Michela was born in 1993 in Brescia (Italy) and is currently living and studying in Modena. She attended courses in Italy and Britain in the field of visual arts. In 2013, she attended a short at Central Saint Martins School. She then moved to study in Turin where she attained a degree in fine arts at Accademia Albertina in 2016.
In Turin she followed the development of the independent photographic publishing industry in Italy, and collaborated with other young artists documenting their work, mainly in the context of performance art. She attended the XI edition of Artissima making a video-performance live guided by Masbedo.
In 2015 she worked for FISAD (International Festival of School of Arts and Design) in various locations in Turin among which GAM, Fondazione Sandretto and Castello di Rivoli. Then she briefly travelled back to England to take part in the project ”Over the Hill” by Tim Andrews.
In 2016 she moved to Modena to attend the master in contemporary imagery at Fondazione Fotografia, to be concluded in 2018.
The interest of Michela Curti is about the stratification of reality and languages which describe it, about the many different perceptions and points of view on the same referent: they overlap one on the other in the moment when we meet another person.
She is interested in how can we interact with the external world as individuals. She doesn’t believe that there’s a only one right way to do it. We need to find a personal way to deal with it in order to live our life.
“This is where, I think, language came from. I mean, it came from our desire to transcend our isolation and have some sort of connection with one another. […] And yet, you know, when we communicate with one another and we feel that we have connected – and we think we’re understood, I think we have a feeling of almost spiritual communion… and that feeling may be transient, but I think it’s what we live for.” (Richard Linklater, Waking life, 2001)
Period: September 2017
Tutor: Giulio Polita
Interlocutors: Massimo Premuda (DoubleRoom), Elisa Vladilo, Alba Zari.