CURRICULUM VITAE

Bio

Haitian Italian, was born in Rome in 1964 where he lived till 1998. After his studies in graphic design, he now spends 2 years as an assistant photographer and finally specializes in architectural photography to which he dedicates himself full time till his departure for England. In the meanwhile, he also researches within experimental professional photography to the point to combine the two disciplines. His photos were published in several architectural magazines and books. He lived in Jordan, Syria, London, New York and India. He now lives in Haiti since year 2000.

His artistic career, though, started seriously only in 1998 with his exhibition on urban landscapes of Rome’s suburbs. He then exhibited in London, New York, Ahmedabad, Miami, Port au Prince, Santo Domingo, Oslo, La Havana, Bamako, Paris, Berlin, San Josť and Fort-de-France.

In 2003 he published a book on haitian homes interieurs with artist Marie-Louise Fouchard who also is his partner in life, and a second book, as an intimate look on his first three years in Haiti. He is now working on his third book on Port au Prince urban-scapes.

Awards

Montrouge, France 2005 (Salon d'Art Contemporain de Montrouge): Juri's Grand Prix . Curator: Alain Lamaignère

Bamako, Mali 2003 (VII Rencontre de Photographie de Bamako) awarded from the European Union for the best documentary photography work.   The work traveled to Barcellona and Paris)

Santo Domingo, Republica Dominicana 2001 - (IV Bienal del Caribe) group exhibition presenting two of the photos of "LEtre et la Nuance" awarded with a Gold Medal

Exhibitions

· Fort-de-France, Martinique, January 2008,  Galerie André Arsenec, CMAC. Curator Dominique Brebion.


· Jacmel, Haïti, December 2007, Alliance Français de Jacmel. Curator Mario Benjamin


· Port-au-Prince, Haïti, November 2007, Institut Français. Curator Géraldine Le Carret

· San José, Costa Rica december 2006 (El Estrecho Dudoso).  Curator Virginia Perez, TEOR/éTica

Havana, Cuba March 2006 (9 th Havana Biennial) . Dir: Rubén del Valle Lantarón

Montrouge, France 2005 (Salon d'Art Contemporain de Montrouge): Juri's Grand Prix . Curator: Alain Lamaignère

Montreal, Canada 2005 (Le Revenants) MAI - Le moi de la photo à Montreal, Curator: Martha Langford

Paris, France 2004 ( Haïti sans chapeau )   Direction des Affaires culturelles de la Ville de Paris, Hôtel d'Albret. Curator: Anne Lescot et Emmanuel Daydé - Solo exhibition.

Berlin, Germany 2004 (Pares y Nones) Ibero-Amerikaniksches Institut. Curator: Alanna Lockward

Bamako, Mali 2003 (VII Rencontre de Photographie de Bamako) awarded from the European Union for the best documentary photography work.   The work traveled to Barcellona and Paris)

La Havana, Cuba 2003 (V SALON INTERNACIONAL DE ARTE DIGITAL)

Oslo, Norway 2003 (House of Art Museum) group exhibition with Haitian and Dominican Artists. Curator: Inghild Karlsen

Santo Domingo, Rep.Dominicana 2002 - (Pares Y Nones) Museo de Arte Moderno, group photo exhibition of Haitians and Dominicans. Curator: Alanna Lockward

Kenskoff, Haiti 2002 "Digital Nudes" exhibition with artist painter Marie-Louise Fouchard

Miami, USA 2002 - (SPLASH, the Haitian new-wave) group Curator: Reynald Lally

Port au Prince, Haïti 2002- ("Haiti needs a Goddess of Nature": installation) Inst. Haitiano-Americain

Montreal, Canada 2002 - (SAT) Haitian new media "digital portraits" . Curator: Barbara Prezeau

Isle de la Martinique 2001- (Rencontres Photographiques en Caraibe) group exhibition presenting the new project "Haitian Portraits"

Santo Domingo, Republica Dominicana 2001 - (IV Bienal del Caribe) group exhibition presenting two of the photos of "LEtre et la Nuance" awarded with a Gold Medal

Petion Ville, Haïti 2001 - "Ethno Galerie":(Hommage a Karl Blossfeldt) soloexhibit on local flora

Petion Ville, Haïti 2000 - Restaurant "Chez Gerard" :(L'Etre et la Nuance) solo exhibit on haitian city-scapes.

Port au Prince, Haïti 2000 - Musée d'Art Haïtien du Collège St. Pierre exhibition organized by the "AfricAmerica" foundation

London, England 1998 - Italian Cult. Inst.: within the exhibition of the history and architecture of the rationalistic town of Sabaudia in Italy: city-scapes

Roma, Italia 1998 - Palazzo delle Esposizioni: (First Biennial of National Parks) - group exh.- curator: Achille Bonito Oliva

Gibellina, Italia 1998 - Fondazione Orestiadi - Baglio Di Stefano : (1998-Gibellina Zapping. Documentation and impressions of a photographer) solo exhibition. curator: Achille Bonito Oliva

Roma, Italia 1997 - Galleria Raccolta, Arte e Multimedia : (casalbruciatopiazzavittorio) solo exhibition. curator: Viviana Gravano with writings in catalogue by: Achille Bonito Oliva; Pippo Ciorra; Franco Zagari; Alfredo Martini

Tarquinia, Italia 1997 - Festival Torri d'Avvistamento : photographs with different themes (group)

New York, USA 1995 - Film Centre Building : b/w photos on Palermo city-scapes (group)

Bologna, Italia 1993 - SAIEDUE : b/w macro-photos on wood (solo)

Publications

Novena Bienal de La Habana   March 2006 catalogue de l'exposition. (Centro de Arte Contemporaneo Wilfredo Lam)

Image & Imagination   July 2005 catalogue de l'exposition. (Directeur artistique: Martha Langford)

Montrouge - Salon du Cinquantenaire   April 2005 catalogue de l'exposition. (Directeur artistique: Alain Lamaignère)

Mapas Abierto - fotografia latinoamericana Jan.2004 (auth: Alejandro Castellote).

Intérieurs d'Haïti Dec.2003 (book on haitian private homes) with Marie-Louise Fouchard.

Piccolo Taccuino Haitiano Dec.2003 (photographic sketch-book on 3 years of haitian journey).

Atlantica, issue 36 fall 2003 (spanish art magazine) : dossier on haitian photographer Roberto Stephenson

etter Columbus.com   March 2003 catalogue de l'exposition. (Curator: Inghild Karlsen)

Interni March 2003 (italian interiors magazine) : reportage on fashion designer Christina Kim's showroom, in Los Angeles

Domus July.2000 (italian architectural magazine) : reportage on the Millennium Dome in London

The World Of Interiors Jan.2000 (british interiors magazine) : reportage on wrapped buildings in Roma

Space - The Guardian 2/09/99(british newspaper insert) : reportage on Marylebone High Street area

Modo (italian design magazine) : reportage on wrapped buildings in Roma,1998

SABAUDIA, 1934 (exhibition catalogue) Dic. 1998 The Italian Cultural Institute, London

Alias - Il Manifesto (italian newspaper insert) : on the artist's reportage about wrapped buildings in Roma - 1998 -

Ex Deta Lazzeri (book): renovation of an old soap factory near Pisa, Italy - Oct.1998-

Casalbruciatopiazzavittorio (solo exhibition catalogue) - Dic.1997-

Palazzi Storici del Banco di Roma - Genova De Ferrari (book) : Genova's branch of the Banco Di Roma; La Meridiana Editori

Cantieri Romani - Via dei Galla e Sidama,21 (book) : Banca Popolare della Marsica's main branch in Roma; La Meridiana Editori.

Cantieri Romani - Via Veneto,1 (book) : Banca Popolare di Milano's branch in Roma, Piazza; La Meridiana Editori.

Il Nuovo Corriere dei Costruttori:(official paper of the Italian constructors association). contract photographer since 1989

Palazzi, Palazzetti e Case a Roma (book) : by F. Lombardi ; Edilstampa (front cover for a catalogue of all buildings and houses of any importance in Roma)

Recupero edilizio e archeologia industriale La fabbrica della Birra Peroni a Roma 1901 - 1992 (book) : Alberto Maria Racheli, Marsilio Editore (book on the renovation of the old brewery of Peroni Beer in Roma)

L'Industria delle Costruzioni (italian constructions magazine) - N.304 Febbraio 1997 : building for the local council library in Venturina, Livorno (Arch. G. Benucci)

L'Industria delle Costruzioni (italian constructions magazine) - N.266 Dicembre 1993: italian national newspaper new buiding (Studio Valle Progettazioni, StudioElio Franceschi) and flats in Casoli, Chieti (Studio Ricci e Spaini)

L'Industria delle Costruzioni (italian constructions magazine) - N.234: new supermarket and flats in Roma

Roma S.Marcello (book) : Banca Di Roma's branch in Piazza S.marcello

Architects Anonymous (book) : Quinlan Terry; AD Academy Editions (London) 1994 front cover

Interni December 1992 (italian interiors magazine) : reportage on "Effeti" kitchens showroom, in Rome