Nicolò Degiorgis

Bolzano, 1985. Lives in Bolzano

With an educational background in Oriental languages, immigration studies and photography, Degiorgis has been working for several years on an art project that investigates the presence of Islam in north-eastern Italy from a sociological viewpoint. As part of this project, he uses photography to document the improvised mosques that place Muslims in precarious conditions, despite the freedom of worship sanctioned by the Italian Constitution. By analyzing Italian society in relation to the growing presence of different cultures and ethnicities, the artist’s work tackles certain key issues facing contemporary democracies, such as the relationship between the secular state and freedom of worship, the relationship between majority and minorities, and equal rights interpreted as equal starting points for all citizens. His work has been presented in various institutions in Italy and abroad, including the Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Venice; Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin; MACRO, Rome; ar/ge Kunst, Bolzano; Architekturmuseum TUM in der Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich; Architekturzentrum Wien, Vienna.

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