About the Artist
Daniele Sambo is a Glasgow based artist from Venice. With a background in urban and landscape planning and design, he went on to study photography at the University of Venice, Italy. He completed his MA in Photography at Glasgow School of Art in 2011.
He has exhibited internationally at Venice Architecture Biennale(2010, 2016, 2018), Malmo Photobiennal, British School At Rome Fellowship (2014). He is the recipient of numerous awards.
His work reflects his interest in public art and photography’s role as a vehicle for change through documentation. His works in my gallery’s group exhibition ‘In the Long Evenings: Colour and Light’ from his series ‘Sown’ are the result of his community involvement in the housing estates of Glasgow. His city nightscapes of Glasgow’s community gardens “transmogrified by light”* are not only beautiful works of art – they are also a documentary record of a community’s efforts to create a better living environment.
Daniele has recently been an Artist in Residence with AIR Creative Communities project in Glasgow. “Our ‘Creative Communities – Artists in Residence’ programme takes arts and culture to a local level, into the heart of our communities where it become a tremendous force for good; improving health, well-being and the general quality of life, boosting the confidence of individuals and communities, raising educational outcomes and breathing new life into some neighbourhood facilities. . . .” – Councillor David McDonald, depute leader of Glasgow City Council and chair of Glasgow Life, the city’s cultural organisation. The work Daniele is involved with, along with artist Hannah Brackston, is on the back of the project for the Venice biennale of architecture last year – have a look at their video here .