Bari, BA, Italia
Antonio Ottomanelli, architect and photographer (Bari 1981)
He studied architecture in Milan and Lisbon. Until 2012 he is adjunct professor at the Polytechnic of Milan. In 2009 he founded IRA-C, public platform for research in the field of urban and social strategies. He made photo features in contexts of crisis in Italy and abroad and he is currently engaged in the study and documentation of the condition of cities and territories in a state of conflict, with particular attention to the effects of the contemporary relationship between the protection strategies for a common security and the protection forms of private freedom. Over the past four years he has worked in Afghanistan, Iraq and Palestine. His works have been published in architectural magazines such as Area, Abitare, AR, Domus, and others such as Internazionale and Ojo De Pez. His work has been presented at numerous international festivals: Berlin 2010, ARIA project, Kreuzberg Pavillon; Perugia 2011-12, Festarch II and III edition; Brazil 2012, São Paulo Calling; Dallas 2012, Dallas Art Biennial; Istanbul 2012, Design Biennial; Arles 2012 rencontres d'arles, nuit de l'année. He has received two Honorable Mentions - Architecture and Art – at the International Photography Award Lucie Foundation 2011. A book containing the work Big Eye Kabul was recently published by Endless Delight Publishing, with an introduction by Joseph Grima. On may 2013, at the La Triennale Museum in Milan, as been presented publicly the exhibition “Collateral Landscape”, his first Italian solo exhbition. He is among the artists brought to the 2014 International Award for Excellence in Public Art; and for the Future Generation Art Prize 2014 - Victor Pinchuk Foundation. He is among the autors invited as guest curator for the exhibition MONDITALIA at the XIV Biennale Di Architettura di Venezia, directed by Rem Koolhaas. Lives between Milan and Bari.