Michele Ardu Italy, b. 1986


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“Beethoven said that music speaks.  

Critics try to explain everything that every song would like to tell us.[...] What nobody has ever shown us is the face of music. Not the soul, but its true aspect, its face, its expression and even its movements.[...] What the photographer Michele Ardu managed to capture with one click is the actual face of these songs. "     Nicola Pinna, La Stampa



Michele Ardu is a London based Italian artist who uses photography to communicate with the World. His first artistic photography research is "In Re Quieta", a collection of images focused on the relationship between Man & Horse and the Worlds that surround this ancient romance.

This work was also presented at Palace House, the National Museum of Horse Racing (Newmarket, UK), at ADNEC (Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre) and, during Photo London 2018, at Italian Cultural Institute in London.

With time, Michele developed a greater interest in a more conceptual use of the photography medium, so, influenced by his BSc background in Biomedical Engineering, he started experimenting and researching his way to break the limits of human senses. This work led him to MUSICA, a collection of Sound Portraits that allows the audience to experience Music and Sound via the sight sense instead of the hearing one: "Each shape created by the sound lasts only one instant and it will never be perfectly identical to the others; it is like the moments of our life, sometimes they are similar one to another, but they are actually always new and different". Michele had his work exhibited in Italy, UK, Russia, Taiwain and UAE, and among his collectors there are private art lovers and Middle-Est Royal families' members.