Alessandro Sambini

   Born in Rovigo in 1982, he lives and works in Milan. After obtaining a degree in Design and Arts from the Free University of Bolzano and an MA in Research Architecture within the Visual Cultures department at Goldsmiths’ College in London, he moved to Milan. Here he began to work with photography, video and other multimedia supports and to question the needs and methods that regulate the production of new images, their circulation and diffusion and the different areas of relationship between the image itself and its public. Since 2018 adjunct-professor of Photography at the MA in Visual art and Curatorial Studies and adjunct-professor of Visual Communication at the MA in Photography at NABA (Milan).          

   Since January 2022 he has been working on the public commission 13 Photographers for 13 Museums, launched by the Direzione Regionale Musei della Lombardia with a site-specific project on the Cappella Espiatoria in Monza. Since 2019 he has been working on the public performance 1624 and since 2021 on the project MARIO which he presented at ARTISSIMA 2021 in Turin.

   In 2020 in the occasion of 16th Giornata del Contemporaneo he has been invited by MART, the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Trento and Rovereto, Italy to develop a site specific project named The Gallery Revolve 2; he was also part of Metafotografia (2), Le Mutazioni Delle Immagini, BACO, Bergamo, curated by Sara Benaglia and Mauro Zanchi. 

   In 2018 he participated in Talking (about) Images, Škuc Gallery, Lublijana, curated by Francesca Lazzarini. In 2017 he took part in the group exhibition Fuocoapaesaggio curated by Dolomiti Contemporanee and was selected to participate in Plat(t)form 2017 at the Fotomuseum in Winterthur; in 2016 the Fondo Privato Acquisizioni per l’arte contemporanea of ArtVerona selected the work People at an exhibition for acquisition and deposit at MA*GA, Gallarate. The same work was presented on the occasion of the solo exhibition of the same name curated by Denis Isaia in July 2016 at Galleria Michela Rizzo. In the same year he participated in the group show Stories From the Edge, curated by Francesca Lazzarini, at the Kunsthaus in Graz (Austria) and in the exhibition On New Italian Photography, curated by Fantom at the Viasaterna Gallery (Milan 2016).

   The artist’s projects were also presented during: Foto/Industria, 2nd Biennial of Industrial Photography, curated by François Hébel, at MAST (Bologna, 2015); Flags, at Serra dei Giardini, curated by Elena Forin (Venice, 2014); Lo Spettatore Emancipato, curated by Angela Madesani, at Galleria Giovanni Bonelli (Milan, 2014). He has collaborated with various institutions, including MUSEION, FORMA, MUFOCO, MAST, MA*GA and Triennale di Milano.

   In 2021 he won the Premio Fabbri, in the Contemporary Photography section; in 2009 he won the XXIII Premio Gallarate Per Le Arti Visive, Terzo Paesaggio. Fotografia Italiana Oggi and in the same year he was a finalist in the GD4PhotoArt award, promoted by MAST.

   He is co-founder of the collective POIUYT, together with Francesca Lazzarini, Gaia Tedone, The Cool Couple and Discipula, and his works are in the public Italian art collections of MART, MAGA, MUFOCO and Fondazione MAST.