loredana denicola

loredenicola@gmail.com

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About me

 

My name is  Loredana Denicola. I  work with photography, text and videos.

In Italy I took a degree in Economics, spending some time in the corporate world, before moving to London in 2008.

My first camera was found discarded, in Florida Street, Bethnal Green, London in 2009. It was an old Praktica 35mm. 

At that time I didn't have any idea of what photography was but I was curious to know where it could bring me. 

In London, at Central St Martin’s College of art, I graduated with a certificate in Photographic Professional Practice.

Then I completed my training in the rough and tumble school of professional freelance press photography, and as a paparazzi, for three years.

Since 2013 I’ve been working in London on photographic projects with people. Rather than using my camera as a barrier or separation between myself and the subject, I give total freedom to the person. They present themselves as they are without any imposition. Photography can be used as a therapeutic medium, to confront oneself first of all.

​The camera became for me, paradoxically, a means of capturing and revealing the invisible. I was driven to explore people’s depths by an urge for self-discovery -  through conversations with strangers, met either online or on the street.

I decided to look at people’s stories, that might raise uneasy truths about sexuality, gender equality, prejudice, love, physical and psychological abuse, negative thinking, illness.

​In the act of using the camera, photography can become almost performative : a  live process, where art is realised at the instant of encounter with another human being. and the photographs produced are merely documentation of that encounter.

The observer becomes the observed, and in the mirror the person reflected. In these reversals and equivalences, my art practice becomes an investigation into the power of trust in human relationships.

​In 2018 I became a member of Action Hybride, a collective of international artists based in Paris. the purpose of the collective is to organise interviews, films, exhibitions, performances, talks, concerning the body, memory and the human condition.

In 2020, I co-founded with Francesca Sand Terra Rossa Lab.

Terra Rossa Lab is characterized as a nomadic and spontaneous residence for curating artists and researchers.

The goal is to grow and expand this project, so that artists, curators and researchers will be able to work on the theme of the socio-cultural condition of the human being in the Mediterranean and in the various European territories.

I have exhibited internationally including London, Paris, Bruxelles, Rome.

Solo Exhibition

2021

  • The theatre of the mind/ solo exhibition (16 September/03 October, Palazzo Granafei Nervegna, Brindisi, Italy

 

Group shows

2021

  • Frontierès fractures distances/ La Galerie du Génie de la Bastille/ organised by Terra Rossa Lab/ Paris

  • Lusted men project, open collection of erotic pictures of men/festival (5-11 July  Leboudoir2.0 - Arles) (9-10 October - Image Satellite, Nice) (15-24 October, La Nombreuse & Le Pianofariek, Bruxelles)

  • Morphoses, group exhibition with Action Hybride a l'Odysette, Café Associatif, 17 Rue du Cloître, Arles

2020​

  • Lusted men project, open collection of erotic pictures of men/festival photo Saint Germain/November 2020, Paris

  • Je suis my body, je suis my memoire/Galerie, 59, Rue de Rivoli, Paris

  • Terra rossa labthe international nomadic mediterranean experience. Co-founded with Francesca Sand.

 2019​

2018

  • ​Fleisheslust festival /Xlane Gallery/Berlin, Germany

  • London open call 2018/Whitechapel Gallery/London,UK

  • Il mostro #10/ Tevere Art Gallery/ Rome, Italy

  • Under my feet/Waiting Room/London

  • Angst /La Capela/Gallery/Paris, France

  • Liquids rooms/The Labyrinth/ Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi/ Venice, Italy

  • Artist member - Action Hybride

2017​

  • Photo scratch/four corners/opportunity for documentary photographers/London,UK 

  • Salon 17/ New approach to photography/Four corners LCN showcase 2017/15 artists/artists talk/London,UK

  • FLUXExhibition/Chelsea college of Arts/curated by Lisa Grey/London,UK

  • Magnum swap shop - Magnum photos 70th anniversary/ThePrintspace/London, UK

2016

  • ​Exhibit here's art maze exhibition/Bargehouse/Oxo Tower Wharf/ London,UK

  • FLUX exhibition/The Truman Brewery/London,UK

  • Folios fridays/The Photographer’s Gallery/London,UK

2015

  • ​Portrait salon exhibition/The Embassy Gallery/Taylor Wessing Prize/ London,UK

2011

  • ​Desidero ergo sum, arte, corpo e  pensiero/ SALA 5 /Rome, Italy 

  • Exhibition at St Martin College /Certificate of Photography Professional Practice/London,UK 

 

 

 

 

 

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Awards

​2017 

2014

2013

  • Selected online/ Best 20 portraits/ Photography Competition Telegraph/The London Fashion Week/Portrait/London/UK

Links/Press

L'Italie à Paris/Archives Art Italien 

Its Liquid - The Labyrinth/Interview

The Heroine's Journey/Interview

The Palette Pages /Interview 

Monovisions Magazine /Interview

FPSmartfolio/Portfolio

Curieux Magazine/Photographs & Words

Io sono il mio corpo, io sono la mia memoria/

Arte.go.it

Io sono il mio corpo, io sono la mia memoria/ Venezia Vive

Io sono il mio corpo, io sono la mia memoria/ Venezia Today

Io sono il mio corpo, io sono la mia memoria/Artribune.com

Desidero Ergo Sum/ Artribune

Alessandro Salvatore /Gazzetta del Mezzogiorno

Brindisi Report/ Brindisi Report

Qui Mesagne/ The Theatre of the Mind

Brindisi Report/ The Theatre of the Mind

Newspam/ The Theatre of the Mind

Brindisi Report/ The theatre of the Mind

Newspam/ The Theatre of the Mind

Brindisi Libera/The Theatre of the Mind

Il Gazzettino di Brindisi/The Theatre of the mind

Il Gazzettino di Brindisi/ The Theatre of the mind