Edo Bertoglio was born in 1951 in Lugano (Switzerland). In the early seventies he moved to Paris where, in 1975, he graduated in film directing and editing at the "Conservatoire Libre du Cinéma Français". After spending some months in London, in 1976 he moved to New York where he remained for fourteen years. Over the years he spent working in New York, from 1978 to 1984, with "Interview" by Andy Warhol and his images are published by major fashion magazines, music, art and costume. Produce photo books for Blondie, Madonna, Grace Jones and Tim Curry. Produce different covers for music publishers and in 1981 he shot his first feature film, "Downtown 81", written by Glenn O ‘Brien and produced by Maripol a day dedicated to the then unknown Jean Michel Basquiat. The film, after various vicissitudes, was completed in 1999 and was selected in 2000 at Cannes, in the section "Directors Fortnight". In 2005 he completed his second feature film, titled Face Addict, in which, through the direct account of some prominent people (musicians, painters, actors, writers) met and photographed in the ’70s and ’80s in New York, proposes to restore the atmosphere of those years, to show the life path of each character and see what remains today of the artistic currents of the period and of the people who animated. Also in 2005 his shots dedicated to Jean Michel Basquiat, are exposed at the solo exhibition "Jean Michel Basquiat Show" at the Museum of Modern Art in Lugano in 2006 at the Milan Triennale.
Soldini’s work fits into that genre of sculptural tradition that focuses attention on the depiction of human nature, especially the psychological study of modern human existence. In the first decade of its business experimented with different plastic Soldini figurative mode, the alternating nature trail (round torsos, classical compositions) and informal styles of the Expressionists (archaic hieratic, violent treatment of the surfaces). Among the possible initial references can be cited Marino Marini, Giacomo Manzu, Remo Rossi, but especially Alberto Giacometti. In the mid-eighties is revealed with greater efficiency the fundamental choice of the artist: the human figure made to consist in its interior through the incisiveness of the sign. Is gaining strength as the presence of explicit figurative physical Earth, which shows the marks on their skin that shape the identity. Among those privileged stands the rigid body and elongated: a volume standing out obliquely in the existential space that threatens the balance and it scratches the plasticity (as in the various versions dell’Inclinato). In the past the emotional potential is imploded in body blocks enigmatic, evocative of the massive volumes of Fritz Wotruba. These shells however breathe textured inner tensions alive through the expressiveness of the surfaces, worn suffered from a ‘lift’. The angles, twists and expansions of the volumes are opposed to the monolithic solid vertical, meaning the one hand the instability that undermines the existential adventure and the other a push ethics of resistance.
Founded in 1953 and graduated in Modern Literature at the University of Milan, from 2002 he worked with the University of Applied Sciences of Italian Switzerland, as a marketing professor and researcher in a project on corporate social responsibility. He published the book "For a new dialogue between market and society" on the results of a study conducted for the Commission for Technology and Innovation of the Swiss Government. Since January 2007 he became artistic director of the Cloister of Voltorre (Va), a Benedictine cloister of 1200 combined, after renovation, the museum exhibition space. As part of this role by the programming of art exhibitions, concerts and cultural events. Besides the definition of artistic programming, it organizes events such as conferences, seminars, laboratories, workshops and awards. Also relevant are his relations with the institutions, the media and government, in addition to relations with sponsors. It deals with the management and organization of training workshops for students of the Professional School for Tour Operators and students of art school, offering their support as guides in the exhibition spaces. It also keeps all the relationships with the world of art galleries to the authors. To finalize the schedule this season, has set up a scientific committee which includes Paul Davis, one of the most famous American illustrators, Vincenzo Mollica, RAI journalist and curator of exhibitions, Jesus Moreno publisher, gallery owner and builder of many exhibits at the Prado, Boris Tissot organizer of exhibitions dedicated to children at the Centre Pompidou.
Marketing consultant and communications, from 1981-1998, and grew up professionally in MAZZANTINI ASSOCIATES Ltd, the advertising agency founded by his father in 1965 in Milan, covering the years the functions of copywriters, production manager, junior account, account executive and general manager. Listed since 1988 in the capacity of member TPP Advertising Professionals and the Italian Association since 1992 the Special Order of Italian Journalists in quality of director of a number of informative magazines, since 1994 and owner of MAZZANTINI & ASSOCIATES SA, agency full-service communications with headquarters in Lugano, a city where he lives since 1998.