Nikola Lorenzin (1989) was born in Belgrade just before the dissolution of Yugoslavia, but he grew up in Italy.
After graduating in Engineering, he turned his attention towards photography, completing courses in LENS and BlankPaper in Madrid, and film-making. His work merges open-ended narratives with a subjective documentary approach to conceptually exploring the cracks of contemporary society and the linguistic potential of images.
He is currently based in Milan, where he co-founded the collective of directors Santabelva


June 2021: Workshop with Jason Fulford at Micamera, Venice
October 2020 - April 2021: selected for FOLIO - International Online Photobook Masterclass by PHmuseum & Witty Books
February - July 2020: Workshop with Erik Kessels at Micamera, Milan
July 2019: Workshop with Eric Bouvet at Les Rencontres d'Arles, Arles
May 2019: Workshop with Aaron Schuman at Micamera, Milan
July 2017: Film Summer School at Filmidee, Platamona, Sardegna
2016 - 2017: Advanced course in Photography at BlankPaper with Oscar Monzón, Madrid
2015 - 2016: Beginner & Intermediate courses in Photography with David Mocha & Juan Santos at LENS - School of Visual Arts, Madrid
2013 - 2014: Renewable Energy Engineering at Kingston University London
2008 - 2012: Energy Engineering at University of Pisa

Exhibitions & Awards

A Spectacle of Ugliness, FOLIO Book Show, PhMuseum Days, Bologna, Italy (2021)
A Spectacle of Ugliness, 2nd Prize for Best Portfolio, winner of a solo exhibition at Diecixdieci Photography Festival 2022, Gonzaga, Italy (2021)
A Spectacle of Ugliness, shortlisted at Photobook Week Aarhus within the Godsbanen Open Book Market exhibition, Aarhus, Denmark (2021)
A Spectacle of Ugliness, shortlisted at Diecixdieci Photography Festival 2021, Gonzaga, Italy (2021)
A Spectacle of Ugliness, shortlisted at Descubrimientos PhotoEspaña, Madrid, Spain (2021)
A Spectacle of Ugliness, collective exhibition Good Waves curated by Erik Kessels, Micamera, Milan, Italy (2020)
The Crowd, Funzilla Expo, Rome, Italy (2020)
The Crowd, BlankPaper collective audiovisual installation Umbral curated by Oscar Monzón, Laboratorio Zurita, Madrid, Spain (2017)


Messages From Quarantine, Exhibition Heimaten, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg, Germany (2021)
Messages From Quarantine, Orvieto Cinema Fest, Orvieto, Italy (2020)
Messages From Quarantine, Festa di Cinema del Reale, Otranto, Italy (2020)
Space Memories, Rocket Trail, Baltan Laboratories, Eindhoven, Netherlands (2020)
Kuća - 65. Martovski Festival of Documentary Film, Belgrade, Serbia (2018)

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