Emidio Battipaglia is an Italian-born visual artist currently based in Lausanne, Switzerland where he attended the renowned Master’s Photography programme at ÉCAL. His work engages with issues of identity, politics and migration deeply investigating the social terrains where space, social hierarchies and memory are constantly being re-constructed and negotiated.
Spanning across different media — including VR, AI, sculpture, video and photography — his work has been exhibited and published internationally. Emidio has been invited as guest lecturer at the UNIGE Clinique Universitaire de Médecine Dentaire - CUMD, Geneva, Switzerland and Hongik University in Seoul,South Korea.
2020 Ecál – MA Design with emphasis on Photography, Lausanne, Switzerland ★ Winner of the Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships for Foreign Artists 2018/2020 Thesis Title: Old Rituals for Cyberspaces Supervisor: Claus Gunti
2017 Edinburgh Napier University – First Class with Medal BA(hons) Photography, Edinburgh, UK ★ First Class Honours with Academic Medal Thesis Title: Towards a Posthuman Photography Supervisor: Alex Supartono
— Selected exhibitions and publications
• 2022 Magic Machines Award at Technische Sammlungen Dresden • 2021 Automated Photography exhibition, Paris Photo Fair 2021 • 2021 Computer Vision Art, 2021 Shortlisted + ONLINE • 2021 Homeostasis.lab Online exhibition, PT • 2020 Nomination C/O Berlin Talent Award 2021, Berlin, DE • 2020 Écal Talent Days Exhibition, Lausanne, CH • 2020 Automated-Photography, Online Website, CH • 2019 Tokyo Photographic Research Exhibition, Tokyo, JP • 2019 Offline Magazine, CH • 2019 11th Biennale dell’Immagine di Chiasso xÉcal, CH • 2018 Tate Modern Offprint Photobook Performance, UK • 2018 Augmented-Photography, Online Website, CH • 2017 SWISS MAGAZINE, Switzerland, CH • 2017 Wallpaper* Magazine, UK • 2017 August, I Book Show +, Saint Petersburg, RU • 2017 May, I Book Show +, Brighton, UK • 2017 Free Range Show Exhibition, London UK • 2017 Edinburgh Napier Graduate Show Exhibition, Edinburgh UK • 2015 Womanhood Exhibition, Edinburgh, UK • 2015 Royal Scottish Academy Open Exhibition, Edinburgh, UK