Massao Mascaro is a french photographer ( Lille 1990 ) who lives and works in Brussels.
Massao’s work is always looking for a delicate balance between autobiography, topography and politics.
His work often revolves around territory. In Ramo it was his ancestor’s Calabria, in Jardín the mythical space of the garden, found in the streets and parks of Madrid. In his new project What a big river, Massao is working on around the Mediterranean coasts, cradle of many civilisations, using the journey of Ulysses as a loose guideline. The scope of his work is profoundly political, as it is rooted in the need to explore how humans relate to the spaces (both cultural and geographical) they inhabit.
In 2016, he was awarded the Bozar Monography Award with Jardin. In 2017, he was nominated and be part of the TIFF by the Antwerpen Foto Museum.
Massao's work is part of the prestigious collection of the Foundation A Stichting.
2016-2017 Jardin, Palais des beaux-arts de Bruxelles Bozar, Brussels, Belgium
2016-2017 Ramo, Galerie L'L, Brussels, Belgium
2014/2015 Ramo, Contretype centre pour la photographie contemporaine, Brussels, Belgium
2013 Ramo, festival WALK 2, In between gallery, Brussels, Belgium
2019 Group exhibition with Sébastien Capouet, Beatrice Lortet, Sebastien Pauwels, Michel Mazzoni, curated by Pascal Viscardy and Marie Papazoglou, Le Botanique, Brussels, Belgium.
2017 Jardin, FOMU Antwerpen Foto Museum , Antwerpen, Belgium
2016 Ramo, Museo San Rocco, Fusignano, Italy
2016 Jardin, BlankPaper Escuela, Madrid, Spain
2016 Speaking in Tongues, BIP Biennale de l'Image Possible, Liège, Belgium
2016 Outdoors, BlankPaper Escuela, Madrid, Spain
2015 Speaking in Tongues, Galerie du Botanique, Brussels, Belgium
2015 Dehors La Grotte!, Dehors Contemporary Art Window, Brussels, Belgium
Grants, Awards & Artistic Residences
2017 Artistic residence, FOMU Antwerpen Foto Museum with La Grotte
2016 Jardin won the Bozar Nikon Monography Series Award, Brussels, Belgium
2015 Artistic residence, Isola Comacina, Côme, Italy
Publications & Critics
2017 Papier Machine #6
2017 .TIFF published the FOMU Antwerpen Foto Museum
2017 Der Greif, meetings remarkable people N°7 by Federico Clavarino
2016 Focus Le Vif, Chercheur D'or Gold digger
2016 Bruzz, Portrait Portrait
2016 Fotografia Magazine, Ramo's project interview.
2016 L’art Même # 67, Ramo la lumière par les racines Ramo the light by the roots
2014 La Libre, Mémoire et Racines Memory and Roots
2015 Radio interview, Le Grand Charivari, musiq3 by Pascal Goffeaux
2015-16 BlankPaper Escuela, photography Master, Madrid, Spain
2010-13 ESA Le Septante Cinq, photography Bachelor, Brussels, Belgium