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Francesca Ferretti
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Born in Pordenone – Italy. Balsamini moved to Los Angeles in 2008, where he began his studies at Brooks Institute of Photography with a concentration in advertising photography. In 2010 he began working at David LaChapelle’s studio as a studio assistant and archivist. In 2011, after obtaining a BA with honorable mention, he returned to Italy. He has been teaching photography at IUAV University of Venice as well as photographing extensively technology and its sociological implications – focusing his attention on work as a factor of identity of man. Over the years he has carried out personal and editorial projects for institutions such as MIT, NASA and the Institute of Forensic Medicine University of Zurich. His attention focuses on the notion of work and scientific research as an identity factor for human kind. His images reveal interest in people, their stories and the functional aspects of technology. His images have been exhibited at the Milan Triennale, MAXXI, the Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Foundation, and the Italian Cultural Institute in San Francisco. He is currently represented by the photo agency Contrasto.

Selected clients and publications include:
Apple, Architect Magazine, Banca Nazionale del Lavoro, Communication Arts, Die Zeit, Domus, Enel, Eni, Esquire, Fendi, Financial Times, Fondazione Prada, GQ, GEO, Icon, IL Intelligence in Lifestyle, Internazionale, Liberation, M Le Magazine du Monde, M&C Saatchi, Mercedes Benz, Moncler, Monocle, Nike, TIME, The New York Times, The Observer, Tyssenkrup, Politecnico di Milano, Puma, Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazin, Sky, The Guardian, Vanity Fair, Vogue, Wallpaper*, WIRED.

Books
2021
In Search of Appropriate Images, Skinnerboox
2018
Work, Osservatorio Mobile Nord Est, Lettera 22
2018
Cuore di Pietra, Sinaglossa, Skinnerboox Notes
2016
The IL Magazine, Franchi – Rocca, Gestalten
2015
The West Family, BOLO Paper
2015
Una Storia Elettrica, Italo Rota, Quodlibet
2014
The Best Family, BOLO Paper
2012
Modern Portraits of Old Craftsmanships, La Voce

Interviews, Features
It’s nice that
Gestalten
Wired
Il Post
Sapere/Vedere
FrizziFrizzi
Communication Arts
Dwell/Promo Daily
PDN
Rockit

Selected exhibitions
2021.10
Pietro Lingeri, Astrazione e Costruzione
La Triennale di Milano, Milano
2021.06
Humble Force
Marsèll Paradise, Milan, Italy
2021.05
Penisola
Spazio Punch, Venice, Italy
2020.07
Contingency Plans
Cortona On The Move, Cortona, Italy
2019.11
Expedition 57: Horizons
Photolux, Lucca, Italy
2019.10
Future Shock
Fonderia Napoleonica, Milan, Italy
2019.03
Riaperture
Ferrara, Italy
2018.11
Step, Touch, Kneel, Look, Rub, Grasp, Repeat
Page Blanche, Paris, France
2018.10
Available Resources/OMNE
Casa Giorgione, Castelfranco Veneto, Italy
2018.07
Ultra
Corte di Genova, Prato, Italy
2018.06
Olivetti World
Istituto Italiano Cultura, San Francisco, USA
2018.02
Lei non sa chi sono io
Leica Galerie, Milan, Italy
2017.05
Wow, Immagini dal Futuro
MAXXI, Rome, Italy
2017.04
Wow, Immagini dal Futuro
La Triennale di Milano, Milan, Italy
2017.07
Premio Friuli Venezia Giulia 2017
Centro di Ricerca ed Archiviazione Fotografica, Spilimbergo, Italy
2016.12
100ma Collettiva Giovani Artisti
Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Venice, Italy
2016.05
Passo Dopo Passo
Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Italy
2016.04
Elementi Utili, Show & Tell
T14 Gallery, Milan, Italy
2015.12
99ma Collettiva Giovani Artisti
Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Venice, Italy
2015.09
Typos, Convivio
Stazione Rogers, Trieste, Italy
2015.06
Food Loop
Boutek, Milan, Italy
2015.05
All Access Nowhere
Parco 2, Pordenone, Italy
2014.09
Vedere Meglio
Villa Manin, Udine, Italy
2012.10
Palinsesti, S(u)ono
S. Vito al Tagliamento, Pordenone, Italy
2010.10
Tarragona Food Photo Festival
Tarragona, Spain
2010.01
Arte Laguna
Tese dell’Arsenale, Venice, Italy
2009.12
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Francesca Ferretti
fferretti@contrasto.it
+39 06 3282 8214

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