ExpertFilippo Maggia

About the Expert

Born in 1960 Biella, Italy. Lives in Florence and Modena.

From 1993 to 2005, Filippo Maggia was the curator of photography at Galleria Civica di Modena. Since 1998, he has served as curator of Italian photography and manager of the historical photographic collection at the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo di Torino. From 2001 to 2004, he took part in the Comitato Scientifico della Galleria d’Arte Moderna di Bologna. He was jury foreman of the Hasselblad Award 2004, in which he already took part in 2003. He was curator of the collection of Fondazione Sella di Biella, between 2002 and 2006, and curator of photography at Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa di Venezia, from 2006 to 2008. In 2007, Filippo Maggia was nominated chief curator of Fondazione Fotografia and of the contemporary photographic collections of the Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Modena.

Since March 2013, he has been the Director and Head of Projects of Fondazione Fotografia, Modena.

In 2007, he received a visiting fellowship from the Royal College of Art (London), and is currently a visiting tutor in their Photography Department. From 2000 to 2009, he taught History of Contemporary Photography and Design at the Istituto Europeo di Design di Torino. Since 2010, he has taught photographic documentation at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Catania.

Between 1998 and 2004, Filippo Maggia was editor at BaldiniCastoldiDalai for the series Fotografia come Linguaggio. After that, until 2006, he was editor-in-chief at Nepente Editore. He has been an editor of Skira since 2006. He regularly writes for art periodics, such as Il Giornale dell’Arte and collaborates with RAI, and Radio3 Suite.

Solo Exhibitions Curated

(selection 2001-2013):
Walter Chappell, catalogue
Edward Weston, cat.
Ansel Adams
Daido Moriyama, cat.
Victor Burgin, cat.
Gabriele Basilico, cat.
Yasumasa Morimura, cat.
Thomas Ruff, cat.
Tracey Moffatt, cat.
Nobuyoshi Araki, cat.
Philip-Lorca diCorcia
Minor White, cat.
Paul Caponigro, cat.
Bernard Plossu
Raghubir Singh
Mimmo Jodice, cat.
Vincenzo Castella
Walter Niedermayr, cat.
Yasuzo Nojima, cat.
Vittorio Sella, cat.
Guido Rey, cat.
Ralph Eugene Meatyard (1995), cat.

Group Exhibtions Curated

(selection 2001-2013)

2013.Three True Stories (works by Zanele Muholi, Ahlam Shibli, Mitra Tabrizian), catalogue

2012. The Collector’s Choice, opere dalla Collezione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo (works by D. Aitken, M. Barney, J. Casebere, L. Clark, T. Demand, PL. diCorcia, O. Eliasson, Fischli & Weiss, A. Gaskell, D. Graham, A. Gursky, B. Kruger, L. Lawler, Z. Leonard, S. Lockhart, S. Neshat, K. Nipper, R. Prince, C. Ray, T. Ruff, C. Schorr, W. Shawky, C. Sherman, T. Struth, H. van Meene, J. Wall), catalogue

 2012. Doppio Gioco, l’ambiguità dell’immagine fotografica (works by P.K. Apagya, F. Atay, Cao Fei, A. Mona Chisa & L. Tkacova, P. Dasgupta, S. Fosso, I. Kiraly, J. Koller, G. Leye, Z. Libera, Y. Morimura, I. Moudov, M. Pando, HC. Peng, M. Stilinovic, Tabaimo, W.H. Cheong, Y. Zhenzhong, D. Zink Yi), cat.

2012. Decimo Parallelo Nord (works by C. Andujar, S. B. Mehta, L.M. Bedoya, A. Bustos, N. Chopra, P. Dasgupta, M. Duville, L. Glusman, A. Kanwar, M. Pando, S. Ramo, I.R. Weeks, R. Renno, M. Restiffe, F. S. Alam, K. Sheth, D. Singh, R. Singh, V. Sundaram, S. Szyd, D. Zink Yi), cat.

2011. Il Corpo Metafora di un’Esperienza (works by M. Asatiani, M. Bajevic, A. Croitoru, IRWIN, A. Khoroshilova, J. Koller, A. Niesterowicz, K. Raczynska, EL. Semper, M. Stilinovic, M. Tomic, A, Zmijewski, P. Musi, C. Nicosia, C. Pirito, T. Thorimbert, P.K. Apagya, Y. Bartana, S. Fosso, P. Hugo, G. Leye, G. Osodi, M. Subotzky, G. Tillim)

2011. Where is my Place? (works by A. Weiwei, M. Asatiani, M. Bajevic, Y. Bartana, A. Croitoru, A. Fogarasi, D. Goldblatt, S. Heger, A. Khoroshilova, D. Moriyama, A. Pletura, R. Poljak, W. Shawky, A. Shibli, J. Taghizadeh, G. Tillim, Wong Hoy Cheong, Y. Fudong), cat.

2011. Quattro (works by V. Fossati, G. Guidi, W. Niedermayr, O. Barbieri), cat.

2010. Breaking News (works by P.K. Apagya, Y. Barrada, Y. Bartana, T. Batniji, J. Bieber, M. Fatmi, S. Fosso, D. Goldblatt, P. Hugo, G. Leye, D, Naudé, C, Nunn, G. Osodi, H. Sarkissian, W. Shawky, A. Shibli, M. Subotzky, J. Taghizadeh, G. Tillim, A. Zaatari), cat.

2010. Ascoltare le Immagini (works by G. Basilico, V. Castella, V. Fossati, L. Ghirri, M. Jodice, W. Niedermayr, F. Radino), cat.

2010. Tre (works by L. Casali, P. De Pietri, E. Frapiccini, F. Jodice, R. Leotta, P. Musi, C. Nicosia), cat.

2009. Storia Memoria Identità, fotografia dall’Est Europa (works by M. Asiatani, F. Atay, M. Bajevic, B. Cennetoglu, A. Mona Chisa & L. Tkacova, A. Croitoru, C. Dan, G. Didziapetris, A. Fogarasi, J. Hanzlova, S. Heger, IRWIN, A. Khoroshilova, I. Kiraly, J. Koller, Z. Libera, I. Moudov, O. Musovik, A. Niesterowicz, R. Ondak, A. Paci, A. Petlura, R. Poljak, K. Pustola, K. Raczynska, EL. Semper, M. Stilinovic, M. Tomic, A. Zmijewski), cat.

2009. Da Guarene all’Etna 1999/2009, Dieci anni di fotografia italiana (works by A. Abati, L. Andreoni, O. Barbieri, P. Bernabini, C. Berti, A. Biasiucci, L. Bisagno, ML. Calosso, L. Campigotto, S. Camporesi, D. De Lonti, S. Delafon, M. Della Valle, D. Di Cicco, G. Ferrero Merlino, M. Formenti, V. Fossati, E. Frapiccini, C. Furgeri Gilbert, L. Gariglio, A. Grassi, F. Jodice, F. Lazzarini, R. Leotta, T. Mangano, V. Mezzanatto, P. Musi, C. Nicosia, E. Obiso, F. Rivetti, E. Senesi, A. Sonzogni, A. Spranzi, N. Zoppis, F. Zucchetti), cat.

2009. Due (works by L. Andreoni, L. Campigotto, G. Ferrero Merlino, C. Pirito, F. Rivetti, T. Thorimbert), cat.

2009. Uno (works by G. Basilico, F. Fontana, L. Ghirri, M. Jodice, F. Vaccari), cat.

2008. Asian Dub Photography (works by N. Araki, H. Sugimoto, D. Moriyama, R. Miyamoto, N. Hatakeyama, Y. Morimura, R. Suzuki, M. Yanagi, R. Noguchi, M. Haruki, Tabaimo, Ma Liuming, Y. Zhenzhong, Y. Fudong, Cao Fei, Ai Weiwei, Kimsooja, Yeondoo Jung, Wong Hoy Cheong, Hung-Chih Peng. R. Tiravanija), cat.

2008. New Photography in Britain (works by B. Beasley, B. Brunner, L. Castagner, S. Cunnigham, A. Elgar, A. Hardy, L. Levene, G. McConnell, B. Mendes, S. Mooney, M. Moore, H. Offeh, K. Palmer, S. Pickering, S. Rickett, E. Teichmann, H. Tiemann, D. Treacy), cat.

2007. Northern Lights, Reflecting with Images (works by E. Brotherus, A. von Hausswolff, S. Jones, W. Niedermayr, S. Tykkä, Walker and Walker), cat.

2005. The Ancient Sound of the Image (works by N. Araki, T. Imai, T. Matsue, T. Shibata, H. Sugimoto), cat.

2001. Instant City, fotografia e metropoli (works by T. Struth, G. Basilico, K. Kitajima, P. diCorcia, H. Starkey, B. Michailov, R. Singh, H. Bond, J. Hanzlovà, Andreoni_Fortugno, F. Jodice), cat.