About

 



Francesca Cirilli

Born in Viareggio, Italy, in 1982.
Lives and works in Turin. 
She joins her photographic researches with the professional activity as freelance photographer, working for cultural and artistic institutions, events, architecture and portraiture. 
Cinematographer for documentaries and feature films.
Teacher at IED–Istituto Europeo di Design Torino and tutor of photography in schools and for various cultural projects.
Founder of Fluxlab –integrated arts laboratory and association, since January 2016 she is co-curator of JEST, a space for photographic culture, promoting exhibitions, education and events around contemporary photography (jestfotografia.net). 

Her researches concentrate on how social, economical and environmental mechanisms and processes develop and shape in places and history. 


EDUCATION

2010 Situa.to_arts for public space /Research project and grant curated by a.titolo, Turin
2006-2009 BA in Photography, IED Torino
2003-2006 Degree in Contemporary History, University of Pisa
2001-2003 Natural Sciences, University of Pisa

RESIDENCIES
Residenza Alpina, curated by Arteco, Alta Valle Cervo, 2015
Fotografia nel Parco dell'Appennino, curated by A. Botto and D. De Luigi, 2015
GlogauAir - Artist in Residence Program, Berlin, 2012
Open Your Mountains residency– Mountain Photo Festival, Courmayeur, 2008

EXHIBITIONS and screenings
2017
Athens Photo Festival 17, The Photobook Exhibition, Athens (GR)
Fahrenheit39 Art Book Fair, Ravenna (IT)
2016
Premio Francesco Fabbri, curated by Carlo Sala / Palazzo Brandolini, Pieve di Soligo 
Festival della Scienza, Fossili Urbani (solo show) / Natural History Museum G. Doria, Genova (IT)
Residenza Alpina, curated by Arteco / Alta Valle Cervo (IT)
Fossili Urbani (solo show) / Natural Sciences Museum, Bergamo (IT)
Fossili Urbani (solo show) / Natural History Museum, Trieste (IT)
2015
Fossili Urbani (solo show) / MuSe - Museo delle Scienze, Trento (IT)
The Others Fair, curated by Olga Gambari / former prison Le Nuove, Turin  (IT)
Autofocus7 @Baricole, curated by Olga Gambari / Baricole, Turin  (IT)
Biografie di un edificio (permanent installation) / Residenza Luoghi Comuni, Turin (IT)
Coste e fiumi: paesaggi in mutazione / Public Space Biennal, Casa dell'Architettura, Roma (IT)
PhotoLux festival, talk Fotografia nel Parco dell'Appennino, curated by Botto-De Luigi / Lucca (IT)
Slideluck Micro Galleries (projection) / Nowra, Australia (AUS)
2014
Slideluck Bologna, curated by Renata Ferri (projection) / Spazio Labò, Bologna (IT)
Si Fest 2014 - Atlante.it (with Habitat project) / Savignano sul Rubicone  (IT)
Circulation(s) festival de la Jeune Photographie Européenne (projection) / Centquatre, Paris (FR)
Frames / Centre for Contemporary Art, Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
1,2,3,click!, curated by Arteco / Torino (IT)
Centro-Periferia / Terme di Diocleziano National Museum, Roma (IT)
Territories en images / Institut de Geographie, Paris (FR)
2013
As a fallen apartment building (solo show) / Bild Studio, Turin (IT)
Mediterranea 16, Young Artists Biennal / Mole Vanvitelliana, Ancona (IT)
Approdo al futuro, curated by F. Baboni e S. Taddei / Palazzo Orlando, Livorno (IT)
As a fallen apartment building_Francesca Cirilli | In the Jungle of cities_Laura Fiorio (double solo show) / Dom Kulture gallery, Kamnik, Slovenia (SI)
Fotografia Europea 2013, Giovane Fotografia Italiana#2, curated by Daniele De Luigi / Officina delle Arti, Reggio Emilia (IT)
Le rovine esposte, curated by E. Biffi Gentili / OGR, Torino (IT)
 
2012
Open studios / GlogauAIR, Berlin (DE)
 
L'architettura del Mondo, curated by A. Ferlenga / Triennale, Milan (IT)
 
Combat Prize / Museo Fattori, Livorno (IT)
2011
 
SI Fest 2011, Paesaggi instabili, curated by Stefania Rossl e Massimo Sordi / Savignano sul Rubicone (IT)
Festival Architettura in Città / Palazzo Bertalazzone, Turin (IT)
Artecittà, art and urban transformation / Fondazione Pistoletto, Biella (IT)
Lavorare è un’arte / Oriani library, Ravenna (IT)
Turin-Earth. Città e nuove migrazioni / Museo della Resistenza, Turin (IT)
Con.fondere, VI Young Artists Biennale / SMS Center for Contemporary Art, Pisa (IT)
   
2010
Situa.to, curated by a.titolo / Nietzsche Fabrik, Turin (IT)
Internazionale d’Arte LGBT / AV Art Galerie, Turin (IT)
Mountain Photo Festival, Open your mountains / Aosta (IT)
2008
Francesca Cirilli | Fatma Bucak (double solo show) / Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Warsaw, Poland (PL)
 
Young Italian Photography / Media Art Gallery, Warsaw, Poland (PL)
 
RFC-Rapallo Fotografia Contemporanea, curated by Andrea Botto / Antico Castello, Rapallo (IT)


AWARDS and GRANTS
Premio Francesco Fabbri per le Arti Contemporanee 2016 – Shortlisted
Urban Layers Residency 2016 – Shortlisted
Autofocus 7, 2015 – Special mention
Centre Periphery, international award for young artists, Federculture, 2014 – Finalist
Identità della Torino Metropolitana, 2014 – Research grant 
Stupinigi Fertile, 2014 – II prize
Accademia Apulia UK, Photography Award 2013 – Shortlisted 
Combat Prize, Special prize Under 35, 2012 – Winner
Situa.to, Regione Piemonte, 2010 – Research grant 
National Geographic International competition, 2010 – Shortlisted 
Italian Wave, Artissima, 2008 – Shortlisted 
Young Photoghraphy, IV° Wasaw Artistic Photography Festival, 2008 – Special Mention 

 

 

PUBLICATIONS
Photogrvphy magazine (Photogrvphy.com): As a fallen apartment building, March 2017
BAU contenitore di cultura contemporanea#13, Dress Codex
, in collaborazione con Carlo Calli, 2016
Fossili Urbani, ed. Museo Regionale di Scienze Naturali, Turin, 2015
Identità della Torino metropolitana, ArteSera, July 2014
Luogo e identità nella fotografia italiana contemporanea, M. Balduzzi, A. Frongia, W. Guerrieri, R. Valtorta, curated by Roberta Valtorta, Einaudi, 2013
TERRITORIO, n°66 anno 2013, Architecture and Urban Studies Department, Politecnico di Milano, ed. Franco Angeli
doppiozero, “Fare domani dentro il Bunker”_ with writer Marco Magnone
Metodo. International Studies in Phenomenology and Philosophy, Vol. 1, N°2, ed. Metodo, 2013
Habitat project (www.habitat.it): As a fallen apartment building, July 2013
Le rovine esposte, Fondazione OAT – MIAAO, Torino, 2013 (catalogue)
Domus magazine on line: As a fallen apartment building, 2013
L'architettura del mondo. Infrastrutture, mobilità, nuovi paesaggi. Ed. Compositori, 2012 (catalogue)
Spotlight – premio Combat, Interview by Martina Cavallarin, n°1 Agoust 2012
Combat Prize 2012, Sillabe ed., 2012 (catalogue)
Networking Toscana 2010, Firenze, 2011 (catalogue)
SI Fest #20_fragile, Damiani Editore, 2011 (catalogue)
Lavorare è un’arte, Danilo Montanari Ed., Ravenna, 2011 (catalogue)
Turin-Earth. Città e nuove migrazioni, Museo diffuso della Resistenza, dei Diritti, della Guerra e della Libertà, Turin, 2011 (catalogue)
www.nationalgeographic.it, National Geographic Italia on line: “Souvenir d’Istanbul”, Oct. 2010
30 under 30 –Young Torino Design Art & Creativity, curated by DORODesign, IDEA Books ed., 2010
“Fières d’être Putes” – Carta, n°12, 2010
Le acque del bacino del Serchio, Pacini Fazzi Ed., Lucca, 2010
Open your mountains_Montagna e desertificazione, Edizioni Mountain Photo Festival, 2009 (catalogue)
IV°Wasaw Artistic Photography Festival, 2008 (catalogue)

 

DIRECTION OF PHOTOGRAPHY – FILM
_Lettere a Baby Blue. Documentary
(directed by Donatella Di Cicco, cinematography Francesca Cirilli, prod. Invisibile Film)
in production
_Bar Malfé. Feature film
(directed by Alessandro Abba Legnazzi, Enrico Giovannone, Claudio Malpede, Malfé Prod.)
in production
_Banks. In the safe northern sun. Documentary
(written and directed by Irene Dionisio, cinematography Francesca Cirilli, prod. a.titolo / Mammut Film / Vicky Films – RAICinema, France3, with Piemonte Doc Film Fund (Italy-France), 2014, 60')
_The factory is full -Tragicomedy in eight acts. Documentary
(directed by Irene Dionisio, cinematography Francesca Cirilli, Production a.titolo, Piemonte Doc Film Fund, 2011, 55’)
_Fières d’etre putes. Documentary
(directed by Irene Dionisio, cinematography Francesca Cirilli, 2010, 31’)
 
 
 
 

MAIN CLIENTS AND COLLABORATIONS:
 
a.titolo-progetti di arte contemporanea, Circolo dei Lettori Torino, Arteco, Fondazione Giovanni Agnelli, Torino Spiritualità, Slow Food, Associazione Museo Nazionale del Cinema, Università degli Studi di Torino, Pearson editore, La Stampa, ARCI Torino, Compagnia di San Paolo, Cooperativa Atypica, ass. Villa5, CGIL SPI, Cesac Caraglio, Teatro Regionale Alessandrino, Teatro Espace Torino, Gabriele Vacis e Roberto Tarasco, Festival Insoliti, Artemovimento, Belfiore Danza, Torino Internazionale, Autorità di Bacino del Fiume Serchio (LU), Parco Nazionale dell'Appennino Tosco-Emiliano, MozzoneBuilding Systems, Stilema, Avventura Urbana, ARCI Torino, Pangramma-editoria e grafica, Mammut Film, Baby Doc Film, Officina Koinè, Produzione Spinosa, Malfè Produzioni, Invisibile Film
 
Educational activity:
IED Torino, JEST, Fluxlab, Circolo dei Lettori-Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore Milano-Università di Bologna, Arteco–Fondazione Giovanni Agnelli