Sergio Castiglione (born in Buenos Aires, 1965) is an Argentine photographer. He has exhibited his work in Argentina as well as abroad. He mainly focuses on urban exploration, travel and architecture photography.
Sergio Castiglione obtained his degree in architecture at Universidad de Buenos Aires- School of Architecture, Design and Urban Studies (1989); his MBA in Architecture at Syracuse University, New York, USA (1993); and his MBA in Construction and Real Estate at Universidad Católica Argentina/Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (1996). In the field of photography, Mr. Castiglione participated in different courses, seminars and clinics on works of artists at Temple University, Philadelphia, USA, Andy Goldstein Photo School, Buenos Aires, Argentina as well as with Rodolfo Lozano, Miguel Zurraco, Grace Bayala and Fabiana Barreda.
Sergio Castiglione participated in a large number of activities related to creative art and culture. While at university, he was assistant curator for the exhibition of the Fiftieth Anniversary of the National Academy of Fine Arts -MNBA- (1985) and, later on, assistant curator of the Palanza Award (1986) working for architect Alberto Bellucci in both cases. As architecture reporter Mr. Castiglione wrote for El Cronista, La Nación, Summa magazine, D&D (1986-1990), among others, and was appointed correspondent in Europe and the USA as member of a team led by Carlos L. Dibar. Between 1993 and 1999 Sergio Castiglione served as publisher of Arquis, Universidad de Palermo`s School of Architecture news magazine and some issues of Casas magazine. He was also co-author of a book called “Estancias Argentinas” (1996) published with Hernán Barbero Sarzábal. In 1997, Sergio Castiglione was curator of the exhibition “Madera, Acero y Piedra – Arquitectura y Diseño Finlandés de los 90 (Wood, Steel and Stone – Finnish Architecture and Design of the `90) opened at the MNBA by the President of Finland during an official visit to Argentina. Presently, Mr. Castiglione practices equally as photographer and architect and participates in real estate developments. Over the past twenty five years he has lived in Italy, Malta and the USA. He visited over two hundred cities all over the world documenting constructions and city landmarks. He currently lives and works in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
“Espejos Urbanos - Otra forma de mirar Buenos Aires” (Urban Mirrors, a different way to see Buenos Aires), a book declared of Cultural Interest by the Legislature of the city of Buenos Aires (2015)
“Ventanas al Futuro de la Arquitectura 2014 a la Fotografía” (Windows to the Future of Architecture 2014 to Photography) award sponsored by Parex Group and CAyC
“Espejos Urbanos - Otra forma de mirar Buenos Aires” (Urban Mirrors, a different way to see Buenos Aires), a book nominated a cultural work under the Law of Patronage of the Government of the city of Buenos Aires (2014).
“Espejos Urbanos - Otra forma de mirar Buenos Aires” (Urban Mirrors, a different way to see Buenos Aires), an exhibition declared Appreciated by the Legislature of the Government of the city of Buenos Aires (2013)
Argentina - Art Hotel; El Baldío Móvil Art Center (2011); Legislature Building of the city of Buenos Aires; Fundación Ctibor of the city of La Plata; District 2 – Recoleta; Open Office (2012); MARQ, Buenos Aires Architecture and Design Museum of Buenos Aires; El Cubo Art Center; Centro Cultural Recoleta; Live In; Fundación Cherry Breitman (2013); Hit 1 Art Center; El Ojo Errante Art Club; Hopening Art Fair; Art Hotel; Plaza Castelli (2014); Centro Cultural Recoleta, Cassará Art Center (2015)
Brazil - Consigo Art Gallery, San Pablo (2013), Museo de la Imagen y Sonido of Santa Catarina, Florianopolis, Communications Museum, Porto Alegre, Antonio Berni Art Gallery, Rio de Janeiro, (2014).
USA - (e)merge Art Fair, Washington DC (2014); Consulate of Argentina in New York, Consulate of Argentina in Atlanta (2015)
Italy - Palazzo Ducale, Lucca, (2014)
Still Photography Series
Simples Relaciones Complejas (Simple but Complex Connections)
“Simples Relaciones Complejas” of 2012 ranks among his most exceptional works because here he discards his characteristic urban landscape. This study was shot in the intimacy of his home using everyday utensils such as a fork, a knife and a spoon on a white tablecloth. Sergio Castiglione peruses the existential condition through an intense description of human relationships in today´s world.
Right up front, this series looks like a black and white photo study; however, these are color photographs of practically single-color objects. Looking up close, color can be discovered in sparkling lights and reflections of the sky on the silverware.
“Simples Relaciones Complejas” was exhibited in several art centers out of which Art Hotel, Buenos Aires (2012), Consigo Art gallery, San Pablo (2013) and Centro Cultural Recoleta, Buenos Aires (2015) are worth mentioning.
Espejos Urbanos – Otra forma de mirar Buenos Aires” (Urban Mirrors, a different way to see Buenos Aires)
Probably the most renowned Castiglione series, these works are a singular tour along the architectural landmarks of the fifteen districts of the city of Buenos Aires. The author decided to capture buildings, bridges and monuments through their reflections on water, ponds, fountains or just puddles. These mirror images on the water are spirited metaphors that take us back to our first surreal experiences at young age. Castiglione scouts the changing urban landscape and buildings by discovering a “new” territory.
First exhibited in the Honor Hall at the Legislative Palace of the city of Buenos Aires (2012), the photographs toured the city along places such as the Museum of Architecture and Centro Cultural Recoleta (2013). In 2014 the exhibition visited several museums and art galleries in Rio de Janeiro, Porto Alegre and Florianopolis in Brazil and in 2015 it was displayed in New York and Atlanta in the USA.
In 2015 a book named after the exhibition was published with the fifteen works together with short descriptions of the architectural sites selected. The reviews were written by Luis Grossman, Carlos Dibar, Fabiana Barreda and Grace Bayala. Antefixa Ediciones was in charge of publishing this book under the Patronage Law of the Government of the city of Buenos Aires.