Letizia Cariello was born in Copparo, into a family originally from Naples that has been tied to sculpture for over two hundred years. Before turning her focus to art, she graduated in History of Art at the University of Milan and graduated in Painting at the Brera Academy, where she now teaches Artistic Anatomy. She works for the cinema in Italy and the United States. Her works are in public and private collections in Italy and abroad.
Letizia Cariello’s work is centered on translating the themes of repetition into physical places and concrete objects. Separation and isolation, as well as the realm of obsession, are explored through relationships between internal and external space, the emotions, the world of botany or of the stars, photography, video and drawing.
Selected by the European Commission to take part in the New Narrative for Europe project along with 14 other European artists, she is based in Milan, where she teaches at the Accademia di Belle Arti. She is represented by Galleria Massimo Minini in Brescia.

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Hanae, 2016 // Casper Faassen // MC2 Gallery

Casper‘s unique style combines photography with painted layers. Casper’s work speaks of beauty but also of melancholy. Her women are archetypes of beauty, but they are portrayed behind a layer of fog and glass, which creates a distance between the observer and the subject.
Casper reinforces this feeling of nostalgia by adding a layer of craquelure and applying this technique refers to the traditional theme of Vanitas, widely used in seventeenth century painting. Casper often inserts symbols that represent the precariousness of earthly existence.

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The Beatles-Pillow Fight, 1964 // Harry Benson // Galerie Frederic Got

Glaswegian photographer of 88 years old, Harry Benson, has photographed a wide range of contemporary personalities. His pictures have appeared in Life, Vanity Fair, and The New Yorker. He took over a hundred cover shots for People. He has also photographed political figures, and covered war zones. Benson has been the subject of many exhibitions, including one organized by the Scottish National Portrait Galley at the National Portrait Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution. He has published several books.

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Unreal, 2017 // Giacomo Infantino // Caielli Fine Art

Giacomo Infantino is a photographer born in the province of Varese in 1993. He is graduating at the Brera Academy of Fine Arts in New Technologies of Art. During his academic studies he began his personal research and his activity as a photographer. His work consists primarily in photographic reportage; he uses staged-scenes to tell, in a more intimate and free way, his personal vision. Giacomo in spring 2017 exhibits his works, curated by himself and Cosmo Laera, in some spaces of Brera Academy during the Salone del Mobile and Accademia Aperta; he also exhibits at the ex-studio of Piero Manzoni located in the district of Brera. In September of the same year he is selected with 10 other photography students from all over Italy to join Canon at the Visa Pour L’image in Perpignan, France.
Also with Canon, he participates in the corporate training, as speaker, at the “Canon Imaging Partner Event” meeting at the Theatre Signorelli during the last days of the Cortona On The Move Festival in Tuscany.

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Dawei, 2015 // Beatrice Minda // Podbielski Contemporary

The oldest still inhabited houses in Myanmar date back to the beginning of the twentieth century and to a social context marked by colonialism. Besides a few sparse reminders of the contemporary world, the private interiors of these houses contain numerous traces of former times. In many cases these are objects that have been left untouched for decades, which bear witness to the cosmos of a lost world. However, between the then and the now lie chasms. These spaces are imbued with an uncanny sense of emptiness. Dark whispers echo through them – a memento mori, a reminder of Burmese history hidden from view. The rooms bear witness to an earlier wealth, to adaptation and repression, and become ‘sets’ for films in which the lives of the inhabitants and their ancestors are played back in our minds.

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MIGOUELOU, State of Nature, 2016 // Claudius Schulze // VisionQuesT 4Rosso

Claudius Schulze born in Munich in 1984, is a photographer and researcher. Having travelled and worked in over fifty countries, his interest is in humanities’ deficits and the global changes of the Anthropocene. Claudius prefers subtlety and disguised symbolism in his photography. Using large format landscape photography, Claudius is currently working to investigate the picturesque nature of natural catastrophes and the threat of climate change. The project “State of Nature” was nominated for the Prix Picted and was released as book in 2017.

MIA Photo Fair 2018

The Mall – Milano Porta Nuova
P.zza Lina Bo Bardi
9 – 12 marzo 2018

website: MIA Photo Fair