Luca GilliLuca Gilli lives and works in Cavriago in the province of Reggio Emilia. He has a degree in Natural Sciences and has worked for a number of years as a photographer and as a wildlife-environmental consultant for nature parks, schools, and universities. In 1998 he opened his own graphic design studio and publishing house.
His photographic research has always been centered on Nature. His work has been exhibited in numerous one-man and collective shows in Italy and abroad, and published in well-known Italian magazines. His friendship with Vasco Ascolini and an ongoing exchange with other photographers and critics both in Italy and abroad have provided important stimuli to his photographic research.
In November 2004 he was invited to present a summary of his photographic research at the Maison Européenne de la Photographie in Paris during an evening event entitled "The Photography School of Reggio Emilia" organized by Gens d'images. In November 2005 he was invited by the association ECUME (Echanges Culturel en Méditerranée) of Marseilles to take part in the atelier de création photographique sur la ville as part of the Festival Méditerranéen d'Alexandrie: photo, musiques, cinéma. The works from the atelier were exhibited at the Mahmoud Saïd Museum in Alexandria, Egypt.
2006 Basilicanova, Parma, Italy
2005 Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Il Cairo, Egypt
2005 Sarezzo (Brescia), Italy
2004-2005 DA gallery, Bologna, Italy
2004 Reggio Emilia, Italy
2004 Galleria Nadar, Médiathèque André Malraux, Tourcoing, France
2004 Museo di Storia Naturale dell'Università di Parma (Parma), Italy
2004 Museo Nazionale della Fotografia (Brescia), Italy
2003-2004 Langhirano (Parma), Italy
2003 Castel Bolognese (Ravenna), Italy
2003 Sala Baganza (Parma), Italy
2003 Langhirano (Parma), Italy
2002 Reggio Emilia, Italy
1996 Reggio Emilia Italy
2005 Mahmoud Saïd Museum, Alessandria, Egypt
2005 Centro Cultural de la Asunción, Albacete, Spain
2004 Gualtieri (Reggio Emilia), Italy
2004 Bonson, 2ème Festival du "P…eu", France
2004 Musée Réattu, musée des beaux-arts de la Ville d'Arles, France
2003 Musée de la photographie à Charleroi, Belgium
2002 Gualtieri (Reggio Emilia), Italy
1997 Cavriago (Reggio Emilia), Italy
1994 Albinea (Reggio Emilia), Italy
2005 Luca Gilli: fotografie 2001-2005, texts by Vasco Ascolini, Vittorio Parisi, Xavier Canonne, Daniele De Luigi, Luca Gilli, Angelo Gioé, Istituto Italiano di Cultura (publisher), Il Cairo (Texts in Italian and Arabic) - 27x22,5 cm, 144 ppg. 126 Photo bicr.
2004 Psyche texts by Xavier Canonne and Vittorio Parisi, Planorbis (publisher), Reggio Emilia (Texts in Italian, French, German and English) - 21x28,5 cm, 92 ppg. 37 Photo bicr.
2002 Silenzi di forme, text by Georges Vercheval, contributions by Vasco Ascolini and Giuseppe Vignali, Planorbis (publisher), Reggio Emilia (Texts in Italian, French and English) - 29x26 cm, 78 ppg. 55 Photo bicr.
Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris, France
Kunstbibliothek, Berlin, Germany
Musée de la photographie à Charleroi, Charleroi, Belgium
Fototeca della Biblioteca Panizzi, Reggio Emilia, Italy
Musée d'Art Moderne et Contemporain, Strasbourg, France
Thessaloniki Museum of Photography, Thessaloniki, Greece
Musée Réattu, musée des beaux-arts de la Ville d'Arles, France
École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France
Centro di Ricerca e Archiviazione della Fotografia, Lestans, Italy
Museo Nazionale della Fotografia, Brescia, Italy
Fototeca dell'Archivio di Stato di Parma, Italy
Collezione Italo Zannier, Venezia, Italy