Fontana Gallery will exhibit my photography during the 2015 Venice Biennale. The exhibition will open on Saturday 9th May at 11am with a speech by Mario Trevisan, one of Italy’s most important collectors of photography. His Trevisan collection is exhibited in museums such as the Fortuny in Venice and the MART in Rovereto, and contains work by Man Ray, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Margaret Bourke-White, Lee Friedlander, Diane Arbus and Cindy Sherman, among others. The exhibition runs from 9th May to 28th June and takes place at Fontana Gallery, temporarily located in the VeniceInaBottle Gallery, Via Garibaldi, Castello 1794, 30122 Venice (Tel. +31 621578045). Following the opening, drinks will be served at the nearby Casa del Popolo belonging to the Italian communist party PRC (in the Fondamenta della Tana).
- Jan Banning
May 4th 1954, Almelo
Dutch photographer and artist. Banning was born in the Netherlands from Dutch-East-Indies parents. He studied social and economic history at the Radboud University Nijmegen, and has been working as a photographer since 1981. A central theme of Banning's practice is state power, having produced series about the long-term consequences of war and the world of government bureaucracy.