Lia Monguzzi
Photographer

Lia Monguzzi is a multidisciplinary artist whose work ranges from photography to painting, from animation to video art. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Film Studies from DAMS, University of Bologna and a master’s degree in Cinematography, Goldsmiths College, London.

Working in various departments within the film industry has allowed her to see from the inside the diversity of approaches one can have to narrate a story or convey a message.

Her way of storytelling focuses on existentialism, nostalgia and contemplation – on themes such as the relationship between man and nature (or man and God). Rather than giving an answer, she likes to think that her images subtly interrogate the viewer, leaving space to introspection. They don’t meticulously describe an environment, a situation or a person, but stimulate a feeling. From her perspective, photographs are memories which can be translated into dreams and new worlds. The photographer offers an hint, draws the structure of a perceived reality, but the image is there to be shaped through the observer’s eyes and imagination, to be filled with meaning.

Lia Monguzzi
Photographer

Lia Monguzzi is a multidisciplinary artist whose work ranges from photography to painting, from animation to video art. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Film Studies from DAMS, University of Bologna and a master’s degree in Cinematography, Goldsmiths College, London.

Working in various departments within the film industry has allowed her to see from the inside the diversity of approaches one can have to narrate a story or convey a message.

Her way of storytelling focuses on existentialism, nostalgia and contemplation – on themes such as the relationship between man and nature (or man and God). Rather than giving an answer, she likes to think that her images subtly interrogate the viewer, leaving space to introspection. They don’t meticulously describe an environment, a situation or a person, but stimulate a feeling. From her perspective, photographs are memories which can be translated into dreams and new worlds. The photographer offers an hint, draws the structure of a perceived reality, but the image is there to be shaped through the observer’s eyes and imagination, to be filled with meaning.

  • Emily Ferguson: It Girl.
    Jun 1 – Jul 13, 2024
    Nicodim Gallery
    Los Angeles, USA
    What’s an It Girl? An image of an seraphic figure, glowing almost too bright to be looked at until the flashbulbs recharge and the cameras become visible. Glamoured, the viewer is still seeing spots and rubbing their eyes as the figure stalks out of view, no-one quite sure if she’s real or not, an apparition disappeared. An apparition, by its very nature is uncertain, the intention defined by the person who sees it – The angel becomes a monster if enough people describe it so. (more…)