Giovanna Petrocchi is an italian photographer based in London. She graduated from the
London College of Communication with a BA in Photography in 2015 and she recently
completed her MA in Visual Arts at Camberwell College of Arts, London. In 2017 she was
selected as a winner of the Lens Culture Emerging Talent Award and in 2019 she exhibited her latest body of work at The Photographers’ Gallery as part of TPG New Talent
mentoring programme. She has been recently nominated by CAMERA - Centro Italiano per la Fotografia to be part of the 2020 FUTURES photography talents.
Recent exhibitions include ‘With Monochrome Eyes’ at the Borough Road Gallery, London, and the Athens Photo Festival at the Benaki Museum, Athens (currently on until November 15).
By combining personal photographs with found imagery and hand-made collages with 3d
printing processes, Giovanna creates imaginary landscapes inspired by surrealist paintings
virtual realities and ancient cultures. Influenced by museum displays and catalogues,
Giovanna populates these landscapes with her own collection of surreal artefacts. The
received view of ancient objects is deliberately distorted. A recurrent feature of her work is the
juxtaposition of futuristic and primordial scenarios and the combination of historical and fictional elements.