Igor Ponti

(b. 1981, Lugano, Switzerland)
Lives and works in Lugano.

 

2001 C.S.I.A. Center School of Industrial Art, Lugano, CH
2006 I.I.F. Italian Institute of Photography, Milan, IT.

Solo Exhibitions

2015
Looking for Identity, Cons Arc Gallery, Chiasso, CH

2014
Looking for Identity, Paris Photo Fair, Paris, FR

2011
About As, 7a Biennale Immagine di Chiasso, Chiasso, CH

2010
Chronicles of Chocolate Country, Lucca Digital Photo Festival, Lucca, IT 2009 Skate Generation, Arte Urbana, Lugano, CH

Group Exhibitions

2016
Looking for Identity, Cons Arc Gallery in Arles, Rencontres d’Arles, France, FR 2016
Looking for Identity, Morges, CH

2015
Ticino in Luce, Bellinzona, Ticino, CH

2014
NY Photo Book Award, New York Photo Festival, New York, USA

2014
Verzasca Photo Festival, Sonogno, Ticino, CH

Awards

2014
New York Photo Festival, Finalist Book Category, New York, USA

2012
Honorable Mention, International Photography Awards, New York, USA

2011
3rd place, International Photography Awards, New York, USA

Fellowship

2013
Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia, new talents in the eld of photography, CH

Collections

MASI Lugano
The Banca Stato Art Collection
The Repubblica e Cantone Ticino Art Collection The Artphilein Foundation
The Colombo Group Art Collection
Private collection, Lugano, TI
Private collection, Lausanne, VD

Monographs

2016
FOCE English/Italian, Fontana Edizioni, Lugano, CH, ISBN 978-88-8191-450-0 2014
Looking for Identity, English/Italian Hatje Cantz, Berlin, DE ISBN 978-3-7757-3925-2

2009
Skate Generation Italian, Fontana Edizioni, Lugano, CH ISBN 978-88-8191-292-6

Publications

2015
Ticino in Luce, exhibition catalog, Casagrande Edizioni, Bellinzona, CH

2012
Dodici 7, exhibition catalog, Edizioni Salvioni, Bellinzona CH

2011
About Us, exhibition catalog, Chiasso Cultura, Chiasso, CH

Teaching

2015
Guest teacher, University of Applaied Sciences and Arts, CH

2014
Teacher, one week workshop, University of Applaied Sciences and Arts, CH

Selected Press

2017
Interview Swiss Radio Rete2 by Emanulea Burgazzoli Cult+ Documentary about Igor Ponti Works

2015
Photo International
Landscape Stories Issue 20
Werk, bauen+wohnen – Display 4 Nzz am Sontag
Pro Foto Magazine
Azione Magazine
Ticino Welcome Magazine

2014
YET Magazine Issue no.7
L’Oeil de la Photographie
Abenteuer-Ruhrpott 2009
Id Pure no.19

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