The opportunity to present her solo exhibition ‘Fuori Formato’ (FPAC Gallery Project Wall) – a working pro collection of 22 photographs taken on set while working with Italian actress Sabina Guzzanti for a year – brought her back to Palermo in January 2016. In April 2015 and 2016, together with Francesco Pantaleone Art Gallery, she participated in the international contemporary art fair MIART in Milan, presenting ‘Animalia’ a diptych from her portfolio and the series/ reportage Wild Horses. Between 2017 and 2022 she works with installations and performances on large-scale projects. In Paris in 2017 she collaborates with Laurent Derobert for the annual project “Chambre D’embarquement,” installing a horse by stuntman Mario Luraschi in one of the experimental spaces of Galerie Hus, called “Jeudi Soir” in Mont Martre. In Bolzano she became resident artist for the permanent project Pure Art Circle while in Rome she collaborated with the Rome Art Week Festival, the MACRO Museum and the LUISS Business School University. In 2021 she won two national calls that led her to exhibit in Turin for the Flashback Opera Viva project and fair and in Bari for the Futuro Arcaico Festival, while the renowned Milan-based contemporary photography agency PERIMETRO recently published two of her photo reportages, winning the selection for the 2021 edition of the Italians Festival in Milan. Journalist and photo editor Irene Alison recently published a text/interview about her work with new humans and meta-mythology and the long-term project ‘Animalia.’

Again with the Animalia series and the Ritratti Surreali, she is part of the international collective of the STUDIO RIZOMA Foundation (Room To Bloom project) for artistic and political research based in Palermo, after which she prepares and sets up a living installation with horses in Rome in the spaces of the experimental Piano Zero Gallery in the historic Tor Pignattara district. Between 2021–22 she started work on the photographic project ‘New Gods,’ the subsequent photographic action of ‘metaphysical’ portraits that followed the New Humans series and began with an open studio in Giano Del Bufalo and Niccolo Mottinelli’s Diorama Gallery in Rome. Also in 2022 his works are selected as NFT for the Saatchi Gallery auction in London and for the Photo Vogue Festival in Milan.

Shortly afterwards she won the call of the independent Roman project space Spazio in Situ, which exhibited one of her manifestos during the group show Lorem Ipsum. The end of 2022 sees her taking part in the seventh edition of Rome Art Week, installing a unique work inside the minutes office of the Rome Police Department, the work will be called ‘Una Pura Formalità,’ giving rise to a new long-term project. In addition, some of shes works are being selected by the editors of the Lens Culture Photography Awards for 2023. In March 2023, she presented the open-air photographic installation “I leave the house at three o’clock in the morning because I want to cry and love” for the Selva del Lamone Regional Park and the municipality of Farnese.

From 2020 to the present day, she has brought the _VU project to life, turning the Viterbo location of the Égreen company into an artist-run space that is a reference point for the enjoyment of contemporary research and a space for artistic residencies. In addition to being a distributor of the self-produced photozine that deals with the issues of contemporary photography. Today it collaborates with institutions and organizations by realizing installations, talks, open studios, residencies, exhibitions, workshops and performances.

Lucrezia Testa Iannilli
Artist / Photographer

Photographer and performer works using interdisciplinary tools. She defines the processes of her research practices by intervening with installations and performance cycles in decontextualizing spaces, using the human and animal body to create cognitive dissonances. The series of works he investigates take as their starting point the reflection on ethical innovation, starting from the observation of the already bionic post-human, which leads the vision to boldly anticipate the times. She is currently pursuing the long-term work ‘A Pure Formality’, reiterating the concept of becoming a channel; a transversal investigation of weaknesses and criticalities in the art sector especially with regard to the relational sphere, the poetics of recommendation and the concept of meta-mythology associated with post-human bureaucracy.

Lucrezia began with language studies and then devoted herself to the equestrian world. She first moved to Switzerland and then to Canada in Montreal, attending the Mont Saint Hilaire Academy, graduating from the Quebec Equestrian Academy (FEQ) as a federal riding instructor. From 1995 to 2000, she worked in the eld as an assistant trainer, teacher and horse trainer. Shortly afterwards, she moved to Brazil, collaborating with a communication and equestrian show agency in Belo Horizonte and in 2006 – back in Italy – she launched and managed a cultural activity in Rome, approaching contemporary art, performance and photography for the first time. In 2008, she decided to broaden her knowledge and experience in the field by moving between London, Paris, Toulouse, Palermo, Favignana and Tuscania (where she currently resides), working as a free-lance art director and developing her own vision, thus beginning a process of artistic research that she pursues in the development of her entire production. She mainly uses the medium of photography, making use of performative actions and site-specific installations.

Lucrezia Testa Iannilli
Artist / Photographer

Photographer and performer works using interdisciplinary tools. She defines the processes of her research practices by intervening with installations and performance cycles in decontextualizing spaces, using the human and animal body to create cognitive dissonances. The series of works he investigates take as their starting point the reflection on ethical innovation, starting from the observation of the already bionic post-human, which leads the vision to boldly anticipate the times. She is currently pursuing the long-term work ‘A Pure Formality’, reiterating the concept of becoming a channel; a transversal investigation of weaknesses and criticalities in the art sector especially with regard to the relational sphere, the poetics of recommendation and the concept of meta-mythology associated with post-human bureaucracy.

Lucrezia began with language studies and then devoted herself to the equestrian world. She first moved to Switzerland and then to Canada in Montreal, attending the Mont Saint Hilaire Academy, graduating from the Quebec Equestrian Academy (FEQ) as a federal riding instructor. From 1995 to 2000, she worked in the eld as an assistant trainer, teacher and horse trainer. Shortly afterwards, she moved to Brazil, collaborating with a communication and equestrian show agency in Belo Horizonte and in 2006 – back in Italy – she launched and managed a cultural activity in Rome, approaching contemporary art, performance and photography for the first time. In 2008, she decided to broaden her knowledge and experience in the field by moving between London, Paris, Toulouse, Palermo, Favignana and Tuscania (where she currently resides), working as a free-lance art director and developing her own vision, thus beginning a process of artistic research that she pursues in the development of her entire production. She mainly uses the medium of photography, making use of performative actions and site-specific installations.

The opportunity to present her solo exhibition ‘Fuori Formato’ (FPAC Gallery Project Wall) – a working pro collection of 22 photographs taken on set while working with Italian actress Sabina Guzzanti for a year – brought her back to Palermo in January 2016. In April 2015 and 2016, together with Francesco Pantaleone Art Gallery, she participated in the international contemporary art fair MIART in Milan, presenting ‘Animalia’ a diptych from her portfolio and the series/ reportage Wild Horses. Between 2017 and 2022 she works with installations and performances on large-scale projects. In Paris in 2017 she collaborates with Laurent Derobert for the annual project “Chambre D’embarquement,” installing a horse by stuntman Mario Luraschi in one of the experimental spaces of Galerie Hus, called “Jeudi Soir” in Mont Martre. In Bolzano she became resident artist for the permanent project Pure Art Circle while in Rome she collaborated with the Rome Art Week Festival, the MACRO Museum and the LUISS Business School University. In 2021 she won two national calls that led her to exhibit in Turin for the Flashback Opera Viva project and fair and in Bari for the Futuro Arcaico Festival, while the renowned Milan-based contemporary photography agency PERIMETRO recently published two of her photo reportages, winning the selection for the 2021 edition of the Italians Festival in Milan. Journalist and photo editor Irene Alison recently published a text/interview about her work with new humans and meta-mythology and the long-term project ‘Animalia.’

Again with the Animalia series and the Ritratti Surreali, she is part of the international collective of the STUDIO RIZOMA Foundation (Room To Bloom project) for artistic and political research based in Palermo, after which she prepares and sets up a living installation with horses in Rome in the spaces of the experimental Piano Zero Gallery in the historic Tor Pignattara district. Between 2021–22 she started work on the photographic project ‘New Gods,’ the subsequent photographic action of ‘metaphysical’ portraits that followed the New Humans series and began with an open studio in Giano Del Bufalo and Niccolo Mottinelli’s Diorama Gallery in Rome. Also in 2022 his works are selected as NFT for the Saatchi Gallery auction in London and for the Photo Vogue Festival in Milan.

Shortly afterwards she won the call of the independent Roman project space Spazio in Situ, which exhibited one of her manifestos during the group show Lorem Ipsum. The end of 2022 sees her taking part in the seventh edition of Rome Art Week, installing a unique work inside the minutes office of the Rome Police Department, the work will be called ‘Una Pura Formalità,’ giving rise to a new long-term project. In addition, some of shes works are being selected by the editors of the Lens Culture Photography Awards for 2023. In March 2023, she presented the open-air photographic installation “I leave the house at three o’clock in the morning because I want to cry and love” for the Selva del Lamone Regional Park and the municipality of Farnese.

From 2020 to the present day, she has brought the _VU project to life, turning the Viterbo location of the Égreen company into an artist-run space that is a reference point for the enjoyment of contemporary research and a space for artistic residencies. In addition to being a distributor of the self-produced photozine that deals with the issues of contemporary photography. Today it collaborates with institutions and organizations by realizing installations, talks, open studios, residencies, exhibitions, workshops and performances.

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