Bio
Mario Badagliacca is a documentary photographer. Born in Sicily, he studied politics and international relations at the University 'L'Orientale' in Naples and photo-reportage and photojournalism in Rome. Along his photographic activity, he has always collaborated with non-profit organizations. His work documents migration, life on the borders, human right violations, and social issues. His photographs have appeared in Le Nouvelle Observateur, Al Jazeera, RAI, Sky, La Presse Canada, La Repubblica, Corriere della Sera, and on several book covers. He is exhibited in international venues, including the Hopkins Hall Gallery in Ohio. He has worked with numerous international research and academic institutions such as Oxford University, St. Andrews University and San Diego State University. He has been the recipient of several international awards, including the Documentary Photography Project Grant (New York 2014) and the 2017 ACEP Projecto Media exhibited at the Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon. Currently, he is the artist-in-residence for the Transnationalizing Modern Language Project sponsored by the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council, a work on the Italian diasporic communities in Addis Ababa, London, New York, Buenos Aires and Tunis.


Books 'Frammenti', in B. Shringarpure et al. from Warscapes (eds.), Mediterranean, Upset Press, USA 2018

Exhibitions
Solo exhibition 'The Game', Villa La Pietra, New York University, Florence, Italy 2018
Solo exhibition 'The Game', Badia Fiesolana, European University Institute, Florence, Italy 2018
Collective exhibition 'Beyond borders - Italy is out', Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Tunisi, Tunisia 2017
Solo exhibition 'The Game', Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisboa, Portugal 2017
Permanent collection 'Italy is out' Hopkins Hall Gallery, Columbus, USA
Solo exhibition 'Italy is out', Venice Art Night, Palazzo Pesaro Papafava, University of Warwick, Venezia, Italy 2017
Collective exhibition 'Beyond borders - Italy is out', Museo Italiano, Melbourne, Australia 2017
Solo exhibition 'Italy is out' - Hopkins Hall Gallery, Ohio State University, USA 2017
Collective exhibition 'Beyond borders - Italy is out', Calandra Institute, New York, USA 2017
Collective exhibition 'Beyond borders - Italy is out', Istituto Italiano di Cultura, London, UK 2016
Solo exhibition 'Letters from the CIE, Università degli studi di Milano, Italy 2016
Collective exhibition 'Beyond Borders - Italy is out', British school at Rome, Italy 2016
Solo exhibition 'Letters from the CIE', San Diego State University, San Diego, USA 2015 - 2016
Collective exhibition Prisma Human Rights, Monastero di San Nicolò, Venezia Lido, Italy 2015
Solo exhibition 'Migrations lives' Being Human Festival, St. Andrews University, Scotland 2014

Talks, symposia, workshops
Workshop at Radio Rayhana, Association Rayhana Jendouba, TML/Cospe Onlus, Tunisia, 2018
The Ethics of Migration Beyond the Immigrant-Host State Nexus, European University Institute Florence, Italy 2018
Photographing the Italian diaspora. 'Italy is out' for TML Project, University of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 2017
'Italy is out'. A photographic overview about the Italians abroad, Istituto Italiano di Cultura of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 2017
Migrazioni e asilo politico: immagini, esperienze e partecipazione sociale, Dip. Antrop. delle migr., Università degli studi di Milano Bicocca, Italy 2017
Photographing the Italian diaspora. 'Italy is out' for TML Project, University of Colorado at Boulder, USA 2017
Annual Conference of American Association for Italian Studies and Canadian Society for Italian Studies, Ohio State University, USA 2017
RIMA Project workshop, Malta 2017
CriMiNare Conference, Polo di Mediazione Interculturale e Comunicazione Università agli studi di Milano, 2016.
Border Control - Artists’ responses to incarceration - Ruskin School of Art University of Oxford, UK 2016
Escapes: Fotografia, racconto, potere - Università degli studi di Milano, Italy 2016
Migrations in Italy. A photographic overview - Columbia University, USA 2016
Letters from the CIE - San Diego State University, USA 2015
Fotografare i luoghi di internamento. Uno sguardo dentro i CIE italiani - Università agli studi di Firenze, Italy 2015
Seminar für Nachwuchsjournalisten - Deutsch Franzoesisches Institute, Italy 2014
Picturing migrants. Being Human Festival - St. Andrews University, UK 2014

Awards
ACEP – Associação Para a Cooperação Entre os Povos, Projecto Media, Portugal 2017
Tokyo International Foto Awards 'Italy is out' honorable mention, category People - Life style, 2016
IPA International Photography Awards 'Italy is out' honorable mention, category People - Portrait, 2016
Monochrome Photography Awards honorable mention, category Photojournalism, 2015
Moscow International Foto Awards 'Letters from the CIE' honorable mention, 2015
PRISMA Human Rights, Italy 2015
Audience Engagement Grant 'Letters from the CIE' - Documentary Photography Project, New York, USA 2014





Where I am currently

email

mariobadagliacca@gmail.com

phone

+216 5288 1034 Tunis

+39 327 28 35 336 Italy

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P. IVA 12478811008

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