Pietro Lo Casto
Pietro Lo Casto
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B. 1986, Italy
Lives and works in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Pietro sees his artistic research as the possibility to participate in the visualisation of posthuman paths driven more and more by collective conceptual creativity. His work has included acts of denunciation of structural injustice towards indigenous knowledge and other non-humans, defined as animals, plants and land, in an attempt to understand and deepen the multi-level relationship between humans and nature.

He is currently pursuing an MFA in Visual Arts at Chiang Mai University, with a full scholarship. Previously he studied photography at the Pathshala Institute Bangladesh.

Pietro is a member of the AMOR MUNDI Multispecies Ecological Worldmaking Lab.

Education

2021 - 2023
MFA Visual Arts, Chiang Mai University, Thailand
2020
International Program of Photography, Pathshala South Asian Media Institute, Kathmandu, Nepal
2009
BA Communication Sciences, University of Bologna, Italy

Solo Exhibitions

2021
Weaving Connections, Albumen Gallery, London, UK
2021
Natural Ellipsis, Gate26A & Studio Tape, Festival Filosofia, Modena, Italy

Selected Group Exhibitions

2022
Rethinking Nature, Foto Wien, Vienna, Austria
2021
Rethinking Nature, Imago Lisboa Photo Festival, Lisbona, Portugal
2021
Un/Natural, Lishui International Photography Festival, China
2021
Everything is Connected, Festival Internazionale, Ferrara, Italy
2021
Images Gibellina, Italy
2021
Rethinking Nature, Mois Européen de la Photographie Luxembourg
2021
DongGang International Photo Festival, Yeongwol, South Korea
2021
Everything is Connected, Photoszene, Cologne, Germany
2021
FORMAT International Photography Festival, Derby, UK
2020
Angkor Photo Festival, Siem Reap, Cambodia
2021
Bird in Flight Exhibition, Kiev, Ukraine
2020
Singapore International Photography Festival, Singapore
2020
Everything is Connected, Photo Vogue Festival, Milan, Italy
2020
Erratic Dream, Online exhibition curated by PH Museum
2020
Cortona on the Move Festival, Cortona, Italy
2020
Chronicles 2076, Kathmandu, Nepal
2019
2nd Battle Zine, VOID, Athens, Greece

Scholarship/ Awards / Grants

2021
Presidential Scholarship, in support of MFA Visual Arts, Chiang Mai University
2021
GUP’s FRESH EYES Talent
2021
Prix Nouvelle Écritures de la Photographie Environmental, Finalist
2021
Bird in Flight Prize, Finalist
2020
Premio Canon Giovani Fotografi, Third Prize Winner

Collections

2021
Collection of Collections APS, Modena