For almost thirty years, Andrea Vierucci has been pursuing a photographic research that combines a documentary side with a purely expressive side. He began his career as an assistant and set designer in the early 1990s in Milan at Studio Inside, the city’s oldest day-light photography studio, producing international correspondence for the publishing groups Mondadori, Rcs Periodici, Rusconi, Hachette, Universo, and Visibilia since 1996. A member of the Tuscany Order of Journalists and Publicists, he has photographed exclusive houses, historic residences and designer gardens for international interior, architecture and hotellerie columns and is represented abroad by the German agency Living4media based in Munich. He has produced numerous articles and publications from Italy, France, Portugal, Greece, Turkey, Norway, England, Argentina and Uruguay. From 2004 to 2019, he worked regularly as a freelance photographer for the interior and garden magazine Ville Giardini Stile Italiano for which he signed numerous covers as well as architectural, interior, life style and garden shoots. His interior and architecture features and portraits of journalism, design, fashion, film and TV professionals have been published in numerous Italian and foreign magazines.
In 2007 he founded the associated studio Exposed Press based in Tuscany together with the photographer-journalist Anna Maria Eustachi and carries out, in parallel with his editorial activity a continuous expressive research that leads to a production of images and artistic projects on various themes. Over the last few years, the research has focused on photographic experiments related to architecture and restoration, body art and cinema, which have led to various publications and exhibition events.
In 2016, together with the artist Chiara Rapaccini, she realised the exhibition “MARIO” dedicated to the master Mario Monicelli at the GAMC in Viareggio on the occasion of the Lucca Film Festival – Europa Cinema. Since 2017, he has been teaching several training courses on architectural and interior photography for the Order of Architects of Florence and Siena. In 2019 he exhibited one of his works at the M.I.A. Photo Fair with the Spazio Nuovo Gallery in Rome and subsequently participated in the collective exhibition Pleasure Garden at the Podbielski Contemporary Art Gallery in Milan.
He collaborated with architect and architectural historian Paolo Bertoncini Sabatini on the publication of several volumes on architectural restoration by carrying out dedicated photographic campaigns: Giacomo Sardini 1750-1811, Le opere di Matteo Civitali – I tesori della Cattedrale di San Martino a Lucca in 2019 (ed. Publied) and in 2020 the monographic volume San Martino a Lucca, Storie della Cattedrale. Together with art historian Paola Betti, she is producing a volume dedicated to the restoration of the Oratorio degli Angeli Custodi for the Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Lucca.
Also in 2020, he realised two solo exhibitions of architectural photography entitled Storie Italiane – Fotogrammi di interni e architetture d’autore in Santiago and Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic in collaboration with the Italian Embassy in Santo Domingo. In 2020 and 2021 Vierucci was selected and published among the 100 Ambassadors of Italian Design in the world by ITALIAN DESIGN DAY, the annual thematic review launched in 2017 by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Farnesina, in collaboration and with the support of the Ministry of Culture. It consists of a wide-ranging programme of promotional events around the world, carried out by the network of Embassies, Consulates, Italian Cultural Institutes and ICE Offices abroad: every year, for this occasion, more than one hundred testimonials act as narrators of the country’s design and creativity. The Italian Design Day has established itself as an effective tool to support the promotion of design and the internationalisation of an industrial sector that is strategic for Italian exports.
During the pandemic, Vierucci realised a virtual exhibition and a video entitled “The Italian Heritage in the Dominican Republic” on behalf of the Italian Embassy in Santo Domingo. From this important project, the brainchild of Ambassador Andrea Canepari, came a series of important events and photographic volumes narrating the important influence of Italian immigration from the 1500s to the present day inin the cultural, economic, architectural and religious development of the Dominican Republic. Participated in the creation of photographic campaigns and through his associated studio Exposed Press with Anna Maria Eustachi, in the graphic creation of two exhibitions on this theme in 2021 (Sala delle Arti, Reggia di Venaria in Turin and Galleria delle Esposizioni at the Galata Museo del Mare in Genoa). Author of the photographic campaign for the official catalogue of Damien Hirst’s exhibition, Archaeology Now, at the Galleria Borghese in Rome. His Fine Art images dedicated to Italian architecture have been included in the furnishings of private residences and Hòtellerie (Grand Universe Lucca Autograph Collection, Grand Universe La Residenza).
He is currently working on a new project on the theme of Imaginary Architecture.
He has been living in Lucca since 2013.