Carlotta Guerra

b 1976 Faenza, Italy. Lives and works in Bologna, Amsterdam and Los Angeles.


My work revolves around a personal investigation about unpredictability and unexpected as both a philosophical concept and a pragmatic everyday experience. Something that could hold fear and complexity but that is also open to freedom, desires and possibilities. My life become the fuse to visual reflections on the profound and sometimes complex emotional experiences of what could be thought as a void as it is not always controllable. Photography and videos are my tools to research and to express those stories while also a means of self discovery and self awareness.

‘It wasn’t simple: all of a sudden my small, tiny world, was starting to get bigger and bigger. Vast and mysterious like the sea. I was petrified but determined nonetheless. The water of the ocean became an element between the old and the new and the horizon something to look forward without exactly knowing what it would have brought. The stable movement forward of the ship reflected distances that once seemed inconceivable to me. The journey became a discovery of possibility’.

The photographic series comes from a journey through the Atlantic Ocean on a container ship and from an intimate odyssey while traveling as far as possible from home. It is not meant to be a documentation but instead a quest and a personal reflection on the ephemeral but real presence of fear, desires, freedom and unpredictability as something that can eventually lead to some magic.


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  • 2014-2018 the FOTOfactory, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • 2004-2007 Post-Graduate School of Contemporary Art- University of Bologna, Italy
  • 2003 Degree in the Conservation of Cultural Heritage - University of Bologna, Italy
Exhibitions and digital publications
  • 2018 Cordary Studios, Los Angeles, Usa
  • 2018 LACDA Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Los Angeles, Usa
  • 2018 Aint-bad magazine
  • 2018 The Print Swap exhibition, Berlin Blue Gallery, Berlin, Germany
  • 2018 Shortlisted of the London International Creative Competition
  • 2018 FULL EXPOSURE, the FOTOfactory Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • 2017 Humble Arts Foundation Group Show #55: Year in Reverse
  • 2017 Extended Family Project, Inglewood, Usa
  • 2017 LACDA Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Los Angeles, Usa
  • 2017 PHROOM magazine
  • 2016 TAM, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, Usa
  • 2016 online magazine (collaboration with Elsbeth Pancrazi for the project ‘The Book of Matches’)
  • 2016 NewDawn paper, The Netherlands
  • 2016 LACDA Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Los Angeles, Usa
  • 2015 The Artlook, Los Angeles, Usa
Residencies and workshops
  • 2018 Unseen Dummy Sessions workshop, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • 2017 Fondazione Lac o Le Mon, For a minor language, a schizophrenic concoction, curated by Carolina Rossi Casanovas e Mattia Solari, with Cesare Pietroiusti, San Cesareo, Italy

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