Dido Fontana, born in Italy, 1971. His background is old school as he grew up in his father's darkroom. Here he learned the basics of photography, explored the range of possibilities while playing with all kinds of media, and finally defined his very personal style. While his work may look spontaneous, every detail is carefully planned, resulting in an image technically perfect in every aspect from the lighting to the outfit.
Looking at every kind of image and culture, studying bodies and lifting weights, learning about himself and his own history, and mixing high and low culture all define Dido Fontana's work. His mind is a plethora of images and photography is part of Dido's DNA. But it's only the medium: the only thing that matters is humanity. Dido is the personal trainer of photography.
Daniela Trentin__Associate Researcher at MIA Minneapolis Institute of Arts/Curator and Art Historian
" ...in blenders, adrenaline, vitamins, health; or Dido Fontana himself, a guru, clown, king".
Denis Isaia_Curator/Mart Museum
fine art photography and fashion
"high intensity photography"
His works have been exhibited in art galleries worldwide and he collaborates with numerous magazines.
In 2007 he won first prize for the Best Photo at the Pitti Immagine Award in Florence.
Based in Italy. Available worldwide.
2016 Cotto al Dente_Butter Gallery_MIAMI_Usa
2015 MIA Minneapolis Institute of Art_Usa_acquisition of photography "Untitled" (Christ)
2015 ArtVerona_Boccanera Gallery
2015 Artinternational2015_Istanbul_Boccanera Gallery
2015 Stay Stron(g)Z _Boccanera Gallery_Trento-Italy
2014 Unseen Photo Fair_The Lodge with Walls Gallery-Amsterdam
2014 The Art of Murder_MIA_Minneapolis Institute of Arts
2013 55th Venice Biennale@Maldives Pavilion
2012 Walls Gallery-Amsterdam
2012 Deus Dei (super ego) Tenerife-Espana
2011 Didoshow@Veronica Voltolina home-Venice
2010 Didocentrico-Biffi per l'Arte-Piacenza
2008 Palazzo degli Specchi-Messina
2007 DEPOP - S. Caterina Museum - Tv
2007 The Quest of Fashion - I° place, Photography Price - Pitti Immagine - Florence
2006 Il Sacro e gli Artisti-Tn
2006 Il Sacro e gli Artisti-Chiesa di S.Rocco-Tn
2006 Golden Opportunity-Marx Saunders Gallery-Chicago-Us
2006 L'Altro Festival-Villa Celimontana -Rome
2004 Personal exposition World Trade Organization-Geneva-Ch
2004 Christie's Auction House
2004 Cesi Palace-Acquasparta-Tr