Tommaso Fiscaletti (1981) è nato a Cattolica (RN) ed è originario di Pesaro, vive tra Cape Town e Milano.

Dal 2001 inizia a lavorare con la fotografia in studio e con l’esigenza di esplorare il proprio linguaggio, realizza progetti fotografici di reportage viaggiando tra il Nord Africa e l'Est Europeo. 

La costruzione dell’immagine in studio e la ricerca visiva nel quotidiano saranno esperienze determinanti nel delineare il suo lavoro: dal 2006 realizza serie fotografiche muovendosi nel confine tra la realtà e la sua rappresentazione.

I suoi lavori nascono dalla volontà di raccontare l'uomo esplorando tematiche esistenziali come, la memoria, il rapporto con la natura e le relazioni tra esseri umani. Nel 2011 realizza un ampio progetto di video e fotografia, affiancandosi ad Alice Marrollo e  lavorando in coppia con il nome LeaFlood. Nel 2013 si trasferisce in Sudafrica.

Dal  2016 lavora su un progetto a lungo termine composto da video installazioni e fotografie, collaborando con Nic Grobler. “Hemelliggaam or The attempt to be here now”, una sorta di archivio visuale sul rapporto tra l’uomo e il cielo, con riferimenti che vanno dal mondo dell’astronomia alla science-fiction locale, dalle popolazioni indigene alla natura (tra Western e Northern Cape, Sudafrica).

Dal 2004 il suo lavoro ha ottenuto vari riconoscimenti, è stato pubblicato su riviste e libri ed è stato esposto presso gallerie, istituzioni pubbliche e private come :  il Museo Santa Maria della Scala di Siena, il Palazzo della Permanente di Milano, il Museo Cubo Unipol di Bologna, la National Library of South Africa di Cape Town ecc.. 

Dal 2012 ha tenuto workshop e insegnato fotografia presso varie sedi tra cui IED (Istituto Europeo di Design) di Milano.

Insegna attualmente fotografia presso la Cape Town Creative Academy.

 

 

Tommaso Fiscaletti (1981) was born in Cattolica (RN) and grew up in Pesaro. He currently lives between Cape Town and Milan. 

He began working in a photographic studio in 2001 but soon felt the need to explore his own language, and so began his travels through North Africa and Eastern Europe, which allowed him to complete a number of reportage photographic projects.

Both staged works in studio as well as the search for visuals in daily life have critically shaped Tommaso’s project into a body of work that, since 2006, he seen him create photographies that shift between reality and its representation. 

His work is born of an interest to discuss mankind and existential themes like memories, one’s relationship with nature and human relations. In 2011, he completed a notable video and photographic project, working with Alice Marrollo, under the name LeaFlood.  In 2013 he moved to South Africa. 

In 2016 he began work on a long-term project comprising video installations and photographs, in collaboration with Nic Grobler.“Hemelliggaam or The attempt to be here now” is a visual archive representing the relationship between mankind and the sky. It includes references that range from the field of astronomy to local science fiction, from indigenous populations to nature itself (focusing on the Western and Northern Cape of South Africa).

His work has received several awards since 2004, it has been published in magazines and books, and has been exhibited in private galleries and public spaces like museums, including the Museo Santa Maria della Scala in Siena, the Palazzo della Permanente in Milan, the Museo Cubo Unipol in Bologna, the National Library of South Africa in Cape Town, to name but a few.

Tommaso has also held workshops and taught photography since 2012 at places IED (Istituto Europeo di Design) in Milan.

He is currently teaching photography at the Cape Town Creative Academy.

 

 

 

Selected Solo Exhibition

 

"Between Home and Wisdom", Santa Maria della Scala Museum, Siena, 2016

curated by Guido Cabib 

 

"Between Home and Wisdom", Cubo Museum Unipol, Bologne, 2015

text by Filippo Maggia

 

"Between Home and Wisdom", National Library of South Africa, Cape town, 2015

 

"Between Home and Wisdom", Harrington House, Cape town, 2015  

 

"The Persistence of Wishes", The Format CCG, Milan, 2013

curated by Roberto Mutti

 

"All over me", Maelström Art Gallery, Milan, 2011

curated by 3/3 

 

"Baraka", Club Malvasia Vecchia, Venice, 2006

 

Sarajevo, Palazzo Gradari, Pesaro, 2005

 

"Baraka", Palazzo Gradari, Pesaro, 2004

 

 

 

Selected Group Exhibition

 

Cape town Art fair, Convention Center, Cape town, 2016 

 

"Il Futuro che è stato", The Others Fair, ex carceri Le nuove, Turin, 2015

curated by Guido Cabib

 

"Everything is a motionless crime", The Others fair, ex carceri Le Nuove, Turin, 2013

curated by Guido Cabib

 

Photissima Art Fair, Ex Manifattura Tabacchi, Turin, 2012

 

Arte Rugabella, Villa Rusconi, Castano Primo, Milan, 2012

curated by Fabio Carnaghi 

 

"It's Time to say goodbye part one", Palazzo Zenobio,Venice, 2011

curated by Guido Cabib

 

"It's Time to say goodbye part two", Changing Role Gallery, Naples, 2011

curated by Guido Cabib

 

Fotofever Art Fair, Espace Pierre Cardin, Paris, 2011

 

F for FAKE, Palazzo delle visioni, Belvedere reale di S.Leucio, Caserta, 2011

curated by Massimo Sgroi 

 

MIA Fair, Superstudio, Milan, 2011

 

Biennale Videofotografia, Caserma Giletti, Alessandria, 2011

curated by Francesca Baboni and Stefano Taddei

 

Arte Laguna, Arsenale, Venice, 2011

 

"CHI-BO", Grafique Art Gallery , Bologne / Fu Xin Gallery , Shangai, 2011

 

"Sfera Celeste" Obraz Gallery, Milan, 2010

 

"Estro", Maelström Art Gallery, Milan, 2010

curated by Rita Marziani

 

Mondadori Art Prize, Palazzo della permanente, Milan, 2010

 

"Corps, Identites, Territoires, Frontieres", PomeziaUno Gallery, Milan, 2009

curated by Massimiliano Lenti

 

Celeste Prize, Fabbrica Borroni, Bollate MI, 2009

 

"This is all I came to do", Jaguar Shoes, London, 2008

curated by Lele Saveri and Serena Pezzato 

 

 

 

 

Awards

 

Belfast Photo Festival, IR, shortlist, 2017 

 

Hyères Festival, FR, shortlist, 2015

 

Format Exposure UK, shortlist, 2014

 

Arte Rugabella Prize, finalist, 2012

 

Arte Laguna Prize, finalist, 2011

 

Annual Young Blood, 2011

 

Mondadori Art Prize, finalist, 2010

 

Celeste prize, selection for catalogue, 2010

 

Celeste prize international, selection, 2010

 

Adidas Celebrate Originality, finalist, 2009

 

Celeste prize, finalist, 2009

 

Diesel Wall, Toronto, winner, 2007

 

 

 

Publications (here)

 

"Between Home and Wisdom" at Santa Maria della Scala Museum, Siena, catalogue, 2016

 

"Fotografi nelle Marche dal dopoguerra a oggi", Vincenzo Marzocchini, 2016 

 

"Between Home and Wisdom", limited edition artist book, 2015

 

"Selah Index", American artist monograph, 2014 

 

"The Persistence of Wishes", limited edition "artist compendium", 2013

 

Auction4Action, Sotheby’s Auction, catalogue, 2012

 

Arte Rugabella, catalogue, 2012

 

"All over me", Maelstrom art, limited edition book, 2011

 

CHI-BO, catalogue, 2011

 

Arte Laguna, Venice, catalogue, 2011

 

VideoPhotography Alessandria Biennale, catalogue, 2011

 

Catalogo Arte Moderna Mondadori, Mondadori, 2011

 

Fotofever Paris, Snoeck Publishers, catalogue, 2011

 

ItoughtIWasAlone, photography fanzine, Vice, 2009 

 

 

 

 

Press / Online (here)

 

The British Journal of Photography, July, 2016

 

INCANDESCENT issue nine, february 01, 2016

 

PRIVATE Photo Review, october 24, 2015

 

Espoarte, october 23, 2015

 

Artribune , october, 2015

 

This is Africa , october 23, 2015

 

Espoarte, may 21, 2015

 

Espoarte, may 12, 2015

 

The South African Fashion Handbook , april 9, 2015

 

Positive Magazine, april, 2015

 

Lensculture , march 23, 2015

 

PRIVATE Photo Review, march 21, 2015

 

Landscape Stories, Ls 18, Family, 2015

 

SuperMassiveBlackHole, Issue 18, 2014

 

Mahala Magazine, october 28, 2014

 

Mail&Guardian, october 22, 2014

 

Between 10and5, october 14, 2014

 

SA Creatives, august 14, 2014

 

Excerpt Magazine, Issue # 6, 2013

 

New Landscape Photography, october 2, 2013

 

Private Photo Review, october 4, 2013

 

La Repubblica, april 13, 2013 

 

Le Journal de la Photographie, april 10, 2013

 

Private Photo Review, april 2, 2013

 

Excerpt Magazine, Issue # 04, 2012

 

Lenscratch, july 4, 2012

 

Posi+ive Magazine, january 24, 2012

 

Ameen°Anil, january 1, 2012

 

GQ Italy, August 2011

 

Someplace Something, june 14, 2011

 

L'Espresso, march 11, 2011

 

Hippolyte Bayard, march 3, 2011