Angelo Vignali (1987) is an artist living and working in Milan.
His practice investigates how memory and time relate to each other through images and how this relationship affects our perception of reality. He uses various media: archival material, installation, sculpture and photography. In his projects he decontextualizes and reorganizes image and narrative, creating new, different and alienating interpretations, using his personal history as part of the creative process. In 2019, the project Flattened in Time and Space was among the finalists for the MACK First Book Award of the Fiebre Dummy Award and was presented with a site-specific installation at MAR - Art Museum of the City of Ravenna. The same year, it participated as a finalist in the Francesco Fabbri Prize for Contemporary Arts. In 2020, Flattened in Time and Space was released by the publisher Witty Books. In 2021, his new book, How to Raise a Hand, was shortlisted for Images Vevey Book Award and Self Publish Riga 2021. The work won the Images Gibellina Open Call and received special mention in Cesura's Andy Rocchelli Grant. In 2022 How to Raise a Hand was published by Witty Books. It was exhibited as a solo show at Mucho Mas! space in Turin and was part of the 2022 Belfast Photo Festival and PhMuseum Days.


2018 Master in Photography, IUAV University of Venice IT
2016 Magistral degree in Architecture, Polytechnic University of Genova IT

Selected exhibitions:

2022 PhMuseum Days, Bologna IT
2022 Belfast Photo Festival, Belfast UK
2022 How to Raise a Hand, Mucho Mas, Torino IT (solo)
2021 Bioscopic Books, curated by Tine Guns, Kunsthal, Gent BE
2021 Images Gibellina, Gibellina IT
2020 Good Waves, curated by Erik Kessels and Giulia Zorzi, Micamera, Milano IT
2019 Looking on. Sguardi e prospettive sulla nuova fotografia italiana, MAR – Museo d' Arte, Ravenna IT
2019 8th Edition Francesco Fabbri for Contemporary Arts, Fondazione Francesco Fabbri, Pieve di Soligo IT

Honors and Awards:

2021 Andy Rocchelli Grant, Special Mention, Pianello Val Tidone IT
2021 Festifal Diecixdieci, Best Portfolio, Gonzaga IT
2021 Self Publish Riga, finalist, Riga LV
2021 Images Vevey Book Award, finalist, Vevey CH
2019 8th Edition Francesco Fabbri for Contemporary Arts, finalist, Pieve di Soligo IT
2019 7th edition Fiebre Dummy Award, finalist, Madrid ES
2019 MACK First Book Award, finalist, London UK


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