Carola Cappellari is an Italian visual artist and photographer currently based in London. She alternates autobiographical and documentary approaches to investigate themes of identity and belonging. Different media and objects, including mundane domestic references, are often combined into installations, providing the viewers with a more tangible and personal experience.
She first approached photography in the form of self portraiture, bringing her to identify photography as a therapeutic medium. Notions of psychology and pedagogy acquired through her education would have later strongly influenced her practice. Carola has gained particular interest in the notion of family, understood both in its traditional meaning and also in more modern definitions. The reality of the family has become the background to explore themes related to mental and physical health and their impact within and beyond the family boundaries.
2020 Masterclass "Bieke Depoorter. The Other as Self: Collaborative Storytelling" - Fotofilmic
2016-2019 BA (Hons) Photojournalism and Documentary Photography - London College of Communication - University of the Arts London, 1st Class Honours
2009-2014 Diploma in Psychology, Social Sciences and Education - Padua, Italy
2020 The Sensation of Home, Fringe Arts Bath Festival, UK (online)
2020 Portrait of Our Times - A Collection of Modern Realities, Gower St. Gallery, London, UK | 15th January - 28th February
2019 Out from the Mist, Brisbane, Australia
2019 Tate Exchange, Tate Modern, London, UK
2019 Final Exhibition Show, London College of Communication, London, UK
2015 Light Matters, Galleria Il Gabbiano Arte Contemporanea, La Spezia, Italy
2015 The Fifth Annual Exposure Photography Award, Louvre Museum, Paris, France
2014 Exposition Artistique d'art contemporain, Al-Tiba9, Algiers, Algeria
AND 2020 - Then There Was Us Annual https://www.thentherewasus.co.uk/and-2020-book-launch/
Fringe Arts Bath 2020 https://www.fringeartsbath.co.uk/sensation-of-home
Next Generation Photographers, Aesthetica Magazine, Issue 90, August/Sept 2019