Andrea Alessio (born in Venice, 1966) lives and works between Treviso and Venice. He studied Art at the Ca' Foscari University in Venice and afterwards continued studying photography with authors like Italo Zannier, Gabriele Basilico, Jessica Backhaus, Guido Guidi, Silvia Camporesi, Joakim Eskildsen, Machiel Botman, Marco Zanta.
His work has been exhibited, among others, by the gallery Il Diaframma for its 25th anniversary, by the Contemporary Art Museum in Bergamo, the Science Museum in Milan, and more recently by private galleries in New York and San Francisco.
Andrea Alessio owns and runs a photographic studio (www.varianti.it).
After a pause in his artistic career, he restarted focusing on more personal work in 2011 and met micamera shortly afterwards.
This elegant photobook juxtaposes life-like (but actually dead) taxidermy with life-like (but only half-alive) enclosed zoo animals — poignant images posing lingering questions.