Fabio Barile

News & Projects

OUT NOW Works for a cosmic feeling on FOAM MAGAZINE #57: In Limbo ON EARTH at LE LIEU UNIQUE, October 2nd, 2020 to January 3rd, 2021 Interview for "An Unexpected influencer" on Leporello 2018 — 2020 Prototype #1 to Works for a cosmic feeling 2013 — 2018 Homage to James Hutton to An investigation of the laws observable in the composition, dissolution and restoration of land 2007 — 2012 Among to Soli fintiExhibitions portfolioCommissioned projects

Fabio Barile was born in Italy in 1980

Graduating from FSM in Florence with a degree in photography in 2007. In the same year he was selected as one of 15 finalists of the 'Atlante Italiano 007' Award and his work was exhibited at MAXXI,in Rome. He started his photographic research in 2005 with a project about coastal erosion that affects 1500 km of the italian coastline. This project, titled 'Among', aims to investigate natural processes of the landscape. This work is part of 'Visions and Documents', a ten-book set published by Documentary Platform. It also has been exhibited in several group shows, for example: 'Tempi Osceni. Moments de la photographie contemporaine italienne II' at the Centre d’Art Dominique Lang in 2009. In the same year, he had his first solo show, 'Diary n°0, things that do not happen', as part of Fotografia, Festival Internazionale di Roma. This exhibition resulted in the publication of his first book, curated and produced by 3/3.

In 2017, following his solo show at Matèria, Barile exhibits a selection of works from his body of work “An investigation of the laws observable in the composition, dissolution and restoration of land” at the National Archive for Cataloguing and Documentation in Rome, Curated by Benedetta Cestelli Guidi, creating a dialogue beetween his work and the images sourced from the archive itself. In 2019, alongside Domingo Milella, he participates in his first major museum exhibition ‘Le Forme del Tempo’, curated by Alessandro Dandini de Sylva at Fondazione Pescheria Centro Arti Visive in Pesaro. During the last few years, he has developed a major interest in complexity, and the use of photography as a philosophical tool, in order to stimulate a conscious and deeper understanding of reality.

Selected exhibitions

2020

On Earth — Imaging, technology and the natural world (Group exhibition)

FOAM Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands


2019

On Earth — Imaging, technology and the natural world (Group exhibition)

50th edition of the Rencontres d’Arles, Arles,France

Fabio Barile & Domingo Milella — The shape of time

Centro Arti visive Pescheria, Pesaro, Italy


2018

MAPS|SPAM (Group exhibition)

Società Geografica Italiana, Villa Celimontana, Rome, Italy

Osservare la terra — a dialogue beetween contemporary photography and the historical archive of ICCD

ICCD — Istituto Centrale per il Catalogo e la Documentazione, Rome, Italy


2017

An Investigation of the laws observable in the composition, dissolution and restoration of land

Matèria, Rome, Italy

2015

Homage to James Hutton

Matèria, Rome, Italy


2014

Open Museum Open City (Group exhibition)

MAXXI — Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo, Rome, Italy

Fabio Barile & Francesco Neri — Middle-Earth a journey inside Elica

Elica Showroom, Milan, Italy


2011

Giovane fotografia di ricerca in Puglia (Group exhibition)

Museo Pino Pascali, Polignano a Mare, Italy


2010

Visions and Documents (Group exhibition)

Fotografia International Photography Festival 11, Mutation III, MACRO — Museo d'Arte Contemporanea Roma, Rome, Italy


2009

Diary N° 0, Things that do not happen

S. T. gallery for Fotografia International Photography Festival 09, Rome, Italy