Gian Luca Faccio
Born in Genoa 1969
has been living and working in Vienna
1992 Graduation at Pedagogical School"Istituto Magistrale "Lambruschini"
1989 Graduation at Liceo Artistico "Paul Klee" Genoa
A graduate of the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts, Luca is a photographer and journalist. He began his career in Genoa (Italy) in the early 1990’s.
Since 1992, reportages from Bosnia-Erzegovina, Italy, Iraq, Afganistan, Japan, Cina, North Korea, Austria, Germany, U.S.A, Mexico, Ghana,Turkey, Slowakia, for:
Il Manifesto, La Repubblica, L'Espresso, Il Venerdi' di Repubblica, D/Repubblica, Spiegel-TV, Der Spiegel, Stern, Die Zeit, ORF "Austrian Broadcasting," R.S.I "Radio Televisione della Svizzera italiana," News, Format, Profil, Falter, Die Presse, DerStandard, Kurier, Wienerzeitung, Kurier Japon, The Independent, APA Picture Desk, AP, ADNKRONOS, ANSA, BBC.
Particularly significant for his professional development was the coverage of the war in Afghanistan and Iraq, and the several visits to North Korea: the photos from these locales have appeared in countless publications and have been shown in a number of personal exhibitions in important art museums. His work has also been featured in fourteen book publications. He is also a cofounder of Planetnext (2010).
Passionate and dedicated about his art, Luca has been generous in passing on his knowledge and experience, having taught courses at the School for artistic Photography and at Vienna University. But he is especially proud of his part in the “Photo workshop with immigrant youths”, organized by the City of Vienna, to which he has returned year after year.
Künstlerhaus Vienna Dhaka retourn, Monat der Fotogrfie
Slide show MAK Blume für Kim Il Sung
Auktion in Dorotheum Wien
Fairplay, Exhibition in "Das Museum auf Abruf (MUSA)" (e)
Exhibition in Vienna Kunsthalle (e)
International Contemporary Art-Basel, Vienna Fair, Art Cologne
"Kunst unter dem Augen der Justiz (g), Justizzentrum Wien
Exhibition in Pyongyang
Image transfers Slide show Monat der Fotografie Vienna subway
Northern Iraq 19.03.03 Academy of Fine Arts Vienna
Maribor pictures from Iraq (19 Mar 2003)
Month of the Photography Museumsquartier, Schaugrund
19.03.03, Die Kleine Galerie Wien
Photo exhibition „Demoflexion - Portrait von einem Protest“ (“demoflexion – portrait of a protest) at the Vienna University of Technology, Academy of Fine Arts,
Literaturhaus Wien and in Arbeitermuseum, Steyr
Video installation within MAK Night, Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna
Group Exhibition of the master class, Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna in Munster
Schau, Demoflexion Atelierhaus der Akademie der Bildenen Künste Wien
Young generation Museumsquartier exhibition about juvenile culture in Vienna (Association Jungendzentren der Stadt Wien)
Exhibitions in WUK Projektraum,
"Revolution" in Granz, Vienna, Linz, Berlin, DÜsseldorf
"1000 Teile Wien" ("1000 parts Vienna") in Palazzo Ducale (Genova) supported by: Ministry for Foreign Affairs and the Genovese City Hall and the Austrian Culture
Institute of Milan
Exhibition "Genua, die versteckte Stadt" ("Genova, the hidden city") Goethe Institut, Freiburg (D)