Daniele Ansidei lives and works in Berlin.
His research focuses on the anthropological role of contemporary architectural photography, seen as a means for investigating emerging social and cultural dynamics. By departing from what is considered to be an emblematic subject within its social infrastructure, he develops mid term and long term projects, where photographic images are usually the final outcome. Based upon this premise, his subjects are often places and situations where cultural and symbolic architectures emerge and are shared, thus emphasizing on the emblematic character of urban environments rather than highlighting formal and functional aspects of their architecture.
Early in his photographic education, Ansidei attends Francesco Jodice’s Fine Art classes at the Libera Università di Bolzano. He then completes his studies with an MA (Diplom) and a Postgraduate (Meisterschülerstudium) at the Leipzig’s Fine Art Academy in Prof. Heidi Specker’s and subsequently in Prof. Joachim Brohm’s classes.
Ansidei’s work has been shown internationally in group and solo exhibitions, among others at venues such as:
at Haus der Statistik in Berlin in 2019 in the group show “Mitten im Vakuum” with an extract of the project: “The World is Yours”,
at Beck-Eggeling Gallery in Düsseldorf in 2018 in the group show “Picturing Realities: Constructed, Cropped and Reassembled” with the series: “Time heals everything but wounds”,
at the Merve Verlag in Leipzig in 2017 with the project: “The World is Yours”,
at the Linea di Confine in Rubiera in 2016 and at the Fotografischen Sammlung/SK Stiftung Kultur in Köln in 2017 with the group show: “Deserto Rosso Now”,
at Galerie Gebhart Blazek. Berber-Arts, Graz in 2016 with the group show: “Enjoying the Fruits of Yugoslavia’s Third Way: Tracing for Clues in Hotels and Ruins of Late Modernity”,
in Berlin at the NGBK Galerie in 2013 and at the HDA in Graz and the Architekturzentrum (AzW) in Vienna in 2015 with the group project “Holidays after the Fall”,
in Berlin at the NGBK Galerie in 2012 and at the Museo di Arte Contemporanea Villa Croce di Genova in 2014 with the group project “Desertmed”,
at the Museo di Fotografia Contemporanea di Cinisello Balsamo (Milano) in 2012 with the project “Art Around”,
at the Cubo Garutti I Museion di Bolzano in 2009 with Alessandro Sambini with the project: “Grande Riffa al Don Bosco”,
at the Palazzo Ducale Genova in 2008 with the group exhibition: “Borsa Arte Giovane: Del paese e altre storie” curated by Denis Isaia
at the Galleria Civica di Bolzano in 2008 with the group show: “Gli Altri/Die Anderen”,
in Bolzano during Manifesta 7 in 2008 with the work: “Alluvione” in the the group show: “Archivio”.