Biography
Massimiliano Rossetto (b.1993) is a Swiss Italian visual artist and photographer.
He lives and works between Berlin and Lugano.


Rossetto’s work primarily focuses on memories associated with landscapes, and the notion of searching for a sense of belonging in places that are particularly affected by man-made and natural artifacts present in the environment. His artistic practice concentrates on spaces or objects that have been built, destroyed and altered as a result of human activity. By sensitively approaching topics connected between the past and present, he utilizes these elements as a way to compose a complex photographic practice that encompasses site specific and ephemeral visual installations.

Current2021 / 25th vfg Swiss Young Talent Award for Photography - IPFO Haus der Fotografie (Olten, Switzerland)

Upcoming
2021 / Wunderkummer - Atelier Viandanti curated by Maria Ares, Francesco Maria Gamba (Lugano, Switzerland)
2022 / Rethinking Nature - Festival Center FOTO WIEN,  European Month of Photography (Vienna, Austria)
2022 / 10th edition, La nuit de la photo (La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland)

Awards 2020 / Winner, 24th vfg Swiss Young Talent Award for Photography (Zurich, Switzerland)
2016 / Finalist, Vita di lago - Verzasca Foto Festival (Brissago, Switzerland)

Education2014-2016 / BLOO - BA in Photography (Lyon, France). Direction: Julien Guinand & Gilles Verneret
Studied under:  Valérie Jouve, Christian Lutz, Eric Rondepierre, Delphine Balley, Michel Poivert, Joerg Bader, Brigitte Bauer, Bertrand Stofleth, Karim Kal, Laurent Mulot

Workshops & Masterclass2018 / Photobook: RESET by “Self Publish, Be Happy”, EMOP Opening Days, hosted by C/O Berlin
2012 / Reflexions Masterclass founded by Giorgia Fiorio and Gabriel Bauret


Other projects
2018 / Member of near. - Swiss association for contemporary photography
2012 / Co-founder of YET MAGAZINE


PublicationsFISHEYE PHOTO REVIEW 2021.22 / ENTKUNSTUNG / ANTIHERO PRESS / PHLEARN / FISHEYE MAGAZINE / ARTRIBUNE / YET MAGAZINE / OZON / C-HEADS / DARK BEAUTY MAGAZINE /  DIGITAL CAMERA MAGAZINE / PF - FOTOGRAFIE MAGAZINE

Past
2021 / Rethinking Nature - Imago Lisboa, European Month of Photography (Lisbon, Portugal)
2021 / C’era una volta la Pangea - Offspace +41, curated by Nicolò Latini, Chiara Ottavi (La Saceba, Switzerland) 2021 / Rethinking Nature - Mois européen de la photographie Luxembourg (Luxembourg)
2021 / photoSCHWEIZ - Halle 550, curated by Daniel Bollinger (Zurich, Switzerland)
2021 / 24th vfg Swiss Young Talent Award for Photography - Kammgarn West (Schaffhausen, Switzerland)
2021 / S(P)LACES - Centrale Festival, curated by Laura Davì (Fano, Italy)
2021 / HOT MESS II - Neuezeit Ost, curated by Yolandé Gouws (Berlin, Germany)
2020 / HOT MESS - Prince Charles, curated by Yolandé Gouws (Berlin, Germany)
2020 / 24th vfg Swiss Young Talent Award for Photography - Oslo 8 (Basel, Switzerland)
2020 / 24th vfg Swiss Young Talent Award for Photography - Photobastei (Zurich, Switzerland)
2020 / Generation Z - Noorderlicht International Fotofestival / Museum Heerenveen, curated by Robert Jan Verhagen (Groningen, Netherlands)
2020 / SPC Photo Awards - Photobastei (Zurich, Switzerland)
2019 / Environment Documenta - LoosenArt gallery (Rome, Italy)
2019 / Rala: Feast of the Peasant - RETA (Zurich, Switzerland)
2018 / Les nouveaux sauvages - Le Faubourg (Lyon, France)
2018 / The inner forest - Verzasca Foto Festival (Sonogno, Switzerland)
2017 / Vicini di casa - Spazio 1b (Lugano, Switzerland)
2016 / Sê plural como universo! - LaRada, curated by Carolina Sanchez, Riccardo Lisi (Locarno, Switzerland)
2016 / Exhibition École BLOO - Loft 4-40 (Lyon, France)
2016 / Vita di lago - Brissago Islands (Locarno, Switzerland)
2016 / Low Cost - BLOO gallery (Lyon, France)
2015 / Art Tonic - Port Tonic Art Center (St. Tropez, France)
2012 / Identità - Ego gallery, (Lugano, Switzerland)
2012 / Making Life - Castellinaria, International young film festival (Bellinzona, Switzerland)
2011 / Self shots - Giu*BoxGallery (Naples, Italy)












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