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Artist based between Italy and Sweden
b.1994 in Treviglio, Italy

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By intertwining photography, text, and installation, in my practice I explore topics related to historiography and humans’ relationship to objects. I engage with the uncertainty that surrounds traces from the past, and with contexts that hold multiple historical narratives. The materials that I welcome in my studio and the places that are currently shaping my creative imagery are archeological sites and museum collections.

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In addition to my solo practice, I collaborate with Swedish artist Emma Sandström as the duo Emma & Conti. Together, we work with sculptural and photographic installations inspired by cultural heritage and archives.

In 2022 I founded SWIT, the platform for contemporary photography bridging Sweden and Italy. It strengthens the cooperation between Sweden-based and Italy-based artists working with photography, supporting them through cultural exchanges. It is both a curatorial and research project part of my practice.

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Education
2018 2020 MFA Photography at Valand Academy, Göteborg, SE
2013 2016 BFA Photography at LABA, Brescia, IT

Solo/Duo exhibitions
2024 – upcoming – Centrum För Fotografi, Fönstret, Stockholm, SE
2023 Chippendale Studio, Curated by Luca Panaro, Milano, IT
2023 Galleri Format, Malmö, SE (as Emma & Conti)
2022 – Studio Terzomolare, Cagliari, IT
2021 – GIBCA Extended (Gothenburg Biennial), Konstepidemin, Göteborg, SE (as Emma & Conti)
2021 – Samma Gallery, web-based
2020 – I am forever realising things too late, Rotor Galleri, Göteborg, SE (as Emma & Conti)
2019 – I WAS AFRAID TO LOOK CLOSER!, Monitor Gallery, Göteborg, SE

Group exhibitions (selected)
2023 – Premio Fabbri, Pieve di Soligo, IT
2023 – C.AR.M.E, Brescia, IT
2023 Monitor Gallery, Göteborg, SE
2023 Detriti Gallery, Göteborg, SE
2022 – Atelier NOUA, Bodø, NO (as Emma & Conti)
2022 – Sa Terza Metari Festival, Nurapolis Camping, Sardinia, IT
2022 Northern Photographic Centre, Curated by Dan Mariner and Marianne Bjørnmyr, Oulu, FI (as Emma & Conti)
2022 – Athens Photo Festival, Benaki Museum, Photobook Exhibition, Athens, GR
2022 – Centrale Festival, Curated by Alessandro Carrer, Fano, IT
2022 – By the sea, St. Birgitta’s Chapel, Göteborg, SE
2022 – Premio Arti Visive San Fedele, Galleria San Fedele, Milano, IT
2022 – A Place For Art, Cultural Center Il Ghetto, Curated by Francesca Sassu, Cagliari, IT (as Emma & Conti)
2021 – Upplaga 4, NEJD, Göteborg, SE
2021 – Walk-in Studio, SPACCA STUDIO, Milano, IT
2021 – Museum of World Cultures, Code War Project, Curated by Mixta, Genova, IT (as Emma & Conti)
2021 ReA! Art Fair, Fabbrica del Vapore, Milano, IT
2021 – CHARTA: A Photobook Festival, Roma, IT
2021 ITALIA 90, Condominio, Milano, IT
2021 PEP, Tête Gallery, Berlin, DE
2021 – Dummy Photobook, Insight Foto Festival, Varese, IT
2021 – Tech and the Self, Faux Pas, Curated by Lint Art Collective, Göteborg, SE (as Emma & Conti)
2020 – Digitala salongen, Västra Götalandsregionen, SE
2020 – Win Win Festival, Auktionsverket Kulturarena, Göteborg, SE
2020 – Premio Nocivelli, Chiesa della Disciplina, Verolanuova, IT
2020 – We’ve been sent a strange sign, Landskrona Foto Festival, Landskrona, SE
2020 – UGot Distance, web-based
2020 – Apocalypse No!, Street Gallery, Göteborg, SE
2019 – Don’t Pass Me By, Galleri Format, Malmö, SE
2019 – SI Fest OFF, Savignano, IT
2019 – New Realities, Monitor Gallery, Göteborg, SE
2018 – Photobook Festival, Hasselblad Center, Göteborg, SE
2016 – Prina Prize, Ghiggini Gallery, Varese, IT
2016 – Prina Prize, La Triennale, Milano, IT
2016 – 7pm, AlbaGallery, Brescia, IT
2016 – 5th Biennial of Young Photographers, C.I.F.A, Bibbiena, IT

Residencies
2024 upcoming – Lademoen Kunstnerverksteder, Trondheim, NO
2023 – Laimun, Sardinia, IT
2022 Hangar, Lisbon, PT
2022 Studio Terzomolare, Cagliari, IT
2021 Nocefresca, Sardinia, IT
2021 ISSP, Riga, LV
2020 – Premio Arti Visive San Fedele, Milano, IT

Self-published
2022 Drive me to the landfill
2021 Something keeps me awake at night
2020 – When I killed your tulips
2016 – On october twenty-two
2015 – Untitled

Published as printed matter
2023 – Premio Francesco Fabbri per le Arti Contemporanee, IT. Exhibition catalogue
2023 – 222 Artisti emergenti su cui investire, Exibart, IT
2022 Robida Magazine, Issue #08, Topolò, IT
2022 – Premio Arti Visive San Fedele, IT. Exhibition catalogue with text by Stefano Castelli
2021 – Atla on paper, Issue #03, Atla platform, Copenhagen, DK
2021 – YES TO ALL, Issue #14, Der Greif, DE
2021 – ReA! Art Fair, Milano, IT. Exhibition catalogue
2021 – Obsessions, Issue #10, curated by PEP, Berlin, DE. Exhibition catalogue
2021 – Yogurt. MOJO flavour, Roma, IT. Yogurt Magazine editions
2021 – Fragmented Magazine, Issue #02, New York, US
2020 – Premio Nocivelli XII edition, Italy. Exhibition catalogue
2020 – Visual Cortex Zine #01
2020 – Yogurt. QUARANTINE flavour, Roma, IT. Yogurt Magazine editions
2016 – Reflections, 5th Biennale dei Giovani Fotografi Italiani. Bibbiena. IT. Exhibition catalogue
2016 – Collimazioni – Arte in Val Marina. Bergamo, IT. Publistampa Edizion
2016 – Fotografia, un racconto fotografico. Varese, IT. Exhibition catalogue

Published online
2023 – PHROOM – Feature
2023 – HDK-Valand – Interview
2022 – Photographic Exploration Project – Feature
2022 – Broad Magazine – Feature
2022 – Artsted – Interview
2021 – Der Greif – Artist Blog (Oct. 27th – Nov. 3rd)
2021 – Der Greif – Artist Feature
2021 – FK Magazine – Interview
2021 – Ombra Magazine – Interview
2021 – Tied to Light – Feature
2021 – Voci Visive – Zine review “When I killed your tulips” by Sofia Giulia Mazzali (IT)
2021 – TSDAP – Feature
2021 – Artdoc Photo Magazine – Feature
2021 – The Pupil Sphere – Feature
2020 – UGOT Photography, “Sheltering sculptures under a lens” – Essay

Press (selected)
2022 – Kaleva, FI
2022 – Balloon Project, IT
2022 – Forme Uniche, IT
2022 – ArtsLife, IT
2021 – L’Unione Sarda, IT
2021 – Wall:out Magazine, IT
2020 – Göteborgs-Posten, SE
2019 – L’oeil de la photographie, FR/IT

Awards and grants
2024 – Nordic Culture Point, Mobility Funding
2024 – K-Pengar, Kulturungdom
2023 – City of Gothenburg, Projektstöd Pronto
2023 – The Swedish Arts Grants Committee – travel grant (Sardinia, IT)
2023 – The Swedish Arts Grants Committee – travel grant (Lisbon, PT)
2023 – Västra Götaland Region – travel grant
2023 – The Swedish Arts Grants Committee – travel grant (Milano, IT)
2022 – The Swedish Arts Grants Committee – one year working grant
2022 – City of Gothenburg, Projektstöd Pronto
2022 – The Swedish Arts Grants Committee – travel grant
2022 – Helge Ax:son Johnsons Foundation
2022 – Wilhelm & Martina Lundgrens Foundation
2022 – K-Pengar, Kulturungdom
2021 – Västra Götaland Region, SE – one year working grant
2021 – The Italian Art Council – travel grant
2021 – The Sweden-Latvia Cooperation Fund – travel grant
2021 – The Swedish Arts Grants Committee – travel grant (Sardinia, IT)
2021 – The Swedish Arts Grants Committee – travel grant (Riga, LV)
2021 – The Swedish Arts Grants Committee, Krisstipendium 3 – grant as a consequence of Covid-19
2021 – Dummy PhotoBook Prize, Palazzo Rasponi 2, IT – winner
2021 – K-Pengar, Kulturungdom
2020 – Lucie Foundation, Scholarship – honorable mention
2020 – City of Gothenburg, Tillfälligt stipendium – grant as a consequence of Covid-19
2020 – The Swedish Arts Grants Committee, Krisstipendium 2 – grant as a consequence of Covid-19
2020 – Adlerbertska Stipendier – travel grant
2020 – Format FotoFestival, Derby, UK – shortlisted
2020 – Mois de la Photo, Grenoble, FR – shortlisted
2020 – Premio Nocivelli, Brescia, IT – finalist
2020 – Nordic Culture Point, Mobility Funding
2020 – Theodor and Hanne Mannheimer Foundation
2020 – Eva & Oscar Ahréns Foundation
2020 – Residenze di Fotografia in Italia – special mention
2019 – Athens Photofestival – shortlisted
2019 – Adlerbertska Stipendier – travel grant
2019 – En snabbt slant, Göteborg
2019 – NordPlus Student Grant
2019 – K-Pegnar, Kulturungdom
2016 – Prina Prize – finalist

Other education
2021 – Dummy Photobook Workshop, Chippendale Studio, IT
2020 – Materiality in the Experienced Space, course at Valand Academy, Steneby, SE
2019 – Forensics of the Readymade, KUNO Express Course, Art Academy Malmö, SE
2019 – The Perfect Human, KUNO Express Course, Estonian Academy of Arts, Tallin, EE

Work experience
2023 – ongoing – Founder, Curator, and Project Manager at SWIT
2023 – Artist Talk, Nocefresca residency program, Milis, IT
2023 – Artist Talk, Chippendale Studio, Milano, IT
2022 – Assistant curator, Nocefresca residency program, Milis, IT
2022 – Workshop, Risograph printing, KKV, Göteborg, SE
2022 – Workshop, From image to fanzine, Göteborgs Bildverkstad, SE
2022 – Interview for Emma & Conti by Cultural Center Il Ghetto, Cagliari, IT
2021 – Artist Talk, LABA, Brescia, IT
2020 – Panel discussion with artist Peo Olsson, Landskrona Fotofestival, SE
2020 – Curator and Project Manager for We’ve been sent a strange sign, Landskrona Fotofestival, SE
2020 – Artist Talk, LABA, Brescia, IT
2020 – Interview for Emma & Conti by curator Laura Cemin, online
2020 – Jury member, MA Photography, Valand Academy, Göteborg, SE