Alessandro Toscano's work is focused on the study of the landscape related to socio-cultural, political and economic issues; with his projects he investigates the relationship between man and the environment, perception and representation.
He graduated in Communication Science at the Sapienza University of Rome, at the same time as his personal research, he dedicated himself to documentary and editorial photography.
In October 2009, he founded OnOff Picture Photo Agency, which worked with major Italian and international publications including The Financial Times, Newsweek, International Herald Tribune, The Guardian, Stern, Der Spiegel, Le Monde, Le Parisien, Liberation, Wired, L’Espresso, D di Repubblica, Io Donna, Internazionale, and was active as both as director and photographer.
He is the winner of the Fundación Ankaria award / PHotoEspaña Descubrimientos Prize awarded by the Real Academia de España, finalist in the Francesco Fabbri Prize for Contemporary Arts, the Combat Prize Prize and the Call Abitare organized by Mufoco and the Milano Triennale.
Selected clients and publications
Altair Magazine, Causette Magazine, D di Repubblica, Der Spiegel, Einaudi Editore, Famiglia Cristiana, Financial Times Magazine, Grazia, Huffington Post, Il Venerdì di Repubblica, Io Donna, Internazionale, Italian Film Commission, La Repubblica, L'Espresso, Le Monde, Le Parisien, Liberation, Mare Magazine, Qui Touring, Sardex, SETTE Corriere della Sera, Stern, Time, Washington Post, Wired, Zeit.
OverTourism, group exhibit. IULM-Mattatoio Museo d'Arte Contemporanea, Roma, 2019.
A Closed Up Story, Profondo Collettivo 2 Festival, Bolzano, 2019.
A Closed Up Story, group exhib. TiefKollektiv, Glorenza/Glurns, 2018.
Premio Combat Prize, finalists exhib. Museo G. Fattori, Livorno, 2018.
999 domande-Call for project ABITARE, finalists exhib. La Triennale di Milano 2017.
Space9, group exhib. Fondazione per l'Arte Bartoli Felter, Cagliari 2017.
Premio Francesco Fabbri per le Arti Contemporanee, group exhib. Villa Brandolini, Solighetto 2017.
Heroes, solo exhib. M-Gallery Teatro Massimo, Cagliari 2017.
A Closed Up Story, two artist exhib. with Maria Papadimitriou. Carte-C, Musei Civici, Cagliari 2015.
Il Racconto Onesto, group exhib. House of Literatures, Rome 2015.
Il Racconto Onesto, group exhib. Spazio Forma Meravigli, Milan 2015.
Sardinian Postcards, solo exhib. Exma, Cagliari 2014.
Photolux Festival, group projection. Lucca 2013.
Incontri ad Eea, residency project. Ponza, 2013.
OnOff Picture, group exhib. Mandeep photography and beyond, Roma 2009.
100x100Ritratti, group exhib. Multiple locations, Italy 2008/2009.
New Post Photography? Winner. Mia Photo Fair, Milan, 2020.
Premio Combat Prize. Finalist. Museo G. Fattori, Livorno, 2018.
Call For Project ABITARE. Finalist. MUFOCO_MiBACT_Triennale di Milano. Italy, 2017.
Premio Francesco Fabbri per le Arti Contemporanee. Finalist. Villa Brandolini, Solighetto-Treviso Italy, 2017.
Premio Fundación Ankaria/PhotoEspaña-DescubrimientoPHE. Best Portfolio. Royal Spanish Accademy. Rome, 2017.