film photography, 35 mm, printed on Fuji dp2 laser lab
#1 from the edition of 5
Giulia Agostini graduates in arts at Modigliani in Padua. She approaches photography after delving in painting and drawing. Initially she shoots in digital but slowly decides to make analogic cameras her preferred tool for art.
In 2011 she is noticed, thanks to Flicker, by a professor and curator of the Cleveland Institute of Art who give Giulia the opportunity to bring her shots to the States. She had photos showed at the Underline Gallery of New York during the exposition “The Young and the Recluse” curated by Bruce Checefsky, at the “Festival della Forografia” in Reggio Emilia, at the “Biennale Giovani Artisti del Mediterraneo” in Ancona and at the Benetton Foundation. In 2013 she won the fourteenth edition of the “Premio Aldo Nascimben”. In 2014 the foundation Francesco Fabbri and the FAST (Foto Archivio Atorico della provincial di Treviso) promoted a “Personal” exhibit of Giulia’s shots during the F4 festival “un’idea di Fotografia”. In 2016 she collaborates with performer Chiara Bersani for the project “Good Night Peeping Tom” sponsored by the “Associazione Culturale dello Scompiglio. In 2017 she made a solo exhibition called “Faraway so closed” at Spazio Cartabianca in Padova. In 2018 she participated with her works in the collective “Who knows what’s going on in the ladies parlour” at Magazzini Fotografici, Napoli.
Self-portraits are an important part of Giulia’s work since the beginning and her focus on self-portraiture is constantly evolving. Last summer she went back to New York City continuing a research on street photography that first began between Venice, Naples and Trieste.
She is part of Heillandi from our very first step.
“[...] it blooms with a touch of unfamiliarity and humor, balanced between crooked bodies – like ivory swords – of models transformed into “refugees of art”, almost ghost-like. They are silent, bent, kneeling, and, caught in the crossfire of the camera, in a click, are their jaws and their backs. “Bizarre stories”, with a flavor almost Japanese and yet fluid, like the diaries of Elia Suleiman”
Filippo Brunamonti, Il Sole 24 ORE