Marco Zanta was born in Treviso, Italy, in 1962. He began to work with photography from mid-80s, along with critics Paolo Costantini and Italo Zannier. His professional research walks through the urban space representation, with a remarkable focus on the architecture and industrial sites.
Beside the exhibitions, he has always been interested in educational teaching, cooperating with different university institutions. From 2006 to 2011 he taught Photography in “claVES”, Visual Art department, and in “claDIS”, Design and Arts department (IUAV University in Venice). He worked with several architecture studios, realizing monographs and photography services, such as John Pawson Studio, Afra and Tobia Scarpa, Alberto Campo Baeza, Boris Podrecca.
He also published many volumes on History of Photography and History of Architecture, and several monographs among which “Rumore Rosso” (Charta, 2000) and “UrbanEurope” (Contrasto, 2008). His photographs has been shown again and again in the Biennale d’Arte in Venice, and in international galleries and institutes, like: Maison Européenne de la Photographie in Paris, Contemporary Art Museum in Shanghai, Fondazione Forma in Milan, CCA in Montreal, Espace Contretype in Bruxelles, Triennale di Milano, Maison de l’Architecture in Marsiglia. In 2003 he won the Mosaique Award from CNA of Luxembourg. His works are now part of important pubblic and private collections, such as: Unicredit-Milano Collection, Canadian Architecture Center in Montreal, Fondazione Forma in Milan, Photography Museum in Charleroi, Fondo Fotografia in Reggio Emilia.