Italian photographer Rovaldi's work goes on show in Lisbon

(AGI) Lisbon, June 30 - Antonio Rovaldi is taking centre-stage at the Italian In...

(AGI) Lisbon, June 30 - Antonio Rovaldi is taking centre-stage at the Italian Institute of Culture in Lisbon in one of a series of exhibitions on contemporary Italian art. The exhibition is part of the "Frente a frente: a curator an artist" project, coordinated by Claudio Zambianchi of La Sapienza University of Rome. Hosted in the former chapel of the Institute in the Portuguese capital, the show was opened by curator Marta Silvi and Rovaldi with a meeting-debate on his art focussing on issues related to the perception of space and landscape, explored through different media, photography, video, sculpture, and drawings. In "Mattina 2016", the exhibition in Lisbon, the artist examines our emotional and physical state before leaving on a trip: the artist's gaze seems to dissolve before our eyes in a series of photographs and a pile of newspaper clippings. Born in Parma in 1975, Rovaldi studied art and photography at Naba in Milan with Hidetoshi Nagasawa and Mario Cresci, graduating in 2002. Since 2006, when he won the New York Prize at Columbia University, he has divided his time between Milan and New York. In 2009 he was awarded a residency at the ISCP International Studio and Curatorial Program in Brooklyn. He has participated in many solo and group exhibitions in Italy and abroad. (AGI) .