Aldobranti, Artist and Writer.

Open Calls and Group Shows

June 2016 Salon des Refusés 2016SPACE, UK
2015 Inventive Factory: Museums at NightThe Novium, UK
2015 [][][] 3 cells 3 artistsEastleigh Magistrates Court building, UK
2015 Here and ThereASPEX, UK
2015 Critical SpacesLondon Graduate School, UK
2014 Where's the ArtModern Art, Oxford, UK
2014 Light's Festive Tents: MA ShowWinchester School of Art, UK
2014 Tabula Rasa: WSA Fine ArtBargehouse, OXO Tower Wharf, UK
2014 A Sequence of EventsThe Winchester Gallery, UK
2014 RoCo 2014Rochester Contemporary Arts Center, US
2014 Thunder Flux!HaHa Gallery, UK
2014 CITE: MA Interim ShowWinchester School of Art, UK
2014 In Praise of ShadowsEarsham Street Gallery, UK
2014 Recent HistoryBrooks Shopping Centre, UK
2013 Art at NESTANational Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts, UK
2013 Open DoorsEugenio de Almeida Foundation, Portugal
2013 FRESHJacksons Art Supplies, UK
2013 Twenty SquaredGallery TS1, UK
2013 ZAP Open 2013Zeitgeist Arts Project, UK

Solo Shows

2013 Lessons in metaGeographyFlora Twort Gallery, UK
2015 Lights Festive TentsStudio 3 Arts, UK


Aldobranti gained a MA Fine Art with Distinction from Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton in September 2014. He was supported by an academic scholarship from the University of Southampton.
Previous academic qualifications were graduate and postgraduate degrees in Mathematics.
Aldobranti was short-listed for PhotoFilmic 2015 for his work in analogue film; he has been included in several on-line collections surveying the contemporary art world. His work has been shown throughout the UK, in Portugal and the US
He has also self-published several photobooks in Blurb and Kindle formats.
In previous lives he has been a working mathematician, a Chartered Engineer, a collaborating partner on EU funded projects, IT consultant, a marketing director and a unicyclist.

Since 2010 the title of an exhibition at London's V&A Museum, "Shadow Catchers", has driven a study of the behaviour of Shadow, particularly when independent and separate of the Figure and hence, that which must be caught to be studied. Like a naturalist, he stalks out these separate shadows or studies the places where they might fall. His more theoretical work explores the place of Shadow in a dialectic of Figure and Ground, the way in which Painting and Drawing must commonly depict Light as an absence of pigment bounded by Shadow. Here his work brushes up against a study of the Self and the Other with figures traced out by laser lines. If appearance is only enabled by Light, his large scale installations explore domains which are only known by their Shadows.

Born in Boston, Mass. USA, Aldobranti also has a British passport with the full right to employment within the European Union.

Press Cuttings, On-line collections and Other Honourable Mentions

Residency: das Gras mehr grün
Fringe Arts Bath 2016Residency ? Installation ? Performance ? PreFAB-Lab

Art Reveal Magazine, No. 11Selected Artist
Amsterdam Festival of LightCompetition Finalist
Barking & Dagenham PostLocal Newspaper Report
Invited Talk, London Graduate Centre
Artist in Residence
Multiple ExposureMultiple Exposure -- online zine

Grey Matter with Frank Juarez365 Days, 365 Artists, open call
ArtSlant2nd 2014 Showcase Winner, student category

University of SouthamptonAward of Scholarship
Life MagazinesExhibition notice, Lessons in MetaGeography
International Art Review Magazine, open call