Angelo Vignali’s artistic practice focuses on negotiating familial identity and constructing and passing down genealogical memory. Working with photography, sculpture and video, the artist reappropriates and recontextualizes archival material that belonged to his family, conversing with the encountered objects to reposition himself within his familial relations and renegotiating its histories and meanings. Within his practice, the artifacts produced by different hands permeate each other, disrupting notions of identity as a fixed, singular and unique state of being in favor of an idea of identity made of multiplicity: of points of view, of artistic authorship, of voices, of memories.


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

Selected exhibitions:

2023 Vidas Festival, Milano IT
2023 SI FEST, Savignano sul Rubicone IT
2023 Dance Dance, Mutty, Castagneto Carducci IT (solo)
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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