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

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

  • Dido Fontana, Amen, 2017, Exhibition view, 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, Vanitas #1, 2018, lightbox, 60 x 40 x 5,5 cm

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

  • Dido Fontana, Vanitas #4, 2017 print on Hahnemühle paper mounted on aluminium, 150 x 100 cm

  • Dido Fontana, Overcome the limit of surface in the continuous tension between desire and fulfillment (Superare il limite della superficie nella tensione continua tra desiderio e compimento), 2017 print on Hahnemühle paper mounted on aluminium, 150 x 100 cm, Ed. 2/2

  • Dido Fontana, The will of being lovers and creators (Volontà dell’essere amanti e creatori), 2015-2017, triptych, light-box, ed. 1/1, 300 x 150 cm

  • 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

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

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

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

  • Dido Fontana, Untitled, 2013, C-print, 150 x 100 cm, Ed. 1/1

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

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

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

  • Dido Fontana, Untitled, 2015, C-print, 50 x 70 cm, Ed. 3/3

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

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

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

  • Dido Fontana, Untitled, 2015, C-print, 45 x 30 cm, Ed. 2/9

  • Dido Fontana, Untitled, 2012, C-print, 30 x 45 cm, Ed. 1/9

Dido Fontana, fotografo. Nasce a Mezzolombardo il 29 giugno del ’71. Vive in Trentino a Borgo Valsugana a un passo dal Fiume Brenta e lavora nel mondo. Non ritocca le foto perchè dice che la realtà è di per sè troppo interessante. Il suo stile è stato definito antifashion e neobarocco.

La produzione recente del fotografo Dido Fontana insegue le partecipazioni a progetti collettivi e personali in Europa e negli Stati Uniti, sovrapponendole alle commissioni ottenute dal mondo della moda, della comunicazione e dell'editoria. Si tratta complessivamente di una produzione molto ampia in cui i due ambiti, quello più specificatamente creativo e quello commerciale, si confondono lasciando emergere una creatività onnivora ed una spiccata personalità fotografica, sia per quanto riguarda l’interpretazione del mezzo che per la definizione del soggetto. 

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Dido Fontana is an Italian photographer, born in Mezzolombardo in June 29th, 1971. He lives in Borgo Valsugana, a small village next to the Brenta river in Trentino, Italy and he works around the world. He does not retouch his photos because, as he's used to say, reality itself is even too interesting. His style has been defined anti-fashion and neo-baroque.

The photographer's recent work is between his solo and group shows in Europe and United States and the commissions he has been given by the world of fashion, communications, and publishing. This is, overall, a wide-ranging production in which two areas, specifically those of creation and commerce, have melded together to allow the emergence of an omnivorous creativity and a strong photographic personality, both with regards to the interpretation of his means and for the definition of his subjects.

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018
From the Love of Truth, Golab, Milano - 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 home, Venice - IT

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

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

2004
Personal exposition, World Trade Organization, Ginevra - CH


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017

RICORDI?, by Settimio Benedusi, Milano - IT 

SUPERCONTINENT, XXXVII edizione 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 


ART FAIRS

2018
Art Verona, Boccanera Gallery, Verona - IT

2017
Art Verona, Boccanera Gallery, Verona - IT

SWAB, Boccanera Gallery, Barcellona - ES

2016
ArteFiera, Boccanera Gallery, Bologna - IT

Art Verona, Boccanera Gallery, Verona - IT

2015
Art Verona, Boccanera Gallery, Verona - IT

ArtInternational, Boccanera Gallery, Istanbul - TK

2012
Unseen Photo Fair, The Lodge with Walls Gallery, Amsterdam - NL


AWARDS

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

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


EDUCATION 

1997-1998-1999
Award Physical activity, food, nutrition and diet therapy, International Univeristy of La Salle -USA

1994 
Tecnico pesistica cultura fisica,  c.o.n.i e f.i.l.p.j - IT

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


BOOKS

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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