Giovanni Gastel Selected Works

(Italy , 1955)
Biography
Giovanni Gastel
Giovanni Gastel was born in Milan in 1955, to Giuseppe Gastel and Ida Visconti di Modrone, the sister of the famous film maker Luchino Visconti, who in turn provided young Giovanni with his first exposure to the arts. Encountering photography in the 1970s and making first contact with the medium was a true revelation for the young artist.

In 1981, his career had its first turning point when he met his future agent Carla Ghiglieri. She introduced Gastel to the fashion world and the young photographer started to work for famous magazines such as Annabella , Vogue Italia , Mondo Uomo , and Donna .
His artistic arrival came in 1997, when the Triennale di Milano dedicated a solo exhibition to him curated by the contemporary art historian Germano Celant, in which about 200 pictures were shown and evidenced his long and prolific career.

In Italy his reputation is on par with major international fashion photographers such as Annie Leibovitz, Mario Testino, and Mario Sorrenti. Before his mother’s death, Gastel declined to work outside of Italy in order to spend time with her, but since then he has divided his time between Milan and New York, where he has become one of the officially appointed staff photographers for Harpers International Magazine .
Monica Belluci, Naomi Campbell, and Linda Evangelista have posed for the artist’s sensitive and unique eye. He works regularly for Glamour (Italia), Vanity Fair (Italy) ELLE Decor (Italia), and Harpers Magazines International (US).

Palazzo della Ragione Fotografia/Milan presents a major retrospective of his works: "Quarana Anni di Fotografia" (23rd September - 18th November 2016), curated by Germano Celant.

2015
Un Eterno Istante Angeli Caduti, Ersel, Turin
Bibbiena, soloshow , Juin, par Giovanna Calvenzi
Triennale de Milan, Mai, Milan
MIA Art Fair, avril, Milan

2014
Double Game with Toni Thorimbert, Gallery Cymbal, Rome, January, edited by Giovanna Calvenz

2013
March Ersel, staff by Valerio Tazzetti Photo & Contemporary,Turin

Giovanni Gastel for Little Prince, Palazzo Serbelloni and Auditorium of Music, Milan/Rome

MIA Art Fair, Milan, May, the Photo Gallery & Contemporary

2012
Masks and Ghosts, New York , Bosi Contemporary , May, selection of staff presented to the
Stelline Foundation Open Space, July, Red / Red / Rojo , shows with Mario Arlati

Shows with Roberto Kusterle Spilimbergo, CRAF, July, Premio Friuli Venezia Giulia

Photo Festival exhibition, Massa Marittima, Tuscany, curated by Franco Fontana

Paris Photo, November, the Galleria Photo & Contemporary, Paris
M & D Art Gallery, curated by Flaminio Gualdoni, Milan

2011
54th Venice Biennale Pavilion Italy, Milan, Palace of Regions, curated by Vittorio Sgarbi

Cose Viste, Studio Visconti, solo exhibition curated by Francesco Porzio

Master 's Hands, Palazzo Serbelloni, displays Fratelli Rossetti

2009
Genesis space , L'Oreal Academy , Paris

Masks and spectra, Palazzo della Ragione, Milan, a solo exhibition curated by Germano Celant

2008
About J, Palazzo del Ghiaccio, Milan

2007
Curve pericolose Casello, Ovest di Porta Venezia, Milano
Unreal flower, My Own Gallery, Milan
Genesi nello spazio, L’Oreal Academy,Rome
Genesi nello spazio, Fondation Sandretto Re Rebaudengo,Turin

2006
Pordenone, In hoc signo
Lucchini-Gastel visioni parallele, My Own Gallery, Milan

2005
Lo sguardo italiano. Fotografie italiane di moda dal 1951 ad oggi, Rotonda della Besana Milan

2004
Giovanni Gastel, Harrods, London,

1999
Tavole fotografiche: Fontana, Gastel, Scianna: immagini di cibo, Galleria Civica, Modena

1998
Giovanni Gastel, Galleria Il Diaframma, Milan
A noir, Palazzo della Triennale, Milan

1997
La fotografia velata, Palazzo della Triennale, Milan

1996
Krizia quarant'anni di moda, Palazzo della Triennale, Milan

1991
Il mondo di Nicola Trussardi nelle immagini di Giovanni Gastell, Palermo,

Via della Spiga, Gastel per Donna, Milan

Gioielli della Fantasia, Milano

1987
Trussardi e Gastel 1982-1987, Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnica, Milan

1986
Fashion in still life, Galleria Diaframma, Milan

1984
Scienza e Creatività nella fotografia immediate, Castello Sforzesco, Arte, Milan


Press
TV Kultura

TV Kultura

Ridus

Ridus

1tv.ru

1tv.ru

Télérama, octobre 2016

Télérama, octobre 2016

Attitude Luxe, octobre 2016

Attitude Luxe, octobre 2016

Il Venerdi, La Republica 2016

Il Venerdi, La Republica 2016

L'Italie à Paris

L'Italie à Paris

PARIGI | Le fotografie di Giovanni Gastel in mostra | Dal 29 settembre

PARIGI | Le fotografie di Giovanni Gastel in mostra | Dal 29 settembre

Behind the Scenes, Harpers Bazaar, janvier 2016

Behind the Scenes, Harpers Bazaar, janvier 2016

Photographer companion, november 2015

Photographer companion, november 2015

Elle, Novembre 2015

Elle, Novembre 2015

Gastel, Glamour 2015

Gastel, Glamour 2015

Goia, septembre 2015

Goia, septembre 2015

La Stampa, septembre 2015

La Stampa, septembre 2015

Arte, Août 2015

Arte, Août 2015

Le Monde de la Photo, 2016

Le Monde de la Photo, 2016

Dans les coulisses de l'exposition Donna

Dans les coulisses de l'exposition Donna

Vivre Côté Paris, 2016

Vivre Côté Paris, 2016

Viva Milano, septembre 2016

Viva Milano, septembre 2016

Photo, septembre 2016

Photo, septembre 2016