Tommaso Fiscaletti (1981) è nato a Cattolica (RN) ed è originario di Pesaro. Dal 2013 vive a Città del Capo, SA.

Il suo lavoro si focalizza su tematiche esistenziali come il rapporto tra esseri umani, la consapevolezza che essi hanno della natura, dell’universo. La connessione tra soggetto e ambiente circostante è elemento fondamentale per comprendere il concetto alla base della sua ricerca.

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 e l'IZIKO South African Museum di Cape Town.

Dal 2012 ha tenuto workshop e insegnato fotografia presso varie sedi tra cui IED (Istituto Europeo di Design) di Milano e la Cape Town Creative Academy di Città del Capo.

Dal 2016 collabora con Nic Grobler alla realizzazione di “Hemelliggaam or The Attempt To Be Here Now”. Con il Chapter One del progetto, i due autori hanno vinto il CAP Prize 2018, Contemporary African Photography Prize. 

 

 

Tommaso Fiscaletti (1981) was born in Cattolica (RN) and grew up in Pesaro. He is based in Cape Town (SA) since 2013.

His work is focused on existential themes like human relations and their awareness of nature and universe. The connection between the characters and the environment is the main element to understand the concept of his work.

He received several awards since 2004, it has been published in magazines and books, and has been exhibited in private galleries and public spaces such as  Museo Santa Maria della Scala in Siena and the IZIKO South African Museum in Cape Town.

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

In 2016 he began work on a long-term project, with Nic Grobler, comprising video installations and photographs: “Hemelliggaam or The Attempt To Be Here Now” . The Chapter One of the project won the CAP prize 2018, The Contemporary African Photography Prize.

 

 

 

Selected Solo Exhibition

 

"Hemelliggaam or The Attempt To Be Here Now (Chapter One)"

- Carnarvon Museum & Kareeberg Library, Carnarvon, Northern Cape, 2019

- SAAO Visitors Center & Sutherland Planetarium, Sutherland, Northern Cape, 2018/19

- IZIKO South African Museum / Company's Garden, Cape Town, 2018 

  curated by Filippo Maggia

 

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

curated by Guido Cabib 

 

"Between Home and Wisdom", Cubo Museum Unipol, Bologna, 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", Palazzo Gradari, Pesaro, 2004

 

 

 

Selected Group Exhibition

 

The Contemporary African Photography Prize (CAP prize) Exhibitions 2018 :

- IAF Basel — Festival für zeitgenössische Kunst, Theaterplatz, Basel, Switzerland

- Uganda Press Photo Award, Kampala, Uganda

- Gallery of Photography, Dublin, Ireland 

- Encuentros Abiertos, Buenos Aires, Argentina

 

"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

 

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 

 

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

 

CAP Prize, The Contemporary African Photography Prize, winner, 2018

 

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

 

 

 

 

 Bibliography

 

 

MAIL & GUARDIAN, (On cover) "More things in heaven and on Earth than are dreamt of" by Kwanele Sosibo, 

 (Print + Online) July 2019

 

 

“222 ARTISTI EMERGENTI SU CUI INVESTIRE 2019” Exibart Edizioni 2019

 

“TRACCE D’IDENTITA’ DELL’ARTE ITALIANA” Opere dal patrimonio del gruppo Unipol, by Christian Caliandro, Double edition Ita+Ing, Silvana Editoriale, 2018

 

KLYNTJI (Online) “Hemelliggaam' gaan oor die poging om nóú hiér te wees”  by Francois Lion-Cachet, 2018 

 

Exibart (Online) “Cinque per l’Africa con Fiscaletti e Grobler”, 2018

 

“CAP CONTEMPORARY AFRICAN PHOTOGRAPHY PRIZE“ Winners exhibition catalogue, CAP Association, 2018

 

BRITISH JOURNAL OF PHOTOGRAPHY (Online) Contemporary African Photography Prize winners, 2018

 

GUARDIAN (Online) Prizewinning images of Africa, from grasshoppers to street life – in pictures, 2018

 

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THE LAKE, (Online), Hemelliggaam Or The Attempt To Be Here Now, 2018

 

EXIBART (Online) Guardare il cielo dal Sudafrica, Silvia Conta, 2018

 

DER GREIF (Online)On line exhibition, curated by Azu Nwagbogu, 2017

 

BRITISH JOURNAL OF PHOTOGRAPHY (Online) Photographing Xhosa Shaman women in South Africa, 2016

 

BRITISH JOURNAL OF PHOTOGRAPHY, Modern Myths, Tommaso Fiscaletti, 2016

 

INCANDESCENT, Issue Nine (Between Home and Wisdom) Pine Island Press, 2016

 

"BETWEEN HOME AND WISDOM” curated by  Guido Cabib, Personal exhibition at Santa Maria Della Scala Museum, Siena, Catalogue, Arte'm, 2016 (text: Filippo Maggia, Daniele Pittèri, Guido Cabib, Bruno Valentini).

 

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(text: Silvia Conta, Vincenzo Schioppa)

 

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SUPER MASSIVE BLACK HOLE (online) Tommaso Fiscaletti : The Perception of Mamba Issue 18, 2014 

 

MAHALA (Online), The Perception of Mamba Mutasa, text and pictures by Tommaso Fiscaletti, 2014

 

”THE PERSISTENCE OF WISHES”  Tommaso Fiscaletti and Alice Marrollo, Artist Compendium, limited edition of 60 copies, 2013 (text: Roberto Mutti)

 

EXCERPT MAGAZINE (Online) Issue #6, Landscape of a Possible Condition, 2013

 

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EXCERPT MAGAZINE (Online) Issue #4, 2012

 

“AUCTION4ACTION” Sotheby’s catalogue, Fotografi Senza Frontiere ONLUS, 2012 

 

"ALL OVER ME", Artist book, limited edition of 200 copies, Maelstrom art, 2011 

(text: 3/3 Chiara Capodici e Fiorenza Pinna)

 

L'ESPRESSO, (Online), L'autobiografia è un notturno, by Adele Sarno, 2011

 

HIPPOLYTE BAYARD, (Online) Night Drama, by Fabio Severo, 2011

 

ARTE LAGUNA, Venezia, curated by Igor Zanti, Finalists exhibition catalogue, 2011 

 

BIENNALE DI VIDEOFOTOGRAFIA CONTEMPORANEA, curated by Sabrina Raffaghello, exhibition catalogue, Gli alberi, 2011 

 

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