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Lorenzo Vitturi (Italy - Peru) is a photographer and sculptor based in London, UK and Murano, Italy. Formerly a cinema set painter, Vitturi has brought this experience into his photographic practice, which revolves around site-specific interventions at the intersection of photography, sculpture and performance. In Vitturi’s process, photography in conceived as a space of transformation, where different disciplines merge together to represent the complexities of changing urban environments.
Vitturi’s solo exhibitions have taken place at FOAM Museum in Amsterdam, The Photographers’ Gallery in London, at Contact Photography Festival in Toronto, and at the CNA in Luxembourg. Vitturi also participated in group exhibitions at MaXXI in Rome, at Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, at La Triennale in Milan, at the Shanghai Art Museum, at K11 Art Space in Shanghai, and at BOZAR in Brussels.
"Caminantes" is a research-based project which combines photography, sculpture, installation, and community engagement. The project explores questions of origins, cultural encounters, and identity formation, taking as a starting point an event that marked his family history. In the 1960s, his father embarked on a journey through the Atlantic to open a Murano glass factory in Peru. On this trip, he met Lorenzo's mother. This journey not only allowed his family to form, but it brought together very distant and different worlds.
Years later, he retraced the same itinerary through the Atlantic, travelling with 100 kg of cotisso (raw Murano glass) through Lima, the Peruvian coastal desert, the Andes, the Selva, and back to Venice, where he grew up. The physical manipulation and the combination of Cotisso with other materials, such as pigmented ceramics, fabrics, Andean wools, and lagoon waxes encountered and collected along the way, gave material shape to reflections on origins and identity.