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DIDO FONTANA
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  • Through the mind of the artist (a present for my father), 2020, photography fine art giclèe print on baryte paper, 160 x 107 cm

  • Dido Fontana, Temporary Portrait_Daniel González, 2019, video, one minute, still camera, questions

  • Dido Fontana, XIMENA_TEMPORARY PORTRAIT_QUARANTINE EDITION, 2020, video, one minute, webcam, questions (still from the video)

  • Dido Fontana, Temporary ice rings, 2013, photography fine art giclèe print on baryte paper

  • Dido Fontana, PRIMEVAL#1, 2018-19, Giclèe print on baritate paper, 60 x 90 cm

  • Dido Fontana, PRIMEVAL#2, 2019, Giclèe print on baritate paper, 60 x 90 cm

  • Dido Fontana, From the Love of Truth, 2018, video full HD, 2'50' loop, still from the video

  • Dido Fontana, Vanitas #5, 2018, lightbox, 60 x 40 x 5,5 cm, ed. 1/3

  • Dido Fontana, Vanitas #2, 2018, lightbox, 60 x 40 x 5,5 cm, ed. 1/3

  • Dido Fontana, Untitled, 2015, C-print, 150 x 100 cm, Ed. 2/2

  • Dido Fontana, Untitled, 2013, C-print, 70 x 100 cm, Ed. 1/3

  • Dido Fontana, Mara_Thomas, 2013, c-print, 30 x 45 cm, ed. 1/5

  • Dido Fontana, Untitled, 2013, C-print, 100 x 70 cm, Ed. 1/3

  • Dido Fontana, Yanna, 2013, c-print, 45 x 30 cm, ed. 1/5

  • Dido Fontana, Untitled, 2015, polittico, nr. 7 C-print, 106 x 91 cm, Unique 1/1, detail

  • Dido Fontana, Giorgina, 2015, c-print, 30 x 45 cm, ed. 1/9

  • Dido Fontana, Untitled, 2013, C-print from negative film, 45 x 30 cm, Ed. 2/9

  • Dido Fontana, The opposite of indifference and the opposite of boredom (L’opposto dell’indifferenza e l’opposto della noia), 1997, installation, mixed media on canvas + printing on sticker, 100 x 220 cm, Unique 1/1

  • Dido Fontana, Untitled, 2008, C-print, 150 x 100 cm, Ed. 1/2

  • Dido Fontana, Amen, 2017, Exhibition view, Boccanera Gallery, Trento

  • Dido Fontana, Overcome the limit of surface in the continuous tension between desire and fulfillment, 2017, printed on billboard, 600 x 300 cm, Exhibition view, Amen, 2017, Boccanera Gallery, Trento

  • Dido Fontana, Abside / The will of being lovers and creators, 2015-2017, triptych, lightbox, 300 x 150 cm, Exhibition view, Amen, 2017, Boccanera Gallery, Trento

  • Dido Fontana, Amen, 2017, Exhibition view, Boccanera Gallery, Trento

  • Dido Fontana, From the Love of Truth, 2018, Exhibition view, Boccanera Gallery, Golab Agency, Milano

  • Dido Fontana, Kids are monsters for Kid’s Wear Mag. vol. 45_Dsquared2

  • Supercontinent, ph_Dido Fontana, illustration_Zoe Lacchei, artdirection_Virginia Sommadossi, gaphic_Letizia Filisetti (portraits shots for “Supercontinent” Centrale Fies 2017 Festival)

  • Dido Fontana, DON'T SAY 'DIDO SHOW', SAY BOMBA, 2018, Exhibition view, Artrophia, Trieste

  • Dido Fontana, Stay Strong(Z), 2015, Exhibition view, Boccanera Gallery, Trento

  • Dido Fontana, Stay Strong(Z), 2015, Exhibition view, Boccanera Gallery, Trento

  • Dido Fontana, DON'T SAY 'DIDO SHOW', SAY BOMBA, 2018, Exhibition view, Artrophia, Trieste

Dido Fontana nasce a Mezzolombardo (IT) nel 1971. Vive in Trentino ma lavora nel mondo, a seconda di dove viene spinto dai suoi progetti.

Dido Fotana è un fotografo autodidatta con uno stile antifashion e neobarocco. Non ritocca le foto perchè, secondo lui, “la realtà è di per sè troppo interessante”.

La produzione più recente di Dido è frutto del lavoro di progetti collettivi e personali in Europa e negli Stati Uniti, che si sovrappone alle commissioni ottenute dal mondo della moda, della comunicazione e dell'editoria. I due ambiti, quello più specificatamente creativo e quello commerciale, si confondono lasciando emergere una creatività onnivora ed una spiccata personalità, sia per quanto riguarda l’interpretazione del mezzo fotografico sia per la definizione dei soggetti individuati.

Dido Fontana was born in Mezzolombardo (IT) in 1971. He lives in Trentino but works in the world, depending on where he is pushed by his projects.

Dido Fontana is a self-taught photographer with an anti-fashion and neo-baroque style. He doesn't retouch the photos because, according to him, " reality itself is even too interesting".

His most recent production is the result of the work of collective and personal projects in Europe and the United States, which overlaps with commissions obtained from the world of fashion, communication, and publishing. The more specifically creative and the commercial area melt together, showing his omnivorous creativity and energetic personality: both in terms of interpretation of the photographic medium and the definition of the subjects identified.

 

EDUCATION

1997-1999
Degree in Physical activity, food, nutrition and diet therapy, International Univeristy of La Salle - USA

1989
High school diploma at Istituto Alcide Degasperi, Borgo Valsugana, Trento - IT

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2020
Temporary portrait, Golab, Milan - IT

2019
Didddo - Touch Me!, Boccanera Gallery, Trento - IT 

2018
DON'T SAY "DIDO SHOW", SAY BOMBA, Artrophia, Trieste - IT

From the Love of Truth, Golab, Milan - IT 

2017
Amen, Boccanera Gallery, Trento - IT

SMASH&GRAB, Locust Projects_Miami - USA

2016
Cotto al dente, Butter Gallery, Miami - USA

2015
Stay Strong (Z), Boccanera Gallery, Trento - IT

2011
Didoshow, Zilla, Bolzano - IT

Didoshow, Veronica Voltolina, Venice - IT

2010
Didocentrico, Biffi per l'Arte, Piacenza - IT

2006
Viaggio Fantastico - personal expo, Palazzo Papafava dei Carraresi, Padova - IT

2004
Personal, World Trade Organization, Ginevra - CH


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2020
Boccanera Fiction, Boccanera Online - IT

LOVE IS THE ANSWER, Boccanera Online - IT

2019
Everyday Life. Economia globale e immagine contemporanea, curated by Gabriele Lorenzoni and Carlo Sala, in collaboration with Festival dell'Economia 2019, Galleria Civica di Trento - Museo MART, Trento - IT

Cave Canem, Boccanera Gallery, Trento - IT

2017
RICORDI?, by Settimio Benedusi, Milano - IT 

SUPERCONTINENT, XXXVII edition Drodesera, Centrale Fies, Dro - IT

2014
The Art of Murder, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis - USA

2013
55th Venice Biennale, Maldives Pavilion, Free Fucking Foolery with Kedos.it, Venezia - IT

2012
Stylescout, Amsterdam - NL

Deus Dei (super ego), Tenerife - ES

2008
Museo Maugeri Gemmellaro, Galati, Messina - IT

Palazzo degli Specchi, Messina - IT


2007
DEPOP, S. Caterina Museum, Treviso - IT

The Quest of Fashion, Pitti Immagine, Firenze - IT


2006
Allupallupa, Rome - IT

LITe contemporanea 06, Trento - IT

Freak Dolls, Rome - IT

Golden Opportunity, Marx Saunders Gallery, Chicago - USA

L'Altro Festival, Villa Celimontana, Rome - IT

Il sacro e gli artisti, Chiesa di S.Rocco, Trento - IT

2005
The Contemporary Party, R.Palace, Trento - IT

Versus, Geneva - CH

2004 
Il Ritratto nell’Arte Contemporanea, Cesi Palace, Acquasparta, Terni - IT 
 

AWARDS

2015
Untitled (Christ), acquired by Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis - USA

2007
First Prize. The Quest of Fashion, Phot Prize, Pitti Immagine, Firenze - IT

 

BOOKS

2020
THE PERSONAL TRAINER, n°5

2016
COTTO AL DENTE

NEW FASHION NUDES_GOLIATH BOOKS (Goliath Books editor)

2013
THE PERSONAL TRAINER, n°4

THE PERSONAL TRAINER, n°3

2011
PERVERDIDO

2010
DIDOCENTRICO
 

PUBLICATIONS / MAGAZINES

KID'S WEAR MAGAZINE

GOLIATH™

GINZA/Bottega Veneta®

Kult Mag

Le Follie Shop®

Mecki's_F**king&Perfect®

Centrale Fies

PLAYBOY®

GINZA /Armani®

BLINK-Korea

T-I-S-S-U-E

Foto&Video magazine-Moscow

Hammerfest®

Unravel 19022010®

Inked Girls®

AlanAlice®

Enquire

Remember Paper

Karin+Raoul

Yuhmm Magazine

Nude Paper

Trendhunter

Iconique

The Imagist

Photographer and Muse

Lifelounge

Rich Guys Hunter

Lamono

Digital Temple

Erographic

Flash glam trash!

Sodium

Changethethought

Scandoblog

Body Collector

Runningdive

Le Chagrin

Dadanoias

nofoundproject

Art Nudes

yay!everyday

Bend Me Over

Indienudes

The Dinner Jacket-Ca

Photo Couture

180Mag-Ca

FashionPh

UPP Magazine-Uk

SoTacky Magazine-Nl

F-Stop Magazine-Us

Fefe Project-It

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