BIO

Born in Rome(Italy) in 1997, Costanza Salini began her photography studies in Milan, London and Rotterdam in prestigious academies to address a genre of humanistic photography. 

She is currently graduating from Willem De Kooning academy in Rotterdam with the installation I won’t let you leave my love behind, a reflection on memory and grief dedicated to her father, passed away in 2021. 

ARTIST STATEMENT

Giving a voice and a space to those who are often unnoticed.

That is my main goal as a social photographer. Having experienced exclusion, having felt different due to my health condition, I am sensitive to these topics.

Since I can remember it, I have always been curious and interested in the life of others, especially in what was more culturally distant from me, or more complex to understand. What made me confront new realities and therefore question myself has always been and still is the engine of my life and my artistic production.

Through my visual art I address important topics such as sexuality, cultural barriers or gender representation, encouraging the spectator to reflect on the social issues put forward by my projects.

It is through open conversation and listening that I can reach the level of intimacy that I constantly seek in my visual research.

Untold stories, those that can reveal situations of social exclusion, those that are often left out of the mainstream, are what interest me the most.

CV

2021 Rotterdam(NL) : Fresh Eyes publication sponsored by GUP magazine Selected as one of the 150 photography talents in Europe

2021 Venice(IT, online) : Internship with RO.SA.M. Cultural Association as Curatorial Assistant : main event curated : Dominican Republic Pavilion for 17. Architecture Biennale of Venice ; Photography exhibition of Luigi “Gigi” Ferrigno.

2021 Italy : interview for Zralt! Online magazine

2019 – ongoing : BA in Photography at Willem De Kooning Academy of Rotterdam(NL)

2016 Helsinki (FIN) : Photography for docu-film “Kaarisilta – The Angels of Art” by Marco Agostinelli

2016 – 2017 Milan (Italy) : Internship with Riccardo Monti

2015/2018 Milan(IT) : Photography Course at Accademia di Fotografia John Kaverdash

2014 Mestre (IT) : Collective exhibition for the onlus Gondola4All

2014 Mestre (IT) : Reportage of performance “Notte” from project “Intermittenze” by Silvia Morandi

2014 Venice(IT) : Reportage on Aushwitz and Aushwitz Birkenau

2014 Venice(IT) : Review of show “7 Minuti” by Ottavio Piccolo, Goldoni Theatre of Venice

July 2014 London(EN): Photography Course at London School of Photography

2013 London (EN) : Internship with Marlborough Gallery

2013 Venice(IT) : Reportage of collateral event of Biennale “Back to Back” dedicated to street art for RO.SA.M. Cultural Association

2012-2015: Baccalauréat Européen au Lycée Stendhal de Milan