He is currently Giovanni Chiaramonte's assistant and he collaborates to all his photographic and educational initiatives. The personal and collective projects he works on are mainly focused on cinema and photography, including other techniques.
His projects have brought him numerous awards, including several World Press Photo prizes, and grants such as the Aftermath Grant, European Publishers Award and Carmignac Photojournalism Award. He regularly contributes for leading publications all over the world, and its photographic projects have been presented as installations, exhibitions and screenings at festivals and galleries worldwide, including the Nobel Peace Center in Oslo, Saatchi Gallery in London, MEP in Paris and Palazzo delle Esposizioni in Rome. He is engaged with educational activities, frequently lecturing at university and teaching workshops internationally.
Among his latest exhibitions: "Inneres Auge", solo show at Sponge Contemporary Art (2015), curated by Loretta Di Tuccio; "Personal Mythologies", group-show at Tactic Gallery, within Cork Photo-Festival 2015, curated by Helio Leon; "The Wasteland" at Palazzo Stanga, Cremona (2015), group show curated by Giovanna Giannini Guazzugli.
Later, he turns more and more towards personal works, allowing him to confront with a story in a more complex way and to be less constrained and influenced by the press. Since 2000 he is an associate member of the German pressphoto agency Zeitenspiegen Reportagen, for which he is working on a project about borders in the Mediterranean and in the Middle East.
HEILLANDI also manages historical archives from old masters, directly dealing with heirs or the intellectual property owners.
HEILLANDI is located in an elegant flat situated in the historical center of the city of Lugano. It was created with the desire to focus on quality, artistic photographies featuring both aesthetic, social and historical values.
HEILLANDI cooperates with a broad network of galleries worldwide, in particular with Five Gallery in Lugano, aiming to reassert the principle of Contemporary Art Collection.
FURTHER ARTISTS OF THE GALLERY: Giulia Agostini, Gian Butturini, Martin Cregg, Mimmo Dabbrescia, Cosmo Laera, Guoman Liao, Pier Maria Lorenzi, Alexandre Manuel, Riccardo Masi, Davide Monteleone, Aleksey Myakishev, Jacek Soltan, Andrea Tonellotto, Marzio Emilio Villa.