Chiara was born in Italy and has lived long term in Spain, Syria, Egypt, UK, India.

She is an independent photographer and her education has mainly been self-taught.

Her work entails a search for cultural identities in various social environments and mainly focuses on the female world. 

She was an active member of the Venice-based photography research centre ISOLAB from 2015 to 2018. Here, she designed and ran photography workshops in different languages and organised exhibitions, artists' talks and book presentations. 

She holds a Master of Arts in Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies with a focus on cultural and social anthropology from Ca’ Foscari University, Italy. She also studied at Granada University, Damascus University, Cairo University and at the American University in Cairo as an Associate MA Researcher.

She is fluent in Arabic, English, French, Italian, Spanish and has basic knowledge of Farsi, German, Hindi, Portuguese.

AWARDS - Daughters of Al-Andalus 

2016

Winner - Open Call Women Photographers | LuganoPhotoDays

Finalist | Kuala Lumpur International PhotoAwards 

Honourable Mention | Moscow International Foto Awards

Shortlisted | Athens Photo Festival

EXHIBITIONS

 

Within Boundaries 

2017

Part of the show Teatro Metropoli - ISOLAB, Venice, Italy | 16th December 2017 - 20th January 2018

Part of the show Teatro Metropoli - Torre delle Grazie, Bassano del Grappa, Italy | 16th September - 5th November

 

 

Daughters of Al-Andalus 

2017

Part of the show Ojalá! Stories of Hispanic Islam - ISOLAB, Venice - Italy | 1st - 23rd April 

 

2016

 

Bursa Foto Fest - Turkey | 5th - 10th November   

LuganoPhotoDays - Switzerland | 16th - 25th September 

Whitebox Gallery, PUBLIKA, Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia | 6th - 17th August 

Art Gallery NaKarshike, Moscow - Russia | 20th July - 7th August (projection)

WRITTEN ARTICLES