Santa Maria dello Spasimo church, Palermo.
Pietro Di Girolamo was born in Palermo in 1977. He spent his youth in Sicily, in the “Madonie Park”, where he began the scientific studies. He deepens the study of artistic design and paints a lot of paintings working with Croce Taravella and establishing a fruitful dialogue which focuses on the influence of photography on painting. In his atelier he paints some work based on materials like sheet metal, resins, cements and pigments. At the same time he begins to study engineering and architecture. He takes part in several architectural international competitions and organizes with the Japanese architect Riken Yamamoto an international workshop of architecture in Palermo. He graduates in 2003 and in the same year he wins a scholarship that takes him to Berlin. He works with Finn Geipel at the redevelopment of a recess former bunker in the town of Saint-Nazaire and to the competition of “Cité du Design” in Saint-Étienne. The atmosphere of the city leads him to places like Tacheles, where works in photography projects and develops an idea about the installation of flying cubes, suspended in the garden of the complex. He works in Milan and Rome for two years before going back to Sicily, in Palermo, where he opens his own architecture office. Recently, he has intensified his interest in digital photography by developing themes of research on the language of light and the motion of the elements in a fluid state. He is interested in photography as possible means of investigation of the relationship between science and art. He is awarded in the International Photography Awards Competition with an honorable mention in the “Nature” category. The prizes are added to three mentions conquered in 2011 and 2012 for the same competition with some works in the categories “Abstract” and “Historic Architecture”. He now lives in Milan, working on architectural projects and developing his artistic and photographic research.