and “The Other Self”, with Giosetta Fioroni, at the MACRO Via Nizza, have just ended. It has been exciting having festivals and two solo shows in a short space of time, as well as editing books and welcoming photographers from all over the world to the festival (I have fond memories of Chris Killip, Anders Petersen, Lars Tunbjork, Claire Chevrier, Yto Barrada, Jeroen Kramer, Jon Rafman and Paolo Ventura).
An important professional year is drawing to a close, a year that commenced with the new collaboration with the MACRO, with the creation of the lectures and the collection. It is also a year in which I have managed to work a great deal, carving myself out long, solitary nights lit by the full moon, lost in the middle of the countryside, almost always on foot and sometimes on horseback (my favourite mare, Peppola, is always fantastic on these timeless rides). I also started and completed my work with Giosetta. It was good to see many people at my shows (many leading names in the world of contemporary art, from Achille Bonito Olivo to Laura Cherubini, as well as Ester Coen, Cristiana Perrella, Maria Alicata, Guglielmo Gigliotti, Lea Mattarella, and the directors Anna Mattirolo and Bartolomeo Pietromarchi, artists, critics and writers like Edoardo Albinati, Alberto Arbasino, Gregorio Botta, Alfonso Berardinelli, Marco Tirelli, Alfredo Pirri, Elisabetta Rasy, Emanuele Trevi, Nanni Balestrini, and many collectors), both at the inaugurations and successively. It was wonderful to see the festival venue always packed with attentive people. Now it’s time to start again, with a new festival, the museum with the lectures, the residencies and the collection, new photographs on winter nights with the full moon, the art-fair in Bologna, the Capalbio festival at Easter, and then travel to Venice to see the Italian pavilion at the Biennale, curated by Bartolomeo Pietromarchi, and a project for artist books with Punctum, which will involve Jon Rafman and Miltos Manetas, as well as Ventura and Petersen. The three acquisitions (the works by Paolo Ventura, Jon Rafman and Anders Petersen) will remain in the “Photography in Collection 2” exhibition at the MACRO Testaccio until 13 January, in a stunning new layout.
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n 2002 I founded FotoGrafia - the first international festival of photography in Rome, I have been the director of Fotografia since then.
In 2003 I founded the publishing house, Punctum, and in 2009 the PhC photo festival at Capalbio.
Now I also work at MACRO museum as curator of the photography department.
I divide my time between working on my personal projects and collaborating with other people on shared projects and ideas. Over the last year I have exhibited my work in Rome (“the nature of the night” at galleria il segno, and “l’altra ego” at MACRO) Moscow, Venice (the Biennale), and Lyon; I have also curated the XI edition of FOTOGRAFIA, and latest books of Paolo Ventura “lo zuavo scomparso”, and Alec Soth “La belle dame sans merci”.
I love creating books. Over the last weeks I have been working on four new projects. I recently published two books (“the nature of the night” punctum and “l’altra ego” quodlibet, took this photo of four apricots (part of my "the nature of the night" series, twenty years after I shot four pears).
Photographer and exhibition curator Marco Delogu walks the city and shares his thoughts on his home town
ARTE, the frech-german tv art channel introduces
Marco Delogu's retrospective at Villa Medici in Rome.
Video interview by Giovanna Sarno for Art a part of cult(ure)
New project with Giosetta Fioroni
Dopo alcuni anni dalla serie Senex ricomincio un progetto
con Giosetta: piccole fantasie, mascheramenti, trucchi.
Lei propone, io alle volte correggo poche cose,
scelgo una luce e un punto di vista.
Negli ultimi mesi abbiamo fatto molte fotografie e vogliamo ancora continuare.