Valentina Vannicola (Tolfa, Rome, Italy, 1982) is a photographer, director, costume and set designer. After a degree in Filmology at La Sapienza University of Rome, she went on to a diploma in photography at the Scuola Romana di Fotografia.

A tableau vivant

Her photographs can be included within the staged photography field, the area of contemporary photography which presents as real scenes that were created according to the dynamics of cinematography. Her images are strongly influenced by cinema and literature and her projects are focused on the transposition from a work of literature to a picture. Working on the text she sets a sort of tableau vivant where the characters of her shoots are non-professional actors.

Most important exhibitions and festivals

Her work has been exhibited in several galleries and photo Festival, such as: Italian Cultural Institute and Head On Photo Festival, Sydney, Australia; Bellaria Film Festival, Italy; Espace André Malraux Herblay, France; Italian Institute of culture of Melbourne; Gallery Central inPerth; Festival Circulation(s) in Paris; Vedere Multiverso, installation for Vision Lab/ Triennale di Milano at Mediateca di S. Teresa; Arte Fiera Bologna; Wunderkammern gallery in Rome; Urban Center of Rovereto; Mia Art Fair, Milan; CiternaFotografia-Festival; Triennale of Milano; Fotografia Festival at MACRO; Italian Centre of Photography in Bibbiena.