Alessandro Belgiojoso was born in 1963, in Milan. He lives and works in Italy and abroad. In 2005 he held the exhibition Mental Landscapes at the Studio Visconti Gallery, in Milan.
Since 2006 his work has focused on the concept of boundary and the urge to overstep its limits, exploring socio-cultural comparisons and the ongoing dialogue between different cultures and geo-political meanings. In 2007 at Forma Foto, Milan, he exhibited a body of work taken in North and South Korea, and presented his book Korea, an Impossible Journey? Thanks to the support of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, this project managed to cross the otherwise impenetrable border between the two Koreas, and involved exhibitions and presentations of the book in Pyongyang (North Korea), Incheon and Daegu (South Korea).
The idea and development of the “Gurfa Project” began in 2004 while the photographer was working in Kamchatcka, where he was engaged in the study of the sky vault . The tholos of the Gurfa, with its central oculus in the ceiling, is carried through his work as a mediating factor between the sky and the earth, revealing the Gurfa complex’s close links with the Roden Crater of James Turrell. The exhibition is today hosted by the Museum of photography of Alia (Palermo, Sicily)
Redentore Series was awarded with first price at the Washington FotoDC 2011.
In 2012 he published with Hermés the photographic book “Inafferrabile Milano”.