Entry Title: "Portraits from Russia"
Name: Riccardo Abate , Australia
Category and Expertise: Portrait|Portrait_P, Professional


Entry Description: A series of 5 Portraits created by superimposing the images I have taken on my recent trip to Russia on November 2013.

About the Artist:

Contemporary Arts photographer: his work has been recognized by gallery owners, art collectors, museums and artists as valuable documentary material. More than fifteen ears of high quality performance within the Visual Arts industry. Mentionable collaborations are with artists such as Jannis Kounellis, Joseph Kosuth and Institutions such as The Rome Museum of Contemporary Art, The French Academy of Fine Arts, and The British School at Rome in Italy. Photographs from Portfolio are included in international art catalogues books and brochures. Currently Working between Europe and Australia as a Freelance Photographer. PERSONAL ACHIEVEMENTS, AWARDS AND EXHIBITIONS• 2012 HEAD ON Photo Festival – personal exhibition at The Italian Cultural Institute, Sydney• 2008 Asia - Australia Arts Centre (Gallery 4A) annual members exhibition. • 2007 Arte Laguna International photographic art prize: Treviso, Italy – group exhibition of the competition finalists• 2007 Granted Australian permanent residency as a Distinguished Talent based on photographic/ artistic achievements. • 2004 Young Photographer of the Year Award in the contemporary arts industry, Honored by Achille Bonito Olivia (Italy’s highly recognized contemporary arts critic), http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Achille_Bonito_Oliva, in Rome, Italy. • 2004 QUARANTANOVE: 2, Studio Lipoli & Lopez, Rome, Italy – Duet exhibition featuring the works of one painter and a photographer in dialogue.• 2004 THINK OVER: Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast, Ireland – Group exhibition featuring works by acclaimed international artists. landscapes from Peru and Cuba.• 2004 RICCARDO ABATE: Rome, Italy – Solo exhibition featuring portraits and landscapes from Peru and Cuba.• 2002 SPECIFICO Salento, Italy – Group exhibition featuring works by international contemporary artists.