PHOTOGRAPHYArturo Delle Donne


Arturo Delle Donne, professional photographer, lives in Parma and works in worldwide.

A degree in biology and a PhD in ecology, he begins his career as a photo reporter by publishing a range of services in specialized magazines such as Gente Viaggi, Mondo Sommerso, Aqua and Whitestar / National Geographic. While opening his Studio in Parma, he becomes interested in ad-vertising and fashion. He has worked on several advertising campaigns and published in various national and international newspapers.

In 2005, in collaboration with Solares Fondazione delle Arti in Parma, he takes on the photographic project “Black and White Portraits” with more than 50 portraits of celebrities from the art entertainment world, including Ernest Borgnine, Bernardo Bertolucci Daniel Pennac, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Hanna Schygulla, Edoardo Galeano, Gerard Depardieu, Emir Kusturica, Peter Greenaway.

In June 2008 he wins the first prize for creative professional photography in the food category and the jury defines him as an “Author with an out of the ordinary versatility“.

At the end of 2008 he presents his solo exhibition “Tribes” at “Leggermente Fuori Fuoco” Gallery in Salerno, the work is part of a larger and more ambitious project to be considered as the incipit for a trilogy “The Last Breath On Earth”. “Memes”, presented in Genova at the VisionQuesT Gallery, is part of the second strand and the cycle ends with “De Rerum Naturae”.

In October 2011 he was one of the four photographer from VisionQuesT Gallery invited at the Chic Art Fair in Paris (affiliate FIAC). He partecipated at the third edition of Fotografia Europea in Reggio Emilia. He edited the iconographic part of the book “Gusto Italiano” of the ALMA – International school of Italian Cousine, Plan edition, released in March 2012.

In October of the same year he published with Accademia Universa Press the book of the trilogy “The Last Breath On Earth” with the introduction by Ireneo Ferrari, professor in Ecology at the Parma University, and critical essay by Andrea Gambetti, Roberto Mutti e Elisabetta Fadda.

In June 2014 he exhibited his works at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Velikij Novgorod (Russian).

Solo exhibitions


“The Last Breath on Earth (The Trilogy)” – Hernandez Art Gallery – Milano, 16 October -14 November

“Memes and Tribes” – Centre for Contemporary Art – Velikij Novgorod, 13 June – 6 July


“De rerum naturae” – VisionQuesT gallery – Genova, 6 – 17 October

“The Last Breath on Earth” – European Fotography 2012 – Reggio Emilia, 11 May -2 June

“Gusto Italiano” – Reggia di Colorno – 12 March


“Memes” – Galleria Delle Colonne – Parma, 6 – 19 November

“Memes” – VisionQuesT gallery – Genova, 11 June – 31 July


“Tribes” – Atelier Nascosti – Parma, 18 -19 April

“Tanti bambini, 5 continenti, una città” – photographic installation – Portici del grano, piazza Garibaldi Parma, 8 December 2008 – 6 January


“Tribes” – “leggermente fuori fuoco” Gallery, Salerno, 17 October -13 November


“BlackWhite Portraits” – Galleria Delle Colonne, Parma, 13 June – 26 August

Group exhibitions


Chic Art Fair Citè de la Mode et du Design – Paris, 21-24 October

“Bestiario, mitologia del contemporaneo” –Sant’Agostino Museum – Genova, 16 September – 7 October

“…erba e fior che la gonna… “ – VisionQuesT gallery – Genova, 16 June – 24 September


“Gnam il gusto nell’arte modern” Photo by Martin Parr, Carl Warner, Mario de Biasi, Marcello Geppetti, Arturo Delle Donne – Parma, 3 May – 3 June




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