inoutput’s cofounder and co-artistic director, Andrea Messana is a stage photographer.
After a three-year diploma in Photography at Fondazione Studio Marangoni in Florence (IT), he graduated from IED Milan with an MA in Stage Photography. He then worked in Milan, for the next decade or so, as an assistant to Silvia Lelli and Roberto Masotti. His freelance photographer career developed, working most notably as an archive assistant at Magnum Photo Paris or as stage photographer at the Opéra National de Paris. Now based in Brussels (Belgium), he regularly collaborates with various stage directors, choreographers, venues and festivals, like Belgian companies Dame de Pic / Karine Ponties and Théâtre Epique / Cie Lorent Wanson, or Belgium's National Theatre.
Alongside photography, he develops his own artistic research around encounters, involving various partners, outlooks and disciplines.
He has taught courses at IED in Milan and Venice, at LABA in Firenze, at the Architecture Department of the University of Florence and at festival “Focus on the arts” in Chicago (IL). He co-directed the photo+writing workshop at Centre Culturel Le Senghor (in Brussels) from 2015 to 2019.