Constantina Peppa
Photographer

I was born in Athens. I’ve studied Counseling Psychology, but I’ve always been into photography and in 2014 I completed my studies in photography at Leica Academy in Athens, Greece.

Albania is a small Balkan country that has suffered a lot and has tried hard to leave behind its disturbing political past. Today, Albania is part of the UNO, NATO and other international organizations and is also one of the many candidate countries to join the European Union. Its capital city of Tirana is the country’s modern face. Tirana is a city that can be characterized as a place of many contradictions and a place that has not escaped its past.

The main goal of this project is to show the everyday life of Albania in different places in the country.

Constantina Peppa
Photographer

I was born in Athens. I’ve studied Counseling Psychology, but I’ve always been into photography and in 2014 I completed my studies in photography at Leica Academy in Athens, Greece.

Albania is a small Balkan country that has suffered a lot and has tried hard to leave behind its disturbing political past. Today, Albania is part of the UNO, NATO and other international organizations and is also one of the many candidate countries to join the European Union. Its capital city of Tirana is the country’s modern face. Tirana is a city that can be characterized as a place of many contradictions and a place that has not escaped its past.

The main goal of this project is to show the everyday life of Albania in different places in the country.

  • Black Atlantic: Power, People, Resistance
    Sep 8, 2023 – Jan 7, 2023
    Fitzwilliam Museum
    Cambridge, UK
    Which stories get remembered, and why? This exhibition explores some new stories from history – stories that help us to separate fact from fiction and history from myth. By bringing together collections from across the University of Cambridge’s museums, libraries and colleges with loans from around the world, Black Atlantic: Power, People, Resistance asks new questions about Cambridge’s role in the transatlantic slave trade and looks at how objects and artworks have influenced history and perspectives. (more…)
  • 1 a 1 Affinità
    Nov 22, 2023 – Feb 29, 2024
    ON House Milano
    Milan, Italy
    1 a 1 Affinità is a group show celebrating the relationship between different artistic expressions and their surrounding context. The exhibition takes place at ON House Milano: a charming location in the heart of Milano, which used to be the Azucena workshop of Architect Caccia Dominioni. The combination of space, artwork, and the artworks between them invites the audience to discover, through research and observation, that “spark” of affinity generated by perception. The path follows the thin line that defines different artistic languages, such as figurative art and abstract art, but also performance, photography, NFT, happening, video and installation. And everything with the utmost respect to the historical heritage and design purpose of the house. This was, in fact, the toughest challenge for the curators Anna Kessler and Anna Niutta. They looked for the harmony within different poetics, and created a unique and unexpected domestic experience. An experience deeply related to the visible. Starting from the “Sleeping Girl” (yes, she will be actually sleeping in the bedroom of the house), the exhibition reveals a path through memories and people, mysteries and objects and colors and hopes. And in fact, isn’t the bed the one, true realm of imagery and imagination, dreams and visualizations? Every night, as we lay our day down, we practice the art of letting go. We leave our conscious thoughts, our rational mind behind, and we agree to see, and be seen  –  we accept to yield control. And as we do that, we gift ourselves to the domain of imagery  –  key and vehicle to those intimate, submerged places and spaces. At night, it is instinct and imagery that guide our experience. Research on the visible is a challenge to observation directed to the observer. There certainly is a real world that we know, but how much of this real world is exhausted in our sensory experience? Through the dialogue between works, the observer discovers similarities between different languages that ultimately prove to be distant only in appearance. Different artistic means manage to generate, through perception, a living impression in continuous dialogue with the observer. The common features, or affinities, between the different forms of expression appear very clear at times: the figurative often finds itself drawing from elements that are not properly its own, and the non-figurative struggles to disregard sensory reality that is also perhaps only an illusion. To what degree is our sensory perception conditioned by our inner state and to what extent is it – instead – influenced by our surroundings? The show will be featuring the following artists: Michele Dal Bosco, Louise Daniel, Giovanni De Benedetto, Laura Grinberga, Alessandro Grimoldieu, Rosanna Iob, Rebecca Loro, Guenda Nocentini, Carolina Pozzi, Maddalena Tesser, Maria Giovanna Zanella. With the precious contribution of Annalisa Iob. Everything was made possible by the vision of Fabio Tacchinardi. Curated by Anna & Anna On House Milano, Via Passione 8, Milan, Italy Vernissage by invitation only For more information: art@onhousemilano.com