Stefano Cerio, born 1962 in Rome. lives and works in Rome and Paris.
He began his career as a photographer at the age of 18, contributing to the Italian weekly L’Espresso. Since 2001, his interest has gradually moved towards explorative photography and video.
His work increasingly focuses on the theme of representation, exploring the boundary line between vision, recounting the real and the spectator’s horizon of expectation, the staging of a possible reality that might not be true but is at least plausible. In this sense, projects such as Sintetico Italiano (Italian Synthetic), Souvenir, Aquapark, Night Ski, Chinese Fun are stages in a coherent artistic development which finds in the concept of memory, in the “other” place as a catalyst for present desires and future memories, in the idea of holiday and entertainment, that suspension of daily life which the author studies and recounts in images.
His works are to be found in many public and private collections.