About

Matteo Fieni (*1976) uses photography with an iconoclastic approach. His pictures describe basic and essential contents and try to break with traditional formal structures. Fieni considers his hometown and work base Lugano as a place between two cultures, where the tension catholicism - protestantism is present. In his engaged and lively research he creates pictures that combine the intensity of his 'southern' caracter with 'nordic' concepts of imagemaking. The investigation of this clash between concepts leads him to a genuine form of photography, displaying landscape, urbanity and human portraits. He graduated in photography at the IED in Milan, and studied communication science at USI (UniversitÓ Svizzera italiana). Fieni is active member of the professional association of Switzerland's visual artists "Visarte". He is cyclically running his own projects likes "Barcodes", "#PrivacyFreeZone", "Ritratti Metropolitani" and "Camera F" (see side tabs).

Fieni has been recognized for his research by different national and international contests such as, Bally artist of the year 2013, Swiss Photo Award 2012 (EWZ, Zurich), Premio Metrocubo 2011, Ancona (I).

From July to December 2018 he will be available in Paris at the Cité International des Arts.


Matteo Fieni photographed by Fabian Unternährer during the Christmas dinner of 13 Photo agency in Heitere Fahne, Bern (12.12.2014)

He is flexible and available for work in Switzerland and abroad.
To book me or just to tell me what you think about my work, write an email to matteo|at|opening.ch


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