Carola Cappellari is an Italian photographer currently based in London. She alternates autobiographical and documentary approaches to investigate themes of identity and belonging.
She often uses herself as a subject within narratives resulting in surreal and evocative images. Different media, including mundane domestic references and objects, are combined into performances and installations, providing the viewers with a more tangible and personal experience.
Her latest work Almost Blue explores the possibility of psychological resilience and invites to reflect on our society’s reluctance to show vulnerability. Drawing on psychological findings and cognitive behavioural therapy techniques, Carola attempts to metaphorically reconstruct a personal path of resilience and to turn it into a symbolic exchange of vulnerability between the artist and the viewers. With the series, Carola has been selected as one of the Aesthetica Magazine Next Generation artists 2019 and her work was featured in the issue 90 of the magazine.
Carola holds a Bachelor of Arts in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography from the London College of Communication.
Portrait of Our Times - A Collection of Modern Realities, London, UK | 15th January - 28th February 2020
Out from the Mist, Brisbane, Australia | October 2019
Tate Exchange, Tate Modern, London, UK | August 2019
London College of Communication, London, UK | May 2019