(Farmers – from “Two-Act Madrigal for people and beasts”)

Madrigale is a work that belongs to a field of investigation linked to my first experiments with the photographic medium, created to throwing light on a segment of reality which is ignored, and relegated to the margins and erroneously considered outdated. It tears from the darkness of History the faces, the features and the lives of some people who are immersed in a temporality marked by the urgent needs of nature. This countryside is inscrutable like a daily mystery and allows me to rediscover a point of origin and to connect myself with my education’s territory. Through photography, I wanted to draw a clear and authentic report showing how rural reality was, investigating its temporal dimension and displaying the latest phase of a world that has come to its epilogue. 

Project presented in Giovane Fotografia Italiana #01 | CITIZENSHIP


(Guastalla, IT, 1985)

Cecchella’s research deals with the themes of representation, body, identity and is expressed through the use of different techniques (sculpture, photography, installations) and their interaction. He recently participated to the exhibitions Impronte, Galleria Passaggi, Pisa 2019, Spatium, Palazzo Barbò Torre Pallavicina, Bergamo 2018; In Posa, Galleria del Cembalo, Palazzo Borghese, Rome 2016. For the Milan Triennale CRT Teatro dell’Arte was responsible for the scenography of the show Mi richordo anchora.
He exhibited at the Francesco Fabbri Award for Contemporary Arts in 2016. He was awarded the Portfolio Europa, European Photography Festival, 2013. He is a founding member of the Teatro Sociale in Gualtieri (Reggio Emilia). He lives between Reggio Emilia and Rome.