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Nicola Lo Calzo

Nicola Lo Calzo

Nicola Lo Calzo (1979) is an Italian photographer, queer artist and PhD researcher. After studying architecture, he oriented himself toward photography. His photographic practice and research are attentive to questions surrounding heritage, coloniality and identity. He is currently engaged in a long-term photographic research project on the memories of the slave trade and slavery, their resistances and abolitions.

He lives and works in Paris where he teaches on postcolonial perspectives in photography at École nationale supérieure d’arts Paris-Cergy (ENSAPC).

Nicola Lo Calzo collaborated with the Haitian collective Kolektif 2 Dimansyon (K2D) for the the project: KAZAL, Mémoires d’un massacre sous Duvalier: Une approche photographique (2019, Port-au-Prince, Haiti). The photographic research project and publication are the inspiration for the Framer Framed exhibition KAZAL – Narrating Haitian Memories. The exhibition, curated by Nicola Lo Calzo, takes place from 27 May to 21 August 2022 at Framer Framed, Amsterdam.


Exhibition: KAZAL – Narrating Haitian Memories

With Kolektif 2 Dimansyon & Tessa Mars