Exhibition / Awards



Winner at Fundación ENAIRE award (2017), exhibition at PhotoEspaña 2017

Filippo Poli has been awarded the first prize at the 10th edition of photography award Fundación ENAIRE.

The photography Roça Agua Izé of the serie Roças of São Tomé and Príncipe: an [almost] lost treasure is now part of ENAIRE Contemporary Art Collection. This work has been presented at the exhibition Infinito Interior, inaugurated at Instituto Cervantes Madrid by the Minister of Public Works, Iñigo de la Serna.

The exhibition is part of the official section of PHE17, the most important photography festival in Spain.

 Jury’s decision:

“The jury has valued its photographic quality, its formal beauty and the research project that supports it.”

Outstanding cultural managers and artists of national and international prestige composed the Jury:

  • Julio Gómez-Pomar, Secretary of State for Infrastructures, Transport and Housing, president of ENAIRE and president of the patron board of Fundación ENAIRE, who delegated his vote to the director of Conservation of Fundación ENAIRE
  • José Guirao, CEO of Fundación Montemadrid.
  • Carlos Rosón, president of Fundación RAC y patron of Fundación ENAIRE.
  • María García Yelo, director of PhotoEspaña.
  • Daniel Canogar, visual artist.
  • José Manuel Ballester, Nacional photography award winner in 2010
  • Beatriz Montero de Espinosa, manager director of Fundación ENAIRE.
  • Ángeles Imaña, director of Conservation and Cultural Projects of Fundación ENAIRE, in the capacity of secretary

Photo: Fundación ENAIRE

Photo: Fundación ENAIRE


Exhibition at the Deutsches Architekturmuseum in Frankfurt (2017)

The serie of Roças of São Tomé and Príncipe: an [almost] lost treasure received a commendation at European Architectural Photography Prize 2017 architekturbild and was exhibited, along with other great projects, at DAM Deutsches Architekturmuseum (Frankfurt).

The theme chosen for the contest and the exhibition this year was “Borders”. According to the organizers:

“Whether in the sense of opening or closing, of including or excluding or as definitions of geographical or (urban) spatial areas, borders are physically present and clearly recognizable or subtly noticeable, but always perceived as either protecting or deterring. In the context of the European Architectural Photography Prize 2017 we by no means focus on the negative interpretations of this term but rather on the photographic-artistic involvement with our built environment.”

The jury consisted of:

  • Peter Cachola Schmal, Director, Deutsches Architekturmuseum DAM, Frankfurt
  • Reiner Nagel, Chair, Federal Foundation of Baukultur, Potsdam/Berlin
  • Christina Gräwe, Chair, architekturbild e.v., Berlin/München
  • Dirk Brömmel, Photographer, Wiesbaden
  • Celina Lunsford, Artistic Director, Fotografie Forum Frankfurt
  • Ingo Taubhorn, Photographer, Curator at Haus der Photographie, Deichtorhallen Hamburg
  • Jörg Winde, Photographer, Professor at University of Applied Sciences and Arts Dortmund

Photo: Fritz Philipp


Finalist at Fundació Vila Casas Award, exhibition at Palau Solterra (2017)

A triptych of the serie Roças of São Tomé and Príncipe: an [almost] lost treasure, was selected along with other great works by the jury of Fundació Vila Casas Award and was presented in a collective exhibition at Palau Solterra in Torroella de Montgrí.

The Fundació Vila Casas holds an annual prize competition for painting, photography or sculpture. Each year the competition focuses on one of these three disciplines, with 2017 being the turn of photography. The Jury consisted of photographer and art critic Juan Bufill, the photographer Oriol Jolonch – winner of the previous edition – the gallerist Fernando Peracho, the collector Rafel Tous, vice president of the Foundation Vila Casas, Antonio Sagnier, and its president, Antonio Vila Casas together with the art director of the Foundation Vila Casas, Glòria Bosch, as secretary.


Nominee in Fine Art Photography Awards (2017)

The serie Roças of São Tomé and Príncipe: an [almost] lost treasure was nominee in the professional Architecture category, at 3rd edition of Fine Art Photography Awards, among more than 6000 submissions from 89 countries around the world.

The winners and the nominees, as Filippo Poli, were selected by highly acclaimed panel of international judges, including: Tim Franco, Nadia Dias, Liza Van der Stock, Matilde Gattoni, Amélie Labourdette, Valery Klamm and Pierre Abensur.

Fine Art Photography Awards (FAPA) conducts an annual competition for Professional and Amateur photographers, with the mission of celebrate Fine Art photography and to discover emerging talent from around the world.


Exhibition Archittetura Sintattica in Milan (2015)

The exhibition curated by Lorenzo Degli Esposti and Maddalena d’Alfonso presented the photographies of 10 Italian photographers (Matteo Cirenei, Marco Introini, Marco Menghi, Maurizio Montagna, Maurizio Petronio, Filippo Poli, Giada Ripa, Filippo Romano, Claudio Sabatino, Daniele Zerbi) who portrayed 15 masterpieces by architects as Muzio, Ponti, Lingeri, Figini e Pollini, Terragni, Cattaneo, Moretti, BBPR, Bottoni, Minoletti, Asnago e Vender, Mattioni, Mozzoni, Viganò, Mangiarotti, Morassutti, Soncini, Caccia Dominioni, Rossi

The photographic works is not merely documentary, but tell us the relevance of these architectures, advanced research on aesthetics, composition, relationship between the architectural body and the city, public space, urban landscape and the community.

Filippo Poli in this occasion presented a series composed by architectures of M. Asnago, C. Vender and E.Soncini.

The exhibition hosted in Grattacielo Pirelli is part of the cultural activities organized at Padiglione Architettura of EXPO 2015 Belle Arti supervised by Vittorio Sgarbi, a programme by Regione Lombardia in collaboration with Triennale di Milano.

Photo: Jacopo Nori


Honorable Mention at Monochrome Awards (2015)

Filippo Poli was awarded with an Honorable Mention in People category for the entry Windy thoughts, at prestigious Monochrome Awards honouring Black & White Photography.

In this photography as in other portraits, I always try to work with the background, the environment or architecture elements. In this case the electricity cables helped me to follow the movement of the hairs and to make visible an invisible element as the wind.

The 2015 Monochrome Awards received nearly 7000 submissions from 86 countries around the world. Winning images were selected by panel of international judges, including: Ted Preuss, David Fokos, Roman Loranc, David Johndrow, Stefano Brunesci, Tomasz Lazar, Dominique Bollinger, Andre Brito, Giacomo Brunelli and Martin Stavars.


Exhibition in Monditalia Pavilion at Venice Bienale (2014)

In 2014 Filippo Poli collaborated with Argot ou La Maison Mobile and Marco Biraghi, documenting one of the case study presented at Monditalia curated by Rem Koolhaas (OMA-AMO). 

Zingonia is a mixed-use city, a Utopia of the sixties, that today is suffering a deep change and crisis of its foundations’s model. The planning, directly inspired by the CIAM and Le Corbusier theories, was promoted by Renzo Zingone a private developer.

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Zingonia Mon Amour Monditalia Venice Biennale Argot La Maison Mobile Marco Biraghi Zingonia Mon Amour Monditalia Venice Biennale Argot La Maison Mobile Marco Biraghi


Exhibition Innesti Grafting at Venice Bienale (2014)

Filippo Poli was assigned to present a work on architectures of Mario Asnago and Claudio Vender in Milan at Innesting Grafting exhibition curated by Cino Zucchi at the Venice Biennale.

The exhibition highlights the case of Milan, which has been used as an example of “laboratory of the modern”.

The curator Cino Zucchi, highlights:

“Italian architecture since the First World War to today demonstrates an ‘anomalous modernity’, represented by its significant capacity to interpret and incorporate previous states through continuous metamorphosis. Not adaptations of form of the new compared to the existing in retrospect, but rather ‘grafting’ an ability to transfigure the conditions of the context into a new configuration: an attitude that was once viewed by some as nostalgic or a compromise, but which today is admired by Europe and the world as the most original contribution of Italian design culture”.

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Honorable mention winner of PX3, Prix de la Photographie (2014)

“…this is not a building, i.e. something holding one or more functions that can be contained in an architectural unit, but an urban system: a neighbourhood, a crossroads, a beehive, a medieval portico that brings together all the sounds and movements of the town’s winding streets, where people live work, trade and spend their leisure time. It does not have a front in the traditional architectural sense, but rather a series of perspectives (highlighting the fact that this is where several places meet) and it is organised to offer views over the town and the surrounding landscape.” (P. Volponi)


Honorable mention winner of PX3, Prix de la Photographie (2014)

Durmitor Park is an Unesco site since 1980, its name probably derives from Balkan Romance and it means “sleeping”. It fits perfect with the peacefulness of this massif and its plateu where only small villages and shepherd homes are found. In the last twenty years more than the 15% of the inhabitants emigrated. The intention of this portfolio is to testify some strains of the silent presence of this people who are the guardians of this landscape.


Third prize winner of PX3, Prix de la Photographie (2014)

Press Release:

Filippo Poli of Spain was Awarded: Third Prize in category Fine Art for the entry entitled, ” Walden 7″. The jury selected PX3 2014’s winners from thousands of photography entries from over 85 countries. 

The “Prix de la Photographie Paris” (Px3) strives to promote the appreciation of photography, to discover emerging talent, and introduce photographers from around the world to the artistic community of Paris. Winning photographs from this competition are exhibited in a high-profile gallery in Paris and published in the high-quality, full-color Px3 Annual Book.

Px3 is juried by top international decision-makers in the photography industry: Carol Johnson, Curator of Photography of Library of Congress, Washington D.C.; Gilles Raynaldy, Director of Purpose, Paris; Viviene Esders, Expert près la Cour d’Appel de Paris; Mark Heflin, Director of American Illustration + American Photography, New York; Sara Rumens, Lifestyle Photo Editor of Grazia Magazine, London; Françoise Paviot, Director of Galerie Françoise Paviot, Paris; Chrisitine Ollier, Art Director of Filles du Calvaire, Paris; Natalie Johnson, Features Editor of Digital Photographer Magazine, London; Natalie Belayche, Director of Visual Delight, Paris; Kenan Aktulun, VP/Creative Director of Digitas, New York; Chiara Mariani, Photo Editor of Corriere della Sera Magazine, Italy; Arnaud Adida, Director of Acte 2 Gallery/Agency, Paris; Jeannette Mariani, Director of 13 Sévigné Gallery, Paris; Bernard Utudjian, Director of Galerie Polaris, Paris; Agnès Voltz, Director of Chambre Avec Vues, Paris; and Alice Gabriner, World Picture Editor of Time Magazine, New York.

Description:

The Walden 7 is an apartment building designed by Ricardo Bofill’s team and located in the town of Sant Just Desvern, close to Barcelona, in Catalonia, Spain. The original project includes 446 residences. The name of the building is inspired by B. F. Skinner’s science-fiction novel, Walden Two, which depicts a utopian community.

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Winner at the Arch Triumph Award (2013)

Batlle Roig Viladecans Park photo wins the 1st prize at the Arch Triumph Award

 Jury’s comment: “The composition, perspective, lighting and this photograph’s response to the brief on Public Realm architectural Intervention caught the attention of the panel. The composition is very precise in the sense that the viewer is given the options of ascension from the left of the photograph without the obstruction the other or a clear through view and path underneath this walking bridge. The highest point of the bridge in the distance is just approximately 1/3 (one-third) eye level of the height of the total frame, which informs the viewer it is not a bridge of great height but more importantly a comfortable view. It is even more fascinating as there appears to be a sense of contradiction as on one hand this image invites the viewer to climb on or ascend but on the other the bridge structure seem to be constantly move slowing away from the viewer due to the composition and the cross style of the steel beams or stilts supporting the bridge. This panel all agreed after its final deliberation it was a worthy winner.”

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Honorable mention winner at IPA, International Photography Awards (2009)

Between huge machines that devour earth and stones, in an alienating environment with no daybreak or sunset the solace is this small statuette of Saint Barbara, patron saint of miners and who works underground.


Honorable mention winner at International Garden Photographer of the Year (2009)

International Garden Photographer of the Year (IGPOTY) is the world’s premier competition and exhibition specialising in garden, plant, flower and botanical photography.

International Garden Photographer of the Year is wholly owned and organised by Garden World Images Ltd.

It is run in association with the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, United Kingdom. The main exhibition is held annually at Kew, with a rolling programme of touring exhibitions in the UK and all over the world. Exhibitions are linked to events such as workshops and lectures on garden photography.

Jury: Tony Kirkham, Chris Lacey, Jürgen Becker, Philip Smith, Chris Beardshaw , Benedict Brain, Clare Foggett, Susan Brown , Udo Bernhart, Tyrone McGlinchey 

 Description:

The inspiration for this photograph came out observing Japanese way to do their commitments. In this shot what was interesting to me was the serialization of the action that despite all remained deeply human in the highest sense of the word. Nature is respected and gently handled, as the whole environment should be.


Honorable mention winner of PX3, Prix de la Photographie (2009)

Press Release:

Filippo Poli of Italy was Awarded in category for the entry entitled, ” Kolbe in Mies”.

The jury selected winners from thousands of photography entries from over 85 countries.

 The “Prix de la Photographie Paris” (Px3) strives to promote the appreciation of photography, to discover emerging talent, and introduce photographers from around the world to the artistic community of Paris. Winning photographs from this competition are exhibited in a high-profile gallery in Paris and published in the high-quality, full-color Px3 Annual Book.

 Px3 is juried by top international decision-makers in the photography industry:

Carol Johnson, Curator of Photography of Library of Congress, Washington D.C.; Gilles Raynaldy, Director of Purpose, Paris; Viviene Esders, Expert près la Cour d’Appel de Paris; Mark Heflin, Director of American Illustration + American Photography, New York; Sara Rumens, Lifestyle Photo Editor of Grazia Magazine, London; Françoise Paviot, Director of Galerie Françoise Paviot, Paris; Chrisitine Ollier, Art Director of Filles du Calvaire, Paris; Natalie Johnson, Features Editor of Digital Photographer Magazine, London; Natalie Belayche, Director of Visual Delight, Paris; Kenan Aktulun, VP/Creative Director of Digitas, New York; Chiara Mariani, Photo Editor of Corriere della Sera Magazine, Italy; Arnaud Adida, Director of Acte 2 Gallery/Agency, Paris; Jeannette Mariani, Director of 13 Sévigné Gallery, Paris; Bernard Utudjian, Director of Galerie Polaris, Paris; Agnès Voltz, Director of Chambre Avec Vues, Paris; and Alice Gabriner, World Picture Editor of Time Magazine, New York.


OnWard ’09 exhibition at the Basho Gallery in Philadelphia (2009)

“Lithica Quarry” series is selected for the OnWard ’09 exhibition curated by Peter Barberie at the Basho Gallery in Philadelphia.

ONWARD is an annual juried photography exhibition presented by Project Basho exclusively featuring the work of emerging photographers with unique vision and talent.

Project Basho is a photography resource centre located in Old Kensington in Philadelphia, PA.

Peter Barberie is Curator of Photographs, Alfred Stieglitz Center, at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. His publications include Looking at Atget (Philadelphia Musuem of Art and Yale University Press, 2005), and the essay “Found Objects, or a History of the Medium, to No Particular End,” in Dreaming in Black and White: Photography at the Julien Levy Gallery (Philadelphia Museum of Art and Yale, 2006).

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