Underwater Photography Festival Ambassador - Italy

- Awards-Winning Photographer

Riccardo Bandiera was born in 1973 (in Imperia, Italy) and lives a stone's throw from the sea in Liguria and discovered photography by chance after technical studies and a job as an engineer. For several years is a freelance photographer, professional signed at TAU Visual, alternating commercial work and art exhibitions. He has exhibited in Barcelona, Brussels, Arles, Turin, Genoa, Rome, in collective and personal. In the edition of 2013 of Paratissima (in Turin) he was awarded one of the artists most deserving with the series of photos taken underwater by analog disposable camera, "Non affoghi cadendo nel fiume...". The same project - exhibited at Genoa (Italy), Galata Museo del Mare - has been reported and awarded for the Biennale held in Genoa in those days. In october 2016 wins the Biennale in Salerno (Italy) with the project “Anedonia”. In july 2017 has partecipated at Voies Off in Arles, during the Rencontres, showing some photos from “Atlas Over Arteries” with the gallery Riccardo Costantini Contemporary of Turin. He’s the author of the book “Essenze Invisibili”, a fine-art project about three  kids with neuro developmental disorders. In 2017 win the Nowart third prize at InArte Werkkunst Gallery with two underwater photos. In 2018 wins two prizes at Paratissima Milan Photo Week with some photos of “Atlas Over Arteries”. He just won the RaM Sarteano Prize at 2019 MIA Photo Fair in Milan and SMAT water society in Turin bought one of his underwater works to show in the city factory. 

Best 15 artists – Paratissima9, Turin, Italy, 2013

First place winner photo prize – Satura Art Gallery, Genoa, Italy, 2016
First place winner photo prize – Biennal of Contemporary Art, Salerno, Italy, 2016
Third place winner photo prize – Nowart InArte Werkkunst Gallery, Bergamo, Italy, 2017
Winner Art production prize – Paratissima Art Fair Milano, Milan, Italy, 2018
Winner Cagliari prize – Paratissima Art Fair Milano, Milan, Italy, 2018
Winner RaM Sarteano prize – MIA Photo Fair, Milan, Italy, 2019

Publications & Interviews:

Cover magazine “Il Fotografo” (Italy, 2014), “Stolen” (Australia), “Fluffer” ( Italy), “Chaffey Review” (California, USA), “Elegant Magazine” (France), PhotoVogue, Kock (Taiwan), NIF (Germany), worbz (France), ANormal (Spain), Artabout (Italy), I’m Shooting Film (UK), Stampsy (Russia), Lithium Magazine (Spain),Last Daze (Australia), Suicide Girls (USA), Scorpio Jin (USA), Dark Beauty Magazine (USA), photobook “Essenze Invisibili“ (Italy), Click Magazine (Italy, 2019), Pretty Vacant (Italy), FotoCult (Italy, 2019)

2011 / Exposiciò Internacional De Pintura I Fotografia / Casa Batllò, Barcelona, Spain

2013 / Paratissima PIX / Turin, Italy

2014 / Hit PARAde Vol. 2 / ParaFortino, Turin, Italy

2014 / Paratissima10/ParaPhotò / Turin, Italy

2015 / Rewind<<Rewild / LabJus + Tomassini e Ferraris, Turin, Italy

2015 / So Strong / Riccardo Costantini Gallery, Turin, Italy

2015 / Voies Off / Atelier Galerie Raphael, Arles, France

2016 / Satura International Art Contest / Satura Art Gallery, Genoa, Italy

2016 / Rotterdam International Art Fair / De Laurenskerk, Rotterdam, Netherlands

2016 / Biennal Arte Contemporanea di Salerno / Palazzo Fruscione, Salerno, Italy
2016 / Paratissima12/N.I.C.E. Learning to Fly / Turin, Italy
2016 / Anedonia / Artifact Gallery, New York, USA
2017 / vincent littlehat.perspectives / Ingo Seufert Gallery, Munich, Germany
2017 / Anedonia / Ugallery, Foggia, Italy
2017 / Quando l’acqua / MAAD Museo d’Arte Adria Delta, Adria (RO), Italy
2017 / Voies Off / Riccardo Costantini Contemporary, Arles, France 2017 / NoPhoto / Paratissima13, Turin, Italy
2017 / NoWart / InArte Werkkunst Gallery, Bergamo, Italy
2018 / Animali Notturni / Art Week, Bologna, Italy
2018 / Multiverso / Evvivanoè Gallery, Turin, Italy
2018 / Through The Black Mirror / Paratissima Art Week, Milan, Italy
2018 / Rum Magazine / Townhall Gallery, Graz, Austria
2018 / Female Portraits / Ingo Seufert Gallery, Munich, Germany
2018 / ImageNation / Galerie Joseph Turenne, Paris, France
2019 / La Materia dei Sensi / AD Gallery, Florence, Italy
2019 / Atlas Over Arteries / MIA Photo Fair, Milan, Italy

If you want to know more, you can find a feature interview with Riccardo in Image in Progress 10!