Monica Biancardi

Biography

Monica Biancardi was born in Naples in 1972. She graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts with an experimental thesis on theatre photography. She began very early to collaborate with important filmmakers, both Italian and foreigner, while conducting her own research in photography.

The first project, an anthropological study entitled Credere (To Believe), has been acquired by the Bibliothèque Nationale de France.

Her first solo show Ritratti (Portraits), held at the gallery Riccardo Artivisive in Naples, has been warmly received and allowed her to show her works at the MACBA in Barcelona, in Madrid and Salamanca and at the Biennial of Photography in Brescia.
She took part in the exhibition dedicated to Dadaist art curated by Achille Bonito Oliva who invited her to design a cell inside the Charterhouse of Padula. One of her portraits also won the prize Serrone, at Villa Reale in Monza.

Some time ago one of the works of the Aldilà (Afterlife) project had been acquired by the new Naples Underground.

In Catania, she had realized a reportage titled Journey to Librino with the collaboration of the Israeli author Mejr Shalev.

In 2005 she organized, involving many women, Un abbraccio per la pace (An Embrace for Peace), a performance which took place in Piazza Castello, in the very heart of Milan and that had later been brought to Piazza Dante in Naples and to the Olive Mountain in Jerusalem where it involved Arab and Israeli women together.

The year after Monica Biancardi has dedicated to her prematurely deceased father her new project: Mutamenti.

After several journeys to the Palestinian territories an exhibition and the related catalogue were committed by Al Quds University in Jerusalem.

In 2009 the Superintendence of Naples invites Monica to present the Orientamenti project a big exhibition at the Museo Capodimonte, where she faces the theme of the cultural integration. A theme so very deeply felt to make her realize, in the same year, the multimedia work on Palestine, “Between the images”, shown at MAV Museum in Ercolano, and focus on increasing the value of Bedouin ethnic group.

The project “Habitus” has been closed on 2012. At the moment she works in cooperation with Shazar Gallery, located in Naples.

In 2014 she exposed in Paris the project “Credere” in the official program of Mois de la Photo.

In 2015, she is winner of Dolomiti Contemporanee.

In 2017, she exposed RiMembra in Nitsch Museum in Naples.
This project will be exposed at C.C.I. of Paris in november 2017.

Her works are present in many private art collections.

She teachs Design and History of Costume in Rome.

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