Departing from stories which are mostly out of the range of our sight, I use photography to investigate the social, environmental and economic relationships between society and the ground we live on. Often starting from historical events as well as personal observations, I enter my topics as a researcher and exit them as a narrator combining photography and videos to reanimate their surviving traces.
My work intends to make other people understand how the environment built upon our ground, plays a crucial role in our experiences, memories and our own identities.
To achieve that, I open a dialogue between our past and present, revealing the grand narrative we all are part of.

Filippo Maria Ciriani (1993) is a photographer involved in long term documentary projects. He graduated from the Royal Academy of Art (KABK) in The Hague where he currently lives. He took part in several group exhibitions and collaborated with institutions like Foam Amsterdam, CICC (International Criminal Court) and Humanity House. He is currently working as a freelance photographer and research assistant of Donald Weber.

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2019, BA Photography, Royal Academy of Art, The Hague.

2022, Spiegelbild Kelmis: Facettes d’un territoire, Museum Vieille Montagne, Kelmis, BE

2021, Bureau Europa, Maastricht
2019, Haagse Kunstkring Gallery, The Hague
2019, Push It To The Limit, Graduation Show, Royal Academy of Art, The Hague
2019, Pre-graduation teaser, Melkweg Expo, Amsterdam
2019, Security in Picture, Humanity House Museum, The Hague
2018, Night of Conflict — Powerplay & Underdogs, Theater Aan Het Spui, The Hague
2018, Good Work, Grey Space in the Middle, The Hague
2017, Let Me Tell You About, Unseen Amsterdam
2017, FOAM Collaborate!, Les Rencontres d’Arles

2020, KRZAK Papier, Issue #2
2020, British Journal of Photography, Magazine, March Issue
2018, BAOBAB Magazine, Issue #2
2017, Appendix, Catalogue
2017, Foam Collaborate!, Magazine

2022-23, Artist Basic, Mondrian Funds
2022, Belfast Photo Festival, Shortlist
2019, Unseen Dummy Award, Shortlist
2019, Paul Schuitema Award, Honorable Mention
2019, Photography Department Award, Royal Academy of Art, Nominee

2021, Silent Canary, Book Presentation, Bureau Europa.
2019, Silent Canary Presentation, Mining-Rights, Action-Aid

2018, Donald Weber Studio, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2015, Collectif d’Associations Collaboratives PRJT, Saint-Erme, France