Bianca Salvo

Bianca Salvo

About Bianca Salvo

Bianca Salvo is a visual artist mainly working with photography, born in Italy, in 1986. She recently graduated with a MA in Photography from London College of Communication and in 2010 she graduated with a BA in Visual Art and Photography at European Institute of Design in Milan.
She has been shortlisted for the Open Submission Contest of the Belfast Photo Festival 2013 and for the Sproxton Photography Award 2012 and in 2011 she won the First Prize of Premio Celeste (Italy) for the Photography and Digital Graphic category, as well, in 2010 she has been selected as semi finalist for the Up and Coming category of the Hasselblad Master Competition. Her latest work, The only records of our ancestors are in their fossils (2012) has been selected to participate to the exhibition The End during The Contemporary Art Fair Miami Art Basel 2012, and has also been featured in several on line magazine such as Art&Science Journal (Canada),# Photography ( UK) and Featureshoot (USA).
Her work sets itself as a response to her intimate attraction for photography as a hybrid medium able to create a new system of sharable values and meanings. The core of her artistic practice based on the combined use of digital photographic archives with historical on-line sources, documents, collected materials and it com- prises interventions and alterations of these records. Through the conceptual and physical appropriation of a social or historical imagery, her body of work aims to pro- duce new evidences in order to verify the effectiveness of human temporal registers, as well as, it points to question the role of the photographic image as the ultimate proof of reality. The possibility to generate through her body of work different layers of knowledge and levels of understanding of a stated reality it is at the center of her reflection together with the exploration of the very notion of photographic document and its transition from the liquid dimension of the on-line archive to the material and visible one, and the other way around. Interested in inquiring into civilization pro- cesses and human’s evolution course, she set her research with the aim to testify how mankind appropriates his experience, exploring abstractions and aspects of the collective unconscious.

Education

2012
MA Photography, London College of Communication, London

2008/10
BA Photography and Visual Arts, Ied Milan

2006/08
Psychology University Degree, University of Florence, Florence

Events

Gold Circle, UK Curatiorial platform for Contemporary Photography, May 2013

# Photography, Issue 3, pg. 104 December 2012

Featureshoot 'A Record of Humanity Presented in a Specimen-Like Style' by Amanda Gorence, February 2013

Gola Born in Britain, Artist of the Week November 2012

Art & Science Journal, October 2012

Arttribune on-line magazine, October 2011

Sala d’ Attesa, ODE On Demand Edition, Italy, 2012

Street of Studio: A Photobook , Blurb, London 2008

Exhibitions

2015

Il ritratto, Galleria San Fedele, Milan

2014

14 || 14 Modernity’s First Century, Plasma, Milan

2013

97esima Collettiva Giovani Artisti , Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Venice

Premio Francesco Fabbri per le Arti Contemporanee, Villa Brandolini, Treviso

2012
Nec me mea fallit imago, Studio ArteCrescita, Milan
The End, Art Basel Miami, Miami-Beach Regional Library, Miami
A Forming State, London College of Communication, London

2011
Premio celeste, Museo Archeologico, Bologna
CosaChiamoCasa, Studio Maffei Mia Milano Image Art Fair, Superstudiopiù, Milan
Regarde Moi, Biennale di Alessandria, Cittadella Alessandria

2010
L’immagine della donna nella società contemporanea, Ied, Milan
Soundinaframe, Magazzini Generali, Milan

2008
Street or Studio, Tate Modern London

AWARDS

2013
Longlist New Sensation UK 2013 Saatchi Gallery
Shortlist Open Submission Belfast Photo Festival 2013

2012
Shortist Sproxton Photography Award 2012
Shortlist Open Call The End, Celeste Network 2012

2011
First prize Photography and Digital Graphic Category, Premio Celeste 2011

2010
Semifinalist Up and Coming Category, Hasselblad Master 2010

2008
Street or Studio Competition, Tate Modern London + Flickr

2006
Shortlist Photoespana 2006 Photography workshop