ARTIST STATEMENT

Sara Marinangeli (born 1993 in Macerata, Italy) is a photographer and video-artist, based in London. In 2016she obtained her BA with Honours in Fine Art, in Florence, after taking part in the 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 work are memories (personal and collective), time, and loss. Indelible marks that are part of everybody's life.
In her practice, she combines portraits, landscapes, still-life photography, and moving image. Her body of work is indissolubly connected to the analogue method. Films give her the chance to mark and emphasize the connection between the handcraft and time passing.
The darkroom practice is a significant part of her body of work. The picture doesn't ever end with the click and the opening-closing of the shutter. It develops within time and space. She learned to accept the mistakes as part of the work itself, considering the image as a unique piece, sometimes unrepeatable and even more valuable for this reason. 
Sara is continuously experimenting with the process, from the printmaking to photographic and video materials. 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. Currently part of London Creative Network. 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


2012-2016  BA 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


18/21-01-2021    Lift-Off, Online Film Festival, Organised by Pinewood Studio

07/29-02-2020    Visual Storytelling, The Southwest collective in collaboration with Artizan Gallery, 7 Lucius StTorquayDevonTQ2 5NZ


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


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


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


04-07-2019     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.


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


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


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


02/06- 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 Accademia di Belle Arti.

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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