Pietro Lo Casto
Pietro Lo Casto

ABOUT

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Pietro Lo Casto

b. 1986, Bologna, Italy. Lives and works in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Pietro is interested in the potential of contemporary art to function as an archaeology of the invisible and its ability to reveal layers of hidden truths present in landscapes that have been marked by a multifaceted history of extraction. Drawing on his previous experience in the marketing sphere, Lo Casto's artworks explore, and aim to contribute to a reflection on, the role that images play in shaping our worldview and how they are used to hide practices of exploitation behind narratives of progress.

He has developed a research-driven artistic practice that is grounded in cultivating deep relationships and experiences with research sites, collaborating with diverse knowledge producers, and thinking through a multiplicity of mediums and materials to translate new connections in space.

Education

2021 - 2023
MFA Visual Arts, Chiang Mai University, Thailand
2020
International Program of Photography, Pathshala South Asian Media Institute, Kathmandu, Nepal
2012
MA Marketing, ESCP London, UK
2009
BA Communication Sciences, University of Bologna, Italy

Solo Exhibitions

2023
a history of..., Super!Local, Chiang Mai, Thailand
2022
A Study in Deception, FAG2 Gallery, Khon Kaen, Thailand
2021
Natural Ellipsis, Studio Tape, Festival Filosofia, Modena, Italy

Selected Group Exhibitions

2023
Rising Tides, Rising Voices, Some Space Gallery, Chiang Mai, Thailand
2023
Gibellina Photo Road, Gibellina, Italy
2023
EGO-NOMIC: life in a plasticosphere, Jing Jai Gallery, Chiang Mai, Thailand
2022
REA Art Fair, Milan , Italy
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
DongGang International Photo Festival, Yeongwol, South Korea
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
Cortona on the Move Festival, Cortona, Italy
2020
Chronicles 2076, Kathmandu, Nepal
2019
2nd Battle Zine, VOID, Athens, Greece

Scholarship/ Residencies/ Awards

2023
Media Art KMITL Bangkok, Artist in Residence
2023
Neither on Land nor at Sea, Unidee Residency Program in Biella, Italy
2022
International Summer Academy of Fine Arts in Salzburg
2022
Khontemporary Khon Kaen, Artist in Residence
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

2023
Fondazione Orestiadi, Gibellina, Italy
2023
Khontemporary Collection, Khon Kaen, Thailand
2021
Collection of Collections APS, Modena, Italy