Born in 1986 in Sicily.

At the age of two I moved with my family to Tuscany where I grew up. During high school I joined an experimental theatre course where I began to work on the expressiveness of my body. Meanwhile, I found my father's Minolta XG and obsessively photographed in black and white everything surrounded me.

In 2006 I moved to Bologna to study Art History at Dams. I had to leave my theatre group and I began to turn the photographic medium towards myself, starting a photographic research towards the exploration of my interiority and of my personal story.

In 2011 I moved to London to continue my academic studies in Photography. I enrolled to a Master's degree at the London College of Communication.

I work mainly with photography, mixing digital and analogue images, autobiographical texts, family photos, performance and staged portraits. I address themes such as illness, the fragility of the female body, the ambivalent relationship with parental figures, family memory and one's own emotions. Starting from my personal history, I am interested in touching  issues that concern the life paths of many. For me, photography is a form of self-therapy and through the self-portrait and the performative act I investigates the ambiguity related to one's individuality and emotionality.

I am also passionate about old analogue techniques and often experiment with expired rolls of film, cyanotypes and rayograms.

I  have exhibited my work internationally, in Italy, England, Lithuania and Shanghai.

I live and work in Milan.


Academic Background

2014: MA Photography, London College of Communication.
2011: BA Contemporary Art History, Dams-drama,arts and music studies, University of Bologna.

Selected Group Exhibitions and Projects

1 - 5 November 2023: Liquida Photofestival, Paratissima, Torino.

23 March - 23 April 2023: Exclusion, #SameSameButDifferent open call by Perimetro, Base, Milan.

31 May-26 June 2021: Corpi, Circuiti Dinamici, Milan.

November 2019-January 2020: 9th V&A Staff Exhibition, Victoria and Albert Museum.

22-27 September 2017: Vacant, In Use, Old Police Station Deptford, London. 

22 June-17 July 2017: Traces, Free Space Project, Kentish Town Health Center, London.

April 2017: London Pinhole Festival, Four Corners, London. 

February-June 2016: 7th V&A Staff Exhibition, Victoria and Albert Museum.
 March 2016: 26 Caledonian Road, a project by LCC MA Photography alumni group, Geddes Gallery, London.

8 August-5 September 2015: 房间里的____ in the Room, V Art Center, Shanghai.

22 November-1 December 2014: MA Final Show, London College of Communication.
12-14 September 2014: London Analog Festival, Bargehouse Oxo Tower Wharf, London.

12-14 September 2014: Doomed Gallery Polaroid Show, London.

7-14 March 2014: MA Photography Interim Show, London College of Communication.

7-10 December 2013: Making Culture, A Side - B Side Projects, Hackney Downs Studios, London.
February 2013: Art Below London, Underground Gallery, London.

25 April-2 May 2012: European project 'Youth Exchange', AV 17 Gallery, Vilnius.

May 2011: 'Graceful Ghosts' Exhibition of Alessandra Rinaudo and Valentina D'Accardi, AV 17 Gallery, Vilnius.

22-31 July 2010: Kilow'art Temporary Gallery, VIII edition of Kilow'art Festival, San Sepolcro.
July 2010: 'Summertime', BT'f Art Gallery, Bologna.

May 2009: Karma Art Expò, Arteria space, Bologna.

January 2008: 'Berlin Marmelade' (solo exhibition) Ex Mercato 24, Bologna.


2012: Recipient of a Rector's Scholarship for Postgraduate study.


2023: PurpleHaze Magazine Book 009, The Body Issue

2022: Accademia di Fotografia, Nikon School.

2020: Italy Photo Award, Italian Collection 2020.

2019: Uncertain States Issue 31 "Transformation".

Selected talks

2021:' Immagini Parlanti', Archivissima edition 2021 'Generazioni', online symposium.

2020: 'Temperature Check', LCC MA Photography Alumni Network Presentation, online symposium.

2017: Talk to MA Photography students at London College of Communication.


2017: Part of the Jury for Metro Imaging Prize to London College of Communication MA Photography student.

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