Bio / CV

Biography

Marco P. Valli (b. 1989) is an Italian photographer based in Milan and represented by CESURA.
After graduating in 2009 from the Art Institute of Monza, in 2010 he attended the Art Academy of Brera before specializing in 2011 at CFP Bauer.
In March of the same year he began an internship at CESURA, an independent group of photographers founded in 2008. After this period he became part of the group as photographer.
In November 2017, after a few years of research into the subject of sexuality, he made his first book along with Anna Adamo and published by Cesura Publish: Bakeca, a photographic research on exhibitionism as a form of sexual expression.
In 2018, together with Luca Santese, he developed the project Realpolitik, a satirical analysis of the Italian political situation after the elections of March 4, 2018, which had been published periodically through a series of volumes and exhibited in experimental installation form.
In 2020 Valli made his second book, “Il Corpo del Capitano”, co-authored with Luca Santese: a critical research on the different perspectives of Matteo Salvini’s propaganda – the political leader of the Italian Lega and center-right forces.
Marco’s works have been published by national and international newspapers and magazines (such as Time, Vogue, L’Espresso, Internazionale, La Repubblica and Vanity Fair) and exhibited all over Italy.
Currently he’s still producing individual and collective projects, focusing his work mainly on documentary photography and research in artistic sector.

 

CV

Marco P. Valli

October 7th, 1989

Photographer

Contacts: marcop.valli@gmail.com / m. +39 377 1774621 / http://marcopvalli.com

Languages: Italian, English

Social media: IG: @marco.p.valli / FB: Marco P. Valli

Training

2004 – 2009: Diploma in Visual Arts at Monza Art Institute – Via Giovanni Boccaccio, 1, Monza (MB) – Italy

2009 – 2010: Experience in Graphics at Brera Academy of Fine Arts – Via Brera, 28, Milan (MI) – Italy

2010 – 2011: Attestation as Photographer at CFP Bauer – Via Soderini, 24, Milan (MI) – Italy

Occupations

2011 – 2012: Internship at CESURA and assistantship to Alex Majoli (Magnum Photos)

2013 – 2016: Contributor photographer at CESURA

2016 – 2019: Freelance photographer

2020 – Today: Photographer at CESURA

Editions

Il Corpo del Capitano (2020) Published by Cesura Publish

CESURA Fanzine #03 (2020) Published by Cesura Publish

MoVimento Lento (2019) Published by Cesura Publish

Lega Nord Party (2018) Published by Cesura Publish

Popolopopolo (2018) Published by Cesura Publish

Boys Boys Boys – Second Edition (2018) Published by Cesura Publish

Boys Boys Boys (2018) Published by Cesura Publish

Bakeca book (2017) Published by Cesura Publish

CESURA Fanzine #01 (2015) Published by Cesura Publish

CESURA Fanzine #00 (2012) Published by Cesura Publish

Exhibitions, screenings and book signings

2020

Il Corpo del Capitano (screening and book signing). Libreria Marini, Rome

Interludio – Cesura collective exhibition at SIFest OFF 2020 – Savignano sul Rubicone (FC)

Talk at SIFest, Savignano sul Rubicone (Il Corpo del Capitano)

2019

Talk at Milano Photo Vogue, BASE, Milan

Realpolitik – Foto-Forum gallery, Bolzano

Realpolitik Exhibition – Nuovo Cinema Palazzo, Rome

Realpolitik Exhibition – Alcart Festival 2019, Chiostro S. Francesco, Alcamo

Talk at BITT Festival – Nautilus Autogestito, Bologna

Realpolitik Exhibition + Masquerade Party – Milano Photo Week 2019, BASE, Milan

Realpolitik – Magazzini Fotografici, Naples

Sublime – Collective exhibition during FE2019 – Palazzo Calcagni, Reggio Emilia

2018

Realpolitik fanzines (book signing). Milano Art Book Fair – The Art Chapter, BASE, Milan

Realpolitik fanzines (book signing). Polycopies, Bateau Concorde-Atlantique, Paris

Bollito Magro. Cesura Photobuster – DOM Art Space, Palermo

Bakeca (screening). Cesura X – Macao, Milan

Bakeca book. Athens Photo Festival 2018 – Photobook exhibition. Benaki Museum, Athens

Cesura 10 Years (collective). Milano Photoweek 2018, BASE, Milan

Bakeca (screening and book signing). Azoto – projects & communication, Palermo

Bakeca (screening and book signing). Jest Fotografia, Turin

2017

Bakeca (exhibition and official book launch). Spazio AX, Milan

Bakeca (book launch and signing). Milano Art Book Fair – The Art Chapter, BASE, Milan

Bakeca (book launch and signing). Polycopies, Bateau Concorde-Atlantique, Paris

Bakeca (The sex issue launch – VANDALS N°2). Museum of Sex, 233 Fifth Avenue, NYC

CESURA collective screening. Milano Photoweek opening, BASE, Milan

Out of tune #3 / BOUNDER – Atti di insana bellezza (collective exhibition). Galleria Lampo – Santeria Social Club, Milan

Bakeca (“Me, you, us in a paraphilic continuum” collective exhibition). HomeMade Gallery, Milan

Publications

2021

I-D Italy – C0C ‘The Festival As a Performance’ (assignment)

I-D Italy – C0C Milano as part of Stone Island Sound (assignment)

Forme Uniche – Il Corpo del Capitano (project review)

The Submarine – Il Corpo del Capitano – L’esegesi grottesca e dispotica di un mito populista

2020

Rolling Stone Italia – Salvini: felpe, panze e crocifissi. Il libro che lo consacra icona pop respingente (Il Corpo del Capitano)

La Repubblica – Fotocrazia (interview by Michele Smargiassi)

Internazionale – I libri di fotografia dell’anno (Il Corpo del Capitano)

Dagospia Il Corpo del Capitano (preface by Filippo Ceccarelli)

Frizzifrizzi – Il Corpo del Capitano (book review)

Il Venerdì – Il Corpo del Capitano (interview by Michele Smargiassi)

Art VibesIl Corpo del Capitano (book review)

Rapso Magazine – Il Corpo del Capitano (interview)

Collater.al Il Corpo del Capitano (book review)

L’Espresso – Il Corpo del Capitano (interview)

King Kong Magazine – 100 Layers of Make Up

Internazionale – A Cene in Valseriana non è un’elezione come un’altra – assignment

Linkiesta.it – Il Corpo del Capitano (book review)

Exibart – Il Corpo del Capitano (book review)

C41 Magazine – Il Corpo del Capitano (book review)

Hunter Magazine issue N°36 – Summer of love (Bakeca project)

2019

La Repubblica – (FRONT PAGE) Ne resterà soltanto uno (Realpolitik)

C41 Magazine N°9 – Bakeca project interview

Internazionale – (COVER) Non c’è solo l’estrema destra di Salvini, c’è anche un’Europa che resiste

Gente – Tutti i segreti di Matteo Salvini

Il Fotografo – MoVimento Lento review

Libèration – L’irrèsistible ascension du “Capitaine”

Collater.al – Article about Realpolitik project

Vogue Italia – Realpolitik project analysis by Andrea Bocchiola

Vice Italy – Foto del lato mostruoso della politica gialloverde (Realpolitik project interview)

2018

Libèration – Le “Capitaine” fracassant de l’Italie

C41 Magazine (Realpolitik project)

Artribune online – La Realpolitik sovvertita

Artribune #46 – La Realpolitik sovvertita

TIME – (COVER) The new face of Europe

La Stampa (Top News) online – Ghetto di Rignano

La Stampa – Ghetto di Rignano

Lezioni di fotografia n°18 – Oliviero Toscani, Corriere della Sera (Bakeca)

Lezioni di fotografia n°05 – Oliviero Toscani, Corriere della Sera (Lega Nord Party)

IL Magazine – Quei bravi ragazzi (text about Boys Boys Boys project)

Vanity Fair – L’era della Popolocrazia

Vice Italy – I protagonisti delle elezioni visti da molto vicino (Boys Boys Boys project interview)

The Submarine – Foto esibizioniste dopo un caffè (Bakeca project interview)

2017

L’Espresso – Chi finanzia le campagne dell’estrema

C 41 Magazine – Anna Adamo and Marco Valli talk about sexual expression (text about Bakeca project)

Vice IT – Bakeca – Foto di esibizionisti Italiani nel loro habitat naturale (Bakeca interview)

Vandals volume N°2 – Sex issue (Bakeca)

Out of tune #3 – exhibition catalogue

Me, you, us in a paraphilic continuum – exhibition catalogue (Bakeca project)

Internazionale – I braccianti di Rignano sono morti per colpa del caporalato (Italian Ghettos)

2014

VICE IT – La Lega Nord ha invaso Milano insieme ai camerati di tutta Italia – assignment

DanWatch (Italian Ghettos)

VICE US – Fun and games at Italy’s largest immigrant Ghetto (Italian Ghettos)

Noisey It – 10 anni di nuovo Hip Hop italiano – assignment

VICE IT – Siamo andati alla fiaccolata della Lega in via Padova – assignment

2013

VICE IT –  Non siamo razzisti, solo leghisti! – assignment

VICE IT – L’uomo che sussurrava a Cavalli – assignment

VICE IT – L’immagine giusta del porno italiano – assignment

VICE IT – Siamo andati alla Berghèm Fest, l’ospizio della rivoluzione Padana – assignment

VICE IT – Buona camicia a tutti – assignment

Grants/Awards

2020

I libri di fotografia dell’anno – Internazionale (Il Corpo del Capitano)

2018

Shortlisted for Premio Marco Pesaresi 2018 / SIFest (Realpolitik)

Athens Photo Festival 2018 – Photobook Exhibition (Bakeca book)

Shortlisted for Athens Photo Festival 2018 (Boys Boys Boys)

Zine Tonic Dummy Award (third prize)

Educational

2019

Lesson at DAMSLAB – Bologna University – Bologna (BO)

SIFest 2020 – Portfolio reviews – Savignano sul Rubicone (FC)

Le mani sulla città (Workshop) – Villa Venier, Verona

TEMPO REALE (Workshop) – Spazio Cartabianca, Padova