London Art Fair is delighted to announce that Federica Chiocchetti has been appointed as guest curator for 2016 edition of Photo50, presenting ‘Feminine Masculine’ an exhibition that explores the everyday struggle and fascination of dealing with the other sex.
Federica is a Tuscan, London-based photography critic, editor and curator. She is the Founding Director of The Photocaptionist, a photo-literary platform that combines words and images. Currently working on her PhD in photography and fictions at the University of Westminster, she is also the 2015 Art Fund Curatorial Fellow (Photographs) at the V&A working on the display 'Facing History' and the exhibition 'Peter Henry Emerson: Presented by the Author' (Nottingham Castle Museum, Nov. 2015 – Jan. 2016).
Recent projects include the exhibition and book ‘Amore e Piombo’, co-edited with Roger Hargreaves for the Archive of Modern Conflict and Brighton Photo Biennial, winner of the Kraszna Krausz 2015 Best Photography Book Award; the online photo-literary exhibition ‘Amateur Unconcern’, on WW1 and the archive, featuring excerpts of G.B. Shaw’s ‘Heartbreak House’ alongside material from the Archive of Modern Conflict and Tommaso Tanini’s first solo show ‘H. said he loved us’, curated in collaboration with Discipula at the Kunsthalle Budapest for the Hungarian Month of Photography 2014.
Her writings have appeared in Der Greif, Photoworks, Foam, Objektiv, Unseen magazine, The British Journal of Photography, The Photographers’ Gallery Blog and MAPP Editions (MACK). In January 2016 she will also co-curate with Roger Hargreaves for the Archive of Modern Conflict the photo-cinema room within the exhibition Italy 1968-1978 at the newly open CAMERA – Centro Italiano per la Fotografia, in Turin.