Francesco Amorosino

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Born in 1984, I grew up in Rionero in Vulture, in the South of Italy. I live in Rome where I work as a photographer, journalist and photo guide and I teach in courses of photography for adults and children. I'm the owner of il FotoStudio, a photo studio where I organize also exhibitions and courses.

I got a three years Master in Photography in Rome at Scuola Romana di Fotografia and a two years Masters in Journalism at Università della Basilicata. 

There are many worlds interconnected with ours, they are very close and yet intangible. Art for me is a mean of exploring these alternative universes, not for seeking clear explanations for their mysteries, but for gathering new questions and spreading divergent thoughts.

Photography is the main ingredient that I use, but I hybrid it with painting, sculpture, collage, video art, in a constant illusory game. My works could seem distant from each other, but looking carefully you can see the lines that connect them represented by themes such as the fascination for mystery, the relationship between superstition and religion, the perceptions of reality and our relationship with the virtual as the new frontier of our conquest of space.

I'm the 2016 Sony World Photography Awards winner in Still Life category.

In May 2015 I won an artist residency in Northern Italy with Magnum photographer Alex Webb to document the Langhe area and there the project “Il Libro del Comando” started. This work was among the finalists at the 2015 Lensculture Visual Storytelling Awards. The dummy of the book was among the finalists of Cortona on the Move dummy award; DOCfield dummy award Fundació Banc Sabadell; Vienna Photobook Festival dummy award.

With the dummy of "The Rome guide for terrorists" in 2013 I won the "Open your books" Award for the best self-published book at Sifest in Savignano sul Rubicone and in 2015 with a new updated dummy I was among the finalists of the Unseen Dummy Book Award in Amsterdam and among the of the Call for Books Award at Encontros da Imagem in Braga, Portugal.

I’ve also participated in several exhibitions not only with my photos but also with my drawings, paintings and sculptures. I’m also interested in writing: I have published two books for children and a a novel for adults.


Unseen Dummy book award, finalist, 2017

Cortona on the Move dummy award, finalist, 2016

Vienna Photobook week dummy award, finalist, 2016

DOCfield Dummy Award Fundació Banc Sabadell, finalist, 2016

Crusade for Art grant, finalist, 2016

Sony World Photography Awards, winner, Still Life category, 2016

LensCulture Visual Storytelling Awards, finalist, 2015

Call for Books Award, Encontros da Imagem, among the eight finalists, Braga, Portugal, 2015

Unseen Dummy book award, among the four finalists, Amsterdam, 2015

EI Award, Encontros da Imagem, shortlisted, Braga, Portugal, 2015

Residency with Alex Webb, Camera center for photography, Piedmont, Italy, 2015

International Photography Award Emergentes DST 2014, shortlisted, Braga, Portugal, 2014

“Open your books” award for the best selfpublished book, Sifest, festival of images of Savignano sul R., 2013

Epson-Le Logge Prize, Toscana Foto Festival, special mention, 2011

Il dettaglio come codice, UBS Bank Prize, finalist, 2011

Epson-Le Logge prize, Toscana Foto Festival, third prize, 2009

Exhibitions - Selection

Let There Be, collective show about the materiality of photography, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

KaleidoCity, AV performance, with musician Stefano G. Falcone, Klang, Rome

Harditi del Pop, Andy Warhol Silver Factory, Contemporary_Cluster, Rome

La ricerca della Vita (personal), Rome Art Week, Roma

Privacy Policy (personal), Rome Art Week, Roma

I volti del Terzo, open air installation, Inside Out Project, Val Melaina Market, Rome, 2019

Il Terzo Occhio, Third Municipality city hall, festival Open House, Rome, 2019

Unseen Dummy Award 2017 exhibition, Moscow Photobookfest, Moscow, Russia, 2018

Spazio FotoCopia, Magazzini Fotografici, Naples, 2018

Fate Festival, San Potito Sannitico, 2018

Fotografia, Sala 1 - Centro Internazionale di Arte Contemporanea, Rome, 2017

Uncensored Books, Medfestival, Rethymno, Crete, 2017

Raining Stones, Pie Factory, Margate, UK, 2017 

Urban Reaction Figure, Spazio Factory, Macro, Roma, 2017

Uncensored Books, Minimum Gallery, Palermo, 2017

Cartoline dall'Aniene, Aniene Festival, Roma, 2017

Esperienze (personal), il FotoStudio, Rome, 2017

Uncensored books, Ozone gallery, Belgrade Photo Month festival, Belgrade, Serbia, 2017

Who wants to be the Mayor? (personal), La Placa Academy, Roma, 2016

Solar night of projections, festival Encontros da Imagem, Braga, Portogallo, 2016

Fascism, Gallery W, Whitney Center for the Arts, Pittsfield, Massachussets, Usa, 2016

Pezzi Unici 3, Galleria Gallerati, Roma, 2016

Any Given Book, White Noise Gallery, Rome, 2016

Sony World Photography Award travelling exhibition, London-Beijing-Berlin-Milan, 2016

Reflexions, Camera Italian center for photography, Turin, 2016

Natale Arte, Galleria Gallerati, Rome, 2015

The Darkroom project 5, Tevere Art Gallery, Rome, 2015

Photobook week, Aarhus, Denmark, 2015

Stripe Art and Architecture Festival, Fermo, 2015

Affordable Art Fair, Stand of White Noise Gallery, Milan, 2015

Any Given Post-it, White Noise Gallery, Rome, 2015

God's Plane (solo show), PhotoLux Festival circuit, Lucca, Italy, 2014

Google Error (solo show), MondoBizzarro Gallery, Bizzarro Festival, Rome, 2014

Emergentes DST Award 2014, Encontros da Imagem, Braga, Portugal, 2014

Balvano Andata e Ritorno (solo show), Balvano (PZ), 2014

Solo un altro paese del Sud (solo show), Rionero in Vulture (PZ), 2014

Roma Foto Festival, Rome, 2013

Metti a fuoco, Atella (PZ), 2013

Photographer at Work, Acquasparta (TR), 2013

Occhirossi, Festival of Indipendent Photography, Rome, 2013

The house of photography of Rome, La Pelanda, Macro Museum, Rome, 2012 

Il curriculum organico viene visualizzato solamente per gli artisti iscritti a CertArt che abbiano inserito le attività. Scopri di più su
Soul River
Il Libro del Comando - The Eye
Migrant Tomatoes - winner project of the  Sony World Photography Award Still Life category 2016
Index Librorum Prohibitorum - Artist book
Sgraffiti - big installation  - show at Macro Testaccio museum, Factory space for the exhibition Urban REaction Figure

Events at Rome Art Week

24 Oct 2023 | 18:00-22:00
Francesco Amorosino

Free admission
Open Studio
Studio Francesco Amorosino
Il FotoStudio, Via Valdinievole 106 - Roma
29-31 Oct 2020 | 15:00-20:30
Francesco Amorosino

Free admission
Open Studio
Il FotoStudio
Via Valdinievole 106 - Roma
26 Oct 2020
Foto Percorso - Third edition
Open air photo exhibition
Free admission
Orario non definito
Pista ciclabile Aniene
Via Val di Fassa - Roma
22-26 Oct 2019 | 16:00-20:00
Francesco Amorosino

Free admission
Open Studio
Il FotoStudio
Via Valdinievole 106 - Roma
26 Oct 2019
La ricerca della vita, mostra personale di Francesco Amorosino, a cura di Noemi Pittaluga
26/10/2019, dalle 14.00 alle 19.30, max 15 visitatori a turno
Free admission
Vernissage Saturday 26 Oct 2019 | 14:00
Abitazione privata
Via Monte Scalambra 5, scala F, int. 1 - Roma
23-27 Oct 2018 | 18:30-23:30
Francesco Amorosino

Free admission
Open Studio
Studio Francesco Amorosino
Il FotoStudio, Via Valdinievole 106 - Roma
12 Oct 2017 | 19:00-23:30
Francesco Amorosino

Free admission
Open Studio
Il FotoStudio
Via Valdinievole, 106 - Roma
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