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b.1994 in Treviglio, Italy
Based between Italy and Sweden

Also part of the artistic duo Emma & Conti, with Emma Sandström.


Through a cross-disciplinary approach that intertwines photography, sculpture, and collage, my practice explores the limits of the photographic space and questions the perception of things, the idea that objects are often taken for granted. I rearrange objects in conversation with printed matter to investigate photography and its representation, reflecting upon the fragmentation of the contemporary digital sphere. My projects are realized through artist books and installations in which I juxtapose photographic prints with objects and materials, expanding them from the physical gallery walls to the floor.


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

Solo/Duo exhibitions
2021 – GIBCA Extended (Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art), Konstepidemin, Göteborg, SE (as Emma & Conti)
2021 – Samma Gallery (online)
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
2019 – I Wish I Could Tell You, Street Gallery, Göteborg, SE

Group exhibitions
2022 – upcoming – 13Festivalen, Konstepidemin, Göteborg, SE (performance as Emma & Conti)
2022 – upcoming – Premio Arti Visive San Fedele, Galleria San Fedele, Milano, IT
2022 – upcoming – TBA, Chippendale Studio, Milano, IT
2021 – Code War, Museum of World Cultures, Genova, IT (as Emma & Conti)
2021 – Walk-in Studio, SPACCA STUDIO, Milano, IT
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, 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, online
2020 – Apocalypse No!, Street Gallery, Göteborg, SE
2019 – Don’t Pass Me By, Galleri Format, Malmö, SE
2019 – SI Fest OFF, Savignano, IT
2019 – Dummies Release, Göteborgs Konsthalls Bookshop, Göteborg, SE
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 – 5^ Biennial of Young Photographers, C.I.F.A, Bibbiena, IT
2016 – Cultural’mente Festival, Covo, IT
2015 – Photography as Contemporary Art, Brescia, IT

Residencies
2022 upcoming – Hangar, Lisbon, PT
2021 – upcoming – Nocefresca, Milis, IT
2021 ISSP, Riga, LV
2020 – Premio Arti Visive San Fedele, Milano, IT

Self-published
2021 Something keeps me awake at night, dummy
2020 – When I killed your tulips, zine
2016 – On october twenty-two, artist book
2015 – Untitled, artist book

Published as printed matter
2021 – YES TO ALL, Issue #14, Der Greif, DE
2021 – ReA! Art Fair, Milano, IT. Exhibition catalogue
2021 – Issue #10, Obsessions. Curated by PEP, Berlin, DE. Exhibition catalogue
2021 – Yogurt. MOJO flavour, Roma, IT. Yogurt Magazine editions
2021 – Fragmented Magazine, Issue 02 – feature
2020 – Premio Nocivelli XII edizione, Italy. Exhibition catalogue
2020 – Visual Cortex Zine #1 – feature
2020 – Yogurt. QUARANTINE flavour, Roma, IT. Yogurt Magazine editions
2016 – Il profumo della salvia. Brescia, IT. Temperino Rosso Edizioni. Short novel
2016 – Reflections, 5^ Biennale dei Giovani Fotografi Italiani. Bibbiena. IT. Exhibition catalogue
2016 – Collimazioni – Arte in Val Marina. Bergamo, IT. Publistampa Edizion
2016 – Pietre vive, in collaboration with ANPI. Bergamo, IT. Sestante Edizioni
2016 – Fotografia, un racconto fotografico. Varese, IT. Exhibition catalogue

Published online
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 (ITA)
2021 – TSDAP – feature
2021 – Artdoc Photo Magazine – feature
2021 – The Pupil Sphere – feature
2020 – UGOT Photography, “Sheltering sculptures under a lens”, essay

Press
2020 – Göteborgs-Posten
2019 – L’oeil de la photographie

Awards and grants
2021 – Västra Götaland Region, SE – working grant
2021 – The Italian Art Council – travel grant (Lisbon, PT)
2021 – The Sweden-Latvia Cooperation Fund – travel grant (Riga, LV)
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 – exhibition grant
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 – longlisted
2020 – Premio Nocivelli, Brescia, IT – finalist
2020 – Nordic Culture Point, Mobility Funding – residency grant
2020 – Theodor and Hanne Mannheimer Foundation – artistic research grant
2020 – Eva & Oscar Ahréns Foundation – artistic research grant
2020 – K-Pegnar, Kulturungdom – solo exhibition grant
2020 – Residenze di Fotografia in Italia – special mention
2019 – Athens Photofestival – shortlisted
2019 – Adlerbertska Stipendier – travel grant
2019 – En snabbt slant, Göteborg – solo exhibition grant
2019 – NordPlus Student Grant – travel grant
2019 – K-Pegnar, Kulturungdom – solo exhibition grant
2016 – Prina Prize – finalist

Workshops and courses
2021 – Dummy Photobook Workshop, Chippendale Studio, IT
2021 – Performance Documentation, course at Academy of Music and Drama, Gothenburg, SE
2020 – Materiality in the Experienced Space, course at HDK-Valand Academy, 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

Talks and other
2021 – Artist Talk, LABA, Brescia, IT
2021 – Interview for Emma & Conti by Lint Art Collective
2020 – Screening at Vog à Fontaine for the Photomonth Festival, Grenoble, FR
2020 – Panel discussion with artist Peo Olsson, Landskrona Fotofestival, SE
2020 – Curator / 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 Laura Cemin
2020 – Jury member, MA Photography, Akademin Valand, Göteborg, SE