Luciano Romano "Lo sguardo obliquo" The oblique gaze
05/15/2021 - 01/09/2022
May 15th, 2021 - January 9th, 2022
Luciano Romano’s works focus on the representation of space, they can be found at many public and private institutions, such as the MAXXI photography collection in Rome, the MADRE Museum in Naples and the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation in New York. Romano was among the winners of the Atlante Italiano 003 prize, awarded by the Italian Ministry of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the Triennale di Milano, he was also shortlisted for the BMW-Paris Photo Prize (2007) and three times nominated for the Hasselblad Masters. He has held exhibitions at the X Venice Architecture Biennale, the MADRE Museum in Naples, the MAXXI in Rome and at the MAMM Museum in Moscow. Romano is the author of the photographs on which the “Italy of the Cities” installation is founded, a vision by Peter Greenaway for the Shanghai Expo 2010, then presented to the Armory in New York. In September 2013 the Toledo Station of the Naples Underground featured the permanent installation “Don’t ask where the love is gone” by Shirin Neshat, including nine large portraits taken by Luciano Romano; the same installation was exhibited in March 2014 at the Moscow Photobiennale. In December 2019, Luciano Romano's latest permanent installation was unveiled at the Scampia underground station, consisting of 14 life-size portraits of contemporary performers belonging to the Neapolitan music scene.