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DUCCIO MALAGAMBA IN MORE THAN 25 YEARS OF PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE HAS PARTICIPATED IN SEVERAL EXHIBITIONS, LECTURES AND JURIES, AND FIVE TIMES HAS BEEN AWARDED WITH THE ‘LUX NATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD’, GRANTED BY THE SPANISH ASSOCIATION OF PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHERS. HE HAS BEEN OVERALL RUNNER UP IN THE PRESTIGIOUS ARCAID PRIZE – ARCHITECTURAL PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 2013.

HE REGULARLY COLLABORATES WITH RENOWNED ARCHITECTS SUCH AS ÁLVARO SIZA VIEIRA, HERZOG & DE MEURON, RAFAEL MONEO, EMBT MIRALLES-TAGLIABUE AND COOP HIMMELB(L)AU AMONG MANY OTHERS, AND HIS PHOTOGRAPHS ARE REGULARLY FEATURED IN SPECIALIZED MAGAZINES AND PUBLISHING HOUSES WORLDWIDE.

AFTER GRADUATING IN ARCHITECTURE FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF GENOA, HE MOVED TO BARCELONA TO BEGIN HIS CAREER AS AN ARCHITECT. HE SOON JOINED THE STUDIO MBM (MARTORELL-BOHIGAS-MACKAY), WHERE HE LED THE WINNING TEAM OF THE INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION ‘UN PROGETTO PER SIENA’ .
IN 1989 HE WON A SCHOLARSHIP GRANTED BY THE CNR – CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE (ITALIAN NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL) FOR A STUDY ON CONTEMPORARY SPANISH ARCHITECTURE. THIS RESEARCH DROVE HIM TO RESUME HIS YOUTHFUL INTEREST IN PHOTOGRAPHY AND HIS IMAGES OBTAINED GENERAL RECOGNITION. IN 1991 HE DECIDED TO DEVOTE HIMSELF ENTIRELY TO ARCHITECTURAL PHOTOGRAPHY.

AMONG THE NUMEROUS ASSIGNMENTS RECEIVED, THE PICTURES FOR THE CORPORATE IDENTITY OF THE CONSTRUMAT FAIR 2007 / FIRA DE BARCELONA AND THE ILLUSTRATION OF THE BOOK ‘RAFAEL MONEO, INTERNATIONAL PORTFOLIO 1985-2012’ COMMISSIONED BY THE CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE LOS COLEGIOS DE ARQUITECTOS DE ESPAÑA. THE GERMAN PUBLISHER ‘TASCHEN’ USED 380 OF HIS PHOTOGRAPHS TO ILLUSTRATE THE MONUMENTAL XL SERIES BOOK ‘ALVARO SIZA COMPLETE WORKS 1952-2013′. IN 2013 TOGETHER WITH IWAN BAAN, ROLAND HALBE AND CHRISTIAN RICHTERS, IS ONE OF THE FOUR PHOTOGRAPHERS SELECTED BY THE SPANISH MAGAZINE ‘ARQUITECTURA VIVA’ TO ILLUSTRATE ITS MONOGRAPHIC ISSUE ON ARCHITECTURAL PHOTOGRAPHY: ‘WAYS OF SEEING. ARCHITECTURAL PHOTOGRAPHY, DOCUMENT OR FICTION’.

IN PARALLEL WITH HIS PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITY HE DEVELOPS SEVERAL PERSONAL ARTISTIC PROJECTS. HIS MORE RECENT INVESTIGATIONS PUT THEIR FOCUS ON THE TRANSFORMATION OF THE LANDSCAPE AND PARTICULARLY ON THE RELATION BETWEEN ARCHITECTURE AND NATURE OVER TIME.

ALONG WITH HIS WORK AS A PHOTOGRAPHER, DUCCIO MALAGAMBA IS THE AUTHOR OF VARIOUS ARTICLES ON PHOTOGRAPHY AND ARCHITECTURE AND FROM 1995 TO 2008 HE WAS FIRST TECHNICAL EDITOR AND THEN RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ‘LARGE FORMAT’ SECTION OF THE SPANISH MAGAZINE ‘DISEÑO INTERIOR’.

HIS REPORTAGES, CONCEIVED AS A NARRATIVE RATHER THAN A SET OF SEPARATE IMAGES, AIM TO CONVEY TO THE OBSERVER A COMPLEX RANGE OF EMOTIONS, EXPERIENCES AND REFLECTIONS, PROVIDING AN EXHAUSTIVE AND MULTIFACETED VISION OF THE PROJECT. HOWEVER, THE MAIN PURPOSE OF HIS VISUAL RESEARCH IS TO INSPIRE AND STIMULATE THE SPECTATOR, RATHER THAN TO TRANSMIT OBJECTIVE INFORMATION ABOUT THE INTERVENTION PORTRAYED.

CONFERENCES, CONGRESSES, WORKSHOPS AND JURIES

2017

THREE WORKS BY ÁLVARO SIZA IN TRAS-OS-MONTES. LA PLANTACIÓN. PEDRAS SALGADAS. WORKSHOP.

ARCHITECTURE PHOTOGRAPHY – SEDUCTION AND DISILLUSION. CYCLE AFTERNOON – UNIVERSITY OF SEVILLE E.T.S. OF ARCHITECTURE. SEVILLE. CONFERENCE.

ARCHITECTURE PHOTOGRAPHY – SEDUCTION AND DISILLUSION. VIII CULTURAL WEEK – UNIVERSITY OF MÁLAGA E.T.S. DE ARQUITECTURA. MALAGA. CONFERENCE.

CONTINUOUS TRAINING COURSE IN FUNDAMENTALS OF PHOTOGRAPHY AND ARCHITECTURE. UNIVERSITY OF SEVILLE / UNIVERSITY OF MALAGA. SEVILLE / MALAGA. TEACHING.

2016

INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS INTER-PHOTOGRAPHY AND ARCHITECTURE. UNIVERSITY OF NAVARRA, PAMPLONA. PAPER.

2015

V SEMINAR ON ARCHITECTURE AND PHOTOGRAPHY. UNIVERSITY OF SARAGOSSA / FAME PROJECT. SARAGOSSA. PAPER.

ARCHITECTURE PHOTOGRAPHY. COBERTURAPHOTO. SEVILLA. WORKSHOP.

(AD)MIRANDO LA ARQUITECTURA. DIPUTACIÓN DE OURENSE. OURENSE. CONFERENCE.

ARCHITECTURE PHOTOGRAPHY. LA PLANTACIÓN /CULTURAL CENTER MARCOS VALCÁRCEL. OURENSE. WORKSHOP.

2014

ARCHITECTURE PHOTOGRAPHY. LENS SCHOOL. MADRID. WORKSHOP.

2013

ON HER MAJESTY’S SECRET SERVICE. LAC-LABORATORIO DI ARCHITETTURA CONTEMPORANEA. BRESCIA. CONFERENCE.

2011

ARCHITECTURE PHOTOGRAPHY. ‘ONE YEAR OF PHOTOGRAPHY’ PROJECT. CAJA DE AHORROS DEL MEDITERRANEO. ALICANTE. MASTER CLASS.

2010

‘ARCHITECTURE BEFORE BEDTIME’. ORDINE DEGLI ARCHITETTI DELLA PROVINCIA DI GENOVA. GENOA. CONFERENCE.

2009

THE ‘IMAGE’ OF ARCHITECTURE. OPEN HOUSE / FIESTA DA ARQUITECTURA. UNIVERSIDADE CATÓLICA PORTUGUESA. VISEU. CONFERENCE.

2008

LUX NATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS. SPANISH ASSOCIATION OF PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHERS. MADRID/BARCELONA. JURY MEMBER.

2004

CONSTRUCTIVA PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS. CONSTRUCTIVA MAGAZINE. BARCELONA. PRESIDENT OF THE JURY.

2001

SEMINAR ON ARCHITECTURE PHOTOGRAPHY. GALICIAN ASSOCIATION OF ARCHITECTS. VIGO. PAPER.

1993

II BIENNIAL OF SPANISH ARCHITECTURE – ARCHITECTURAL PHOTOGRAPHY MEETING. CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE LOS COLEGIOS DE ARQUITECTOS DE ESPAÑA / INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY MENÉNDEZ-PELAYO. SANTANDER. PAPER.

AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

2013

ARCHITECTURAL PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR AWARD . OVERALL RUNNER UP. ARCAID IMAGES / WAF – WORLD ARCHITECTURE FORUM. SINGAPORE. PRIZE.

2005

‘BRONZE LUX’-ARCHITECTURE PHOTOGRAPHY. LUX NATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS OF AEFP. MADRID / BARCELONA. PRIZE.

1999

‘SILVER LUX’-ARCHITECTURE PHOTOGRAPHY. LUX NATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS OF AEFP. MADRID / BARCELONA. PRIZE.

1995

‘GOLD LUX’-ARCHITECTURE PHOTOGRAPHY. LUX NATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS OF AEFP. MADRID / BARCELONA. PRIZE.

1993

‘GOLD LUX’-ARCHITECTURE PHOTOGRAPHY. LUX NATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS OF AEFP. MADRID / BARCELONA. PRIZE.

1989

TRENDS AND INFLUENCES OF SPANISH CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTURE.
CNR-CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE. ROME. SCHOLARSHIP AND FINAL PRIZE.

PUBLICATIONS

2016

PIRRONE, SERGIO. THE ARCHITECTURAL PHOTOGRAPHER. MARK MAGAZINE, N.64. AMSTERDAM. INTERVIEW.

CROFT, AMY. ARCHITECTURAL PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS 2012-2015. AXEL MENGES PUBLISHERS. STUTTGART/LONDON. REVIEW.

GALAMBA, MONICA. THE WORK OF SIZA VIEIRA IS SPECIAL. DIARIO DE SEIXAL, 15/09. SEIXAL. INTERVIEW.

2014

LU, PEI. THE ABANDONED UTOPIA. TIME + ARCHITECTURE MAGAZINE, JANUARY ISSUE. SHANGHAI. INTERVIEW.

2013

CIORRA, PIPPO/PADOA SCHIOPPA, CATERINA. ERASMUS EFFECT – ITALIAN ARCHITECTS ABROAD. EDITORIAL QUODLIBET / MAXXI. ROME. INTERVIEW.

FERNÁNDEZ-GALIANO, LUIS. WAYS OF SEEING. ARQUITECTURA VIVA MAGAZINE, N. 153. MADRID. REVIEW.

MESTRE, OCTAVIO. TALKING WITH DUCCIO MALAGAMBA AND JORDI BERNADÓ. T18 MAGAZINE, NO11. BARCELONA. INTERVIEW.

2012

BERGERA, IÑAKI/LAMPREAVE, RICARDO. THE ILLUSION OF LIGHT. EDITORIAL LAMPREAVE. MADRID. REVIEW.

ZABALBEASCOA, ANATXU. OTHER ARCHITECTS-5: DUCCIO MALAGAMBA. EL PAÍS NEWSPAPER – FROM THE HANDLE TO THE CITY, JULY 24. MADRID. INTERVIEW.

2010

GAGLIARDI, MARIA LETIZIA. THE MEASURE OF SPACE. PHOTOGRAPHY AND ARCHITECTURE: TALKING WITH MAIN PLAYERS. CONTRASTO PUBLISHERS. ROME. INTERVIEW.

PINTO GUEDES, JORGE. ARCHITECTURE PHOTOGRAPHY. ARTE FOTÓGRAFICA MAGAZINE, N. 24. ESTORIL. REVIEW.

2009

OLIVARES, ROSA. ARCHITECTURE I, THE PROFESSIONAL VISION. MAGAZINE EXIT N. 36, MADRID. REVIEW AND COVER.

OKATSUKA, AKIKO. PHOTOGRAPHY/INSPIRATION. READINGS OF ARCHITECTURAL INSPIRATION THROUGH PHOTOGRAPHS. MAGAZINE A + U-ARCHITECTURE & URBANISM, N. 460. TOKYO. REVIEW.

2007

RODGER, NELDA. THE ART OF ARCHITECTURAL PHOTOGRAPHY. AZURE MAGAZINE, MARCH/APRIL ISSUE. TORONTO. REVIEW.

2006

ARENAS, CARLOS. DUCCIO MALAGAMBA – ARCHITECTURE AND SPECTACLE. SALIR-SALIR MAGAZINE, N. 64. BARCELONA. REVIEW.

2004

ELWALL, ROBERT. BUILDING WITH LIGHT: AN INTERNATIONAL HISTORY OF ARCHITECTURAL PHOTOGRAPHY. MERRELL PUBLISHERS. LONDON. REVIEW

2002

DAVIS, JODIE. THROUGH THE LENS: INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECTURAL PHOTOGRAPHERS. EDITORIAL IMAGES PUBLISHING. MELBOURNE. REVIEW.

1997

BALLÚS, JOSEP. READING THE ARCHITECTURE. FAD MAGAZINE – FOMENTO DE LAS ARTES DECORATIVAS. BARCELONA. INTERVIEW.

1995

DECHAU, WILFRED. ARCHITEKTUR ABBILDEN. PUBLISHER DEUTSCHE VERLAGS-ANSTALT. STUTTGART. REVIEW.

DECHAU, WILFRED. ARCHITEKTUFOTOGRAPHIE. PORTRÄT: DUCCIO MALAGAMBA. DB-DEUTSCHE BAUZEITUNG MAGAZINE, APRIL ISSUE. STUTTGART. REVIEW.

TEXTS

2016

IS THIS FOR ME? ABOUT PHOTOGRAPHY AND ARCHITECTURE. EDICIONES ASÍMETRICAS. MADRID.

2007

JULIUS SHULMAN IN THREE VOLUMES. ARQUITECTURA VIVA MAGAZINE, N. 113. MADRID.

2005

CONSTRUCTED IMAGES – EZRA STOLLER 1915-2014 ARQUITECTURA VIVA MAGAZINE, N. 99. MADRID.

2000

IS ANYONE AFRAID OF THE ARCHITECTURAL PHOTOGRAPHER? ON DISEÑO MAGAZINE, N. 209. BARCELONA.

EXHIBITIONS

2018

TWENTY YEARS IS NOTHING: ÁLVARO SIZA IN RENNES AND MARCO DE CANAVESES. ASSOCIATION OF ARCHITECTS OF CASTILLA LA MANCHA. ALBACETE. INDIVIDUAL.

2014

ERASMUS EFFECT. ITALIAN ARCHITECTS ABROAD. MAXXI – NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE ARTS OF THE 21ST CENTURY. ROME. COLLECTIVE.

2004

UNDEREXPOSED ARCHITECTURE. SPAZIO DELLA VOLTA GALLERY. GENOA. INDIVIDUAL.

1998

AROUND PHOTOGRAPHY. ASSOCIAZIONE JACQUELINE VODOZ ET BRUNO DANESE, MILAN. COLLECTIVE.

LOOKING AT THE CITY. ARQUERÍAS DE NUEVOS MINISTERIOS, PHOTOESPAÑA 98. MADRID. COLLECTIVE.

1994

BEFORE THE DEMOLITION. GALLERY OF THE PASSATGE, 7TH. PHOTOGRAPHIC SPRING OF BARCELONA. IGUALADA. INDIVIDUAL.