About

Federica Landi (1986) is a practicing artist working mainly with photography, professor at the Academy of Fine Arts of Rome and co-founder of Riu, an independent space dedicated to research in the visual art field. From the beginning Federica has perceived photography in a perspective of construction, using it as a visual language for spatial investigations. A pivotal element of her research is the relationship between the human presence and his environment as a place shaped by technology. The investigated space is the one created by man himself, from the simple act of seeing to the production of sophisticated devices. Perception is thus no longer conceived as a static system, but it comes into active play when activated by cultural and technological inputs which leave an inevitable human mark onto the world.

Education 

2011- 2012 MA Photography London College of Communication
2010 Semestral course, Photography, Central Saint Martins College

2006-2009 BA in Fine Art, Academy of Fine Arts of Florence

Exhibitions

2017

-Fare Comunità, VILLA BRANDOLINI, Pieve di Soligo (Treviso), Italy

-La Ville Autrement Entrer en Résistance, BIENNALE DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE URBI & ORBI, Sedan, France

-Essay on Blindness, BIENNALE OF YOUNG ARTISTS OF EUROPE AND THE MEDITERRANEAN, Tirana, Albania

-Circulation(S) Festival jeune photographie européenne, CENTQUATRE, Paris, France

2016

-Encontros Da Imagem 2016, CASA ESPERANCA, Braga, Portugal

-Shifting Focus, KUNSTQUARTIER BETHANIEN GALLERY, Berlino, Germany

-Sideways, FOTOGRAFIA EUROPEA 2016, PALAZZO CASOTTI, Reggio Emilia, Italy

2015

-That used to be us, HAW CONTEMPORARY GALLERY, Kansas City, USA

-Fotografia Post, SPAZIO MINIMO, San Marino

2014

-Twine, DOOMED GALLERY, London

-Photography As Installation, OXFORD HOUSE, London

-Five contemporary photography collective, BRIGHTON PHOTO BIENNAL, UNIVERSITY GALLERY, Brighton

-Edition, FOUR CORNERS GALLERY, London

-A process, NEUE GALLERY IM HOHMANNHAUS, Augsburg

-F. Landi/G. Asso duo exhibition, ROSENZWEIG ARTS CENTRE, Columbus, Mississippi

2013

-Pump House Open, PUMP HOUSE GALLERY, Battersea, London

-Uncertain States, THE BANK, CENTRAL HOUSE GALLERY, WhiteChapel, London

-The Imaginary Beings, CENTRO DE EXPERIMENTACAO E CRIACAO ARTISTICA, Loulè, Portugal

2012

-A Forming State, LOWER STREET GALLERY, LONDON COLLEGE OF COMMUNICATION, London

-60 Artist/ 12 Countries/ 20 Stations/ One City/, ART BELOW LONDON, HYDE PARK CORNER UNDERGROUND, London

-Art Below London, UNDERGROUND GALLERY, Charing Cross, London

2011

-Woman as Photographer: documenting life as a woman, MPLS PHOTO CENTRE AND GALLERY, Minneapolis, USA

-The Imaginary Beings, DEVONPORT GUILDHALL (BRITISH ART SHOW 7, fringe), Plymouth

2010

-Premio Celeste Contemporary Art Award (finalist), BRODBECK FOUNDATION, Catania

2009

-City Wide Art VIII Competition (winner as best contemporary art work), ST. JAMES CHURCH GALLERY, Florence

-Attraverso Me, PICCOLO FORMATO PHOTOGRAPHIC CENTRE AND GALLERY, Bologna

Projections of Works

2017

– Belfast Photo Festival (Irlanda)
– Emerging Talents dal Festival Internazionale di FotoGrafia Roma (Italia)
– Encontros da Imagem di Braga (Portogallo)
– Festival Format (UK)
– Fotografia Europea di Reggio Emilia (Italia),
– Fotofestiwal Lódz (Polonia).

Publications

2017

-KRITIKA ONLINE (interview)

-PREMIO COMBAT 2017, (catalogue)

-MEDITERRANEA 18 YOUNG ARTISTS BIENNALE, (exhibition catalogue)

-MAPS-MAGAZINE (photo magazine)

-CIRCUALTION(S) Festival jeune photographie européenne, (exhibition catalogue)

2016

-OAI13, webmagazine de culture, photo et de societè (online publication)

-ENCONTROS DA IMAGEM 2016, Happiness, A Place in the Sun (exhibition catalogue)

-FOTOGRAFIA EUROPEA 2016, La Via Emilia, Strade,Viaggi, Confini (exhibition catalogue)

-PHOTOBOITE, 30 under 30 Women photographers (online publication)

-BEAUTIFUL DECAY (online publication)

2015

-#AI MAGAZINE (art magazine)

-PHOTOMEDIATION MACHINE (online publication)

2014

-MyTemplaArt (interview and online publication)

-L’HELIOTROPE (online publication)

2013

-DER GREIF (photo magazine)

-SOUCE MAGAZINE (online publication)

-GOLA BORN IN BRITAIN, introducing emerging artists (online article and publication)

-F-STOP MAGAZINE, (online publication)

2012

-DUST MAGAZINE, (online publication)

-UNCERTAIN STATES NEWSPAPER OF VISUAL RESEARCH /9 (newspaper)

-EIGHTEEN39 photography culture, (online publication)

2011

-PHOTO VOGUE ITALY, (online publication)

-SILVERSHOTZ international journal of photography (photo magazine)

2009

-OLIVIERO TOSCANI ”OLTRARNO” (book)

Curatorial Experiences

2016

-FROM NORTH TO SOUTH: THE ARCHIVE AS A CONNECTIVE MAP, in collaboration with Francesca Marcaccio Hitzeman, for SiFest OFF, Savignano sul Rubicone, Italy

-CONFLUENZE, for SiFest OFF, Savignano sul Rubicone, Italy

-FRACTURES, Riu-PROJECT, Rimini, Italy

-PHOTO.POCKET.PROJECT, SiFest OFF as part of ARTCITY/ARTE FIERA, Bologna, Italy

2015

-IL FUTURO DELLA MEMORIA, for SiFest OFF, Savignano sul Rubicone, Italy

-ANGOLI DI CONFINE, for Creativity Summer Festival, Rimini, Italy

2014

-PEACHES & CREAM V, for Millennium Images and Crane Kalman Gallery, London

-TRAVELS, a curated exhibition of selected works by artist Jason Shenai, London

2013

-PEACHES & CREAM IV, for Millennium Images and Crane Kalman Gallery, London

-ALL WE KNOW IS THE SOUND OF CULTURE, for Millennium Images and Speos Gallery, Paris

2012

-PEACHES & CREAM III, for Millennium Images and Crane Kalman Gallery, London

Lectures and Presentations

2017

-MIGRANTS, REPRESENTATIONS, AND MIRRORS, presentation and conversation around the theme of the migration crisis with artists Isabelle Arvers, Rachel Rom (read by Annakarin Quinto), Le Boudoir 2.0, Arles Festival, France

-DAL VISIBILE ALL’INVISIBILE: STRATEGIE NARRATIVE NELLA FOTOGRAFIA CONTEMPORANEA, open lecture at for the event IN&OUT, Academy of Fine Arts of Rome

2016

-ON THE EDGES OF EXPERIENCES, presentation of the residency program and works for BJCEM-Biennale des Jeunes Créateurs de l’Europe et de la Méditerranée, Fabbrica del Vapore, Milano

-POETICS AND POLITICS OF A LANDSCAPE, lecture on landscape photography, Kunstquarter Bethanien, Berlin

-GENERAZIONE CRITICA, presentation of the book written by  Luca Panaro with Luca Carradori and Martina Reggiani, Centrale Fotografia, Fano

2015

-GENERAZIONE CRITICA, on the symposium about the relationship between photography and new media, held at Metronom Gallery, Modena, Italy

-FEDERICA LANDI IN CONVERSATION WITH LUCA SANTESE, on the role of documentary photography and representation of international conflicts

-VEDERSI OLTRE I CONFINI, workshop on how to build an art profile and gain international exposure in galleries and on magazines, SiFest OFF, Savignano sul Rubicone, Italy

-PORFOLIO REVIEWS along with artist and curator Marco Vincenzi, SiFest OFF, Savignano sul Rubicone, Italy

-LECTURE ON PHOTOGRAPY AND SELF REPRESENTATION, for the class of Masters in Visual Arts, Academy of Fine Art of Rome

-LA FOTOGRAFIA E’ DONNA, LECTURE ON WOMEN IN PHOTOGRAPHY, Circolo Cultura e Immagine, Savignano sul Rubicone, Italy

-ID RIMINI, public speech about the book of artist and curator Marco Vincezi + lecure on photography and architecture, Palazzo SUMS, San Marino

2014

-POETICS AND POLITICS OF A LANDSCAPE, lecture on landscape photography, Uncertain States, London

Representations

Circulation(s) Gallery, Paris

Millennium Images, London

Four Corners Gallery, London

Contact

federjcalandi@hotmail.it