La ricerca della sintesi

La sua attività artistica ha origine dalla fotografia. Utilizza, cioè, la macchina fotografica non per documentare o fare cronaca, ma per estrarre dalla realtà immagini pittoriche che esistono davvero, ma quasi mai sappiamo vedere.

Dal 2009 Carlo D’Orta ha esposto le sue opere in mostre personali presso istituzioni pubbliche e gallerie private in Italia e all’estero. 

I soggetti principali sono le architetture. Un’arte che è soprattutto una ricerca della sintesi, delle forme essenziali, delle combinazioni geometriche prodotte dalle sovrapposizioni e intrecci di strutture architettoniche che popolano le nostre città.”

BIO

Carlo D’Orta nato a Firenze nel 1955, è un viaggiatore e fotografo da oltre 40 anni, negli anni 2002-2012 si dedica allo studio dell’arte contemporanea e frequenta corsi avanzati di pittura nell’ambito della Rome University of Fine Arts (RUFA) e un master in fotografia all’Istituto Europeo di Design (IED) di Milano. La sua visione fotografica subisce una completa trasformazione. Abbandona l’approccio documentario e cerca scatti tendenti verso l’astrazione, o venati da una visione metafisico/surrealista. La sensibilità cromatica maturata anche durante il percorso formativo dà alle sue fotografie una forte caratterizzazione pittorica, frutto talvolta anche di limitati interventi in post-produzione su luci e colori.

Il tema principale della sua ricerca è l’architettura. Dedica però ricerche specifiche anche a paesaggio, danza e ritratto.

ESPOSIZIONI

RECENTI PERSONALI:

  • 2022 – Venezia (April) – ItinerArte Gallery – curated by Virgilio Patarini
  • 2021- Oderzo (TV) (December/January) – CreArte Gallery – Architextures/ AstrazioniArchitettoniche – curated by Federico di Porcia ;Milano (October/November) – PoliArt Contemporary – Metafore architettoniche – curated by Leonardo Conti ; Milano (6-10 october) – MIA Milan Image Art Fair – Solo show in stand 23 of PoliArt Gallery. ;Roma 25-26 september – Private Residence of D.C. and C.G., Biocities and Vibrations
  • 2020 – Trieste October/November – Puro – Biocities Abstract – exhibition organized by dotART Association as part of Trieste Photo Fringe, a series of events dedicated to the finalists of the Urban Photo Award 2020
  • 2019 – Milano December – Vi.P. Gallery – Vibrazioni ed Epifanie Urbane/Vibrations and Urban Epiphanies – together with Virgilio Patarini; Avezzano (AQ) October/November – Studio Uno Gallery – Biocities and Vibrations – curated by Francesco Basile and Mauro Tersigni; Genova Maj – Satura Gallery Palazzo Stella – Biocities – curated by Mario Napoli; GualdoTadino (PG) April – Adelinda Allegretti Studio&Gallery – Biocities and Vibrations – curated by Adelinda Allegretti
  • 2018 – Singapore December – Fullerton Hotel – Exclusive Italian Worlds – together with Gianluca Castaldi and Riccardo Zannetti; Roma November – Gallery of the Portuguese Institut of Sant’Antonio (IPSAR) – EUR 42-Oggi. Visioni differenti / EUR 42-Today. Different Visions – curated by Juan Carlos Garcia Alia; Orbetello (GR) July – Orbetello Photography Festival – EUR42/Today. Different Visions – Curated by Marco Arienti; Roma July/November – Che Banca, Belle Arti Square headquarters – Biocities and Vibrations; Roma May-June – Museum of the Central State Archives – 80 years of EUR. Different Visions – promoted by EUR S.p.A. and Central State Archives, with cooperation of Inail – curated by Valerio Dehò and Giuseppe Prode

RECENTI COLLETTIVE:

  • 2022 – Nazzano (RM) Museo del Fiume – Dal Fiume in poi – curated by Purificato-Zero Gallery
  • 2021 – Sorrento (NA) SyArt Gallery – Art is Over – curated by Rossella Savarese; Roma Contemporary Art Fair Arte in Nuvola – Stand AD Gallery; Padova Contemporary Art Fair ArtePadova, Sezione CATS (Contemporary Art Talent Show) – Stand Allegretti Curator Gallery; Avezzano (AQ) Galleria StudioUno RipartiamoDaZero – Il Paesaggio Interpretato – curated by Mauro Tersigni and Marcello Lucci; Zagarolo (RM) Palazzo Rospigliosi – Onyricon/La Pittura Sogna. Mostra di Arte Contemporanea – Organized in cooperation with Museo del Giocattolo of City of Zagarolo and with Purificato/Zero Gallery ; Venezia Vi.P. Gallery/Galleria ItinerArte – Artisti in Permanenza stagione 2021/2022; Milano MIA Fair 2021, Exhibition of winner of Premio Punctum 2021; Val Camonica Biennale Arcaico Contemporaneo – Directed by Virgilio Patarini and Eliza Winkler
  • 2020 – Frascati (RM) January/February – BACC Gallery – Percorso 1-20. Opere selezionate ed altri racconti dagli anni 60 ai millenials / Route 1-20. Selected artworks and other stories from the 60’s to the millenials – curated by S.Conte and G.Marchetta
  • 2019- Cuba November/December – Hispanic/American Photography Center – Miradas Compartidas – Exhibition promoted by FMF/Fondo Malerba Fotografia Foundation – curated by Mino Di Vita; Parigi October – Art Shopping Fair – Carosel du Louvre – Stand Adelinda Allegretti Studio/Gallery ; Colleferro (RM) October – Exhibition of the finalists artworks of the Colleferro Art Architecture Prize – BPD/Directional Building Colleferro; Tokyo June – Roonee247 Gallery – Visuali Italiane/Italian Visuals – Exhibition promoted by FMF/Fondo Malerba Fotografia – curated by Mino Di Vita; Genova June – 2019 Biennal of Art of Genova – curated by Satura Gallery
PREMI
  • 2022 – Premio Arte Borgo – Promoted by Arte Borgo Gallery of Rome – Finalist with installation photo+sculpture “(S)Composizioni Valencia # 7” realized in cooperation with Andrea Ciresola
  • 2021 – Premio Punctum/Sinestesie Cromatiche – Promoted by Fondazione Maimeri with Sponsorship of University of Milano and in cooperation with MIA Fair and with Associazione Nazionale Fotografi Professionisti – Winner
  • 2020 – PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris – Winner of Gold prize in Professional category, Industrial Architecture section, with the series “(Re)FineArt” Urban Photo Award – Finalist in Projects&Portfolios section with the series “Biocities Abstract”, and in Single Photo-Spaces section with the photo “(Biocities) NYC # 55”; Combat Prize – Artist reported by the Jury for Photography section
  • 2019 – Arte Architettura Colleferro Prize – Finalist with the artwork “(De)Composition London#1” – Prize organized by Order of Architects of Rome with the cooperation of City of Colleferro; Biennale Arte Genova Prize – Winner of 2° prize in Photography section with the artwork “(Biocities) London#7” – 3° edition of Art Biennale of Genova – organized by Satura Cultural Association with the patronage of the Ligurian Region and of Municipality of Genova; Combat Prize – Blob Art Cultural Association – Artist reported by the Jury for Photography section; Malamegi Lab 11 Prize – Finalist with the artwork “(Biocities) Roma Eur#28” – Prize organized by Malamegi Art Laboratory
  • 2018 – Satura International Contest – Satura Gallery Association – 3° prize in Photography section with the artwork “(Biocities) Roma Eur 60”; Premio Arteam Cup – ArtTeam Cultural Association – Finalist in the Photography section with the artwork “(Biocities) Roma Eur 82B”; Combat Prize – Blob Art Cultural Association – Shortlisted with the artwork “(Rinascimento) Roma Eur # 146”; Rospigliosi Prize – AVUGI Cultural Association and Vittoria Gallery of Roma – Winner in Photography section with artwork “Vibrations Baires # 5”
  • 2017 – Fondo Malerba Photography Archive – Selected with the series “Eur 42/Today. Different visions” Lynx Prize – Cultural Association Il Sestante – Finalist with the artwork “(Biocities) Roma Eur Nuvola # 4”; PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris – Honorable Mention given to the series « Biocities » and “Vibrations”; Combat Prize – Blob Art Cultural Association – Shortlisted with the artwork “Vibration Roma Eur # 70”
  • 2016 Lynx Prize – Il Sestante Cultural Association – Shortlisted with the artwork “Liquidance 78”; Fondo Malerba Photography Archive – Selected with the series “Vibrations” and “Liquidance”; Premio Ora Espaňa – Radar Cultural Association – Finalist
  • 2015 – Premio Enegan Art – Enegan spa – Finalist with the artwork “(Vibrations) Berlino BGL#8”; Archivio Fondo Malerba Fotografia – Selected with the series “(De)Compositons-Metaphor of Life”; Malamegi Lab Art Foundation – Selected in the “Vision Art Contest II Edition”, Photography Section
  • 2014 – SaatchiArt.com – Selected in the collection “Celebrate Paris Photo” – (10 novembre 2014); SaatchiArt.com – Selected in the collection “Inspired by Mondrian” – (3 marzo 2014)
  • 2013 – Le Journal de la Photographie – Weekend Portfolio (8 giugno) – Selected by the New York Gallerist Howard Greenberg
  • 2012 – Sony World Photo Award 2012 – Sony World Photo Organisation – Shortlisted in the section “Professional-Conceptual”; Murano Glass Prize 2012 – School of Glass Abate Zanetti (Murano-Venezia); Winner as photo-designer in the category “Vetrofusion”, in cooperation with the master glassmaker Flavio Fuga; Combat Prize – Blob Art Cultural Association – Finalist with the artwork “(Biocities); Colonia Piazza#9”
  • 2011 – Premio Basilio Cascella – Organized by the Civic Contemporary Art Museum of Ortona (CH, Italy) – Finalist
  • 2010 – Celeste Prize 2010 – Celeste Cultural Association – Winner of the on line vote
  • 2009 – Mondatori Art Prize – Finalist