My name is Francesca Catellani, I’m a visual artist based in Reggio Emilia. I come from the DanceTheater scene and I’ve been working for several years with different groups, with the aim of developing expressive and creative potential within people through body and words. Also, since more than 10 years I’m undertaking a creative path through photography and audiovisual – but my journey is only apparently heterogeneous. The topic of human being, of our existence in the dimension of space and time, plus the experience of living itself, within its own mystery, are the main focus of my work. The research I carry out feeds on the study of oriental philosophies as well as great occidental thinkers. The projects’ times of gestation are dilated, as I wouldn’t start from pre-established ideas. I rather move from inner images and wait, as the process will lead to the manifestation of unprecedented images, together with the understanding of the deep meaning of what I’m doing. Creation’s time is slow, it’s made of the art on listening, of doing and not doing. I observe and investigate the contemporary reality I’m part of, and though photography is the favoured tool I constantly shift my focus, each time experimenting with other medium within the quest for a better support for expression.
2019 Memories in Super8, Detour Festival del Cinema di Viaggio, Padova
2018 Memories in Super8, Fotografia Europea ON, Galleria Parmeggiani, Reggio Emilia
2017 Celeste Terrestre, curated by Baboni e Taddei, Museo Il Correggio, Palazzo dei Principi, Correggio, Reggio Emilia
2017 Rodriguez mon Amour, Pangea, Padova
2017 Rodriguez mon Amour, Casa Museo Antonio Ligabue, Gualtieri, Reggio Emilia
2016 Rodriguez mon Amour, Fotografia Europea Off, Reggio Emilia
2019 Underskin - Bologna Design Week - Adiacenze Bologna
2019 Underskin - Combat Prize - Sac Spazio Arte Contemporanea - Livorno
2019 Underskin - Fallimenti curated by Luca Panaro - Milano Photo Week - Chippendale studio, Milan
2019 Tutto è Dato - Milano Design week - Brera Design District - Living Experience
2019 Tutto è Dato - Barrhaus -Set up plus - Bologna
2018 Tutto è Dato - Musei Civici - Reggio Emilia
2018 Celeste Terrestre - Premio Nocivelli, finalist, chiesa della Disciplina, Verolanuova - Brescia
2018 Celeste Terrestre - Combat Prize, Museo G. Fattori - Livorno
2018 Memories in Super8 - Anelli di Newton, curated by Chippendale Studio - Milano Photo Week
2017 Celeste Terrestre - In/Art, Villa Genesio, San Polo d'Enza - Reggio Emilia
2019 Combat Prize - Finalist
2018 Premio Nocivelli - Finalist
2018 Combat Prize - Finalist
2018 Fotografia Europea - Selected Open Call Official
2019 Combat Prize, Catalogue, ed. Sillabe
2018 Fotografia Europea, Rivoluzioni Ribellioni Cambiamenti Utopie, Catalogue, Silvana Editoriale.
2018 Premio Nocivelli, Catalogue
2018 Combat Prize, Catalogue, ed. Sillabe.
2017 Combat Prize, Catalogue, ed. Sillabe.