About

Matteo Fieni (*1976) is a Swiss artist who works in the field of photography, installation and relational art. His works explore the conceptual relationships between the individual and its physical surroundings. By focusing on optical/technologies unconscious and spatial mental navigation he investigate the limits of human perception and our collective imaginary.


Matteo Fieni in the Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris

Matteo Fieni, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris - © Photo by Tommaso Donati


He graduated in photography at the IED (Istituto Europeo di Design) in Milan, and studied communication science and journalism at USI (Università Svizzera Italiana). Fieni is active member of the professional association of Switzerland's visual artists "Visarte". He is cyclically running his personal projects likes:

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Exhibitions


2018
"Barcodes", Phototaxis - Untitled Factory, Montmartre, Paris
"Fautographie, Wrong Serigraph", Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris
"Barcodes", Open studio - Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris
"Kintsugi" (Curatorial). Aymone Poletti (artist), Camera F, Lugano (CH)
2017
"Pedestrian Flow", Camera F, Lugano (CH)
"Exposition en temps irréel", Camera F, Lugano (CH)
"De Rerum Natura" by Chiara Zocchi (writer), Camera F, Lugano (CH)
2016
"Barcodes 54" (installation), Casa Serodine, Ascona (CH)
"Barcodes + #PrivacyFreeZone", Camera F, Lugano (CH)
"PrivacyFreeZone", 150° Visarte, Fribourg (CH)
"PrivacyFreeZone", Long Lake Festival / 150° Visarte-Ticino / Arte Urbana, Lugano (CH)
"Simulacri", Canvetto Luganese, Lugano (CH)
2015
"Ritratti Metropolitani", Biennale dell’immagine, Chiasso (CH)
"Ritratti Metropolitani", Fotografia Europea, Reggio Emilia (I)
2014
"Ritratti Metropolitani", Type de Plage, Genève (CH)
"Ritratti Metropolitani", Photobastei, Zürich (CH)
2012
"Ritratti Metropolitani", Quattrocentometriquadrati Gallery, Ancona (I)
"Ritratti Metropolitani", Mercato delle erbe, Ancona (I)
"Good morning, Lugano", EWZ, Zürich (CH)
2011
"Identità", Ego Gallery, Lugano (CH).
"Ritratti Metropolitani", Casa Cavalier Pellanda, Biasca (CH)
2003
"Rivelazioni", La Fabbrica, Losone (CH)
2000
"Virgin Times", Argos Project, Festival Image, Vevey (CH)


Grants & Residences


2019
Residence: Istituto Svizzero, Milano
Shortlisted: Gibellina PhotoRoad (Gibellina - I)
2018
Residence: Cité Internationale des arts, Paris
Shortlisted: #PrivacyFreeZone, Mehr Als Wohnen (Hunziker Areal), Zürich
2013
Residence: Verein Zitrone (Ex Amag – Zürich)
First prize: Bally artist of the year (The Bally Foundation)
2012
First prize: Swiss Photo Award (EWZ – Zürich). Editorial of the year 2012
2011
First prize: Premio Metrocubo (Ancona- I)
2000
Second prize: Premio Banco di Lugano (BDL – Lugano, CH)
1999
First prize: Premio La Fonderia (Chiasso, CH)
1998
Second prize: Premio Scacchi (Locarno, CH)
1998
First prize: Premo Artigianato Artistico Ticinese (Lugano, CH)
1998
Bursary: Istituto Europeo di Design (DECS-Ticino)


Curriculum vitae – selection


2019-
Committee member of Visarte Ticino
2016-2019
Curator Camera F, Home-gallery and Artist-run space, Lugano (CH)
2015-2019
Active member of Visarte (Swiss Visual Artists Association)
2012-2015
Art director, Across Photography Association, Genève (CH)
2007-2010
Studies in Communication Sciences, Università Svizzera Italiana (USI – Lugano, CH)
2000-2019
Professional photographer for public and private institutions in Switzerland / abroad
1998-2001
Bachelor in Photography, Instituto Europeo di Design (IED – Milano, I)


Languages


Italian
Native speaker
French
Good working knowledge
English
Good working knowledge


Contacts

Matteo Fieni
Via Cattedrale 13
P.O. Box 6190
6901 Lugano
Switzerland

E-mail: matteo|at|opening.ch
CH: +41 (0)76 558 50 88 (WhatsApp)
I: +39 348 311 98 95



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