Valentina Vannicola was born in Roma, 1982. After degree in Filmology at La Sapienza University of Rome, she went on to a diploma in photography at the Scuola Romana di Fotografia. Her photographs can be included within the staged photography field, that area of contemporary photography which presents as real scenes that were created according to the dynamics of cinematography.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018
Eravamo terraferma
, curated by Anna Cestelli Guidi, Auditorium Arte, Rome
2017
L
Inferno di Dante, Lo Spazio gallery, Paris
2014
Riviere
, Bellaria Film Festival, Bellaria (RN)
Dante's Inferno,
Italian Cultural Instituteduring Head On Photo Festival, Sydney, Australia
Dante's Inferno
, Dante Alighieri Society of South Australia, Adelaide
2013
Dante's Inferno
, Gallery Central, Perth, Australia
Dante's Inferno
, Italian Cultural Institute of Melbourne, Australia
2012
Living Layers
, Wuderkammern gallery, Rome
2011
The princess and the pea
, in Characters, Wunderkammern, Rome
Tra letteratura e fotografia
, with The princess and the pea, Escape and Dante's Inferno, curated by Anna Cestelli Guidi, Auditorium Parco della Musica of Rome
2009/2010
The princess and the pea, The wonderland, Escape
in Su(l)reale, curated by Nathalie Santini, s.t. foto galleria libreria, Rome

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019
Riviere, Biennale Le latitudini dell'arte, Palazzo Ducale of Genoa
Riviere
, Bassano Fotografia, Bassano del Grappa
2018
Riviere, Biennale de la Photographie d'Aubagne. 16 Photographes italiens à Aubagne, France
2017
Così vicini così lontani,
curated by Valentina Rippa, Al Blu di Prussia gallery, Napoli
2016
Dante's Inferno, Etna Photo meeting, Viagrande, Catania
2014
Dante's Inferno Espace André Malraux Herblay, France
2013
Dante's Inferno, Circulation(s), Festival de la Jeune Photographie Europeenne, Paris
Vedere Multiverso, Vision Lab/Triennale di Milano, Mediateca di S.Teresa, Milan
Escape, Padova Fotografia, Festival di fotografia, Padova
2012
Dante's Inferno, Rovereto Immagini, Rovereto (TI)
Dante's Inferno, Citerna Fotografia-Festival d’Arte Fotografica, Citerna
Pink Vision-Art Science and Bricks, Vision, La Triennale, Milan
Il Limbo
, from Dante's Inferno, curated by Carlo Sala, Villa Brandolini, Solighetto-Treviso
2011
Dante's Inferno, curated by Benedetta Cestelli Guidi, Fotografia Festival Internazionale of Roma, X edition, Museo MACRO Testaccio
The princess and the pea, The wonderland, Escape, Centro Italiano della fotografia d’autore, Bibbiena

FAIRS

2018
Mia Art Fair
2013
Arte Fiera Bologna, Wunderkammern gallery
2012
Mia Art Fair, Benedetta Cestelli Guidi
Vienna Fair, Wunderkammern gallery

AWARDS

2018
Premio Combat prize. Special mention
2017
Fotografia Europea. First prize best portfolio
Premio Fundación Ankaria/Photo España-Descubrimiento PHE. First prize Best Portfolio, Royal Spanish Accademy, Rome
2012
Premio Francesco Fabbri per le Arti Contemporanee. Finalist
2010
Premio Internazionale Limen Arte
Festival Fotoleggendo. Second prize best portfolio

PUBBLICATIONS

L'Inferno di Dante, book edited by Postcart editions, curated by Benedetta Cestelli Guidi, Rome 2011
L'Espresso, D di Repubblica, Philosophie Magazine, Marie Claire, Il Manifesto, Insidart, Aracne

SELECTED CATALOGS

  • Photologhies. Biennale del la Photographie d'Aubagne, Aubagne, 2018
  • Circulation(s), Festival de la Jeune Photographie Européenne, édition 2013, Trans Photographic Press, Parigi,  2012 Roma Creativa, Persone e luoghi della provincia che cambia, Tiburtini, Rome, June 2012
  • Living Layers, Rome, Wunderkammern Gallery, 2012
  • CiternaFotografia, Petruzzi Editore, 2012
  • Premio Francesco Fabbri per le Arti Contemporanee 2012, curated by Carlo Sala, Edizioni Europrint, Quinto del Treviso (TV)
  • Premio Internazionale Limen Arte 2012, Rubettino Editore, Soveria Mannelli, 2012
  • Courmayeur Noir in Festival, curated by Mazzino Montinari, Edizioni Fahrenheit 451, Rome, 2011



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