Jan 08, 2018
Neeko Paluzzi
Former Rotary Exchange Student

"An Artistic Decade later" - a former Rotary Exchange student reflects on life since a year abroad:

Neeko Paluzzi (b. 1988) is an Ottawa-based artist and educator whose images blend the possibilities of traditional, analogue darkroom processes with contemporary photographic techniques, such as 3D printing. He is a graduate of the Photographic Arts and Production program at the School of the Photographic Arts: Ottawa (2017) and holds a Masters of Arts from the University of Ottawa (2013). His work has been exhibited nationally at the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival (2016, 2017) in Toronto and at the Red Wall Gallery and SAW Gallery in Ottawa. He is a winner of the 2017 Applied Arts Award (Toronto), a recipient of the Marc Guertin Craftsmanship Award and has received the SPHYNX Bursary (Ottawa). Paluzzi is the curator of Exposure Gallery in Ottawa and is an instructor at the School of Photographic Arts: Ottawa and the University of Ottawa.
Presentation Statement:
Ten years ago, Rotary chose me to be an exchange student and sent me to Switzerland. In the interim, I have become an artist and created a film and a book that both reference my time on exchange. The UNTERWEGS: former Rotary exchange student reflects on life and art presentation features segments from my film Wanderweg (2013) and my latest publication Unterwegs (2017) which demonstrate how my year abroad changed the trajectory of my life and remained an artistic influence to this day.