Nikola Lorenzin (Belgrade, 1989) is a director and photographer with a background in renewable energy engineering. He is currently based between Rome and Milan, where he co-founded the collective of directors Santabelva. He also writes for Pellicola Magazine.


Corpo dei Giorni, 40 Torino Film Festival, Torino, Italy (2022) - awarded Best Film within the Italian Documentary Competition
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)


A Spectacle of Ugliness, solo exhibition - Festival Diecixdieci, Gonzaga, Italy (2022) 
A Spectacle of Ugliness, photobook exhibition - Athens Photo Festival, Athens, Greece (2022)
A Spectacle of Ugliness, group exhibition - MIA Fair, Milan, Italy (2022)
A Spectacle of Ugliness, New Talents group show by PEP - Kommunale Galerie Berlin, Berlin, Germany (2022)
A Spectacle of Ugliness, collective exhibition curated by Carlo Sala - Premio Francesco Fabbri, Pieve di Soligo, Italy (2021)
A Spectacle of Ugliness, dummy book exhibition curated by Verónica Losantos - Photobook Week Aarhus, Aarhus, Denmark (2021)
A Spectacle of Ugliness, FOLIO Book Show - PhMuseum Days, Bologna, Italy (2021)
A Spectacle of Ugliness, collective exhibition Good Waves curated by Erik Kessels - Micamera, Milan, Italy (2020)
The Crowd, traveling fanzine exhibition - Funzilla Expo, Rome, Italy (2020)
The Crowd, BlankPaper collective audiovisual installation Umbral curated by Oscar Monzón - Laboratorio Zurita, Madrid, Spain (2017)


A Spectacle of Ugliness, as part of the collective publication JRNL13 by FotoFilmic (2022)
A Spectacle of Ugliness, as part of the collective journal by Urbanautica (2022)
The Crowd, by Gimmefive Publishing (2022)

Shortlists & Awards

A Spectacle of Ugliness, winner of the JRNL 13 call by FotoFilmic curated by Jeong Eun Kim (2022)
A Spectacle of Ugliness, portfolio winner of the Urbanautica Institute Awards 2021 (2022)
A Spectacle of Ugliness, 2nd Prize for Best Portfolio - Festival Diecixdieci, Gonzaga, Italy (2021)
A Spectacle of Ugliness, shortlisted for the open call Invisible - Festival Diecixdieci, Gonzaga, Italy (2021)
A Spectacle of Ugliness, shortlisted for Descubrimientos PhotoEspaña - PhotoEspaña, Madrid, Spain (2021)


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
May 2019: Workshop with Aaron Schuman at Micamera, Milan
July 2017: Film Summer School at Filmidee, Platamona, Sardegna
2016 - 2017: Advanced course in Photography with Oscar Monzón at BlankPaper, 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

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