the biennale of female photography
march 2020 mantua

The cultural association La Papessa organizes the Biennale of Female Photography from March 5th through the 8th in Mantua (Italy), a city rich of art and history, elected cultural capital of Italy in 2016. The theme of this first edition is the world of work.

The Biennale will showcase a selection of projects by national and international professional female photographers. These exhibitions will be held in historical venues of the city and will remain open in the weekends for the month of March.

During the first four days, there will be creative workshops, conferences, photographer and exhibition presentations, with the participation of important figures in and outside the field of photography. There will be portfolio readings, interviews, and an open call for all nationalities, a unique opportunity to show your work in Mantua's public spaces during the Biennale.

The tickets for the Biennale are here!
Buy them online and jump the line.

guests
open call
team
cerchio giallo
annalisa natali murri
exhibiting artist
cerchio giallo
claudia corrent
exhibiting artist
cerchio giallo
rena effendi
exhibiting artist
cerchio giallo
sandra hoyn
exhibiting artist
cerchio giallo
daro sulakauri
exhibiting artist
cerchio giallo
erika larsen
exhibiting artist | lecturer | lettrice
cerchio giallo
eliza bennett
exhibiting artist
cerchio giallo
nausicaa giulia bianchi
exhibiting artist
cerchio giallo
betty colombo
exhibiting artist | lecturer | portfolio reviewer
cerchio giallo
chiara zennaro
lecturer
cerchio giallo
giulia zorzi
lecturer | portfolio reviewer
cerchio giallo
donata pizzi
lecturer
cerchio giallo
marzia corraini
lecturer
cerchio giallo
francesca marani
lecturer | portfolio reviewer
cerchio giallo
aldeide delgado
lecturer | portfolio reviewer
cerchio giallo
ann griffin
portfolio reviewer
cerchio giallo
claudia forini
lecturer
cerchio giallo
anna luccarini
lecturer | portfolio reviewer
cerchio rosso
cecilia pratizzoli
portfolio reviewer
cerchio rosso
sara lando
workshop teacher
cerchio rosso
letizia battaglia
workshop teacher
cerchio rosso
stefania prandi
photographer and journalist

open call | closed

The open call for the off circuit of the first edition of the Biennale of Female Photography 2020 closed for submissions on November 17th, 2019. The applications will be selected by the BFF commission and will be exhibited in public places across Mantova in an off circuit open to the public.

Within this selection, there will be three prizes awarded by a jury composed of Vice Italia, Fotofabbrica Piacenza, and R84 Multifactory Mantova.

the theme

The theme of the first edition of BFF is work, shown from an original and creative point of view. Work, in its absence or presence, determines social roles, creates economies, exploitation, migrations; it determines human relationships, conditions people’s mindset, models the future, conserves traditions. Work can be creative, occasional, institutional, research; it can be done out of need, pleasure, interest, despair or obligation.

- Team BFF

Termini e condizioni
exhibited projects

Maria Bauer La tristesse durera toujours
Natalia Saurin Rose e Fiori
Vanessa Lopes Alvares Ambulanti da Spiaggia
Sabina Candusso Curriculum vitae
Arzachena Leporatti Viola
Cristina Cosmano Lettere per quando sarai grande
Susanna De Pascalis Burn
Luciana Passaro Molo 36
Valentina Di Berardino Kat-Rix plays
Giulia Mozzini Life of a repented

anna volpi
anna volpi
president
chiara maretti
chiara maretti
Vice-President
alessia locatelli
alessia locatelli
art director
beatrice bassi
beatrice bassi
location manager
agnese mosi
agnese mosi
sponsorship
yvhonne lacroix
yvhonne lacroix
art curator
ramona zordini
ramona zordini
media relations
emma marino
emma marino
social media manager
federica maretti
federica maretti
administrative assistant
giulia rizzini
giulia rizzini
identity & communication
francesco palmisano
francesco palmisano
IT & marketing
ivana coppolaro
ivana coppolaro
administrative assistant
cecilia carli
cecilia carli
web development
lisa dal lago
lisa dal lago
volunteer coordinator
laura fattorini
laura fattorini
open call curator
michela guadagnini
michela guadagnini
videomaker | video content editor
silvia criara
silvia criara
resident journalist

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