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

Farmers is a photographic work within my investigation field dating back to my first experiments with the photographic medium. The desire that initially led me to address these themes was to rediscover a point of origin and a link to my training field. Through photography, I decided to trace a clear and authentic account of what peasants’ reality was, investigating its time dimension and showing the latest acts of a reality that has now reached its epilogue. The human and at the same time material dimension of this experience still outlines, even if in a completely different way, some of the characterizing aspects of my current research, even after more than ten years from its initial development.

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.