“Homeland-Patria” to him is a place where you feel at home – regardless of geographic boundaries, it is characterised instead by cultural and social aspects.
Nicolò Degiorgis was born in Bolzano/Bozen in 1985 and studied Oriental languages at Cà Foscari University in Venice and Beijing. He now teaches artistic photography at Bolzano’s university and prisons.
In 2014, he founded the Rorhof publishing house together with Eleonora Matteazzi, with the idea of expressing his documentary photography in books. The publishing house is based in an old farm house in Cadorna Straße street in Bolzano that dates back to 1468. Until the 1970s, wine and Grappa were produced here. A rather unusual location, but Degiorgis wanted continuity: today, the farm produces culture where wine used to be produced. The books created at Rorhof are real works of art and collectors’ items.
In 2017, the Museion in Bolzano invited Nicolò Degiorgis to serve as guest curator. This marked the first time that this challenging office has been held by citizen of Bolzano.