ARTIST STATEMENT

Sara Marinangeli (born 1993 inMacerata, Italy) is a photographer and video-artist, based in London. In 2016she obtained her BA with Honor in Fine Art, in Florence, after taking part inthe Erasmus + project in FAMU, Academy of Performing Arts, Prague. In 2019 Sara  graduated with Distinction from the Royal College of Art, MA Photography.

Recurring themes of Sara's workare memories (personal and collective), time, and loss;indelible marks that are part of everybody's life.

In her practice, she combinesportraits, landscapes, still-life photography, and moving image. Her body of work is indissolublyconnected to the analogue practice. Films give her the chance to mark andemphasize the connection between the handcraft and the passing of time.

The darkroom practice is asignificant part of her body of work. The picture doesn’t ever end with theclick and the opening-closing of the shutter. It develops within time andspace. She learned to accept the mistakes as part of the work itself,considering the image as a unique piece, sometimes unrepeatable and even morevaluable for this reason. 

Material and practice are  connected in different ways in her series of works, Sara is constantlyexperimenting with the process, from the printmaking to photographic and videomaterials. Through her practice, she intends to give a new life to processes, moments, people or feeling that are part of our past and remain present through images.

Selected for the SW Darkroom Residency Award and TheLabyrinth Lab / RCA Award 2019. Her work has been shown in Italy, England, America,and the Czech Republic.



CV

EDUCATION



September 2017/2019-Royal College of Art, MA Photography. Dissertation-Distinction

2015-2016 Erasmus + at FAMU, Academy of Performing Arts, Prague

2012-2016BA with Honours in Fine Arts, Graphic Arts and Printmaking Accademia di Belle Arti in Firenze.

February 2017 Photographic Workshop with the Italian photo reporter: Francesco Cito.

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

07-02-2020/29-02-2020  Visual Storytelling, The Southwest collective in collaboration with Artizan Gallery, 7 Lucius StreetTorquayDevonTQ2 5NZ

19-02-2020/23-02-2020   Cluster Photography and Prints, Ugly Duck, London SE13 LP

07-12-2019/ 26-01-2020   Living Image, The Halide Project, Philadelphia PA. The Halide Project’s fourth annual juried showcase of contemporary analog photography.

28-06-2019/07-07-2019   RCA Degree Show, Photography Department, London, 1 HESTER RD, RCA DYSON BUILDING Battersea

4-07-2019    Introiezione/Proiezione, La ricerca del Sé, Studio38,Contemporary Art Gallery, Pistoia, Corso G. Amendola 38E04-

04-2019    REMAINS, Screening night at Tolli's, Kentish town, London.

22-09-2018/29-09-2018   Al femminile, Festival Circostanza #2, Ex-Leopoldine Space, Piazza Tasso, Florence. Festival organized by Galleria Cartavetra and Rivista d'arte Stanza 251.

02-07-2018/ 08-07-2018   Cosmos, Family of No Man, Arles. Cosmos Books, Arles Rencontrede la photographie

26-11-2016 / 22-01-2017    Exhibition in Broumov Monastery organized by the Department of Photography of FAMU Academy.

02-2016/ 06-2016     Prague and its beauty, Galleria delCentro Ceco, invia GB Morgagni 20 a Milano, realized by FAMU, Department of photography.

2015/2016             StARTpoint, Florence exhibition organized by the Academia di Belle Arti.

WORK EXPERIENCE

September 2018-Present   Freelance Photographer, Video, Photography,Processing, developing, scanning still images and moving image • currently working for On8mil Analogue Image.

January-June 2017   Assistant in a Photography Archive, Fototeca di Altidona, Fermo, Italy Organized the archive, especially Mario Dondero’s films and prints; digitalized and scanned the photo materials; helping on the set up new exhibitions.

January-May 2015    Trainee for the visual artist Stefano Fake, Fake Factory, Firenze, Italy,Worked on the Adobe Suite to realize and immersive video experience “Rinascimento VideoExperience”; and “African tribes” for La Pergola Museum in Florence.

May-July 2014     Trainee in the production field of “Tempo instabile con probabili schiarite” film directed by M. Pontecorvo, Panorama Films, Roma, Italy,Office work; organized the timetable for part of the troupe; runner for the set.

Publications

17-10-20  Generazioni photographic book presented in Museo del Territorio in Cormòns (GO), Italy, as part of the Trieste Photo Days festival.

02-06-20     DezeenonlineMagazine_ Freyja's Sewell work photography by Sara Marinangeli   Link here

09-07-2019   Vogue Italia,websiteRCA Photography 2019

05/2019   VogueCS Magazine, assistant photographer of Mojmir Bures, still life photography

Using Format