About the artist
Lives between Brooklyn, New York and Pianello Val Tidone, PC, Italy
1972: Was born in Milan, Italy
(b.1972, Milan, Italy) lives between Brooklyn, New York and Pianello Val
Tidone, PC, Italy. His work is exhibited, collected and published
internationally. His first self published book “Gomorrah Girl”, 2011,
won the PBN Photography Book Now 2011 as Best Book of the Year nominated
by a panel of 11 international judges such as Darius Himes, Steve
McCurry, Gerry Badger, as announced on TIME Magazine on September the
2nd 2011. Jim Goldberg nominated “Gomorrah Girl” to be the best, most
beautiful and most interesting book of 2011 for the International
FotoBook Festival 2012 at Le Bal Museum, Paris, France. “Gomorrah Girl”
was named in various Best Book of the Year 2011 Lists by Rémy Coignet
(Le Monde, France), Joerg Colberg (USA), Rob Honstra (Holland), Photo
Eye with 4 nominations by John Gossage, Horacio Fernandez, Darius Himes
and Gerry Badger to name a few.
He has been nominated as Best Artist of the year 2011 by Mr. Ulrich
Pollman, Director of the Münchner StådtMuseum in Munich, Germany for the
Albert Renger-Patzsch Award 2012.
His work won the Festival della Fotografia in Rome 2011 as best project
and was exhibited at MACRO, Museum of Contemporary Art in Rome, Italy.
“Gomorrah Girl” is in various privates and Permanent Collections, George
Eastman House, International Museum of Photography and Film, Rochester
(NY), Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland (OH), ICP International Center
of Photography, New York (NY) amongst others.
Valerio Spada’s first solo exhibition in USA at PPAC Phila Photo Arts
Center in Philadelphia in 2012 (Sept 13 - Nov 25) has received
outstanding five stars reviews and has been selected for panel
discussions by curators for The Review Panel 2012.
The exhibition will than move to Madrid, Spain from January to April 2013.
Valerio Spada is worldwide represented by Sudest57.