Salvatore Vitale

Salvatore Vitale (b. 1986, Palermo, Italy) is a Swiss-based visual artist, editor and educator. In his multi-layered artistic practice and research, Vitale’s work focuses on the functioning of modern societies and power structures, visual politics and technological development, whilst making use of different media and multiple levels of visual narratives. His work has been awarded internationally, including the Swiss Arts Council grant (2015 and 2020), the PHmuseum Award Grant (2017), Swiss Design Awards (2018), Foam Talent (2018), Punctum Award (2018), and Pro Helvetia Shanghai Research Grant (2019). Vitale’s work has been exhibited widely in museums and at photo festivals, with solo shows at the Swiss Foundation for Photography Winterthur (2019), Fotogalleriet Oslo (2020), Photoforum Pasquart Biel/Bienne (2017), MOCAK – Museum of Contemporary Art, Krakow (2018), Hamburg Triennale of Photography (2018). Other shows include Foam Photography Museum (2019), the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation (2019), OCAT Shanghai (2017), OCAT Shenzhen (2018), Fotodok Utrecht (2018), Kibla Contemporary Art Space Maribor (2019). Vitale is a lecturer at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts (HSLU). He has led workshops worldwide and is a visiting lecturer at several academies. Vitale is also the co-founder and editor-in-chief of YET magazine.


15 Questions with… Salvatore Vitale