About the speaker

Laura Cantarella (Savigliano, 1972) is a documentary photographer, independent researcher, and lecturer. She alternates her activities as an author with those of planning and coordinating territorial investigations, with particular attention given to fragile territories.

She earned a degree in Architecture with a thesis on the role of photography in the hypermedia communication of architecture and territory (110/110 and the right to publish, Politecnico di Torino, 1997) and then a PhD in Humanidades (Humanities) with a thesis entitled “La Riviera mediterránea en el siglo XXI. De Territoire Liquide a paisaje de la crisis. Imaginarios y decodificaciones fotográficas” (Excelencia cum laude, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, director Rafael Argullol, Barcelona 2016).

She collaborates with universities and institutes as a professor of photography and contemporary visual culture. She has been invited to hold workshops and seminars at: MEF Museo Ettore Fico, PAV Living Art Park, PHOS Multifunctional Center for Photography and Visual Arts in Turin, among others. She has worked as a lecturer at the Politecnico di Torino (Polytechnic University of Turin), Accademia Abadir in Catania, ELISAVA Barcelona School of Design and Engineering, and IAAC-Institute for Advanced Architecture.

Her works have been exhibited in numerous museums and cultural institutions including Chealsea Art Museum in New York, Pratt Institute, New York, MACBA Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, CCCB Centre de Cultura Contemporania de Barcelona, Fundaciò Espais d’Art Contemporani Girona, Museu d'Història de Catalunya, Disseny hub in Barcelona, Savignano Immagini, Rapallo Contemporary Photography, IUAV Venice, and F4 / An Idea of Photography - Fabbri Foundation. Her works are in public and private collections in Italy and abroad.

She is one of the winners of Terna Prize for Contemporary Art and finalist of Francesco Fabbri Prize / Contemporary Photography.

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