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. In 2014 she attended a Masterclass with Magnum photographer Patrick Zachmann; since 2015 she has been assisting him during international workshops and exhibitions.
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
Winner - Open Call Women Photographers | LuganoPhotoDays
Finalist | Kuala Lumpur International PhotoAwards
Honourable Mention | Moscow International Foto Awards
Shortlisted | Athens Photo Festival
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
Part of the show Ojalá! Stories of Hispanic Islam - ISOLAB, Venice - Italy | 1st - 23rd April
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)
Spagnole di Granada convertite all'islam convinte e contente: un fenomeno solo in parte sorprendente | July 2019, Quaderni Vicentini
À Grenade, le bonheur des converties à l'islam | February 2018, Courrier International
Hijas de Al Ándalus | December 2017, La Vanguardia Magazine
Within Boundaries - A Visual Exploration Inside Porto Alegre's Gated Communities | October 2017, Mimesis International