The artists selected in 2023

CAMERA is pleased to announce the names of the six artists selected from throughout Italy for the European FUTURES programme.

Andrea Camiolo (Leonforte, 1998)
In 2020 he graduated in photography from the European Institute of Design in Turin, and in 2023 he obtained a Master’s degree in photography at the Academy of Fine Arts in Catania. His research investigates the ambiguity of images and varying potentialities in the representation of the landscape, often using new technologies and artificial intelligence. He was selected for Giovane Fotografia Italiana #10 (2023) and was one of the finalists for the Paris Photo Carte Blanche (2022). He won the Premio Comisso (2022) and the Best Portfolio Award at the Ragusa Photo Festival (2022). His work has been exhibited in numerous group exhibitions including Verzasca Photo Festival (2021, Switzerland), Premio Comisso (2022, Treviso), Photo Open Up (2022, Padua), RAK Fine Arts Festival (2023, United Arab Emirates); Ragusa Photo Festival (2023, Ragusa) and Giovane Fotografia Italiana (2023, Reggio Emilia). He is co-founder of the independent publishing house DORSOPRESS.

Nicola Di Giorgio (Palermo, 1994)
He graduated in graphic design from the Academy of Fine Arts in Palermo (2019) and continued his studies in Photography at the ISIA in Urbino (2022). His research focuses on the theme of landscape, which he tackles with an interdisciplinary approach to investigate today’s society from a scientific, sociocultural and formal point of view. He combines this methodology with collecting as an artistic and taxonomic research practice. In 2022, he received the 8th Premio Graziadei for Photography, co-produced with MAXXI – National Museum of XXI-Century Arts in Rome. In the same year, he was a finalist in the 11thedition of the Francesco Fabbri Prize for Contemporary Arts. He has taught at NABA – Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti in Milan since 2023. His works are to be found in both public and private collections.

Zoe Natale Mannella (London, 1997)
She approached the world of photography as a self-taught photographer, developing an aesthetic that straddles reportage and artificial settings while going on to investigate the themes of intimacy and female sexuality. Starting from training in the world of fashion photography, Mannella has reinterpreted the relationship between the canons of fashion and artistic practices, rethinking gender stereotypes with a counter narrative of the female universe. Focusing on the recounting of private relationships, Mannella thus reflects on contemporary culture and its values, drawing on ironic and colourful pop imagery, which conveys a dreamy and instinctive style. She has published in major magazines and journals such as Vogue Italia, Rivista studio, ID, Revue, Carcy and SSaw. She is represented by the agencies Atomo and Management Artist.

Eleonora Roaro (Varese, 1989)
She studied photography, graduating from the IED in Milan (2015), and then went on to complete a Masters in Visual Arts and Curatorial Studies at the NABA in Milan (2018), with an Erasmus exchange on the contemporary art course at Plymouth University (2017). Her research focuses on moving images, archival practices, film archaeology and film memories. Her work has been exhibited in galleries and museums such as Fabbrica del Vapore (Milan), Casa degli Artisti (Milan), La Triennale (Milan), MACRO (Rome), CAMeC (La Spezia), Museo Diffuso (Turin), and E-Werk (Freiburg). She developed the project VR e AR nella Valorizzazione dei Beni Culturali e Artistici (‘VR and AR in the Valorisation of Cultural and Artistic Heritage’) during a scholarship at the University of Udine (2019). In the same year, she served as a research fellow at the University of Udine for the project Augmented reality and virtual reality per la valorizzazione del patrimonio artistico e culturale (‘Augmented reality and virtual reality for the valorisation of artistic and cultural heritage’). In 2020–23, she was part of the winning project of the MISTI Global Seed Fund of MIT Boston and the Friuli-Venezia Giulia Region entitled Sensing Dolce Vita: An Experiment in VR Storytelling.

Sara Scanderebech (Nardò, 1985)
She graduated in Visual Arts from the Brera Academy of Fine Arts (2008) and began her career working as a photographer for the Carla Sozzani Gallery (2008–2016). Her research shifts between art, fashion and design and often leads her to collaborate with artists, brands and magazines. Starting from collaborative and multidisciplinary roots, she uses photography in her work to investigate reality and create new imagery. Details of plants, animals, objects and bodies are transformed into new contemporary symbols and metaphors of meaning, generating an emotional tension midway between attraction towards and rejection of the subject portrayed. Since 2017, she has been communications manager for Paradise: a Marsèll concept store based in Milan. Her photography projects have been featured in solo and group exhibitions at CDD, Milan (2022); Spazio Martin, Milan (2022); Arvest! Photo Fest, La Morra, Cuneo (2021); SomoS Art House, Berlin (2022); and PhotoVogue Festival, Milan (2022).

Alessandro Zoboli (Guastalla, 1990)
He graduated from the Italian Institute of Photography in Milan (2014). Between 2015 and 2019, he worked in Alex Majoli’s studio as an assistant, honing his skills as a photographer, printer and retoucher. In 2019, he joined the Cesura Agency as an official member. Over recent years, he has worked on several long-term projects, initially in Algeria, exploring the relationship between North Africa and Europe. He also documented the Covid-19 pandemic and the 2020 housing crisis in Italy, travelling the country from north to south, photographing the healthcare crisis and the conditions of inequality that characterise Western societies. He is also working on a long-term project in the UK entitled Shine On, exploring the multifaceted and elusive face of today’s Britain: a liquid form, constantly changing and contradictory, in search of a new identity.