Simone Settimo (Padua, 1978)
Lives and works in Padua.

In 1998 he graduated at the Padua's arts high school "Modigliani" and in 1999 he joined the Academy of Fine Arts of Venice where in 2004 he obtained the Diploma on Painting after he had attended a painting class held by Carlo Di Raco.

In 2000 in partnership with other students of the Academy - Giorgio Andreotta Caló, Jasa Mrevlje e Peter Furlan - he created "Crash in progress", an artistic collective with which he exhibited in several museums, private and public organizations in Venice such as the Museum of Modern Art "Ca Pesaro", the Bevilacqua La Masa Foundation, the Thetis Foundations, the A+A Gallery and more than a project was also shown in Milan at the Galica Gallery.

In 2004 he was chosen to take part to the Biennale of the European and Mediterranean Young Artists thanks to a painting project that afterwards it was part of a personal exhibition in Mantova at Palazzo Te.

In 2007 he moved to Berlin where his involvement in photography begins.
Between 2007 and 2009 he created a photographic work about the European Capital cities called "Gran Tour".

In 2009 "Gran Tour" was shown at the National Centre of Photography in Padua.
Still in 2009 he joined the Magnum Photo Education's network taking part to two workshops, one held by Bruce Gilden (2009) and the other one held by Alex Majoli (2010).

Between 2010 and 2011 his photographic research is focused on the Balkan area. Outcome of that it was the self published book named "BalkanAF".
This book and the project belonged to it will be later on exhibited in different organizations such as La Casa Dei Tre Oci Venice (year 2012) and CaMEC Museum of Contemporary Art located in La Spezia (year 2013).

Since 2012 he works in partnership with Andreotta Caló realizing different photographic projects that will be afterwards exhibited in several museums, in particular the MAXXI Museum in Rome where they won the Italia Prize, first prize being part of the permanent collection even now. With Andreotta Caló he exhibited also at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Zagabria and at the SAMRT Project Space in Amsterdam.

In 2015 he collaborated with Jasa Mrevlje Pollock providing a photographic documentary of Jasa's artwork "UTTER/ the violent necessity for the embodied presence of hope", exhibited in the Slovenian Pavillion located in the Arsenale during the 56th Venice's Biennale of Art.

In 2016 a part of this documentary was exhibited at the UGM Maribor Art Gallery in Maribor (Slovenia) and afterwards it was published in the volume CHRONICLES/ Log no. 1:
"UTTER/ the violent necessity for the embodied presence of hope".

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