Bio - Stamement - CV
Roberto Bocci is a photographer and an installation artist born in Siena, Italy. His practice includes single and composite photographic images, installations, and experimental time-based media works. His artistic concerns encompass multiple points of view and questions of personal identity. Bocci has shown his work in the United States, Europe, Japan and Australia and has been awarded fellowships and grants including a Fulbright Fellowship, a Woodstock Photography Grant, an Arlington County Spotlight Grant and numerous Georgetown University research grants to support his work. He lives in Arlington, Virginia, and works in Washington, DC, where he is an Associate professor of Digital Art and Photography at Georgetown University.
Over the years I have used the panoramic format and time-exposures to investigate a variety of subject matter ranging from the artist's studio, urban and natural environments, and the human body. The Panorama genre and Time exposure lighting techniques provide unique opportunities to experiment with images that become metaphors for the manipulation of space and time. The relationship between time, space, motion and the expanding/contracting nature of these physical entities is an inherent thread in my practice. From Newton's gravitational laws to Einstein's Special Relativity, Quantum Mechanics and String theory, the laws that regulate the nature and evolution of the universe are a constant reference as I interpret the world that surrounds me with my practice.