PREMIO BDC  – Bonnani Del Rio Catalog

The BDC – Bonanni Del Rio Catalog consistently continues the search for new Italian photographers who will complement the Parma collection, through the “La NUOVA Scelta Italiana” Award, now in its second edition.
The prize has a prestigious Advisory Board of experts composed of:
Fabio Castelli: Creator and Director of MIA Fair.
Giorgio De Mitri: creative director, publisher and curator, founder of Sartoria Comunicazione
Claudia Loeffelholz: Director of the School of Higher Education and Educational Department of Fondazione Modena Arti Visive, curator and co-founder of LaRete Art Projects
Gianluigi Ricuperati: Italian writer, essayist and curator, editor of Nova-Express magazine
Enrica Viganò: Independent curator, journalist, publisher, private art dealer and founder of ADMIRA, Milan.

This year’s award winners are two artists with unquestionable careers, appreciated even abroad for their connection to the forms and content of contemporary photographic language:
Luca Campigotto
Paola De Pietri

MIA Fair will welcome at the fair a large booth dedicated to the winners of the BDC prize, who will show some works as a preview of the extensive solo exhibition planned in Parma.
The winners will be represented with other works in the stands of Galleria d’Arte Frediano Farsetti in Milan for Campigotto and Galleria Studio G7 in Bologna for De Pietri.
In addition, on Saturday, March 25 at 5 p.m., a panel discussion will be organized as part of the cultural program of MIA Fair to present to the public the BDC project and the work of the winners as told by their viva voce.

BDC – Bonanni Del Rio Catalog
The entire project and the experts involved help follow up on BDC’s ongoing commitment, which began 17 years ago, to devising interdisciplinary cultural activities at their space in Parma. Their virtuous approach ennobles initiatives that are grafted into a larger framework so that they can impact today and grow into the future. This is demonstrated by the path of their photographic collection, which started by strictly respecting the cornerstones of a far-sighted collecting: the first section of the collection, titled La Scelta Italiana (The Italian Choice), consists of the consecrated Masters of Italian photography to prepare the ground for their heirs in the most contemporary artistic expression. These are some of the names: Giampaolo Barbieri, Gabriele Basilico, Gianni Berengo Gardin, Mario Cresci, Franco Fontana, Luigi Ghirri, Mario Giacomelli, Mimmo Jodice, Nino Migliori, Ugo Mulas. A prestigious facility on which to trigger new generations, which thanks to the first edition of the prize (2022) included in the collection the splendid works of: Silvia Camporesi, Luca Gilli and Francesco Jodice. Deserving special mention is the exhibition venue that will host the two monographic exhibitions in the fall in Parma: Columns 28. A deconsecrated church, right in the center of town, that Bonanni and Del Rio have transformed into a wonderful container open to a variety of artistic disciplines, including music, which the couple has long been involved with. A church, used as a garage for decades and then finally rescued from abandonment and acquired by BDC, which has maintained the historic traces of the place while adding a touch of charm with an excellent renovation.