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Antonio Biasiucci was born in Dragoni (Caserta) in 1961. In 1980 he moved to Naples starting a project focused on urban suburbs together with a research on personal memory, taking photos of rituals and settings of his native village.

In 1984 he started a collaboration with Vesuvius Observatory investigating the activity of the vulcanos in Italy. In 1987 he met Antonio Neiwiller, theatre director and actor starting a collaboration that will last till 1993, year of his death.

Since the earliest years of his artistic career, Biasiucci has focused on issues concerning the culture of Southern Italy; in recent years, he has embarked on a journey into the primary elements of what it is to be alive.

He has won many top accolades, including in 1992, the “European Kodak Panorama” prize at Arles, and in 2005 the “Kraszna/Krausz Photography Book Awards” for his book Res. Lo stato delle cose (2004); that same year he also won the “Premio Bastianelli”, and in 2016 Sorrento Culture Award.

He has had countless one-man shows and taken part in group shows, festivals and national and international exhibitions. Biasiucci has worked on a number of book projects, he has also taken part in major socially-motivated cultural initiatives. Biasiucci has been invited to partecipate to Venice Biennale 2015 amongst the artists of the Italian Pavillon.

His works feature in the permanent collections of museums and institutions in Italy and abroad. These include: the Istituto nazionale per la grafica, Rome; MAXXI, Rome; PAN Palazzo delle Arti, Naples; MADRE-Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Donna Regina, Naples; Metropolitana di Napoli; Galleria Civica di Modena; Museo di fotografia contemporanea Villa Ghirlanda, Cinisello Balsamo (Milan); Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo per l’Arte Contemporanea, Guarene (Cuneo); Fondazione Banco di Napoli; Collezione Banca Unicredit, Bologna; Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris; Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris; Château d’Eau, Toulouse; Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne; Centre de la Photographie, Geneva.

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