Valerio Spada

Italia, 1972

 

Valerio Spada
Italia 1972.

Después de graduarse en el Instituto Italiano de la Fotografía, empezó sus viajes y aceptó sus primeros encargos en Munich, Madrid, Atenas y Londres.

Ha publicado trabajo editorial y comercial en revistas como Vogue, Mixte, Magazine Colette, D La Repubblica delle Donne, Italian Glamour, Max, A Anna, Vision, Stile, Cross entre otras campañas publicitarias para Renault, MTV Italia, Telecom Italia, Levi's, Lycia, Collistar, Deborah, D-Exterior, Philippe Matignon, La Rinascente, Parasuco Cult, Vicini Giuseppe Zanotti, Warner Music Italy.
Ha dirigido vídeos para el artista italiano Vinicio Capossela, dirigió el dvd "Nel niente sotto il sole" para la Warner italiana y videos como "Bardamu", "Ovunque proteggi", "Non trattare". También ha hecho la portada y cubierto campañas para "Canzoni a manovella" y "Ovunque proteggi". Con Kasia Korczak y Payam Sharifi fundó y fue el editor jefe de "Cross Magazine", distribuida en más de 40 países.

En 2011 publicó ‘Gomorrah Girl’ editado por Cross Editions, se hicieron 500 copias que se agotaron, así como  la edición especial. 30 de estos primeros 500 ejemplares que constituyen esta primera edición, están numerados y firmados por el fotógrafo y vienen con una impresión firmada también por el autor. La segunda edición de 'Gomorra Girl' viene con un poster diseñado por Valerio Spada en formato grande y tiene 750 ejemplares numerados y se encuentra disponible a la venta.

Valerio Spada vive y trabaja entre Nueva York, París y Milán.

http://www.valeriospada.com/

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Exposiciones y publicaciones

Exposiciones individuales

2012
• Gomorrah Girl – PPAC Phila Photo Arts Center, Philadelphia, PA USA

2011
• Gomorrah Girl – Flatland Gallery, Utrecht, Holland

Exposiciones colectivas

2012
• Best Dutch Book Design 2011 - Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands - Nov 2012
• FotoBook Festival 2012 Best Book of the Year at Le Bal Museum, Paris, France

2011
•  Incredible-Unglaublich – Münchner StådtMuseum, Munich, Germany
•  MAFIA/S – ImageSinguliéres, Séte, France
• Fotografia Roma – MACRO, Museum of Contemporary Art, Rome, Italy
• Outskirts – Palazzo Poli, Calcografia, Roma, Italy
• Oh my Books 2011 – Arles, France

2007
• PragueBiennale3 – Prague, Czech Republique

2005
• Flash Art Fair – Milan, Italy


Libros
• George Eastman House, International Museum of Photography and Film, Rochester, NY, ICP International Center of Photography, New York, NY, IPL Indipendent Photobook Library, New york, NY
 

Publicaciones

• Gomorrah Girl, Cross Editions, Feb 2011 first edition, 500 copies, Dec 2011 second edition 750 copies.

2012
• Newhall, Edith. “Galleries: Powerful photographs of life in Naples’ghettos” - The Inquirer, USA - Nov 2012
• Epstein, Edward, Wei Lilly, moderated by Cohen, David - “Gomorrah Girl - Valerio Spada, solo exhibition at PPAC review and discussion” - The Panel Review Philadelphia, Philadelphia, USA Oct 2012
• Mikiko, Kikuta. “Gomorrah Girl, Valerio Spada” - IMA Magazine, Tokyo, JAPAN - Oct 2012
• Larson-Walker, Lisa. “Valerio Spada, Gomorrah Girl” - Newsweek, USA - Oct 2012
• Leinen, Lisa.“Berlusconis Vermachtnis” – Interview with Valerio Spada, Fraulen Magazine, Germany – Feb 2012
• Ladd, Jeffrey. “On Gomorrah Girl with Syb”, The Photobook Review, Aperture Foundation, USA Jan 2012
• Posdziech, Laura. “Gomorrah Girl, Valerio Spada interview”, Zoo Magazine, Germany – March 2012
• Yue, Geng. “On the strees in Naples, Valerio Spada interview”, Lens Magazine, China – Feb 2012
• Evtushenko, Yan. “Valerio Spada interview on Gomorrah Girl”, Hoolingan Magazine, Russia – May 2012
• Cheung, SGH. “Valerio Spada” – Peanut Butter Thoughts, United Kingdom – Jan 2012
• Rickard, Doug, Himes, Darius. “Gomorrah Girl”, ASX, American Suburb X, USA – Jan 2012
 

2011

• Moakley, Paul.“Gomorrah Girl: Best in Show”, TIME Magazine, USA – Sept 2011
• IMSO, “The land of the Camorrah”, Five Award-Winning Photobooks 2011, IMSO, USA – Dec 2011
• “Gomorrah Girl, 2nd edition”, Photo Eye, Curated Selection, Santa Fe, USA – Dec 2011
• Ladd, Jeffrey. “Gomorrah Girl” – One book, 365 days - 5B4 Photography, USA - July 2011
• Himes, Darius. “PBN 2011 Winner: Gomorrah Girl” – video essay, PBN 2011 San Francisco, CA, USA – Sept 2011
• Gomorrah Girl, 4th in weekly Best Sellers at Photo Eye, Santa Fe, USA – Sept 2011
• Bilko, Elisa. “Valerio Spada on his book Gomorrah Girl” – Glam Magazine, Germany – Oct 2011
• Smallenburg, Sandra. “Smartlappen zingen voor de plaastelijke maffia”, 5 stars on 5, exhibition review – NRC, Cultureel Supplement, Holland – Oct 2011
• “Leven in een maffia wijk” – Volkskrant Magazine, cover on Culture Section, Holland – Oct 2011
• Alan Harvey, David - “Valerio Spada – Gomorrah Girl” – Burn Magazine, USA – Dec 2011
• Colberg, Joerg. “Gomorrah Girl by Valerio Spada” – Conscientious, USA – Apr 2011
• Coignet, Rémy. “Gomorrah Girl, Valerio Spada” – Le Monde, Des livres et des photos, France – March 2011
• Mutti, Roberto. “Gomorrah Girl, Valerio Spada” – La Repubblica, Italia – March 2011
• Pelloso, Giovanni. “Gomorrah Girl, Valerio Spada” – Corriere della Sera, Italia – March 2011
• Hartmann, Thomas V. “Valerio Spada video interview” – Stated Mag, USA – September 2011
• Vecten, Laurence. “Gomorrah Girl, Valerio Spada” – One year of books, France – Nov 2011
• Baan, Joachim. “Gomorrah Girl – Valerio Spada” - Another Something, Holland – Oct 2011
• Thorimbert, Toni. “Gomorrah Girl di Valerio Spada” – The blog behind the images, Italia – Oct 2011
• Ricci, Tiziana. “Intervista a Valerio Spada” – Babel – Radio Radicale, Italia – March 2011
• “Sete, ImagesSinguliéres, the program” – La Lettre de la Photographie, France – July 2011
• “The outskirts of the world by 11 photographers” – La Lettre de la Photographie, France - June 2011
• Feustel, Marc. “Gomorrah Girl by Valerio Spada” – Eyecurious, France – Apr 2011
• “Gomorrah Girl, Valerio Spada” – We find Wildness, France – Apr 2011
• “Gomorrah Girl by Valerio Spada” – Esquire, Russia – March 2011
• “Valerio Spada, Gomorrah Girl Exhibition” – Shedonism, Italia – March 2011
• Vitelli, Cosmo. “Gomorrah Girl, Valerio Spada” – Richardson Magazine, USA – March 2011

Premios y becas

2013
• "John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation” del Museo Guggenheim de Nueva York en la categoría de Fotografía Creativa.

2012
• Kassel PhotoBook Festival 2012 – 2 nominations as Best Book of the Year by Jim Goldberg and Kummer & Hermann – Le Bal Museum, Paris, France
• Albert Renger-Patzsch Award 2012 – Nomination as Best Artist of 2011 by Ulrich Polmann, Münchner StädtMuseum, Munich, Germany
• Best Verzorgde Boeken nomination 2012 – Gomorrah Girl - Leipzig, Germany

2012
• PBN Photography Book Now 2011 – Grand Prize Winner – San Francisco, CA, USA
• FOTOGRAFIA, Festival della Fotografia 2011 – Winner Best Project “Call for entries”, at MACRO, Museum of Contemporary Art, Roma, Italia
• Top 20 Photobooks of 2011 by Little Brown Mushrooms, USA
• Top 10 Best Books of the Year by Rémy Coignet, Le Monde, France
• Top 10 Best Books of the Year by Joerg Colberg, Conscientious, USA
• Top 10 Best Books of the Year by Rob Honstra, Holland
• Photo Eye Best Books of 2011 – 4 Nominations as Best Book of the Year by Horacio Fernandez, John Gossage, Darius Himes, Gerry Badger, Santa Fe, USA

 

Conferencias, coloquios

2012
• “Valerio Spada on Gomorrah Girl” - Lugano Photo Days 2012 - Lugano, Switzerland, Nov 2012
• “Valerio Spada” - Lecture for media, photography and film students at Syracuse University, NY, USA Oct 2012
• Valerio Spada, Gomorrah Girl - Booksigning at Kowasa, Barcelona, Spain - June 2012
• Valerio Spada, Gomorrah Girl - Booksigning at Libreria Galleria Sozzani, Milan, Italy - May 2012
• Visaul Studies Workshops Photo-Bookworks Symposium, Rochester, NY, USA June 2012
• PhotoShow Roma 2012 – Corso con Valerio Spada, Roma, Italia – Apr 2012
• PhotoIreland 2012 – Istituto Italiano per la Cultura – Dublin, Ireland – July 2012

2011

• “Gomorrah Girl, Valerio Spada” – Gestalten Space, Berlin, Germany – Sept 2011
• “Gomorrah Girl, Valerio Spada” – Booksigning at Le Bal, Paris, France – Nov 2011
• “Gomorrah Girl, Valerio Spada” – Book presentation conference and award ceremony at The Netherlands FotoMuseum, Rotterdam, Holland - Oct 2011
• “Gomorrah Girl, Valerio Spada” – Book presentation conference and award ceremony at
• Aperture Foundation, New York, NY, USA – Sept 2011
• “The future of the reportage” – Panel discussion at Münchner StädtMuseum, Munich, Germany – Oct 2011
• “Valerio Spada” – Lecture at Parsons School of Arts and Design, Paris, France – Oct 2011
• “ Gomorrah Girl, Valerio Spada” – Lecture at Temple University, Tyler School of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA, USA – Sept 2011
• “Valerio Spada wins 2011 Photography Book Now Grand Prize” - PDN Photo District News – USA – Sept 2011
• “Gomorrah Girl” recommended section by Dashwood Books, New York, NY, USA – Apr 2011
• “Valerio Spada//Gomorrah Girl” review by 25Books, Germany – Apr 2011
• “Valerio Spada” interviewed by Giovanni Pelloso, Corriere della Sera, panel discussion at Area Pergolesi, Milan, Italy – Apr 2011
• “Valerio Spada, Gomorrah Girl” – booksigning at Le Bal, Paris, France – March 2011