To Dream, to Collect


Alessandro Sambini

1982 Rovigo, Italy

8 Works exhibited

Current location


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  • About the Artist
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Bibliography
  • Awards

Born in Rovigo in 1982, he lives and works in Milan. After obtaining a degree in Design and Arts from the Free University of Bolzano and an MA in Research Architecture within the Visual Cultures department at Goldsmiths' College in London, he moved to Milan. Here he began to work with photography, video and other multimedia supports and to question the needs and methods that regulate the production of new images, their circulation and diffusion and the different areas of relationship between the image itself and its public. Since 2019 he has been working on the public performance 1624, curated by Elena Forin and on project MARIO.

In 2017 he participated in the collective exhibition Fuocoapaesaggio curated by Dolomiti Contemporanee and was selected to participate in Plat(t)form 2017 at the Fotomuseum in Winterthur; in 2016 the Fondo Privato Acquisizioni per l’arte contemporanea of ArtVerona selected the work People at an exhibition for acquisition and deposit at MA*GA, Gallarate. The same work was presented on the occasion of the solo exhibition of the same name curated by Denis Isaia in July 2016 at Galleria Michela Rizzo.

In the same year he participated in the group show Stories From the Edge, curated by Francesca Lazzarini, at the Kunsthaus in Graz (Austria) and in the exhibition On New Italian Photography, curated by Fantom at the Viasaterna Gallery (Milan 2016). The artist's projects were also presented during: Foto/Industria, 2nd Biennial of Industrial Photography, curated by François Hébel, at MAST (Bologna, 2015); Flags, at Serra dei Giardini, curated by Elena Forin (Venice, 2014); Lo Spettatore Emancipato, curated by Angela Madesani, at Galleria Giovanni Bonelli (Milan, 2014).

He has collaborated with various institutions, including MUSEION, FORMA, MUFOCO, MAST, MA*GA and Triennale di Milano; in 2009 he won the XXIII Premio Gallarate Per Le Arti Visive, Terzo Paesaggio. Fotografia Italiana Oggi and was a finalist in the GD4PhotoArt award, promoted by MAST. He is co-founder of the collective POIUYT and his works are in the collections of MAGA, MUFOCO and Fondazione MAST.

Public Collections
MAGA, Museo arte in Gallarate, Gallarate, Italy.
MAST, Manifattura di arti sperimentazione e tecnologia, Bologna, Italy.
MUFOCO, Museo di Fotografia contemporanea in Cinisello Balsamo, Cinisello Balsamo, Italy.

Solo Exhibitions

People at an exhibition, Galleria Michela Rizzo, Venice, curated by Denis Isaia.

Main Group Exhibitions

Re-Index/Space and Time during Isolation, Galleria Michela Rizzo, curated by Elena Forin.
Spit or Swallow, UNA Gallery Piacenza, curated by Andrea Tinterri.
ARGO, Photo Open Up, Photography Festival in Padova, curated by Carlo Sala.
Talking (about) Images, Galleria Civica, Rijeka, curated by Francesca Lazzarini.
Talking (about) Images, Škuc Gallery, Lublijana, curated by Francesca Lazzarini.
POIUYT RADIO, Live from UNSEEN Photo Festival Amsterdam, CO-OP section, curated by Lars Willumeit.
Man, landscape and photography, Ptuj City Gallery, curated by Carlo Sala.
Fuocoapaesaggio, Pieve di Cadore, curated by Dolomiti Contemporanee and Giovanna Repetto.
POIUYT. Punto Zero, curated by Francesca Lazzarini and Gaia Tedone, MLZ ART DEP, Trieste.
On new italian photography, Viasaterna, Milan, curated by FANTOM.
Stories from the edge, MLZ art dep, Trieste, curated by Francesca Lazzarini.
Stories from the edge, Kunsthaus, Graz, curated by Francesca Lazzarini.
Giovane, non dimenticare, Monza, curated by Marta Cereda.
II Biennale FOTO/INDUSTRIA, MAST, Bologna, curated by François Hébel.
FLAGS, curated by Elena Forin, Serra dei Giardini, Venice. Galleria Michela Rizzo and Fabio Mauri foundation.
ArTS, La Piazza dell’Arte Pubblica, curated by Francesca Lazzarini, Trieste.
SINFONIE URBANE, Exposed, “You Are Hear”, with The Cool Couple, curated by EXPOSED, CareOf, Milan.
Caratteri, “The Great Saga Of The Infamous Image”, curated by Andrea Tinterri, Palazzo del Governatore, Parma.
Galleria Giovanni Bonelli, “Lo Spettatore Emancipato”, curated by Angela Madesani, Milan.
2004-2014 Progetti del Museo di Fotografia di Cinisello Balsamo, TRIENNALE, Milano.
Rotta di Collisione, Galleria Artopia, curated by Gaia Tedone, Milano.
Nostalgia del Presente, Galleria Biffi Arte, curated by Angela Madesani, Piacenza.
Art Around, Immagini per lo spazio Pubblico, Museo di Fotografia di Cinisello Balsamo, curated by Matteo Balduzzi.
2011, Seeing is Believing? Online Exhibition curated by Gaia Tedone.
Arsnowseragiotto, Di alcune case, curated by Walter Guadagnini, Padua.
FORMA, Milano un minuto prima, as part of the project QD by Tommaso Perfetti, Milan.
Festival Europeo della Fotografia 2011 di Reggio Emilia, GD4Photoart, Chiostri di San Domenico, Reggio Emilia.
GD4Photoart, La Fotografia s’industria, Pinacoteca Nazionale di Bologna.
La grande riffa, Museion, Bolzano, Cubo Garutti, curated by Denis Isaia.
XIII Premio Nazionale Gallarate per le Arti Visive, Terzo Paesaggio, La fotografia Italiana Oggi, MAGA, Gallarate, Italy.
London, James Taylor Gallery, “Screening” curated by Gaia Tedone and Maria Laura Ghidini.
Bag-Borsa Arte Giovane: “Del paese e altre storie”, Genova, Palazzo Ducale, curated by Denis Isaia.
Lightworks, galleria civica, Bolzano.


Palco, curated by Giovanna Repetto.
Catalogo del festival Open Up di Padova, curated by Carlo Sala.
La Foresta, art-magazine curated by Andrea Tinterri.
222 Artisti su cui investire 2019, EXIBART.
Platform, portfolio pubblicato sull’omonima rivista d’architettura.
222 Artisti su cui investire 2018, EXIBART.
Coming soon, Giorgina’s Dreams, artist’s book.
On new italian photography, Viasaterna, Milan, catalogue of the exhibition curated by FANTOM.
UDS, Unità di Sonorizzazione Musicale. projection of Jean Claude was hit by a train. UDS is a project by Enrico Gabrielli and Sergio Giusti, Stazione Leopolda, Firenze.

Teaching/Public conferences

Fenomenologia dell’Arte Contemporanea, workshop within the course of Denis Isaia, IED Venezia.
White Hat- Black Hat, workshop on “robots/machines and visual culture”, biennio di studi curatoriali, NABA, as part of Francesco Jodice’s course.
Camera con vista, GAMEC, Bergamo, public talk, curated by Luca Andreoni.
Public conference at NABA, Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti di Milano on the project by Gaia Tedone: Is Seeing Believing?
Together with Nicola Setari, Alterazioni Video, Ilaria Bombelli.
Seminar given at the Free University of Bolzano, Faculty of Design and Arts within the project Mapping Politics held by Kris Krois.
Seminar given at NABA, Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti di Milano within research lab New Italian Media Epic on archive material held by Maresa Lippolis.

Talking (about) Images - T(a)i, sponsored by Das Land Steiermark, curated by Francesca Lazzarini and Marta Rovetta.
Portfolio review at Plat(t)form 2017, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland, selected as one of eight “especially convincing”.
People at an exhibition’s installation has been acquired by Fondo acquisizione privato di Artverona.
Stories From The Edge, Trieste, Graz, curated by Francesca Lazzarini. Among the five artists selected.
Selected together with The Cool Couple in the public art project “EXPOSED, Sinfonie Urbane”, Milano.
2011 - 2012
Among the 8 artists selected by the Museo della Fotografia Contemporanea di Cinisello Balsamo to produce a public art project in Milan.
Finalist in GD4Photoart the international competition for young photographers, Fondazione Seragnoli, Bologna.
Winner of the XXIII edition of “Premio Gallarate”, MAGA, Italy.



Works by Alessandro Sambini

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