Luca Spano

Luca is a multidisciplinary artist. His research focuses on the components of the image’s architecture, exploring their behaviors, uses and materiality in relation to socio-anthropological dynamics. Recurring topics of his work are representation, knowledge construction and colonialism. His practice moves between photo-based works, installations, artist books and sculptures. He graduated from the BA in Communication Science at Sapienza University in Rome, the MA in Photography at London College of Communication in London and the MFA in Visual Arts at Cornell University, US. His work has been exhibited in museums, galleries and festivals such as La Triennale di Milano, Italy, MACRO Museum of Contemporary art of Rome, Italy, BredaPhoto International Festival, The Netherland, Savvy Contemporary, Berlin, Luis Adelantado Gallery, Spain, Caelum Gallery, New York, Institute of Italian Culture of Paris, Paris. He has been artist in residence at the Fundacion Botin in Spain, NoArte Paese Museo in Italy, visiting artist at Arts, Letters and Numbers in USA among others. His work has received awards and grants such as The MEAD Fellowship (UK), the CCA Grant and Einaudi research Grant (USA), The John Hartell Award (USA) and the Graziadei Prize (ITA). Luca curated K-Photofest and Menotrentuno International Photographic Festival in Italy. He taught cultural anthropology, art and photography in Europe and the US, co-directed the photographic agency OnOff Picture in Italy, the art organization NYC Creative Salon in New York, and he is the creator of OCCHIO, research lab focused on visual culture in Italy. Luca’s work is part of private and public collections such as Museum MAXXI in Italy and Cornell University in the US.


Interview – Luca Spano: Ekaf