Luca Piola


Luca Piola works between Italy and New York City.

After pusuing Classical studies at “Liceo” (high school with a focus on the classics, ancient Greek, Latin, etc.) and legal studies at the University of Parma, he dedicated himself to photography, represented by Grazia Neri, one of the most eminent photo agencies in the world.

He moved to New York in order to immerse himself in dynamic and multicultural artistic community. Here, he has deepened his personal research and allowed his European culture to interweave with the incredible creative ferment of this country.

He has conceived numerous group and solo exhibitions, as well as editorial projects and corporate work.In addition he has completed a number of projects which have resulted in exhibitions and books throughout Italy and abroad.


2021 Governor Palace, Parma, Italian Capital of Culture 2020+21, Parma
2018 Center of Italian Photography, MA.CO.f , Brescia, Italy
2017 MiramArt, Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy
2016 Contemporary Art Museum, Villa Croce, Genoa, Italy
2016 Tate Modern, Offprint fair, London
2016 MoMA PS1 NY Art book fair, New York
2013 West Chelsea Artist Open Studios, New York
2013 PWPL, Long Island, New York
2011 Les Rencontres de la Photographie, Arles, France
2009 Museum Piccolo Mondo, Fontanelle, Italy
2009 Grazia Neri Gallery, Milan, Italy
2008 Pigorini Palace, Parma, Italy
2008 San Filippo Neri Gallery, Parma, Italy
2007 Podestà Palace, Rimini, Italy
2006 Les Rencontres de la Photographie, Arles, France
2006 San Ludovico Gallery, Parma, Italy
2002 Sforzesco Castle, Milan, Italy
1999 Doria Palace, Genoa, Italy
1999 Arengario Palace, Milan, Italy

2021 Opera: The stage of society, Parma Italian Capital of Culture 2020+21, pub, by Parma city hall
2020 Parma my love, curated by Alberto Nodolini, pub. by Grafiche Step
2016 Passengers, artist book, 100 copies numbered and signed
2009 To Those Who Go Looking for Tales in Poplar Woods, with essays by Alberto Bevilacqua, publ. by Mup
2008 Parma, curated by Luigi Alfieri e Alessandro Gandolfi, publ. by Mazzotta
2005 The life’s craft, with essays by Grazia Neri and Gianna Schelotto, publ. by Ega; held in the École Nationale Supérieure de la Photographie, Arles, France


Barbara Hawthorn, Washington
B•D•C , Parma, Italy
Collezione Maramotti, Reggio Emilia, Italy
Columbia College of Chicago
École Nationale Supérieure de la Photographie, Arles
Fondazione Remotti, Camogli, Italy
MiramArt , Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy
Contemporary Art Museum Villa Croce, Genoa, Italy
Palmieri Collection, Celle Ligure
Three Shadows Photography Center Beijing, China




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