raw, sexy, provocative, explosive, antifashion

Dido Fontana, born in Italy, 1971. His background is old school as he grew up in his father's darkroom. Here he learned the basics of photography, explored the range of possibilities while playing with all kinds of media, and finally defined his very personal style. While his work may look spontaneous, every detail is carefully planned, resulting in an image technically perfect in every aspect from the lighting to the outfit.
Looking at every kind of image and culture, studying bodies and lifting weights, learning about himself and his own history, and mixing high and low culture all define Dido Fontana's work. His mind is a plethora of images and photography is part of Dido's DNA. But it's only the medium: the only thing that matters is humanity. Dido is the personal trainer of photography.

Daniela Trentin__Associate Researcher at MIA Minneapolis Institute of Arts/Curator and Art Historian

 

fine art photography and fashion

"...I'm interested in the representation in its true essence, with no unnecessary frills, accessories, special effects or extras".

His works have been exhibited in art galleries worldwide and he collaborates with numerous magazines and web-zines.

In 2007 he won first prize for the Best Photo at the Pitti Immagine Award in Florence.

Based in Italy. Available worldwide.

main exhibitions

2014 Unseen Photo Fair_The Lodge with Walls Gallery-Amsterdam
2014 The Art of Murder_MIA_Minneapolis Institute of Arts
2013 55th Venice Biennale@Maldives Pavilion_Free Fucking Foolery with Kedos.it
2012 Stylescout-Amsterdam
2012 Walls Gallery-Amsterdam
2012 Deus Dei (super ego) Tenerife-Espana
2011 Didoshow@Veronica Voltolina home-Venice
2011 Didoshow-Zilla-Bz
2010 Didocentrico-Biffi per l'Arte-Piacenza
2009 Sottoesposizione-Piacenza
2008 Museo Maugeri Gemmellaro-Galati-Messina
2008 Palazzo degli Specchi-Messina
2007 DEPOP - S. Caterina Museum - Tv
2007 The Quest of Fashion - I° place, Photography Price - Pitti Immagine - Florence
2007 Master Architettura edifici di culto - Palazzo Trentini -Trento
2006 Allupallupa-Rome
2006 LITe contemporanea 06-Trento
2006 Freak Dolls-Rome
2006 Il Sacro e gli Artisti-Tn
2006 Il Sacro e gli Artisti-Chiesa di S.Rocco-Tn
2006 Golden Opportunity-Marx Saunders Gallery-Chicago-Us
2006 L'Altro Festival-Villa Celimontana -Rome
2006 Viaggio Fantastico-personal expo.-Palazzo Papafava dei Carraresi -Padua
2006 Allesfürmich! -Milan
2005 Hypegallery-Milan
2005 The Contemporary Party-R.Palace-Trento
2005 Versus-Geneva-Ch
2004 Neo Iconica-Kunsthaus
2004 Personal exposition World Trade Organization-Geneva-Ch
2004 Christie's Auction House
2004 Personal exposition-Bassano del Grappa-Vi
2004 Cesi Palace-Acquasparta-Tr
2004 Morenberg Palace-Sarnonico-Tn
2003 Personal exposition Galerie R.-Geneva-Ch

books

DIDOCENTRICO
PERVERDIDO
THE PERSONAL TRAINER, n°3
THE PERSONAL TRAINER, n°4

publications/clients

GOLIATH™
GINZA/Bottega Veneta®
Kult Mag
Le Follie Shop®
Mecki's_F**king&Perfect®
Centrale Fies
PLAYBOY®
GINZA /Armani®
BLINK-Korea
T-I-S-S-U-E
Foto&Video magazine-Moscow
Hammerfest®
Unravel 19022010®
Inked Girls®
Vogue.it
AlanAlice®
Enquire
Remember Paper
Karin+Raoul
Yuhmm Magazine
Nude Paper
Trendhunter
Iconique
The Imagist
Photographer and Muse
Lifelounge
Rich Guys Hunter
FlasGlamTrash
Lamono
Digital Temple
Erographic
Flash glam trash!
Indie Undies
Sodium
Changethethought
Scandoblog
Body Collector
Runningdive
Le Chagrin
Dadanoias
nofoundproject
Art Nudes
Nightmare Brunette
yay!everyday
Bend Me Over
Indienudes
The Dinner Jacket-Ca
Photo Couture
180Mag-Ca
FashionPh
UPP Magazine-Uk
SoTacky Magazine-Nl
F-Stop Magazine-Us
Fefe Project-It
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