Born in 1984. Lives and works in Montreuil (FRA).
Photographer of ordinary spaces.
Giaime Meloni is a visual researcher with a PhD in architecture, currently living between two islands: Ile-de-France and Sardinia. The aim of his work is to explore the role of photography as a sensible instrument to narrate the space complexity. His research has been published in various publications (MAM Saint Etienne, INTRU).
Giaime Meloni takes part in several International Conferences (CCA, FAUP), and participates in some exhibitions (Ritmo Indipendente, Pavillon de l’Arsenal, Le Bal, Contemporary Art Museum Lisbon). In 2017 he was shortlisted for Premio Graziadei with his long term project Das Unheimiliche. In 2019 he was selected by Camera (Centro Italiano per la Fotografia) to take part in the Futures programs for Photography supported by the European Commission. In the same year it was one of the finalists of the Francesco Fabbri Prize for Contemporary Photography with his long term project Columns of Cultures.
He teaches photography as an instrument of the making of the architectural design between France and Italy.
Columns of Cultures, From September 13th to December 21th at Le Bal, Paris, France
Columns of Cultures, From March 25th to May 25th 2017 at Ritmo Gallery, Catania, Italy
Villaggio Eni, Borca di Cadore, From February the 8th to March 23th 2016 at Librairie Volume- Paris France
Arcaico, Permanent exhitibion, Facoltà di Architettura di Cagliari – Cagliari, Italy
Territoires Esthétiques From November 10th to November 18th 2014 at ENSAPVS – Paris France
What is Ornament? Third Architecture Triennale of Lisbon, from October 3rd to December 3rd Culturgest, Lisbon, Portugal
Inner Space Third Architecture Triennale of Lisbon , from October 3rd to December 3rd MNAM, Lisbon, Portugal
New Beauties, From May 23th to October 9th 2019 at 109 Pôle des cultures contemporaines de Nice France
Découvrir / Approcher / Visiter, from May 21th to September 1st 2019 at Pavillon de l’Arsenal, Paris, France
In Ground We TrustFirst Architectural and Landscape Biennal, Versailles, France, from May14th to July 13th 2019 at ENSAV, Versailles, France
Pierre, from October 21th to December 2th 2018 at Pavillon de l’ Arsenal, Paris, France
Monumental, from September the 20th to October the 13th 20 at Librairie Volume, Paris France
Matières à réflexion, salle d’exposition de l’ENSAPLV, Paris
Space 9 – Fotografia in Sardegna, Fondazione Bartoli per l’arte contemporanea, Cagliari, Italie
Columns of Cultures – Ritmo Gallery – Catane, Italie (solo)
Villaggio Eni, Borca di Cadore – Librairie Volume- Paris (solo)
Arcaico Facoltà di Architettura di Cagliari – Cagliari, Italie (solo)
Calamita/à – Matéria Gallery – Rome Italie
Territoires Esthétiques – ENSAPVS – Paris France (solo)
Castelli di Sabbia Nivola E il topo – Nivola Museum – Orani Italie
Alt+1000 – Festival de photographie de la montagne – Rossinière Suisse
Awards / Residencies
Finalist Francesco Fabbri Prize for Contemporary Photography
Selected by Camera (Centro Italiano per la Fotografia) Futures European Photography Platform 2019
Mention spéciale Premio Graziadei avec le projet Das Unheimliche
Das Unheimliche Progetto Borca – Borca di Cadore, Italie
Les formes du corps urbain – POLAU Pôle de arts urbains de Tours
Calamita/à – Belluno – Italie (avec Cyrille Weiner)
Spectre|Pornographie minérale, Cosa mentale editions
Le non de la chose – TRANS Magazine n. 28 Doubt
Futura, exploration of the urban body – Burrasca n. 4 Fat/Anorexic
Banale & Brutale – Classeur n. 01 Le mythe