Benedetta Casagrande

Photographer, curator, writer

Collective Exhibitions —

2019, The Invention of Memory, PhotoIreland Festival, Rathfarnham Castle, Dublin (IRL)

2018, Step, Kneel, Rub, Touch, Look, Grasp, Repeat, Page Blanche Gallery, Paris (FR)

2018, Family of No Man, curated by Brad Feuerhelm and Natasha Christia, Cosmos, Arles (FR)

2017, How To Flatten a Mountain, PhotoIreland Festival, Rathfarnham Castle, Dublin (IRL) 

2016, Pingyao International Photography Festival, Pingyao (CHN)

2016, University of Brighton Degree Show, Edward Street Campus, Brighton (UK)

2015, Anatomies, at Naked Eye Gallery, Brighton(UK)

2015, British Journal of Photography Open Call,  One Eyed Jack’s Gallery, Brighton (UK)


Solo Exhibitions  —

2015, Ichthys, Polyvalent Cultural Centre of Catania, Artist in Residence with the association iArt (IT)

Residencies/Workshops —

2018, Cuore di Pietra, workshop with Federico Clavarino, organized by Sineglossa, Parco del Conero, Marche(IT) 

2017, How To Flatten a Mountain, Cow House Studio, PhotoIreland Festival, Dublin(IRL)

2015, iArt Artist-in-Residency, Catania, Sicily(IT)


Publications —

2018, Cuore di Pietra, Skinnerboox, Marche(IT)

2016, Femme Fotale Volume VI, Phoenix, Arizona(US)

2014, Aurora Fotografi Magazine, issue KISSES, Milano(IT)

Writing —

Skinnerboox Newsblog

Ardesia Projects



Curatorial Projects  —

2019, Beyond Language / Dilin Ötesinde (4-26 Oct) Collateral Event of the Istanbul Biennial 2019, Kiraathane Istanbul Edebiyat Evi. Showcasing Federico Clavarino & Tami Izko, Mahyar Kalari, Pınar Kayar, Lucie Khakhoutian, Coquelicot Mafille, Francesco Martinazzo & Giulia Savorani, Ruyin Nabizadeh, Sara Palmieri. Istanbul (TR)

2019, The British Museum, Researching the Collection for the program Desire, Love Identity: Exploring LGBTQ+ Histories, Interpretation Department. London (UK)

2018, Atlas of Forms, Soft Power Palace Festival, Kunstgebäude. Stuttgart (DE)

2018, The Sky Opens Twice, showcasing Piergiorgio Sorgetti, Roisin White, Sybren Vanoverberghe, Ginevra Shay and Fiona Filipidis, JEST Gallery. Turin(IT)

2018, In-Between Shores Artist-in-Residence, Ardesia Projects. Varese (IT)

2017-ongoing, Tempesta Creativa (Creative Storm) Peer-Review Sessions, Milan (IT) and Brighton (UK)

2016, SCREENED showcasing James Williams Murray, Sean Padraic Birnie and Alberto Sinigaglia, The Naked Eye Gallery, Brigthon Photo Fringe. Brighton (UK)

2016, Ardesia Projects Collective Hub showcasing Michele Amaglio and Dimitri D’Ippolito, for the Brighton Photo Fringe Collective Hub.(UK)

2016-ongoing, Ardesia Projects, co-founder and curator with Michele Amaglio and Dimitri D’Ippolito

2014, American Ecstasy by Barbara Nitke, One Eyed Jacks Gallery. Brighton (UK) 

2014, Anatomies showcasing Matthew Broadhead, Peter Rathbone, Amanda Gordon, Klara Svackova, The Naked Eye Gallery. Brighton (UK)


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Explorer of the metaphysical // heuristic openings // apparition and disappearance of images // 2016, (BA) Photography, University of Brighton // Ardesia Projects with Michele Amaglio and Dimitri D'Ippolito // 2019, (MA) Art History and Museum Curating with Photography, University of Sussex // pomegranate eater // wunderkammern constructor