent history, collective memory and its taboos, and environment issues: “LoW 842” (2018-19), “HDPE” (2018), “Images and Signs: Italy, 1969-89. Practices of Memory” (2013-15), “New Vesuvian Landscapes” (2013), “End of Dream (Costa Concordia wreck)” (2012), “Anthropocene arvorum ingenia” (2009- 15), “Absence of Water” (2006-14).
2018 “ilmondoinfine: vivere tra le rovine”, Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Rome (group show, project by Ilaria Bussoni)2018 “Escutar as águas”, Museu do Dinheiro - Torreão Nascente da Cordoaria Nacional, Lisbon (group show curated by Paulo Pires Do Vale)2017 “Turbulence Area”, 5th Odessa Biennale of Contemporary Art, Odessa (group show curated by Mikhail Rashkovetsky)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)
“la Collection", Fondation François Schneider, Wattwiller (group show curated by Auguste Vonville, critical text by Viktoria von der Brüggen)
“ilmondoinfine: vivere tra le rovine”, Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Roma (group show, project by Ilaria Bussoni)
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, BelgiumCollection Filippo Chia, Italy