Anush Hamzehian and Vittorio Mortarotti are an artist duo. Over the last few years, they made projects involving political refugees, former miners, prostitutes, tsunami survivors and war veterans. Their video-photographic installations, exhibited among others at Maxxi (Rome), at the BlueProject Foundation (Barcelona) and at the Casino de Luxembourg, investigate the dynamics of memory and how History interferes with private fates. Their practice also includes publishing art books (The First Day of Good Weather was shortlisted for The First Book Award) and making documentary films (L’Académie de la Folie was awarded with the Étoile de la Scam). In 2018 they released Monsieur Kubota, a film on the search for immortality.
The First Day of Good Weather, Fotografia Europea, Reggio Emilia, Italy Most Were Silent, Galleria Alberto Peola, Torino, Italy Towards The Other, Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece Most Were Silent, FotoFestiwal, Lodz, Poland PhotoBook Phenomenon, CCCB, Barcelona, Spain Looking for the Clouds, Casino, Luxembourg Eden, FotoForum, Bozen, Italy Eden, Maxxi, Roma, Italy Eden, Festival Images Vevey, Switzerland Eden, BlueProject Foundation, Barcelona, Spain Disparition(s), Arsenal, Metz, France The First Day of Good Weather, MUO, Zagreb, Croatia Artissima, Fondazione CRC, Torino, Italy The First Day of Good Weather, Van Der Gallery, Torino, Italy Hidden Places and Identities, Manifesta 9, Genk, Belgium Italian Emerging Photography, Mois de la Photo, Paris, France Emergentes, Encontros da Imagem, Braga, Portugal Topos, Archeological Museum, Photobiennale, Thessaloniki, Greece Behind Walls, Fries Museum, Noorderlicht Festival, Leeuwarden, Netherlands
Monsieur Kubota, Les Films du Tambour de Soie - France 2 Après, La Maison du Directeur L’académie de la folie, Point du Jour Les enfants de l’Odysseé, Cargo Films Le Jardin des Merveilles, Point du Jour La main et la voix, Zoulou Compagnie
Shortlisted LUMA Rencontres Dummy Book Award, Arles, France Mention Premio GraziaDei, Roma, Italy Étoile de la Scam, France Leica Prize, Images - Festival des Arts Visuels de Vevey, Switzerland Shortlisted First Book Award - MACK, London, UK Level 0 - Maxxi, ArtVerona Shortlisted Descubrimientos PhotoEspana 13, Madrid, Spain Shortlisted Grand Prix Fotofestiwal, Lodz, Poland Shortlisted Emergentes dst, Encontros da Imagem, Braga, Portugal
Most Were Silent, Skinnerboox Eden, Skinnerboox The First Day of Good Weather, Skinnerboox Contemporaneos, 30 Fotografos de Hoy, Editorial La Fabrica These are the days, Manifesta 9 (self-published) Originals, Manifesta 9 Italian Emerging Photography, Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Parigi