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Valeria Cherchi

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Biography

Valeria Cherchi (b. 1986) is an artist working with images and text. She was born and raised in Sardinia, Italy.

Her work over the past years has been themed around the meaning of the ‘unspoken’ within different social issues. She is interested in telling tangible character-driven stories driven by the exploration of personal memories and history.

In her most recent project ‘Some of You Killed Luisa,’ she examines small Sardinian communities as an example of a civil context that has opted to shape its social structure by choosing omerta (Code of Silence). The photo-text book is published by The Eriskay Connection (2020).

In 2018 Valeria was named in British Journal of Photography’s annual ‘Ones to Watch’.

Education

2020 # UNIDAV – Anthropological, psychological, pedagogical disciplines, teaching methodologies and technologies
2020 # Taking Your Time: Expanding Long-Term Visual Projects, Magnum workshop with Moises Saman and Paul Moakley : exploring the production, editing and publishing of long-term multimedia projects
2018 # Nikon-NOOR Academy, masterclass with Bénédicte Kurzen, Sanne De Wilde, & Francesco Zizola
2018 # Fact Checking, workshop with Nicolas Niarchos
2016-17 # ISSP International Masterclass, mentored by Simon Norfolk
2013 # MA Fashion Photography, University of the Arts London
2010 # BA in Industrial Design and Visual Communication, The Sapienza University of Rome

Exhibitions

SOLO

2020 # Anatomy of Silence and Book Launch during Photo London – POSTPONED
2020 # Anatomia del Silenzio, Museo Nivola – Orani, IT
2013 # I Used to – Fondazione Logudoro Meilogu, Museo d’Arte Contemporanea FLM. Banari, IT

GROUP

2020 # Foto|hub – Tuscany, IT – POSTPONED
2020 # Addis Foto Fest – Addis Ababa, ET – POSTPONED
2019 # Athens Photo Festival, Hellenic Centre for Photography – Αthens, GR
2019 # LOOKING ON, MAR – Museo d’Arte della città di Ravenna – IT
2018 # FUTURES NARRATIVES, Unseen – Amsterdam, NL
2018 # GPF2018, Guernsey Photography Festival – UK
2018 # SO FAR, Landskrona Photo Festival – SE
2018 # FUTURES (Projection), PhotoESPAÑA – Madrid, ES
2018 # BJP Ones To Watch, Copeland Gallery – London, UK
2018 # SHOWOFF, Krakow Photomonth – Krakow, PL
2018 # ACTIVISM – Fotografia Europea – Reggio Emilia, IT
2016 # MODUS OPERDANDI – Milan, IT
2015 # SIFEST OFF, Savignano Immagini Festival – IT
2015 # OF PEOPLE AND PLACES – London, UK
2013 # SALON13 – Photofusion. London, UK

Talks:

2020 # Talk (online), www.10x10photobooks.org / LIVE-streaming Photobook Salons
2020 # Talk (online), www.studiomarangoni.it / Conference @ Home
2020 # Talk (online), www.phmuseum.com / Photobooks
2020 # Talk (online), ww.ars.fondazionedisardegna.it / Appunti d’arte condivisa
2020 # Workshop, On Silence and Omerta, Secondary School A.Mura – Orani, IT
2020 # Lecture, IIS Caterina da Siena – Milan, IT
2019 # Athens Photo Festival, Hellenic Centre for Photography – Αthens, GR
2019 # The Phair, Ex Borsa Valori – Turin, IT
2019 # Women in Focus: Documentary and Citizenship.The European Centre for Documentary Research – Cardiff, UK
2018 # Recyclart @ CENTRALE for Contemporary Art – Bruxelles, BE
2018 # Extra Fort @ Le Vecteur – Charleroi, BE

Acknowledgements:

2019 # SELECTED, Plat(t)form 2019, Fotomuseum Winterthur – CH
2019 # NOMINATED, C/O Berlin Talent Award
2019 # NOMINATED, 6×6 Global Talent Program
2019 # NOMINATED, Joop Swart Masterclass
2018 # SELECTED, British Journal of Photography, Ones To Watch
2018 # SHORTLISTED, Lucie Foundation Emerging Artist Scolarship
2018 # SELECTED, Futures-Photography
2018 # FINALIST, Guernsay International Photographic Competition

Selected clients

Internazionale, Hemispheres Magazine, Wallpaper* City Guide, Freunde von Freunden, Wonderland, Flaunt, Tank, Universal Records, NTS Radio, Hyperdub Records, LVMH, UCLA, Guess, QVC, BCBG, EyeEm, Mutina.

Selected publications

BOOKS: Some of You Killed Luisa, The Eriskay Connection (2020)

MONOGRAPHS: Some of You Killed Luisa, Photopaper 22 curated by Salvatore Vitale (2017)

The British Journal of Photography, Internazionale, Else, Rivista Studio, Photocaptionist, Pismo, Panorama, Vogue.it, YET, Blink, 1000 Words Magazine.