Carlo Rocchi Bilancini (Todi, February 21, 1973) is an Italian photographer. He is known for using swimming pools and bright turquoise as backgrounds for his photographic projects.
He was born into a historic family of glassmakers. After graduating in Economics he attended the Fondazione Forma per la Fotografia in Milan. He is a photographer with a peculiar artistic vision, whose training was greatly influenced by his collaboration with the director Pupi Avati.
In 2011, with the publisher Skira, he published Pesci fuor d'acqua, with texts by Antonia Mulas, Malcolm Bull, Brian O'Doherty and an interview by Federico Sardella.
Some of the photographs in Pesci fuor d'acqua were shown in Venice in 2012 in a solo exhibition held during the 13th Architecture Biennale at the La Piscina exhibition space on the Island of San Giorgio Maggiore. Organised in collaboration with the Giorgio Cini Foundation, the exhibition was promoted by Umberto Morera and curated by Živa Kraus.
The photographs of Pesci fuor d'acqua were also exhibited in Torgiano (PG), in 2013, during the Cultural Festival "Versando Torgiano", as well as in Doha (Qatar), in 2015, in an exhibition curated by Manuela De Leonardis for the Cultural Village Foundation Katara, in collaboration with the Italian Embassy in Qatar.
In 2014, Manuela De Leonardis curates Pesci fuor d'Acqua, a solo exhibition for Galleria Acta International in Rome and includes the work Unwanted Wedding in the group show La Grande illusione/ The Great Illusion at Temple University in Rome. In the same year he also exhibited a selection of Lindsay Kemp's portraits (the only aquatic performance by the internationally renowned mime) in the exhibition Lindsay Kemp. The Wednesday Drawings, at the Cominelli Foundation in Cisano di San Felice del Benaco (BS), curated by Rosanna Padrini Dolcini and Federico Sardella.
2018 saw Rocchi Bilancini's first solo exhibition in New York, Migration, curated by Carol Borelli, at the Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò at New York University.
The artist's photos have been published in several international books, newspapers and magazines, including "Resa till Rom (Ica Bokförlag 2008)", "Il Sole 24 Ore", "Io Donna - Corriere della Sera", "Elle Decor", "Ville & Casali", "Il Messaggero", "EasyJet Inflight", "Shape", "Voltaire", "Regina", "T-Time".