Vincenzo Castella

Vincenzo Castella’s attitude towards the content of his work is profoundly different to that of other landscape photographers. His is an exploration that starts from the places he knows best: Naples and Milan, and then other sites in Europe and around the Mediterranean. Possible photographs, taken from viewpoints that anybody could find. In fact, Castelli does not especially privilege the eye. From his earliest works halfway through the ‘seventies he has eliminated the narrating self, an important moment in his development towards rejecting subjectivity. Colour is a basic part of his work, even if at the moment of shooting his

choices are not dictated by colour harmonies: he is, rather, attentive to details. Buildings lie at the heart of his works about cities, which he began towards the end of the ‘nineties. For him a city represents a language, and photography is an invention derived from it.
In such recent works as Cronache da Milano, realized together with the Multiplicity group and shown by Studio la Città in 2009 at Art Unlimited, he photographed buildings and places in Milan where crimes had taken place. (Angela Madesani)
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no place like home

Italian Renaissance

Cities

Installations

Videos


  • Battistero del Duomo, XlI secolo. Affreschi: Giusto de' Menabuoi, 1375-1376, 2020-2021

    Colour print on Kozo paper 70 gr.
    Ed. 1/3
    315 x 348 cm
    315 x 105 cm cad.


  • Andrea Mantegna, Martirio e trasporto di S. Cristoforo, 1448-1457 ,Cappella Ovetari, Chiesa degli Eremitani, 2020-2021

    Colour print on Kozo paper 70 gr.
    Ed. 1/3
    315 x 348 cm
    315 x 105 cm cad.


  • Alberi, 2020

    Colour print
    150 x 230 cm
    with frame


  • Museo di Geologia e Paleontologia, Palazzo Cavalli. Palme fossili, 2020-2021

    Colour printing on Kozo paper
    37 x 70 cm
    with frame


  • Villa e Parco Pisani, Stra 1721-1756 Architetti: G. Frigimelica e F. M. Preti, 2020-2021

    Color print on paper Kozo 42 gr.
    Ed. 1/3
    50 x 150 cm
    with frame


  • Orto botanico. Il pandano nella serra subtropicale del Giardino della Biodiversità, 2020-2021

    Color print on paper Kozo 42 gr.
    50 x 150 cm
    Ed. 1/3
    with frame


  • Flowers #3-6 Milano, 2020

    Colour print
    Ed. 1/5
    89 x 112 cm
    93 x 116 x 5 cm
    with frame


  • Flowers # 1-1 Milano, 2020

    Colour print
    Ed. 1/5
    67 x 85 cm
    71 x 89 x 5 cm
    with frame


  • Orto botanico. Fra Aloe, sanseverie ed euforbie della Serra arida africana, 2020-2021

    Color print on paper Kozo 42 gr.
    50 x 70 cm
    with frame

no place like home


  • Monte San Giacomo (SA) 1982, 1985

    Type c-print
    50 x 40 cm
    62 x 51,8 x 3 cm
    with frame


  • Pescara 1983, 1985

    Type c-print
    50 x 40 cm
    62 x 51,8 x 3 cm
    with frame


  • Pescara 1983, 1985

    Type c-print
    40 x 50 cm
    51,6 x 62 x 3 cm
    with frame

Italian Renaissance


  • #2-6 e #2-8 Mantova 2012, 2012

    Color print
    110 x 173 cm


  • #01 Milano 2012, 2012

    Color print
    110 x 153 cm


  • #30 Roma 2012, 2012

    Color print
    110 x 138 cm

Cities


  • #10.4 Istanbul, 2011

    C-print, diasec from color negative
    85,3 x 110 cm


  • #10275 Ramallah, 2007

    Light Jet C-print
    106 x 154 cm


  • #10292 Jerusalem, 2007

    light jet C-print on plexiglass
    45,1 x 75,2 cm


  • #11.3 Malta 2011, 2011

    C-print diasec from
    11 x 14 " color negative
    85,3 x 110 cm


  • #02 Genova, 2007

    C-print
    180 x 300 cm


  • #05 Verona, 2007

    C-print
    180 x 300 cm

Installations


  • Affreschi e Collezioni Botaniche, 2023

    Installation view
    Studio la Città, Verona


  • Affreschi e Collezioni Botaniche, 2023

    Installation view
    Studio la Città, Verona


  • Affreschi e Collezioni Botaniche, 2023

    Installation view
    Studio la Città, Verona


  • MIMESIS - 3rd Stone From The Sun, 2021

    Installation view
    Studio la Città, Verona


  • MIMESIS - 3rd Stone From The Sun, 2021

    Installation view
    Studio la Città, Verona


  • MIMESIS - 3rd Stone From The Sun, 2021

    Installation view
    Studio la Città, Verona


  • Recursions and Mutations, 2019

    Installation view
    Studio la Città – GAD Giudecca Art District, Venice


  • Trame senza fissa dimora, 2018

    Installation view
    Studio la Città, Verona


  • Inside Deisha Camp, Bethlehem, 2016

    Installation view
    Studio la Città, Verona
    video HD - 6:46 min


  • Il Corpo della Città, 2016

    installation view
    Studio la Città, Verona


  • Installation view, 2016

    Installation view
    Arte Fiera, Bologna


  • Aiming at the Dust, 2014

    Installation view
    Palazzo Fortuny, Venice
    double projection video


  • Innesti. Grafting, 2014

    Installation view
    curated by Cino Zucchi - Italian Pavilion - 14 International Architecture Exhibition. La Biennale di Venezia, Venice


  • An Italian perspective, 2012

    Installation view
    Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York


  • Vincenzo Castella, 2011

    Installation view
    Studio la Città, Verona

    News

  • Istituto Centrale per il Catalogo e la Documentazione (ICCD) presents the exhibition Vincenzo Castella. Rinascimento, luce naturale curated by Francesca Fabiani, set up until 22 March 2024 in the spaces of the former ICCD Church of Zitelle, in Rome.


  • Architetture oblique is the solo show of Vincenzo Castella on display at Triennale Milano until January 7th, 2024. The exhibition curated by Lorenza Bravetta – curator for photography, cinema and new media at Triennale Milano – presents two themes investigated by Castella: cities and urban gardens.


  • Vincenzo Castella participates in the Main International Exhibition of the 21st DongGang International Photo Festival, which takes place in Yeongwol county in South Korea from July 21 to September 24, 2023.


  • Studio la Città renews its collaboration with Art Stays, the 21st International Festival of Contemporary Arts, which starting from 6 July 2023 will launch a unique project in the Slovenian town of Ptuj, Slovenia. The Festival, directed and curated by Jernej Forbici and Marika Vicari will end on 10 September.


  • Frescoes and Botanical Collections is the title of Vincenzo Castella‘s solo exhibition, which Studio la Città will open on June 24, 2023, and close on September 9.
    An exhibition where the artist moves with equal rigour between Renaissance frescoes and botanical collections: for his eye and photographic lens, in fact, these are absolutely equal spheres.


  • The Vincenzo Castella exhibition presented at the Botanical Garden of Padua has been extended until March 5, 2023. A unique opportunity to admire a selection of forty photographic images of the city. Curated by Salvatore Lacagnina and created with the support of Hermès, the exhibition is organized as part of the celebrations for the 800th anniversary of the University of Padua.


  • From 11 November 2022 to 8 January 2023, Vincenzo Castella is present at the Botanical Garden of Padua with the exhibition: The book of Padua where he shows a series of photographs taken between 2020 and 2021 and collected in the homonymous volume published by Silvana Editoriale commissioned by Hermès Italie, as part of the series of photographic tribute-books to the Italian cities where the maison is present.


  • Silvana Editoriale published the new volume titled Il libro di Padova, dedicated to the works by Vincenzo Castella.
    The book contains 77 color images, featuring a text by Salvatore Lacagnina (Italian-French).


  • Now on sale the catalogue of the group exhibition Recursions and Mutations. The catalogue, published by Silvana Editoriale, consist of 64 pages and contains essays by Jacob Hashimoto and Daniele Capra.
    To purchase please click here.


  • Vincenzo Castella is one of the protagonists of the Survol – La photographie aérienne des villes exhibition which will open on Friday 9 November 2018 at the CAUE92 – Conseil d’architecture, urbanisme et de l’environnement des Hauts-de-Seine.
    November 9, 2018 – March 2, 2019 | CAUE92, Nanterre


  • For sale online the catalog Vincenzo Castella – Mississippi / Tennessee 1976 published by Humboldt with texts by Frank Boehm and Alberto Saibene. The book also contains a postcard with the photo Van Hula Hunt, Memphis Tenn. 1976 signed and dated on the back by the artist.