Cristina De Paola

Cristina De Paola (b. 1995, Italy) is an artist based in Milan. She’s currently obtaining the MA in Photography at the Brera Academy. Her latest artistic research investigates the sense of belonging to a specific place, both physically and mentally. Through a heterogeneous visual path that combines the artist’s personal heritage along with scientific sources, De Paola’s work is a tale about how, since prehistoric times, human beings had an extreme need to interact with the Mother Earth; the Italian South proves to be fertile land of research on forms of interactions with our deepest sense of identity.

Commercial portfolio only upon request

2018, on going - MA in Photography, Brera Academy, Milan, IT
August/February 2016 - BA in New Media, Willem de Kooning Academie, Rotterdam, NL
2014/2017 - BA in Art and Media, Brera Academy, Milan, IT

2020 - Viasaterna, Milan, IT
2019 - Triennale di Milano, Milan, IT

Solo Exhibitions
2020 – Finis Terrae, curated by Emma Zanella – Museo MA*GA, Gallarate, IT

Group Exhibitions
2021 – "DOMANI – Aspettative, previsioni e desideri per l'epoca post pandemica", progetto BreraBicocca, Università degli Studi di Milano Bicocca, Milan, IT
2021 – TRACCIATI - AIR NON RESERVED ARTIST IN RESIDENCE, Officine Creative Non Riservato & Cascina Biblioteca, Milan, IT
2021 – I am not sure (Will I ever be?), Spacca Studio, Milan, IT
2021 – FRESH EYES 2021, Rotterdam Photobook Market, NL
2021 – Maratona di Visione – 3º Rassegna Online di Videoarte, curated by Alberto Ceresoli. Represented by Spazio Volta/selected by Edoardo De Cobelli, IT
2020 – BRAERAKLASSE#5 – IPER Interno Esterno, Careof / Fabbrica del Vapore, Milan, IT
2019 – Riccardo Prina Prize, Un racconto fotografico, Ghiggini Gallery, Varese, IT
2019 – Riccardo Prina Prize, Un racconto fotografico, La Triennale di Milano, Milan, IT
2019 – "Che riguarda la fotografia", Centrale Festival, Rocca Malatestiana, Fano, IT
2019 – "Tutti i verbi all'infinito", curated by Apuliart and Cava, Museo Diocesano, Lecce, IT
2018 – Riccardo Prina Prize, Un racconto fotografico, Ghiggini Gallery, Varese, IT
2018 – Riccardo Prina Prize, Un racconto fotografico, La Triennale di Milano, Milan, IT
2017 – (RE)GENERATION, curated by Apuliart, Prima Gallery, Lecce, IT
2016 – Ubik Gallery, curated by Mint Collective, Rotterdam, NL
2016 – Lume, Milan, IT

Awards & nominations
2021 – "Reunion Calling" by PhEST, selected by Phmuseum (Shortlisted)
2021 – 150 Greatest Emerging Photography Talent in Europe by FRESH EYES - Powered by GUP Magazine
2019 – Riccardo Prina Prize (Winner)

Artist Residencies and Masterclasses
2021 – "In Nature" - workshop with Mark Steinmetz and Irina Rozovsky by Transizioni / OMNNE, Lecce
2021 – TRACCIATI - AIR Non Reserved Artist in Residence by Non Riservato and Cascina Biblioteca, Milan
2021 – "Nuove modalità operative per la fotografia", workshop with Paolo Woods – Riverboom
2021 – "Il fotolibro nel panorama dell'editoria indipendente", workshop with Tommaso Parrillo – Witty Books
2021 – "Editoria come Curatela - Publishing as Curating", workshop with Elisa Medde – FOAM Magazine
2020 – Canon Student Development Programme - Visa Pour l'Image
2019 – BoCs Art - Art residence Curated by Giacinto di Pietrantonio, Cosenza

2021 – FRESH EYES - Powered by GUP Magazine
2021 – Ombra Magazine Issue n.2
2020 – Yogurt Magazine - BAD TASTE flavour. Issue published by Yogurt Editions
2020 – Encourage – Canon Student Development Programme 2020. Curated by Luca Rocco and Camilla Ferrari, published by TOMO TOMO
2019 – Bottega della fotografia - La Repubblica

Online publications
Ombra Magazine
D.A.R.E. Magazine
Assembramento by Invertebre
Vulcano Statale
Rullino Rebels




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