While today clicks and likes heavily contribute to diluting our inner voice, TEMPORARY PORTRAIT intensely releases people’s minds through an ironic collection of uncensured and eccentric characters. "Temporary Portrait" - series of portraits set for about one minute, where the time of the shot is expanded here and allows us to know the thoughts that run through the people who are in non-pose in front of the lens. In our times where the personality is erased from the phenomenon and appearance, the TEMPORARY PORTRAIT brings attention to the interior, moving away from technology and technology to stay centered on reality because thoughts are the traces of our existence.
Medium: one minute, still camera, thoughts.

  • Dido Oscar Fontana
  • Dido Oscar Fontana
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    30 minutes 45 seconds
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    December 31, 2019
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    1,000 USD
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Director Biography - Dido Oscar Fontana

Dido Fontana, born in Italy, 1971. His background is old school as he grew up in his father's darkroom. Here he learned the basics of photography, explored the range of possibilities while playing with all kinds of media, and finally defined his very personal style. While his work may look spontaneous, every detail is carefully planned, resulting in an image technically perfect in every aspect from the lighting to the outfit.
Looking at every kind of image and culture, studying bodies and lifting weights, learning about himself and his own history, and mixing high and low culture all define Dido Fontana's work. His mind is a plethora of images and photography is part of Dido's DNA. But it's only the medium: the only thing that matters is humanity. Dido is the personal trainer of photography.

" ...in blenders, adrenaline, vitamins, health; or Dido Fontana himself, a guru, clown, king".

Denis Isaia_Curator/Mart Museum

His works have been exhibited in art galleries worldwide and he collaborates with numerous magazines.
In 2007 he won first prize for the Best Photo at the Pitti Immagine Award.

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2022 Fragranza meccanica_Golab_Milan_IItaly
2022 Companions_Torch Gallery_Amsterdam
2021 ArtVerona_Boccanera Gallery
2021 Dal Ritratto al Selfie_Palazzo Assessorile_Cles
2020 AFTER DARK_Artropia_Trieste
2020 TEMPORARY PORTRAIT_Golab Agency_Milan
2019 SMASH&GRAB_Locust Projects_Miami_Usa
2019 Everyday Life Global Economy and Contemporary Image - Museo MART
2019 CAVE CANEM - Boccanera Gallery
2019 DIDDDO - TOUCH ME! Dido Fontana + Zoe Lacchei_Boccanera Gallery
2019 MIA PHOTO FAIR _Mostra dei collezionisti _Milan
2018 BOMBA_Artrophia_Trieste
2018 ArtVerona_Boccanera Gallery
2018 FROM THE LOVE OF TRUTH | Boccanera+Golab_Milan_IItaly
2017 SMASH&GRAB_Locust Projects_Miami_Usa
2017 Ricordi? by Settimio Benedusi_Milano
2017 ARTVERONA Art Fair_Boccanera Gallery_Verona_It
2017 SWAB BARCELONA Art Fair_Boccanera Gallery_Barcelona_Es
2017 AMEN Boccanera Gallery_Trento_Italy
2016 Cotto al Dente_Butter Gallery_MIAMI_Usa
2015 MIA Minneapolis Institute of Art_Usa_acquisition of photography "Untitled" (Christ)
2015 ArtVerona_Boccanera Gallery
2015 Artinternational2015_Istanbul_Boccanera Gallery
2015 Stay Stron(g)Z _Boccanera Gallery_Trento-Italy
2014 Unseen Photo Fair_The Lodge with Walls Gallery-Amsterdam
2014 The Art of Murder_MIA_Minneapolis Institute of Arts
2013 55th Venice Biennale@Maldives Pavilion with Giampaolo Ingarsia
2012 Walls Gallery-Amsterdam
2012 Deus Dei (super ego) Tenerife-Espana
2011 Didoshow@Veronica Voltolina home-Venice
2011 Didoshow-Zilla-Bz
2010 The Facebook Show Volume 1 MONA_Museum of New Art di Detroit
2010 Didocentrico-Biffi per l'Arte-Piacenza
2008 Palazzo degli Specchi-Messina
2007 DEPOP - S. Caterina Museum - Tv
2007 The Quest of Fashion - I° place, Photography Price - Pitti Immagine - Florence
2006 Il Sacro e gli Artisti-Tn
2006 Il Sacro e gli Artisti-Chiesa di S.Rocco-Tn
2006 Golden Opportunity-Marx Saunders Gallery-Chicago-Us
2006 L'Altro Festival-Villa Celimontana -Rome
2004 Personal exposition World Trade Organization-Geneva-Ch
2004 Christie's Auction House
2004 Cesi Palace-Acquasparta-Tr