Emilio Cresciani is an artist working in Sydney, Australia. He graduated from Sydney College of the Arts in 2012.
He won the 2018 Dis-Moi Dix Mots Competition, Alliance Française Sydney; and is a finalist in the 2018 Mandorla Art Prize; was a finalist in the 2017 Bowness Photography Prize. He received a 2017 PhotoAccess Canberra Artist Support Package; was a finalist in the Chippendale New World Art Prize and the Agendo Art Prize in 2015, the 2010 National Youth Self Portrait Prize at the National Portrait Gallery in Australia and was featured in the People Gallery, National Geographic Magazine Photo Contest 2010.
His artwork explores redundancy and urban change. His interest is in objects, structures, buildings and the urban landscape, and in particular the increasing number of ‘non-places’ that fill our environment. Waste centres, derelict service stations, road works, car parks and abandoned factories. Beauty is found in these places of repulsion, neglect or obsolescence.