artists   toni meneguzzo


Born in Portogruaro (Venice) in 1949. Lives and works in Milan.

In 1971 he moves to London where he lives and works for some time. In that period he joins a collective of young English artists that included photographer Peter Knapp. His first one-man exhibition dates back to 1975 and took place at London's Photographer's Gallery. His long collaboration with the Vogue Condé Nast group starts in this same period. His photographic research carried out through big format Polaroids is often shown in his personal portfolios published by magazines such as Manipulator I, Photo F, Camera International F, Photographies F, Rolling Stone F, City Magazine International F, Commercial Photo D, Black&White A. Toni's long career as a free-lance photographer starts here: from the end of the 70's he will be travelling extensively around the world.

From the mid-80's he will become more and more frequently involved in the world of art galleries and contemporary art photography with events such as the one-man exhibition at the Galerie Closerie de Lilas and the Galerie Maeght in Paris, the exhibition Nude of J. at The Room Gallery in Tokyo, the one-man exhibition Focus on aids at the G. Ray Hawkins Gallery in Santa Monica, The color of fashion at the Courtyard Gallery in New York and the exhibition Angel art at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood, Los Angeles.

In 1993 he participates in Momenti italiani, within the Third Biennial of Photography in Nice and in that same year he publishes Auree, a photographic book of Japanese feminine nudes for Treville publishing house (Tokyo). During the 90's his works are shown in many exhibitions: C'è ancora spazio per l'ottimismo at Galleria del Credito Valtellinese and Il ritratto della Cornice, at the Studio Casile in Milan, the one-man exhibition Trame inquiete, during the Fourth Biennial of Photography in Turin and then Acts for aids in Munich (1997). In 2005 he takes part in Sguardo italiano, a big collective organized by Pitti Immagine Discovery Foundation (catalogue by Charta) gathering together many of the best names of Italian contemporary photography.

Since nearly thirty years, Toni Meneguzzo has been steadily collaborating with magazines such as Interview, Marie Claire, Nest, the New York Times Magazine and W in the United States; and with AD France, Ad Russia, World of Interiors, Architektur&Wohnen, with Il Corriere della Sera, Case da Abitare, La Repubblica and Io Donna in Europe and Italy. In recent years he has also realized several ad campaigns for many international fashion companies such as Gianfranco Ferrè, Issey Miyake and Jil Sander.

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