Born in Milan in 1976, Mirko Lamonaca lives and works in Bergamo.
Starting from painting, in 2008 Mirko Lamonaca elected the Staged Photography as an ideal way to represent his hand-made sets. Themes of his works were imaginary museums and towns and "Catàbasis", a research on the imagination of the underworld, a project that earned him the first prize at the Ferrara Riaperture Photography Festival in 2018, where it was exhibited. The project was selected to be exhibited, in the same year, at the Indian Photography Festival in Hyderabad.
An open and eclectic interest brought Mirko Lamonaca to follow Lomography in 2016 during a workshop with Franco Fontana, who called Mirko to exhibit with him on several occasions (Milan, Brescia, Bergamo).
Mirko Lamonaca is currently working on the long-term project "Enchiridion". Taking shape from recovered or personal photographs, composed and recomposed in digital collages, and drawing inspiration from multiple figures, places, evocations of mythology, sacred texts, sculpture and painting, "Enchiridion" is a journey into the multiple places of the imagination, of fiction, of surreal worlds, of amazement and fear.
Mirko Lamonaca has exhibited in Italy (Milan, Rome, Brescia, Ferrara, Genoa, Luzzara), Europe (Berlin, Brussels) and India (Hyderabad).
Instant Artist Italian Tour - Box Gallery - Sarezzo (Brescia) - Italy 2020
Luzzara. Un paese, una metafora - Centro culturale Cesare Zavattini - Luzzara (Reggio Emilia) - Italy 2019
Istantaneamente - IAM Instant Artistic Movement - Box Gallery - Genoa - Italy 2019
Luzzara. Un paese, una metafora - Calcio (Bergamo) - Italy 2019
Profughi di Emilio Tadini - Spazio Tadini - Milan - Italy 2019
Istantaneamente - IAM Instant Artistic Movement - Box Gallery - Sarezzo (Brescia) - Italy 2019
Indian Photography Festival - State Art Gallery - Hyderabad - India 2018
Fontana e Quelli di Franco Fontana - Dalmine Maggio Fotografia - Dalmine (Bergamo) - Italy 2018
Riaperture Festival Fotografia - Consorzio Factory Grisù - Ferrara - Italy 2018
Kairòs, Chrònos, Aiòn. Il senso del tempo - with Fabrizio Maestroni and Alessandro Angeli - Spazio Greppi - Dalmine (Bergamo) - Italy 2017
Quelli di Franco Fontana - Image Academy - Brescia - Italy 2017
Fontana e Quelli di Franco Fontana - Spazio Tadini - Milan - Italy 2016
La città silente e i luoghi del silenzio - MicroLive / Circuiti Dinamici - Milan - Italy 2016
I luoghi del silenzio - MicroLive / Circuiti Dinamici - Milan - Italy 2016
Wunderkammern Effimere - MicroLive / Circuiti Dinamici - Milan - Italy 2016
Microstorie di Cibo - MicroLive / Circuiti Dinamici - Milan - Italy 2016
Microstorie di Cibo - Spazio espositivo Opera Cardinal Ferrari - Milan - Italy 2015
Italian Photograhy - Infantellina Contemporary - Berlin - Germany 2010
Strange Things - Infantellina Contemporary - Berlin - Germany 2010
Identità Mutanti - Spazio 2 Giovanola - Milan - Italy 2009
Italians Do It Better 2 - Infantellina Contemporary - Berlin - Germany 2009
Synthesizing - Dérapages Art Gallery - Brussels - Belgium 2008
Synthesizing Ferrara - Ferrara Day Surgery – Ferrara - Italy 2008
Fuori stagione 2008 - Spazio 2 Giovanola - Milan - Italy 2008
Micromail Art - Spazio Giovanola Multimedia – Milan - Italy 2008
Attese irriconoscibili - with Matteo Gubellini - Sala del Centro Socio Culturale - Zanica (Bergamo) - Italy 2007
Sentinella, cosa resta della notte? - Gaviteca Castellari Bergaglio - Rovereto di Gavi (Alessandria) - Italy 2007
Supermart, arte al centimetro quadro - Galleria Arch - Rome - Italy 2007
Le parole del mare - Wannabee Gallery - Milan - Italy 2007