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The ITALIA 90 open call is the initiative chosen for the official opening of CONDOMINIO’ space in Via Melchiorre Gioia 41, Milan. The call, which in its name has a clear and explicit reference to the famous World Cup, invites those born after 01/01/1990, Italians or people living in Italy, to send a photographic project with a free theme.

The candidate projects will be examined by a jury of experts, including Francesco Zanot (Curator), Elisa Medde (Editor - Foam magazine), Niccolò Fano (Matèria Gallery), Federica Chiocchetti (Curator), Giangavino Pazzola (Curator - Camera Torino) and Alba Zari (Artist), who, together with our curatorial team, will select a dozen particularly deserving artist who will show their project in the occasion of the group exhibition at CONDOMINIO. Specifically, per single project, it will be produced one piece of artwork and a booklet in collaboration with the publishing house Skinnerboox.

The aim of ITALIA 90 is to create a sort of national atlas, within which a number of authors can be gathered,  that can outline the characterizing features of the future generation that today deals with the photographic language in all its contemporary forms.

Note: Following the emergency health situation, for organizational reasons, the exact date of inauguration of the exhibition is not indicated. With the hope that everything will be resolved in the coming months, the exhibition is planned for next autumn.

Participation is free and is completed by filling in and submitting your application through the online form or by e-mail.

Requirements: Only registrations from candidates over 18 years of age and older are accepted. Furthermore, participation is reserved only for people born (of nationality), resident or living in Italy.

To complete your application, you will also need to attach the following material:

- Portfolio or project in pdf format (max 10 MB)

- Short biography or curriculum vitae

                                  Extended deadline: 14th July 2020


Francesco Zanot
Curator, essayist and teacher specialized in photography. Curator of CAMERA - Italian Center for Photography, Turin, from its foundation to 2017, has subsequently curated the inaugural exhibitions of the Fondazione Prada Observatory in Milan. Artistic director of the Photo / Industry Biennale organized by the MAST Foundation in Bologna since 2019, he is also director of the Master in Photography at NABA, Milan.

Elisa Medde 

Editor, curator and writer of photography. Since 2012 she has been Editor of FOAM Magazine, Amsterdam.

Giangavino Pazzola 

Associate curator of CAMERA – Italian Center for Photography  where he has in charge of FUTURES Photography, the European programme dedicated to young artists. He is also a member of the Advisory Board of The Phair, the photography fair in Turin.

Alba Zari
Artists mainly working with the photographic medium. Her work The Y, winner of the Graziadei Prize, has been exhibited in numerous international exhibitions, including London Art Fair, Maxxi in Rome and Festival Circulation in Paris. With The Y and Occult, she is part of the FOAM Talent 2020.

Niccolò Fano 

Founder and director of Matèria, a gallery born in 2015 in the San Lorenzo district in Rome. Interested in research and teaching, he has collaborated with various institutions including Sotheby's Institute of Art in London, University for the Creative Arts and still teaches at ISFCI where he is Academic director.

Federica Chiocchetti

Writer and curator. Also founder of the platform Photocaptionist, she collaborates with renomed institutions such as Photographers’ Gallery, MAXXI and FOAM.

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