I’m a visual artist. My favourite media is photography, sometimes writing and video as well.
I have a background in cultural studies, with a focus on the Mediterranean and the Middle East, and I’m now carrying on a Ph.D in photography and Visual Art at Aix-Marseille University.
My theoretical and practical research is centered on questioning the representation of the Mediterranean and its imagery. I focus on the sea as place/land and on its symbolic space; I am also interested in areas where movement, transformation and a dualistic approach (connection/separation) can be observed.
My works often focus on how the space is perceived. I'm interested in exploring the balance between intimacy and extimacy and I try to represent the tensions between my inner world and my surrounding world. I mainly use digital photography and I am concentrating more and more on the way this medium is evolving in contemporary culture. I am deepening my study about the peculiarity of archives as artistic practice and also about the relation between images, their spatialization and the interferences they create.
I was born in the south of Italy (Trani) and I live and work between Rome and Marseille.

"You look out the window, but who is watching?" I. Calvino

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