Bio

portrait_localzoNicola Lo Calzo, an Italian photographer born in Torino in 1979, lives and works in Paris. After studying landscape architecture, he shifted to photography. His photographic practice and research break down the barriers between art and documentary photography. He is attentive to questions surrounding minorities and questions of identity. Imbued with profound empathy, Nicola Lo Calzo’s photographs show the ways in which minority groups interact with their environment, the ways in which they develop strategies of survival and resistance. For nearly five years, he is engaged in a long-range photographic research project on the memories of the slave trade and slavery. This on-going ambitious project, entitled Cham, has been elaborated into different stages in Africa, the Caribbean and America. His photographs have been widely exhibited in museums, art centers or festivals, most notably at the Musée des Confluences in Lyon, the National Alinari Museum of Photography in Florence, and the Tropenmuseum in Amsterdam. His photography is present in many private and public collections including the Alinari Archives in Florence, the Pinacoteca Civica in Monza, the National Library of France in Paris or the Tropenmuseum in Amsterdam. Kehrer has published two of Nicola Lo Calzo’s books: Inside Niger (2012) and Obia (2015). He is also a regular contributor to the international press including Le Monde (the newspaper and magazine), The New Yorker, The New York Times, and is occasionally commissioned by institutional or commercial enterprises.

EXHIBITIONS

2016 / Obia / Ciap / Saint Laurent du Maroni Guyane

2016 / Regla / Portrait(s)  festival / Vichy

2016 / Mas / Albert Kahn Museum / Paris

2016 / No Borders / Galerie Dominique Fiat / Paris

2015 / Obia / FIF BH / Belo Horizonte

2015 / Obia / Dominique Fiat gallery / Paris

2015 / Obia / Memorial to the abolition of slavery / Nantes

2014 / ParisPhoto Art Fair/ Dominique Fiat Gallery / Paris

2014 / Insurgents of the Caribbean / Tropenmuseum / Amsterdam

2014 / Haiti, Effroi des oppresseurs, espoir des opprimés / Mémorial de l’abolition de l’esclavage / Nantes

2013 / Inside Niger / Lagos Photo Festival / Lagos Nigeria

2013 / Biennale Giovani monza /  Monza Italy

2013 / Inside Niger / « L’Eau et les Reves” / Abbay of Jumièges  France

2012 / Athens / Morgante / Athens Photo Festival / Technopolis

2012 / Rome / Morgante / Fotoleggendo Festival / Officine Fotografiche

2012 / Paris / Morgante / Bourse du Talent Photographers / BNF

2012 / Chieri / Morgante / Centro PHOS / 12th December 2011

2011 / Sète / Morgante / Festival Images Singulières

2011 / Florence / Morgante / Alinari National Museum of Photography

2011 / Arles / Morgante / Espace Afrique In Visu

2011 / Orange / Comeback to Kalahari / La nuit de la photo / PBK

2011 / Paris / 11  Jeunes Talents Sfr au Bal / Le Bal

2011 / Paris / Italian Emerging Photography / Festival Circulation(s) / Parc de Bagatelle

2010 / Paris / Italian Emerging Photography / Institut italien de culture

2010 / Paris / Chic Art fair 2010 / School Gallery

2010 / Guidel / Comeback to Kalahari / La nuit de la photo / PBK

2010 / Milan / The Promising baby / Atri Photojournalism Festival

2010 / Genève / “Comeback to Kalahari” / Imaginaid Galerie

2010 / Lyon / “Passages : Inside Niger” / Musée des Confluences

2010 / Genève / “Un jeudi sur Terre” / Imaginaid Gallery /Group Exhibition

2009 / Paris / “Inside Niger” / New portraits from Sahel / School Gallery

2009 / Lyon / “Inside Niger” / New portraits from Sahel / ARTY Vitrines

2009 / Arles / “Inside Niger” / New portraits from Sahel / Les Rencontres d’Arles

2009 / Paris / “Inside Niger” / New portraits from Sahel / Festival de l’oh !

2008 / Milan / “Amanti” / The Photographers Gallery

2007 / Turin / “Inanna” / Fondazione nazionale di fotografia (progettodonna)

2007 / Paris / “Behind Carol”

2004 / Turin / “Decadenze” in Villa Capriglio / Villa Capriglio

2004 / Rome / “Decadenze” / Brancaleone

2003 / Turin / exposition collective “Papille” / Gallerie Nucleon

2002 / Turin / “Paene Anima” / Galerie Nucleon

CATALOGUES

2014/ ParisPhoto catalogue

2014 / Nantes / Haiti, Effroi des oppresseurs, espoir des opprimés/ Mémorial de l’abolition de l’esclavage

2013 / Jumièges / “L’Eau et les Reves” / Abbay of Jumièges
2013 / Monza / Biennale Giovani Monza
2012 / Athens / APHF :12 Athens Photo Festival / Hellenic Center for Photography
2012 / Rome / Fotoleggendo / VIII Edizone / Postcart
2012 / La Chaux-de-Fonds / 70eme Biennale d’art contemporain
2011 / Sète / Festival Images Singulières 3e édition
2010 / Paris / Italian Emerging photography / Instituto Italiano di Cultura / Mois de la Photo à Paris
2010 / Lyon /  Passages 2012 : Afrique et Creations, Musée des Confluences / Mairie de Lyon
2009 / Arles / Rencontres d’Arles 2009