Davide Meneghello is an artist, archivist and publisher (b. 1991) who works and lives in London.
Meneghello’s work uses photography, slides and installation to investigate queer historical representations with a focus on the codification of queer desire within the photographic archive. Throughout his practice, the camp and the intimate, the gestural and the ephemeral, return as traces to be decoded from a contemporary perspective.
Selected exhibitions include Paris Ass Book Fair (Palais de Tokyo, Paris, 2023; Lafayette Anticipation, Paris, 2022); Again He Holds My By The Hand at Jest (Turin, 2019); Strange Perfume at South London Gallery (London, 2019); Writing Photographs at Tate Modern, (London, 2018). His work has been published by Photoworks, Der Grief, British Journal of Photography, Numéro Berlin amongst others. He was shortlisted for the Jerwood/Photoworks award 2021 and nominated for the Magnum graduate award 2017. In 2021 Meneghello co-founded the independent publishing imprint Queer Street Press.