Bio

Carmelo Alaimo was born in Sicily and grew up in Campobello Di Licata, a small town near Agrigento. He moved to Milan in the early 2000s where he studied photography at IED and worked as assistant for Gelo Verticale and 11.45.03, two MASBEDO video productions. This experience, in addition to the passion for the Italian neorealism, strengthened his interest for the video as a way to express himself and communicate. Some months later he founded the art project Kr 139 with Giovanni Rizzo,  also a Sicilian photographer and colleague at IED, and they produced SO3, a short video about one of the most hidden and grievous pages of the Sicily’s past.
In the same period the exhibit La Violenza Dei Luoghi took place at Polifemo Gallery in Milan and then in Lodi for Carovana Antimafia of the association LIBERA contro le mafie.
After years of art exploration, he decided to try a new challenge founding the LibertyQuadro cocktail bar, thus becoming an entrepreneur and a passionate mixologist before returning to his first love, the photography. Since that moment he was involved as technical coordination, together with Claudio Cocuzza, in Shelter by the american artist Lisa Wade, a video installation edited by Donatella Giordano and produced by BOCS Gallery and as assistant director in Dalla trazzera all’autostrada, a theatrical performance directed by Croce Costanza.
In 2013 he shot the short film Alice with Gero Greco and Marcello Terrana. It is a low budget project with which he faced the complexity of the filmmaking stages and It also was a chance to undertake a personal and social research. In 2014 Alice was exhibited at the Face Festival.
Other experiences include the photo reportage of the exhibit Epic Fail by “Alterazioni Video” published with the article written by Donatella Giordano for ARTRIBUNE; the video installation about indifference and diversity 20 14 A.C. that combines photography and theatre; the collaboration with the literary magazine il Colophon under the art direction of Marta D’Asaro.
Recently he started working in the field of commercial photography taking still-life and general commercial pictures, some can be found on Cut System Sicilia website.

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