Pietro Baroni

About Pietro Baroni

I was born in Italy (1977), currently based in Milan. I explore social and gender related issue in our society. My artistic research investigates the "self", exploring its relationship with the world, with the social and natural space that surrounds the human being. Body, identity, and emotions are my key words. I got a degree in Natural Science for which I carried out a research project about lions in Tanzania and for five years I had been a geological and naturalistic guide in Iceland and Morocco. I visited Sarajevo several times after the war for humanitarian purposes where I shot a documentary. I am now working using photography, video, installations and mixed media. I am a Leica Camera Ambassador. If I could live a different life, I would only swap with an extreme mountain climber: one who pushes his mental and physical limits and makes discoveries.