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D’AGATA, Antoine

PORTRAIT_D'AGATABorn in 1961 in Marseille, France. 

Lives and works everywhere in the world.


Antoine d’Agata left France in 1983 for about ten years. While in New York in 1990, his interest in photography prompted him to enrol at the International Center of Photography, where he attended classes taught by Larry Clark and Nan Goldin.

In 1998, his first two books were published: De Mala Muerte and De Mala Noche. From 1999 to 2004 he was represented by the VU’ gallery. In 2001, he published Hometown and received the Niépce Award. In September 2003, his exhibition 1001 Nuits opened in Paris, accompanied by the publication of two books, Vortex and Insomnia. The following year, he joined Magnum Photos and published his fifth book, Stigma. Also in 2004, he shot his first short film, Le Ventre du monde. The year after, Manifeste was published. In 2006, he shot his first fiction film, Aka Ana, in Tokyo.

In 2008 he showed his work at the French Cultural Centre in Phnom Penh, the Rat Hole Gallery in Tokyo, the Photographers’ Gallery in London, the Fotomuseum Winterthur in Switzerland and in Spain, among other places.


Antoine D’Agata presented his work at the Rencontres d’Arles in 2009, as part of the exhibition “Ça me touche, les invités de Nan Goldin”: “Agony”, Antoine D’Agata in Arles.