Born in Turin but grown in France, Ilaria studies “News technologies for arts” at the Academy of arts in Venice and specializes in photography in Florence at Fondazione Studio Marangoni.
She first meets photography when working at the Archive “Bianco e Nero” of Vittorio Pavan in Venice, becoming then the assistant of the artist Giorgia Fiorio. She founds “Yet Magazine” with other colleagues in 2012, contributing as photoeditor during the first two years of the magazine. Since 2013 member of Fetart, an association that organizes the annual Festival Circulation(s). As a curator she conceives the exhibition by artists Ying Ang and Gianni Cipriano at Le Petit Oiseau Va Sortir Paris in 2014. In 2016, while in Florence for a master at Fondazione Studio Marangoni, she founds the project Zine Tonic with Niccolò Hébel. In 2017 she is selected for an artist residency by the festival Fotografia Europea, where she presents “How Far Now?”, a collaborative project developed over a year with asylum seeker migrants. In 2018 Ilaria coordinates the exhibition of the artists in residency at Fondation des Treilles, by Laura Serani, and curates with Niccolò Hébel the first edition of “Vandals” presented in Milan at BASE cultural center during the Photo Week 2018.
Born in Paris, he grows up surrounded by photography. After studying ceramic art and “Industrial design and visual arts”, he becomes the assistant of the sculptor Fabrice Langlade.
Fascinated by scenography, Niccolò collaborates with various festivals, among which the Rencontres d’Arles. He curated events in Paris such as the exhibition by artists Ying Ang and Gianni Cipriano at Le Petit Oiseau Va Sortir, Perceptions Singulières at the Galerie Sit Down and the contest PX3 on show at Espace Beau Repaire.
He attends a master in photography at Fondazione Marangoni in Florence in 2016. In that same year he founds, with Ilaria Crosta, the project Zine Tonic.
In 2017 he is selected for an artist residency by the festival Fotografia Europea, where he presents “How Far Now?”, a collaborative project developed over a year with asylum seeker migrants.
In 2018 he curates with Ilaria Crosta the first edition of “Vandals” presented in Milan at BASE cultural center during the Photo Week 2018.
Born in Livorno, he moves in Venice in 2009 to attend the “News technologies for arts” course at the Academy of arts. From 2013 to 2016 he attends the triennial photography course at Fondazione Studio Marangoni in Florence, where he wins the scholarship, ex aequo, as best triennial student.
In 2017 he displays in Milan at the 2nd edition of the International Photo Project, curated by Elio Grazioli.
Francesco has been selected as one of the seven “under 35” finalists of LOOP | Giovane Fotografia Italiana, part of the festival Fotografia Europea. He is one of the ten finalists of Premio Celeste | Visible White Photo Prize by Laura Serani and he is among the eight Italian artists who will exhibit at the biennial festival of contemporary art JCE-Jeune Création Européenne.
Italian Cultural Institute in Paris invited him for an artist residency in March 2018, giving him the occasion to develop the project ”Random Notes for a Necessary Urban Planning”, then showed in a solo exhibition curated by Laura Serani.
Currently based in Livorno, Florence and Venice .
After completing my master’s degree in Cultural Heritage, I began working in the field of visual arts, gaining experience in curating, project management and communication.
I was the editor-in-chief of Maps Magazine and I have worked as curator and photo consultant with Duae, a collective for contemporary artistic research based in Barcelona.
I am a frequent contributor to Yourpictureditor and I work as a freelance photo editor and curator for photographers, assisting them with the production, editing and promotion of their projects.