GUIDO MOCAFICO
Italian, born in Switzerland in 1962, lives in Switzerland and works in Paris. Guido Mocafico studied Photography at Vevey school in Switzerland. Specialized in still life photography, his most recent images are published in magazines such as Numéro, Numéro Homme, Paradis, V Mag, Vogue US, Vogue France, Men’s Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, The Face, Wallpaper... He works for major brands such as Gucci, Chanel, Clarins, Shiseido, YSL, Clinique, Dior, Bvlgari, Armani, Hermès. Alongside his commercial and advertising activities, Guido Mocafico has developed a series of long-term personal projects, destined to be published in books and shown as exhibitions in art galleries.

The field of his photographic researches are various and several: architecture, Beirut, Brasilia, Sarajevo, skulls of animals, Skulls, medusa, snakes and arachnea, Venenum, fine watches’s movements, Movement.His latest project Stilleven (publication date, march 2012, Steidl) is Guido Mocafico’s interpretation of the great Dutch and German still-life paintings of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. By painstakingly reconstructing banquet and floral scenes as well as vanitas still-lifes by artists including Floris van Dijck and Pieter Claesz, Guido Mocafico not only copies these paintings but brings them back to life. Using a large-format analogue camera with colour transparencies, he creates brilliant images with the highest degree of verisimilitude.


Guido Mocafico is represented by Hamiltons Gallery in London
and Bernheimer gallery in Munich.


SELECTED PERSONAL EXHIBITIONS

2010   Guns and Roses. Hamiltons Gallery, London
       Guns and Roses. Bernheimer, Munich
2008   Nature Morte. Rencontres d'Arles
       Aranea. Hamiltons Gallery, London
       Nature Morte, photography in the company of Old Masters. Colnaghi, London
       Nature Morte, photography in the company of Old Masters. Bernheimer, Munich
2007   Movement. Hamiltons Gallery, London
2005   Nature Morte. Galerie Kamel Mennour, Paris
       The Creation. Shiseido House, Tokyo, Japan
2004   Venenum. Galerie Kamel Mennour, Paris
       Beirut, Brasilia. Italian Cultural Center, London
2000   Beirut, Brasilia. Galerie 213, Marion de Beaupré, Paris
1999   Villa Cavroix. 14 ème Festival International des Arts de la Mode, Hyères


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2013   Paris Photo. Hamiltons Gallery, Paris
       Pavillon of Art and Design. Hamiltons Gallery, London
       Masterpiece fair. Royal Hospital, Chelsea, London
       Paris Photo. Hamiltons Gallery, Los Angeles
2012   Paris Photo. Hamiltons Gallery, Grand Palais, Paris
2011   Masterpiece fair. Royal Hospital, Chelsea, London
       Paris-Photo. Hamiltons Gallery, Carrousel du Louvre, Paris
2010   Paris Photo. Hamiltons Gallery, Carrousel du Louvre, Paris
2009   Paris Photo. Hamiltons Gallery, Carrousel du Louvre, Paris
2008   Paris Photo. Hamiltons Gallery, Carrousel du Louvre, Paris
       Something for everyone. Hamiltons Gallery, London
2007   Paris Photo. Hamiltons Gallery, Carrousel du Louvre, Paris
2006   Paris Photo. Hamiltons Gallery, Carrousel du Louvre, Paris
       La Photographie publicitaire en France
       Musée de la Publicité, les Arts Décoratifs, Paris
2005   FIAC. Galerie Kamel Mennour, Paris
2002   Le style citizen K. Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris
       Archeology of Elegance. Deichtorhallen, Hamburg
       Vues d'architectures. Musée de Grenoble
       Le bâti, le vivant. Galerie Nei Licht, Dudelange, Luxembourg
2001   Paris-Photo. Galerie 213 Marion de Beaupré, Carrousel du Louvre Paris
       Sense Of Space. Noorderlicht Festival, Groningen
       Architectures... L'Imagerie, Lannion
       23èmes Estivales Photographiques du Trégor
2000   Paris-Photo. Galerie 213 Marion de Beaupré, Carrousel du louvre, Paris
       Now TM. Färgfabriken, Center for Contempoarry Art & Architecture, Stockholm


PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Le Fonds National d'Art Contemporain
L'Imagerie, Lannion
Les Arts Décoratifs, Musée de la Publicité