Urban experiments between ecology and reuse
URBAN EXPERIMENTS BETWEEN ECOLOGY AND REUSE.
Exhibition curated by Elisa Cristiana Cattaneo and Emilia Giorgi
19 March to 11 April, 2019
Opening: Tuesday 19 March, 6.00 pm
Centro per l’arte contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato, Italy
Fernando Guerra (Lisboa, 1970) has been a pioneer in the way architecture is photographed and divulged. 20 years ago, he opened studio FG+SG together with his brother, and both are responsible in large part for the diffusion of Portuguese contemporary architecture in the last twenty years. Fernando Guerra is an architectural photographer. His training, however, is as an architect. His gaze is divided between two distinct modes of constructing the world. Given this fact, he is in a prime position to personify the metamorphosis of the field of photography that will lead the practice of creating images to eventually identify itself, in part, with the field of architecture. Fernando Guerra’s work is regularly published in various national and international publications, in magazines such as Casabella, Wallpaper*, Dwell, Icon, Domus, A+U, among many others. FG+SG collaborates with various Portuguese architects such as Álvaro Siza, Carlos Castanheira, Manuel Mateus, Manuel Graça Dias, Gonçalo Byrne, ARX Portugal, João Luís Carrilho da Graça, Promontório Arquitectos, as well as international architects such as Márcio Kogan, Isay Weifeld, Arthur Casas, Zaha Hadid, Pei Cobb Freed & Partners, among others. In 2012 he was nominated Canon Explorer, having been appointed Canon Explorer, assuming the role of ambassador for Canon Europe in terms of architectural photography.