1973, Rapallo (Genova)
Born in 1973, in Rapallo (GE), where he lives and works.
Interested in the cross-pollination of various contemporary art mediums, he uses photography as a means of dissecting the world in order to express its complexity and to expose its stratifications. Time, as well as the current transformations that mark the present age, are the key themes of his work, which explores the unstable equilibrium that governs the landscape, through the aesthetics of destruction.
Since 1999 he has exhibited his work in one-man and group exhibitions in Italy and abroad, winning important international awards. In 2014, his artist’s book “19.06_26.08.1945″ awarded the Ponchielli Prize “Best Book of the Year” and it was shortlisted at Le Prix du Livre Les Rencontres d’Arles and at The Paris Photo – Aperture Foundation First PhotoBook Award. Along with the photographic research, Botto is engaged in teaching and also involved in the cultural debate about contemporary images: he usually gives lectures and educational workshops in museums and institutions and he curate cultural events related to Photography. From 2006 to 2011 he was the artistic director of the Rapallo Contemporary Photography “Artist in residence” program. He is one of the founder members of the artistic collective Fotoromanzo Italiano. His works are to be found in private and public collections.