De Angelis Marcello
Montesano Gian Marco
|Asfalti - Vevey Svizzera 2003
|Asfalti - Modena 2005
|Asfalti - Lecco 2005
|Asfalti - Beverly Hills Los Angeles 1999
|Paesaggio urbano - San Francisco 1979
|Paesaggio urbano - Los Angeles 1990
|Paesaggio urbano - Venice Los Angeles 1990
|Paesaggi naturali - Cadaques Spagna 1976
|Paesaggi naturali - Basilicata 1978
|Paesaggi naturali - Basilicata 1986
|Paesaggi naturali - Basilicata 1987
Born in Modena on Saturday 9 December.
Started working with photography, concentrating on colour rather than black and white.
Exhibited at the 3rd International Biennale of Colour in Vienna.
First publication of a portfolio in the Italian magazine Popular Photography.
First solo exhibition, at the Società Fotografica Subalpina in Turin.
Solo exhibition at the Galleria della Sala di Cultura in Modena.
Solo exhibitions: Centro Culturale Pirelli and Galleria Diaframma in Milan, Palazzo dei Diamanti in Ferrara, at the Centro Attività Visive, and at the Isolato San Rocco in Reggio Emilia.
Publication of a portfolio in Popular Photography, with an introduction by Pier Paolo Preti.
Group exhibition at Interkamera, Prague.
Solo exhibitions: "Die Materie die wir nicht sehen" at Galerie Die Brücke in Vienna.
Purchase by the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
Solo at the Photographer's Gallery in London.
Solo exhibitions: "Aspekte der Photographie" at Photokina, Cologne, Palazzo Strozzi in Florence (Gabinetto G.P. Vieusseux), Palazzo D'Accursio in Bologna, Canon Gallery in Amsterdam and Galleria Documenta, Turin.
Solo exhibitions: Galerie A. Nagel in Berlin, Galeria Spectrum in Barcelona, Foto+Filmcentrum FFO in Antwerp.
Publication of a portfolio in the "Discovery" section of Time-Life Annual
Solo exhibition at Palazzo della Pilotta in Parma.
Purchases by Centro Studi Archivio della Comunicazione of Parma University, Museu de Arte in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Musée Cantini in Marseille, the Israel Art Book Museum in Jerusalem, and Musée d'Art et d'Histoire in Fribourg.
Publication of the book Laggiù gli uomini with an essay by Enzo Biagi.
Solo exhibitions: Photo Art in Basle, Image Gallery in New Orleans, Istituto di Cultura Italiana in Tokyo, Galleria Fotografis in Bologna, Focus Gallery in Ljubljana, Photographer's Gallery in London, Galerie Inge Hirsch in Munich and Galleria La Città in Verona.
Set up his first workshop in Arles for Les Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie.
Exhibited in Venice at the 36th Biennale, with "L'immagine provocata" curated by Luigi Carluccio, and at the Nikon Gallery in Zurich.
Purchases by Cabinet des Estampes de la Bibliothèque Nationale de Paris, and York University.
Together with Mario Schifano he created a series of one hundred photographic works, which were shown at Galleria Emilio Mazzoli in Modena.
Publication of the book Sky-line with text by Helmut Gernsheim (Punto e Virgola, Modena, and Contrejour, Paris).
First trip to the United States, where he started research into the urban landscape.
Created a calendar on Kuwait for the Commercial Bank and made a poster for the French Ministry of Culture, with a mention by the Association pour la Diffusion de la Pensée Française.
Purchases by Australian National Gallery, Melbourne, National Gallery, Victoria, Artothèque, Cherbourg, Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester NY.
Publication of the book Presenze veneziane, with texts by Achille Bonito Oliva and Angelo Schwarz.
Publication of portfolios in Zoom and Art published by Das Kunst Magazine of Hamburg, Nippon Camera, Ottagono and Color Annual.
Solo exhibitions: Focus Gallery of San Francisco, the G. Ray Hawkins Gallery of Los Angeles, Forum Fnac, Paris, Galerie Fiolet, Amsterdam, Centre Photographique, Athens, and Galerie Fnac, Lille.
Purchases by Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart, International G. Eastman House Museum of Photography, New York.
Created the advertising campaign for the Canon EOS 1 in Japan.
Directed workshops in Arles and Venice.
Solo exhibitions: After Image Gallery, Dallas, Nagase Salon, Tokyo, Galerie Viviane Esders, Paris, Silver Image Gallery, Seattle, CCD Galerie, Düsseldorf, Silver Vision, Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Purchase by the Provinciaal Museum voor Kunstambachten in Antwerp.
Publications: Enciclopedia pratica per fotografare (Fabbri, Milan), ed. A. C. Quintavalle.
Director of a workshop at the Forum Stadtpark in Graz.
Solo exhibitions: Photo Art, Basle, Camera Obscura, Stockholm, Galleria Il Nuovo Fuso, Parma, Galerie Aspect, Brussels, Spazio Immagine, Bari, Palazzo Massari, Ferrara, and Galleria Il Segno in Bergamo.
Purchases by the Canadian Center of Photography, Toronto, Ministère de la Culture Française, Brussels, and Fondation Nationale de la Photographie, Lyon.
Publication of Presenza-Assenza with a text by Giuliana Scimé.
Portfolios and covers for the British Journal of Photography, with a text by Alberta Gnugnoli.
Calendar for Alitalia and the Qatar Petroleum Corporation, and a contribution for the Firestone catalogue.
Workshop in Tokyo, sponsored by Canon.
Solo exhibitions: Photographer's Gallery in London, Canon Salon in Tokyo, Galerie Le Réverbère in Lyon, Jujiya Gallery in Kyoto, Galerie Viviane Esders in Paris, Chiostro Brunelleschiano degli Innocenti in Florence ("Il corpo rivelato"), Galerie Steiner in Bad Rappenau, Germany.
Purchases by the Institute of Technology, Tokyo, and the Stedelijk Museum of Modern Art in Amsterdam.
Interview for the book Trenta voci sulla fotografia, with an essay by Angelo Schwarz (Editoriale Forma, Turin). Publication of a portfolio with cover in the Ottagono magazine and in Modern Photography of New York, also with the cover, and a text by Howard Millard.
Awarded the "Kodak Fotobuchpreis" award in Stuttgart.
The Fondation National de la Photographie of Lyon commissioned "Carte Blanche à la Couleur" for a series of meetings, a solo exhibition and a workshop.
Solo exhibitions: Musée Nicéphore Niépce in Chalon-sur-Saône, for which he created a poster (with the acquisition of works), Museo de Bellas Artes in Caracas, Photo '84 in Amsterdam, Galerie Municipal de Château d'Eau in Toulouse, Maison de la Culture in Reims, Namba City in Osaka, and Akashya Gallery in Hiroshima.
In Modena he received the "Il Ragno d'Oro-Unesco" award for art.
Director of a workshop at Turin University (Faculty of Education).
Workshop in Paris at the Galerie Viviane Esders.
Solo exhibitions: Madrid at Foco "85" and the Circulo de Bellas Artes, Akademie der Kunste in Berlin, White Light Gallery in Genk and Musée Reattu in Arles.
Purchases by the Maison de la Culture in Reims, Junij International Art Collection in Ljubljana, Art Museum of Alburqueque, University of New Mexico and Musée de la Photographie in Arles.
Publication of a portfolio in Popular Photography USA.
Poster for the Ferrari Testa Rossa, signed in a limited edition of 1000 numbered copies, 50 of which were signed by Enzo Ferrari.
Invited to Houston to photograph the rodeo together with Newton, Klein, and Narahara.
Solo exhibitions: Houston Foto Fest at the Texas Commercial Tower, Galerie Ursula Erhardt in Nuremberg.
Purchases by the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe in Hamburg, Museum of Modern Art, Norman, Oklahoma, Museum of Contemporary Art in Sofia, Institute of Technology in Tokyo and the Denver Art Museum.
Publications: Disney World Epcot Center (text by Roy Disney, Edizioni Panini, Modena).
Advertising campaigns for Volkswagen, Kodak Italia and Lamborghini Alpine.
Solo exhibitions: Jane Corkin Gallery in Toronto, Fotoskema gallery in Prague.
Publication of a portfolio in Collector Photography with an essay by Constant Robert.
Kodak and Lanerossi advertising campaigns (with calendar).
Solo exhibitions: Photokina in Cologne, Centrum voor Fotografie in Rotterdam, Hilton Tower Center in Chicago.
Publication of Blue, in Japan (with exhibition in Tokyo), where he was invited by the Ministry of Culture to produce a multi-vision "World Design Expo 89" in Nagoya.
First auteur calendar for Kodak Italia, limited signed edition of 900.
Awarded the FIAF prize and nominated Maestro della Fotografia Italiana.
Director of a workshop in Arles during the "Rencontre International de la Photo" and in Brussels, at the Accademia di Belle Arti.
First contributions to Il Venerdì, supplement to La Repubblica.
Received the Culture Award of the Prime Minister's Office in Rome.
One of the 54 "Masters of Photography" of the Toppan Collection at the Metropolitan Museum in Tokyo (with exhibition and purchase of works).
Solo exhibitions: Museo Ken Damy in Brescia, Canon Image Center in Amsterdam, Museum of Photography in Helsinki, Hong Kong Low Block City Hall, Palazzina Barbacane in Spilimbergo. Centro di Cultura Italiana in Stockholm, Palazzo del Turismo in Riccione, Palazzo Sera Gerace in Genoa, Kodak Photo Salon in Tokyo, Kodak Photo Salon in Osaka and Galleria Venice Design in Venice.
Included in Who's Who in the World.
Italian advertising campaigns for Volkswagen Golf, Ferrovie dello Stato and Bellini di Cipriani Harry's Bar in Venice.
Director of a workshop at the John Cabot University in Rome.
Solo exhibitions: Espace Photographique de Paris.
Donated his private collection of photographs to the Galleria Civica in Modena.
First advertising campaign for Johnny Walker whisky in Japan. Invited to take part in creating the Tibet House portfolio.
Workshop at the Oratorio di Santa Cecilia in Rome and Toscana Foto Festival.
Solo exhibitions: Bologna (Palazzo Re Enzo) and Festival de la Photographie du Tregor, France.
Purchases by the Maison Européenne de la Culture in Paris, Tokohama Museum of Photography in Tokyo, Collection Fnac in Paris, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Harry M. Drake Collection, and the Polaroid Collection in Amsterdam.
Awarded the Premio Sorrento, the Premio Città di Venezia and, in Tokyo, The 150 Years of Photography Photographer Award.
Solo exhibitions: "Un'America, quattro Americhe", at the Salone Lorenzo Berzieri in Salsomaggiore Terme, "Naturalmente diamanti" at Palazzo Affari ai Giureconsulti in Milan, Galerie Suzel Berna in Paris, Galería Railowsky in Valencia, Palazzo della Ragione in Padua, and Tour des Lépreux in Aosta (with a catalogue essay by Irene Bignardi, Edizioni Musumeci, Aosta).
Awarded the Guitarra '93 prize with a solo exhibition at the Posada del Potro in Cordoba.
Director of workshops in Taipei, in Barcelona at the Grisart Escola de Fotografia, and in Rome at Galleria Rondanini.
Calendars for Canon, Gruppo Cremonini and Cassa di Risparmio di Verona; and he also created a street advertising campaign for Canon.
Awarded the Premio Pisa for photography on the occasion of the 650th anniversary of the founding of Pisa University.
Director of a workshop in Noto, Sicily.
Solo exhibitions: Palazzina Estense in Modena, Aranciaia dei Farnese in Colorno, Galleria Photology in Milan (the catalogue, Paesaggi 1970-1995, with an essay by Ezio Raimondi, Edizione Photology, Milan), American House in Frankfurt, Palais de l'Archevêché in Narbonne and Galleria Melesi in Lecco.
In Spilimbergo he received the Premio Friuli Venezia Giulia award for photography.
A member of the New York "Itinerario di Pasolini" tour organised by the CRAF research centre in Spilimbergo.
Group exhibition at the Fondation Vincent Van Gogh in Arles.
The Art Gallery of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia, purchased 12 of his photographs.
Advertising campaign, for Italy and Hong Kong, for Universal Genève and for Pagine Gialle, the Italian yellow pages.
Director of a workshop in Jonkers, New York, as part of the Guggenheim Museum schools program, with a conference and screening at the Museum.
Solo exhibitions: Galerie Baudoin Lebon in Parsi, Galerie zur Stockeregg in Zurich.
Publications: 100 fiori, simboli, messaggi di libertà, with an essay by Lello Piazza (Mondadori, Milan).
Solo exhibitions: Past Rays Gallery in Yokohama and "Paesaggi di donna" at Galleria Centro Lame in Bologna.
Cover for the book Allgemeine Erklärung der Menschenpflichten by Helmut Schmidt.
Advertising campaigns for DG-Bank, Frankfurt, for Silanco Tessuti and for Alitalia, with its new uniforms.
He created "Walking" in a limited edition of 10 copies in New York for the Audrey Hepburn Children's Fund, with the artists Arman, Louise Bourgeois, Lawrence Weiner, Enzo Cucchi, Daniel Spoerri, Yasumasa Morimura, Andres Serrano, Marina Abramovic, Christo and Kenny Scharf.
Contributor to the portfolio on the sea published by Photo & Co., together with Jodice and Basilico.
Director of a workshop in the Faculty of Industrial Design at the Politecnico University of Turin, at Interfotofestival in Calabria, and at the Toscana Foto Festival.
Represented Italy at the 1st Buenos Aires Biennial, together with de Chirico, Schifano and Ceroli.
In Lausanne he was a member of the Equipe jury for "100 Photos pour un Siècle de Sport".
Nominated Commendatore al Merito of the Italian Republic.
Director of the "Creatività in Polaroid" workshop at the Politecnico University of Turin for the Industrial Design undergraduate course.
Solo exhibitions: Focus Gallery in London (with a mention in the Encyclopaedia Britannica).
Purchase by the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.
Solo exhibitions: "Paesaggio immaginario" at Galleria Venice Design in Vicenza, "Historic Route 66" at Palazzo Magnani in Reggio Emilia. Catalogue with 152 illustrations (Skira, Milan).
Chairman of the Comité International Olympique in Lausanne for the best sports photographs in 2001.
Ran workshops at the Centre d'Enseignement Professionel in Vevey, at Politecnico University in Turin, and at Link Campus, University of Malta in Rome.
Purchases by the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, UBS (United Bank of Switzerland), cover for the UBS brochure on its collection of Italian photography. Acquisition of 8 works of the Manfred Heiting Collection by the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, Texas.
Created four Landscape pictures for Unesco.
Continued with art direction of the Toscana Foto Festival in Massa Marittima and of Foto Incontri at San Felice sul Panaro (Modena).
Publications: Franco Fontana (essay by Massimo Mussini, Motta, Milan), Paesaggio (Edizioni Gribaudo, Asti) with 40 landscapes by Franco Fontana, another 40 by Mario Giacomelli and an essay by Federico Zeri, and Franco Fontana retrospettiva (essay by Allan D. Coleman and Giuliana Scimé, Edizioni Logos, Modena).
Mentioned in: Enciclopedia Rizzoli Larousse and in the Biblioteca del Sapere of the Corriere della Sera.
Photographic project for Bilfinger-Berger of Frankfurt.
Solo exhibitions: Correggio, Palazzo dei Principi; Milan, "Ombre e colori", Palazzo Reale; London, Focus Gallery, Bologna, "Colors", Metropolis Photogallery; Imola, "Paesaggi", Chiostro di San Domenico.
Group exhibitions: "Une histoire de la Photographie", Musée d'Art et d'Histoire, Collection M+M Auer, Geneva; "Sensi Divini", Triennale di Milano; Bologna, "Il nudo tra ideale e realtà", GAM, Galleria d'Arte Moderna.
Awarded the "Noto per l'arte" prize by the city of Noto.
Contribution to Free Arts NYC - Annual Polaroid Art Auction Benefit.
Art director of the Toscana Fotofestival in Massa Marittima, where he held a workshop and a solo exhibition.
He held the workshops: "C'è una volta Manzoni", in Lecco; "Creatività nel colore", at Politecnico University in Turin.
Provided works for the collections of the Museo della Fotografia Contemporanea, Villa Ghirlanda, Cinisello Balsamo, and contributed to the stage design for Sarah Kane's "4: 48 Psychosis", with the actress Giovanna Mezzogiorno, at the Teatro Palladium in Rome.
Contributions to books: Naked (Ed. Feierabend Verlag, Berlin); Viareggio, (Idea Books); Le donne e gli uomini della Repubblica (Pagani Holding Editore); 11 Fotogtrafi e un vino (Ed. Skira).
Covers for the book by Rosetta Loi Nero è l'albero dei ricordi, azzurra è l'aria (Ed. Einaudi) and for Fotografia e diritto by Salvo Dell'Arte (Ed. Esperta).
Publication of the book Appunti inediti di viaggio (Ed. Damiani).
Solo exhibitions: Turin, "Color in the City"; Murcia, Spain, "Territorios confrontados", Centro Cultural Las Clavas Foto Encuentros 2005; Barcelona, "Galeria Gastronomica"; Bibbiena, Collezione Centro Italiano della Fotografia d'Autore; Calabro, "Territorio a confronto", Castello Ducale; Petrasanta, Incamera Photo Gallery; Luxembourg, "Photomeeting" Abbaye de Neumünster; Zurich, "Abstract from reality", Artef Galerie; Venice,"Retrospettiva", Magazzini del Sale; Spain, Centro Cultural la Asuncion in Albacete; Milan, Galleria Fotografia Italiana; Belluno, "Route 66", Colophon Arte; Paris, Galleria Baudoin Lebon.
Group exhibitions: Brescia, "Paesaggio del corpo", Museo Ken Damy; Arles, "La collection photographique d'Arles", Musée Réattu; Lestans, "Due maestri del paesaggio: Fontana e Giacomelli", Villa Ciani; Venice, "Mostra sulla fotografia italiana", Fondazione Guggenheim"; Bari, " Mediterranea", Pinacoteca Provinciale; Milan, "La Motocicletta. Un secolo su 2 ruote tra storia, arte e sport", Fondazione Antonio Mazzotta; Modena, "6 Artisti alla ricerca di Manuel Fangio", Baluardo della Cittadella; Torino, "6 x Torino. F. Fontana, G. Basilico, M. Jodice, F. Jodice, O. Barbieri, A. Linke", GAM; Saint Tropez, "Collettiva", Galleria Fotografia Italiana.
Art director of the Toscana Foto Festival in Massa Marittima.
Portfolio published in the magazine "Gente di fotografia n.38".
Purchases by: Banca UNICREDIT; Norton Museum of Art Corigliano, West Palm Beach, Florida; Deutsche Bank; Banca Popolare Emilia Romagna.
Publication of "Franco Fontana. Retrospettiva", 2nd edition (Ed. Logos).
Contributions to books: The Polaroid Book, (Taschen); Photomeeting 2005, catalogue with texts by A. D. Coleman.
Included in the catalogue of the Colleccion Fotografica of the Museo Naçional de Bellas Artes in Buenos Aires.
Offered his own personal contribution to the Free Arts NYC, Annual Art Action Benefit.
Solo exhibitions: Rome, Galleria Oredaria; Verona, "Franco Fontana. Images", Galleria Boxart.
Group exhibitions: Brescia, "My collection. 70 capolavori per una collezione collettiva", Museo Ken Dami; Moscow, "Il sole, la luna e la teoria degli opposti", Mars Contemporary Art Museum; Vigevano, "La donna oggetto, miti e metamorfosi al femminile", Cavallerizza del Castello 1900-2005"; Milan, "Corsettomania ", Circolo della Stampa; Rome, "10 Artisti della Galleria Fotografia Italiana", Auditorium Conciliazione; Cortina D'Ampezzo, "Fotografia Italiana Selezione", Galleria d'Arte Farsetti.
Awarded an honorary degree - Laurea Magistrale ad Honorem - by the Council of the Faculty of Architecture of the Politecnico University of Turin, in Eco-Compatible Product Design.