Stefano Conti (b.1994, Italy) is an artist living and working in Göteborg, Sweden. He holds an MFA in Photography from Valand Academy, Göteborg, and a BFA in Photography from LABA, Brescia, Italy. His works have been exhibited internationally, and recent exhibitions took place at Tête Gallery (Berlin, 2021), Condominio (Milan, 2021), Faux Pas (Göteborg, 2021), Landskrona Foto Festival (Landskrona, Sweden, 2020) and Premio Nocivelli (Verolanuova, Italy, 2020). Furthermore, in 2021 he won the Dummy PhotoBook Prize from Palazzo Rasponi (Ravenna, Italy).
Through a cross-disciplinary approach that intertwines photography, sculpture, and video, his practice explores the limits of photographic space and questions the perception of things: he re-arranges objects with printed matter to investigate what we perceive as a photograph, reflecting upon the fragmentation of the contemporary digital sphere. In the last years, Conti projects took the shape of artist books and installations in which he juxtaposed photographic prints to objects and materials, expanding them from the walls to the floor. Stemming from historical issues linked to archaeology, museums, and history writing, in his practice, the artist uses photography to stir these issues towards the contemporary time: “I believe that a museum must not be the setting for an accumulation of isolated art objects, but the space in which our relationships with them and reality can be reconfigured. The methods that archaeologists use to fill in information gaps and to r