I work as a father. I create images by profession. I have always rejected labels, to tell you that I am a photographer I perceive it as reductive, but also excessive. I had an artistic education, I went from real life copying, to theater, to cinema, to then move on to photography. The key thing for me is not the means but the realization of the idea.
Marco Rizzo Venice Photographer
I work as a father. I create images by profession.
I have always rejected labels, to tell you that I am a photographer I perceive it as reductive, but also excessive. I had an artistic education, I went from real life copy, to theater, to cinema, and then to photography. The fundamental thing for me is not the means but the realization of the idea.
My photographic research evolves through the use of water; it’s my passion. In 2006 I founded Underwater City Productions. A container where I publish my ideas and completed projects. Water is part of me .. it is my amniotic fluid, it flows inside me as if it were my blood.
After completing the Academy with full marks in Disciplines and Performing Arts, I collaborated from a very young age with various Venetian institutions and museums such as Palazzo Grassi and Punta della Dogana for which I made 3 documentaries.
My work has given me the opportunity to meet and work for people in the field of architecture and art such as: Tadao Ando, Francois Pinault, Jean-Jacques Aillagon, Francesco Bonami, Mona Hatoum and Umberto Pelizzari. And fashion houses such as: Furla, Al Duca d’Aosta and companies in the artistic glass sector such as Venini Spa.
I have been published in several international magazines, among which I quote: the Parisian PENIDA and MARIKA, ArtTells and Top Posters of NewYork, PUMP of San Francisco, the Danish PENG, PhotoHouse, the Canadian VIGOUR, the Greek UnTold and Assuré of Amsterdam.
During the Venice Biennale of Art in 2016, with the Underwater City collection I created a traveling exhibition at the bottom of the Belmond Hotel Cipriani swimming pool, where guests armed with swimsuits and snorkels could visit it by diving into the pool, immersing themselves in my submerged visionary world .
I have exhibited in more than 15 personal exhibitions, 20 group exhibitions in Italy and abroad. The most relevant with the Underwater City collection during the Venice Biennale of Art in 2016 and in Vienna and Pretoria in their respective Cultural Institutes.