Toni Meneguzzo is an international renown photographer and a researcher. His successful career started 40 years ago, and is characterised by research and innovation: he developed unique photo techniques that also defined his iconic style, like the big size Polaroid photos for the fashion industry (20×25, that became his distinguished mark, and soon was adopted by many others) and the current photo sequences edited in videos (stop motion).
The research embraces as well the subjects of this personal work, like the landscapes, the feminine nudes, the abstract eyes, the holy cows, the rural bandits, and the wild trees.
Thanks to his long and successful career in fashion, he extended his vision to different fields including architecture and design photography, always with a surprising point of view producing images with a clear vision of architecture, aesthetics and geometry.
His work has been shown all over the world, both in personal and collective exhibitions, and it has been published by the most important international magazines (Condé Nast Group publications, New York Times, Harpers’ Bazaar, Elle, etc.) and books on photography, fashion, lifestyle, design.
Toni’s stop motion videos have been shown at the Triennale Design Museum in Milan, at the Musée des Arts décoratifs du Louvre in Paris, and at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York.
His latest personal projects include: Gauchillos that is a research on the syncretism of the Argentinian rural bandits; Chrissi Island that is dedicated to the wild trees of the Greek islet; Divine Bovine that is an anthropological research on the Hindu tradition of Holy Cows, uniquely painted and dressed during specific ceremonies and celebrations.
His photographic research is shown in personal portfolios published by magazines such as Manipulator I, Photo F, Camera International F, Photographies F, Rolling Stone F, City Magazine International F, Commercial Photo D, Black&White A.
He publishes books on his fashion work and feminine nudes: Seduzione (1991), Aure (1993) and Frammenti (1993) published by Treville Book; Nude of J (1993) published by Asahi Shuppan-Sha.
The Argentinian syncretism project Gauchillos is published in a monographic book by Damiani (2017).
The Hindu Divine Bovine project is published in a monographic book by Silvana Editoriale (2015) and in the series 1/16 of Corraini publishing house (2010).
His works have been shown in many exhibitions worldwide:
1975 – The Photographer’s Gallery, London, UK :personal exhibition Exploring the familiar
1984 – Closerie des Lilas Gallery, Paris, France: personal exhibition Toni Meneguzzo
1988 – Musée de la Mode, Paris, France : collective exhibition Creatures de la Mode
1990 – Galerie Maeght, Paris, France : collective exhibition Mois de la Photo
1991 – Exposure Parco Gallery , Tokyo, Japan: personal exhibition Seduzione
1991 – The Room Gallery, Tokyo, Japan: personal exhibition, Nude of J.
1991 – Museo Alinari, Florence, Italy: collective exhibition Manipulator
1992 – Pacific Design Center, West Hollywood, CA, USA: collective exhibition Angel Art
1992 – The Courtyard Gallery, New York, USA: collective exhibition The colour of fashion
1993 – Exposure Parco Gallery , Tokyo, Japan: personal exhibition No More 8×10 displaying also his short film Atatakaihikari-ga Tarinai.
1993 – Studio Casile Gallery, Milan, Italy: personal exhibition Visioni e Suoni
1993 – 3rd Nice Biennial for Photography, France: collective exhibition Momenti Italiani
1994 – G. Ray Hawkings Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, USA: collective exhibition Focus on AIDS
1994 – Galleria del Credito Valtellinese, Milan, Italy: collective exhibition C’è ancora spazio per l’ottimismo
1995 – Studio Casile Gallery, Milan, Italy: collective exhibition Il ritratto della cornice
1997 – Art Gallery, Munich, Germany: collective exhibition Act for AIDS
1997 – 6th Turin Biennial for Photography, Italy: collective exhibition Trame inquiete
2004 – 4th Festival de la Photographie de Mode, Cannes, France
2005 – Rotonda della Besana, Milan, Italy: Pitti Immage Discovery collective exhibition Sguardo Italiano
2008 – Galleria Torbandena, Trieste, Italy: personal exhibition Il progetto delle Vacche Sacre
2008 – Untitled 2144 Contemporary Photography Gallery, Miami, FL, USA: Two Cows
2009 – Galleria Torbandena, Trieste, Italy: collective exhibition I nostri cari amici
2009 – Spazio 81 Gallery, Milan, Italy: personal exhibition Divine Bovine
2009/2010 – Bon Marché, Paris, France: installations Mandala, Ultraman (displaying also the video Ultraman), Venice
2010 – Triennale Design Museum, Milan, Italy: four art videos displayed at the Zegna Centenary Exibition
2010 – Crooma Gallery, Munich, Germany: personal exhibition Divine Bovine
2011 – Strato Gallery, Milan, Italy: personal exhibition Divine Bovine
2011 – Disegno Gallery, Mantova, Italy: personal exhibition Divine Bovine
2011 – Galleria Torbandena, Trieste, Italy: collective exhibition Torbandena Projects
2013 – Triennale Design Museum, Milan, Italy: art video Dai confini del solito about Piero Fornasetti
2014 – Encontros de imagem International Photography Festival, Braga, Portugal: exhibition Divine Bovine
2014 – Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA: video Senses
2015 – Musée des Arts décoratifs du Louvre, Paris, France: Dai confini del solito about Piero Fornasetti – art video Dai confini del solito about Piero Fornasetti
2015 – Photolux Biennal International Photography Festival, Lucca, Italy : exhibition Divine Bovine
2016 – Dongdaemun Design Plaza, Seoul, South Korea: Fornasetti Practical Madness – art video Dai confini del solito about Piero Fornasetti