Reggio Emilia, 1991. Lives and works in Milan.
Luca Massaro (Reggio Emilia, 1991) is an artist, photographer and founder of Gluqbar, Milan.
After a degree in Foreign Literatures and Linguistics at Università Cattolica Milano and Université Sorbonne Paris IV, he started a research at the intersection of photographs and words, on the invisible space that separates an image from its caption, in their different forms of production, translation and transmission. His first work Foto Grafia was published by Danilo Montanari Editore and exhibited at F4 Festival, Matèria Gallery, T14 Contemporary, Benetton Foundation (Winner of Nascimben Prize U25) and presented at Viasaterna 2016 On New Italian Photography. The following project Vietnik has been exhibited in solo shows at Viasaterna, Spazio Duale, Metronom, Centrale Festival and in collective exhibitions at Fotografia Europea, Museo MAR, Chiostri di San Domenico, Fonderia Napoleonica, Peckham 24, Minimum, Nexst Torino. It has been selected among the finalists of the Portfolio Review Düsseldorf, Cosmos PDF Award Rencontres d'Arles, GAI, Premio Fabbri. The book was published by Gluqbar Editions in April 2019 thanks to the Energie Diffuse grant, featured in Aperture PBR Ideal Bookshelf and presented at Printed Matter booth at NYABF 2019. Via photographs, words, installations, artist books, and through techniques of manipulation borrowed from the urban and online accelerated mediascape – as the proliferation of backlit devices, the repetition of graphic logos and leitmotifs –, Massaro’s work is a portrait of the conflicting hybridization of iconotexts today, questioning the cultural, political and social value of the images that stick to our psyche and shared worldview.