about

Bianca Salvo (born in 1986) is an Italian artist living and working in Bogotá. She was awarded with an MA in Photography in 2012 from the London College of Communication and previous to that, in 2010 she gained a BA in Visual Art & Photography from the Istituto Europeo di Design in Milan. She has been lecturer in Creative Research in Photography at the Istituto Europeo di Design in Milan and now she is currently professor in photography at the Universidad de Los Andes in Bogotá.
Oscillating between the factual and the fictional, her work mainly explores the connections among beliefs and the image. Her artistic practice is based on the combined use of  staged photography with archival footage, written documents, books, found objects, installation and videos and points to question the role of western gaze in the production of evidences and proofs of idealistic scenarios of civilization.

She is interested in the deconstruction and re-enactment of found narratives, as well as in the appropriation of historical, geographical and anthropological imageries. Overlaying territories, times and histories her body of work aims to produce a new stock of material evidences resistant to classification, besides, through her projects, she intends to challenge the effectiveness of human temporal registers offering plausible scenarios amid truth and imagination.

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Education


2018/20 MA Plastic ArtsUniversidad de Los Andes Bogota, CO

2012 MA PhotographyLondon College of Communication, London, UK

2007/10 BA Photography and Visual ArtsIstituto Europeo di Design, Milan, IT

2005/08 BA PsychologyUniversità degli Studi di Firenze, Florence, IT

Solo Shows


2019  The Universe Makers, CONTACT Photography Festival, Toronto, CA

2018  The Universe Makers, Atelier Noua, Bodo, NO

2018  The Universe Makers, Fonderia 20.9, Verona, IT

Selected Group Shows


2021 Fondazione Orestiadi, Gibellina Photo Road, Gibellina, IT

2021 Festival Circulation(S), Le CentQuatre #104, Paris, FR
2020 Space Works: Our Perception of the Space, Tampere Art Museum, Tempere, FI 

2019  MOONSTRUCK Photographic Explorations, Fotostiftung Schweiz, Wintertour, CH

2019  Gibellina Photo Road, Fictions, Gibellina, IT 

2019 La Soledad del Proyecto, El Faro, Bogotá, CO

2018  Mopla Group Show, Los Angeles, USA

2016 From North to South:The Archive as a Connective Map, SiFestOff, Savignano, IT

2016 Shifting Focus, Kunstquarter Bethanien, Berlin, DE

2015 Il ritratto, Galleria San Fedele, Milan, IT

2013  97esima Collettiva Giovani Artisti , Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Venice, IT

2013 Premio Francesco Fabbri per le Arti Contemporanee, Villa Brandolini,  Treviso, IT

2012 The End, Art Basel Miami, Miami-Beach Regional Library, Miami, USA

2012 A Forming State, London College of Communication, London, UK

Book Shows


2019 The Tokyo Art Book Fair, Tokyo, J

2018 Organ Vida International Photography Festival, Zagreb, HR

2018 Hamburg, Triennial of Photography Hamburg,  Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, DE

2018 IED Istituto Europeo di Design, Madrid, ES

2018 FotoLeggendo, Officine Fotografiche, Rome, IT

2018 Internationale Photoszene, Cologne, FR

2018 Photobook Week, Aarhus, DK

2018 Photography Seminar Litauen, Nida, LT

2018 Zentralbibliothek im Kulturpalast, Dresden, CZ

2018 Kassel, Fotobookfestival, documenta-Halle, DE

2018 Dublin, PhotoIreland Festival, The Library Project, IRL

2018 Photobookfest, Unseen Dummy Award 2018, Moscow, RU

2017 Unseen Book Market, Unseen Festival, Amsterdam, NE

Guest Lectures


2020 2nd International Photography Conference “ Blurring the Lines”, European Cultural Centre, Venice, IT 

2020 Minifestival on Contemporary Photography, Istituto Europeo di Design, Milan, IT

2019  On longevity, Toronto Photobook Library, Toronto, CA

2016 Modus Operandi, Arte e Incertidumbre, Universidad de Los Andes, Bogotá

Awards


2020 Shortlisted Blurring the Lines, Paris, FR

2018  Recipient Gibellina Photo Road Open Call, Gibellina, IT

2018  Shortlisted Kassel Dummy Award, DE

2018 Recipient Chromaluxe Lucie Foundation Scholarship, Los Angeles, USA

2017  Shortlisted The Unseen Dummy Award, Amsterdam, NL

2017 Shortlisted Lucie Foundation Scholarship Grant, Emerging Artist, Los Angeles, USA

2016 Shortlisted Latent Open Call, Rome, IT

2015 Shortlisted Athens Photofestival APhf:15, Athens, GR

2014 Shortlisted Exposure Format Festival, UK

2014 Shortlisted Premio Arti Visive, Galleria S.Fedele, Milan, IT

2013 Shortlisted 97 Collettiva Giovani Artisti, Fondazione Bevilacqua la Masa, Venice, IT

2013 Shortlisted Premio Francesco Fabbri per le Arti Contemporanee 2013, Treviso, IT

2013 Longlisted New Sensation UK 2013 Saatchi Gallery, UK

2013 Shortlisted Open Submission, Belfast Photo Festival 2013,  Belfast, IE

Selected Publications


Fisheye Photo Review 2020.21, June 2020

Yogurt Magazine, January 2020

Phases Magazine, December 2019

PHmuseum Story of The Week, December 2018

LensCulture, August 2018

Paper Journal, July 2018

GUP Magazine, January 2018

YET Magazine, December 2017

Planet Journal, July 2017

Archive Collective Magazine, May 2017

Archivo Photo, September 2016

IGNANT Magazine, September 2016

Source Photographic Review, September 2013

Gold Circle UK Curatorial Platform for Contemporary Photography, May 2013

Featureshoot, ‘A Record of Humanity Presented in a Specimen-Like Style’, February 2013