Salvatore Vitale (b. 1986, Palermo, Italy) is a Swiss-based visual artist and editor with a Master’s in Fine Arts at Zurich University of Arts (ZHdK). In his multi-layered artistic practice and research, Vitale’s work focuses on personal and social development, modern societies and power structures, visual politics and technological development, whilst making use of different media and multiple levels of visual narratives. His work has been awarded international distinctions, including the Swiss Arts Council grant (2015-2016), the PHmuseum Award Grant (2017), the Swiss Design Awards (2018), Foam Talent (2018), the Punctum Award (2018), and the Pro Helvetia Shanghai Research Grant (2019-2020).
Vitale’s work has been exhibited widely in museums and at photo festivals, with solo shows at the Swiss Foundation for Photography in Winterthur (2018), the Photoforum Pasquart in Biel (2017), the MOCAK Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow (2018), and the Hamburg Triennale of Photography (2018). Other shows include the Foam Photography Museum in Amsterdam (2019), Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation (2019), OCAT Shanghai (2017), OCAT Shenzhen (2018), Fotodok in Utrecht (2018), Kibla Contemporary Art Space in Maribor (2019), T3 Photo Festival in Tokyo (2017) and Lianzhou Foto Festival (2018).
Vitale is a lecturer at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts (HSLU) where he leads the Transmedia Storytelling program. He has led workshops worldwide and is a visiting lecturer at the Royal Academy of Arts (KABK), the Paris College of Arts (PCA), the University of South Wales (USW) and the University of the West of England, Bristol (UWE), to name a few.
Vitale is also the co-founder and editor-in-chief of YET magazine, a Swiss-based international photography magazine that focuses on the evolution of photography practice within the field of contemporary art.