Among the most representative Italian photographers, Edoardo Montaina skillfully brings the aesthetic vitality of art into industrial and institutional scenarios, revealing and humbly celebrating the creative power of humanity in each of his works. With a unique and unmistakable style, through his camera he leads the viewer beyond the mundane, to see what lies beyond mere appearance. Photography is the instrument to capture unexpected details, through which an entirely new visual narration powerfully and yet elegantly unfolds before our eyes.
With his book “Invito al Quirinale” (Mondadori, 2002) Edoardo Montaina was appointed by the Italian President of the Republic to deliver his interpretation of the Presidential Palace in Rome. From the MAXXI National Art Museum in Rome to Copenhagen to Mexico City, several exhibitions worldwide have been dedicated to his art series “The delicate hints of our life” (2012), a celebration of the uncelebrated contribution of humanity to its greatest works. In 2013 the Ducal Palace of Genoa hosted a solo exhibition on his pictures: “Edoardo Montaina. L’arte della fotografia industriale”. His long-standing collaboration with Roberto Capucci, one of the fathers of Italian fashion design, was celebrated both at home with the photographic volume “Capucci al Teatro Farnese di Parma and internationally with the solo exhibition ”The art of two contemporary masters: Edoardo Montaina interprets Capucci at the Green Parkview in Beijing. In 2015 the city of Beijing hosted his anthological exhibition “Visions of Beauty” at the Beijing Exhibition Center, one of the most prestigious locations in China. His works are part of the permanent collection of the international museum of contemporary art Yihaodi International Artbase.