Luca Casonato (1977) specialized in photography in 2005, after taking a degree in Building Engineering. He lives in Milan and works as a freelance photographer.
Luca Casonato (1977) si specializza in fotografia nel 2005, dopo la laurea in ingegneria edile. Vive a Milano e lavora come fotografo freelance.
“The author’s project choices are characterized by two specific elements: the constant searching for the seriality and modularity in the contemporary landscape – it’s the result of a quasi-scientific attitude and method of investigating reality – and the courageous use, not lacking irony, of bright and very well-defined colours almost with a neo-pop taste – which is a very strong technical expressive code. […]
Luca Casonato’s researches have the quality to look all different and yet linked by a remarkable consistency that depends mainly on the way the author shapes the picture and thinks about the world in the form of a well-structured set, in which wide landscapes or environment details appear helping to create a vast mosaic that, we imagine, the author intends to continue to build methodically over time.” Roberta Valtorta
“Caratterizzano le scelte progettuali dell’autore due precisi elementi: la ricerca costante della serialità e della modularità presenti nel paesaggio contemporaneo – frutto di una propensione e di un metodo di natura quasi scientifica nell’indagare il reale – e il coraggioso impiego, non privo di ironia, di colori accesi e molto ben definiti di sapore quasi neo-pop – che costituisce un codice tecnico-espressivo molto forte. […]
Le ricerche di Luca Casonato hanno la qualità di apparire diverse tra loro eppure legati da una notevole coerenza che discende soprattutto dal modo di strutturare l’immagine e di pensare il mondo nella forma di un articolato insieme, nel quale grandi paesaggi oppure particolari dell’ambiente si affacciano contribuendo a creare un vasto mosaico che immaginiamo l’autore intenda continuare a costruire metodicamente nel tempo.” Roberta Valtorta
In 2019 he was one of the recommended artists from the jury at Premio Combat Prize 2019.
In 2017 he won two mentions at the One Eyeland Awards 2017, in the “Architecture/Historic” & “Architecture/Industrial” categories.
In 2015 he was invited resident as artist at the Serre Salentine Residency – Bitume Photofest.
In collaboration with the Harvard Graduate School of Design and the University of Bergamo he contributed to the project “Casoncelli: from the cow to the stomach (and vice versa)”, REAL Cities – Bergamo 2035 | Smarter Citizens.
In 2014 he won an honourable mention at MIFA – Moscow International Foto Awards.
In 2013 he contributed to the project “Watersheds” which was exhibited at the 2013 Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture (UABB), Shenzhen, China.
In 2012 he won the 1st prize at the IPA – International Photography Awards 2012 in the “Architecture: Industrial PRO” category.
In the same year, he participated in the Darmstädter Tage der Fotografie International Photo Festival (Darmstadt, Germany); and he was finalist at the “Francesco Fabbri Prize for Contemporary Art”.
In 2010 his work “Colliders” was awarded the 2nd prize at the Sony World Photography Awards, category “Fine Art – Architecture”. In the same year, he was invited as resident artist at the photographic competition “Things and Landscape”, organized by the Museums System of Valle Camonica.
In 2008, Mr Casonato took part to the Photo Biennale of Krakow, Voice OFF.
He was a distinguished author at the “Creative Quality Award in Professional Photography” organized by the National Association of Professional Photographers of Italy – TAU Visual.
In 2007 he was finalist at the Photographic Prize “Italian Atlas 007: Endangered Landscape” (“atlante italiano 007 rischio paesaggio”) held by Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and by DARC.
In 2005 he won an honourable mention at “Netshot”, the photographic-web prize held by the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Cinisello Balsamo, Milan.
Nel 2019 è uno degli artisti segnalati dalla giuria al Premio Combat Prize 2019.
Nel 2017 vince due menzioni come finalista al One Eyeland Awards 2017, nelle sezioni “Architecture/Historic” e “Architecture/Industrial”.
Nel 2015 partecipa alla residenza d’artista Serre Salentine – Bitume Photofest. Nello stesso anno collabora con la Harvard Graduate School of Design e l’Università di Bergamo al progetto “Casoncelli: from the cow to the stomach (and viceversa)”, REAL Cities – Bergamo 2.035 | Smarter Citizens.
Nel 2014 riceve una menzione d’onore al MIFA, Moscow International Foto Awards.
Nel 2013 collabora al progetto “Watersheds” in mostra alla 2013 Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture (UABB), Shenzhen, China.
Nel 2012 è primo classificato all’ International Photo Awards 2012 nella categoria “Architecture – Industrial”. Nello stesso anno è invitato a partecipare al festival internazionale “Darmstädter Tage der Fotografie” a Darmstadt, Germania; ed è fra i finalisti al Premio Francesco Fabbri per le Arti Contemporanee.
Nel 2010 e nel 2011 è Visiting Expert presso la South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, Cina.
Nel 2010 è secondo classificato al Sony World Photography Awards nella categoria “Fine Art – Architecture”. Nello stesso anno è invitato a partecipare a “Le Cose e il Paesaggio”, premio fotografico istituito dal Sistema “Musei di Valle Camonica”.
Nel 2008 partecipa alla Biennale Fotografica di Cracovia nella sezione Voice OFF. E’ un autore segnalato al “Premio della Qualità Creativa in Fotografia Professionale” indetto dall’Associazione Nazionale Fotografi Professionisti – TAU Visual.
Nel 2007 è fra i finalisti al premio “Atlante Italiano 007 Rischio Paesaggio” indetto dal Ministero dei Beni e delle Attività Culturali e dalla DARC.
Nel 2005 riceve una menzione a “Netshot”, premio di fotografia-web organizzato dal Museo di Fotografia Contemporanea di Cinisello Balsamo (Milano).
Solo exhibitions (selection) / Mostre personali (selezione)
2018 “Thinking in colour”, Noloso, Milano, Italy
2012, “A latere”, Leonart Gallery, Conegliano, Italy
2011, “Colliders”, Comodamente Festival, Leonart Gallery, Vittorio Veneto, Italy
2010, “Persistence & Transition”, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, China
2008, “Beautiful Cities”, Miejsce Klub, Krakow, Poland
Group exhibitions (selection) / Mostre collettive (selezione)
2019, “I Percorsi dell’Anima”, Galleria Esposizioni Palazzo Ghirlanda Silva, Brugherio, Italy
2017, “Dal fronte del paesaggio”, Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, San Donà di Piave, Italy
2016, “Greetings from Salento”, Galleria LO.FT, Bitume Photofest, Lecce, Italy
2015, “Rural Layers”, Bitume Photofest and the Residency Exhibitions, Gallipoli, Italy
2014, “Landscape: Looking at Photography”, Black Box Gallery, Portland, OR, USA
2012, “Francesco Fabbri Prize for Contemporary Art”, Villa Brandolini, Pieve di Soligo, Italy
2012, “IPA Best of Show 2012”, Smashbox, Culver City, CA, USA
2012, “De Rerum Natura”, Lab 610 XL, Sovramonte, Italy
2012, “Darmstädter Tage der Fotografie”, Darmstadt, Germany
2011, “Paesaggio/Paesaggi”, Museo del Paesaggio (Landscape Museum), Torre di Mosto, Italy
2010, “World photo”, 18Gallery, Shanghai, China
2009, “Territory”, Otter Gallery, Chichester, UK
2007, “atlante italiano 007 rischio paesaggio”, MAXXI, Roma, Italy
2007, “Oltre il paesaggio”, Fondazione Raggianti, Lucca, Italy
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