Born in Rome in 1984, Valerio Polici began a path in photography as self-taught and then followed specialization courses between Rome, Padua, Paris, and Riga. In 2015, he was selected for Antonio Biasiucci Laboratorio Irregolare in Naples.
Polici first approached photojournalism by publishing in major national and foreign newspapers - Washington Post, British Journal Of Photography, L'Espresso... He, then, explored a more intimate dimension in which photography became an essential tool for inner exploration.
Valerio Polici’s first book, Ergo Sum, was presented at Paris Photo in 2016; produced in collaboration with Polish artist Rafal Milach and designer Ania Nalecka; and published by Dienacht.
The artist’s photos have won many awards, such as, Gomma Grant 2019, Inside Art Special Prize 2019, Hasselblad Grand Prize 2018, among others. Valerio Polici’s photographs have been acquired in various public and private collections, and have been exhibited in museums, galleries and festivals, including: La Biennale di Architettura, MACRO, MADRE, Villa Pignatelli, Ex-Mattatoio, and many more locally in Italy, as well as, abroad.
His current project Interior is represented by Studio Faganel Gallery with whom he is working on his second book. He is also a lecturer at NABA in Rome.