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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, in my practice I explore topics related to historiography and humans’ relationship to objects, resulting in both installations and publications.

I am fascinated by the methods that archaeologists and historians employ to attempt to define linear historical paths. Often, they fill gaps in information by supposing, formulating hypotheses based on new little evidence and re-writing what has already been written. Similarly, in my practice I use intuition and playfulness as tools to engage with the uncertainty that surrounds traces from the past and places that hold multiple historical narratives.

I conceive my studio as a playground, a safe space with many props and a few rules where I don’t have to make decisions, but where I can just enjoy playing. Building sites, landfills, storage spaces, and museum collections are the sources of the materials I welcome in my studio and the places that are currently shaping my creative imagery.

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.


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

Solo/Duo exhibitions
2023 – upcoming – Chippendale Studio, Curated by Luca Panaro, Milano, IT
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
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 – 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 – 5th Biennial of Young Photographers, C.I.F.A, Bibbiena, IT
2015 – Photography as Contemporary Art, Brescia, IT

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

Self-published
2022 upcoming – 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
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
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 – 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
2022 – The Swedish Arts Grants Committee – one year working grant
2022 – The Swedish Arts Grants Committee – travel grant
2022 – City of Gothenburg, Projektstöd Pronto
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 (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
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
2021 – Performance Documentation, course at Academy of Music and Drama, Göteborg, SE
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
2022 – Founder of SWIT, the platform for contemporary photography bridging Sweden and Italy
2022 – Assistant curator, Nocefresca residency program, Milis, IT
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
2021 – Interview for Emma & Conti by Lint Art Collective, Göteborg, SE
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 curator Laura Cemin, online
2020 – Jury member, MA Photography, Valand Academy, Göteborg, SE