About Us - Enrica Viganò
Enrica Viganò is an art critic, journalist and independent curator. After a long career in the photography cultural field – including the management, from 1992 to 1997, of the Diaframma Kodak Cultura Gallery – in 1997 she founded ADMIRA, a Milan based studio specialized in designing and organizing exhibitions and events specifically addressed to the photography world. This project has grown bigger throughout the years thanks to the foundation of the publishing house ADMIRA EDIZIONI in 2003 and the non-profit organization ADMIRA + in 2009.
With ADMIRA, Enrica Viganò established a professional network both in the Italian territory and in the an international scale. In 1998, she started a fruitful collaboration with PHotoEspaña and, since 2001, she had directed all nine editions of FOTO&PHOTO – the international photography festival of Cesano Maderno – near Milan. In the same year she was nominated art director of ClicArt – a gallery dedicated to the production of emerging photographers, sponsored by the Italian textile industry Zucchi and the agency Marka. During the following five years she managed the gallery granting a great visibility and giving a remarkable impulse to the professional career of many emerging photographers in the Fine Art field. From its very first edition in 2011, Enrica has also been a member of the Advisory Committee of MIA - Milan Image Fair in Italy and Singapore.
Enrica Viganò has curated hundreds of exhibitions, the majority of which have been touring in international venues, including the solo show of Edward Burtynsky, Mario Giacomelli, Luigi Ghirri, Chema Madoz, Duane Michals, Eugene Smith (for this exhibition she was shortlisted at the Lucie Awards), Lewis Hine, Miroslav Tichy, Virxilio Vieitez, Robert Frank, Saul Leiter, as well as numerous group exhibitions of wide international level such as Photo League: New York 1936-1951, Fashion Written with Light, Up Close Nobody Is Normal on the theme of mental health and the extensive retrospective Neorealism – the new image in Italy 1932-1960.
Since 2005 she has been a member of Oracle, the International association of photography curators composed by the most prominent international museums and institutions of this field.
Enrica Viganò has been registered at the Italian Journalist Association since the year 2000, in addition to numerous articles published both on specialized and non-specialized photography magazines, she has been the editor of a large number of publications (click here for the complete list of the publications), including: Photo League: New York 1936-1951, Duane Michals habla con Enrica Viganò, Mario Giacomelli. La collezione della città di Lonato, NeoRealismo – la nuova immagine in Italia 1932-1960, Duane Michals. 50, W. Eugene Smith, Strand+Rosenblum. Enduring Friendship, Virxilio Vieitez, Lewis Hine. Costruire una nazione: geografia umana e ideale.