Monia Lippi was born near Bologna, Italy. From her formal education in Interior Design in Milan, she arrived to photography and video through different experiences in Italy, Paris, and New York. She has been living and working in New York since 2005.

She started to participate in numerous group shows. Several independent and collaborative entries have been included in a number of Italian and German international film festivals and expositions.

Her main cultural influences come from the Italian and European arts, particularly architecture, painting, theater, and cinema, as well as general interest in archeology and anthropology. She also has always been interested in the versatility of the U.S. American landscapes, cityscapes, their cultural identities and how different life-styles reflect themselves in architecture. Exploring different places and environments she developed many personal projects, shooting on 6x9cm medium format film and showing series of large C-Prints, of the “Nocturnal Brooklyn”, “Doors”, “The Last Vintage American Cars”, “Floating Winona” and other projects.

Then in digital, she started the aerial series “At 36000 Feet” of the Southwest American deserts and more of her community projects, with particular environment, history, identity and issues that have been shown in many different exhibitions in many cities in the US and Europe, like Italy, Germany, Spain. Like the series “Chou Doc Stilts”, “Floating Cat Ba” and “White Skin”, shot in Vietnam, 2015 and then in the south of Egypt with “Aswan”, ”Gharb Soheil: relocated Nubian Village” and more projects also in Luxor in 2018.

Some paper and online published articles,  are visible in my links “Press” Page.


Future Collective Photography Exhibitions:

2021             6th BIENNIAL of FINE ART & DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHY. Barcelona Foto Biennale. Collective Photography Exhibition. Participating at The 15Th Julia Margaret Cameron Award Exhibition, with the “Egyptian Women Trilogy” single, category “Women Seen by Women”. FotoNostrum Gallery, Mediterranean House of Photography, Barcelona, Spain. Cause Covid – 19  this exhibition will not open in September, but postponed with the inauguration on Dic. 9 – Jan. 8, 2022.


Collective Photography Exhibitions: 

2020            14th POLLUX AWARD. Collective Photography Exhibition. Participating with “Luxor Abandoned Alabaster Shops” series, category Documentary & Reportage. FotoNostrum Gallery, Mediterranean House of Photography, Barcelona, Spain.  Cause Covid – 19 this exhibition was inaugurated on March 4, but then closed and it will open again with the same show in September  4 – 30.                                                                                                        

2020            14th POLLUX AWARD. Collective Photography Exhibition. Participating with “Luxor Abandoned Alabaster Shops” series, category Documentary & Reportage. FotoNostrum Gallery, Barcelona, Spain. March  4 – (29) 10.  Cause  Covid – 19 the exhibition has been suspended and it has continued again in September.                                                                                                                                                        

2019            12th JULIA MARGARET CAMERON AWARD. Collective Photography Exhibition.

Participating with “Aswan” and “Garb Soheil: relocated Nubian Village” series in the category Women seen by Women, Portrait, Documentary & Reportage. Galleria Valid Foto, Barcelona, Spain. May 8 – 25.

2020           BARCELONA FOTO BIENNALE. 5th Biennial of Fine Art & Documentary Photography.

Participating with “Chau Doc Stilts” series. SPACE NAU BOSTIK, Barcelona, Spain. Oct. 4 – 21.

2017            DONNE & FOTOGRAFIA

160 Photographs and Women Photographers of the World: Julia Margaret Cameron, Sara Moon, Nan Goldin, Susan Meseilas, Cindy Sherman, Annie Leibovitz…. Chiesa di San Francesco, Udine, Italy. Participating with “At 36000 Feet” series. Sept. 27 – Jan. 7. 2018.


Participating with the “Chau Doc Stilts” series.  Galeria Valid Foto, Barcellona, Spain. Sept. 19 – 30.


4th Biennial of Fine Art & Documentary Photography. Palazzo Italia, Berlin, Germany. Participating with “White Skin” series. Part of the European Month of Photography, EMOP BERLIN, Germany. Oct. 6 – 30.

2016           THE FENCE 

An outdoor photography exhibition series, featuring 40 international photographers. Starting the 1st of May in Boston, then in Brooklyn, Atlanta, Houston, Santa Fe. Participating with “White Skin” series. May 1 – Sept. 1.


Friuli Venezia Giulia Fotografia 2015. Palazzo Polcenigo, Cavasso Nuovo. Organized by CRAF Centro di Ricerca e Archiviazione della Fotografia, Spilimbergo, Italy. Participating with “At 36000 Feet” series. July 12 – Oct. 4.


“HABITAT Project” at M^C^O – New Center for Art Culture and Research, in collaboration with MICIAP – Journal of Urban Photography, Milan, Italy.

2014           SI FEST #23

Photo Festival, Savignano sul Rubicone. “ATLANTE.IT” Space Mir Mar, San Mauro Pascoli, Italy. “HABITAT Project” collective exhibition, with the “Floating Winona” series. Oct. 3 – 5.

2014           PHOTOVILLE

Annual Photographic Event in New York City. Opening night with the collective Slide Show “We live in Brooklyn, Baby!”. Participating with the “Nocturnal Brooklyn” series. Produced by United Photo Industries, Brooklyn, NY. Sep. 18.

2014           WE LIVE IN BROOKLYN, BABY!: A Night of Photography.

Lodz Photo Festival, Poland. Screening Brooklyn’s Pictures Slide Show of 20 Photographers. Curated by United Photo  Industries, N.Y. June 6.

2014           MOMENTA ART SPRING BENEFIT 2014

Brooklyn, NY. Apr. 18 – May 7.

2014           SPRING/BREAK Art Show

Old School. New York City’s Curator-Driven Art Fair.  Exhibiting her “AT 36000 FEET” series, Curated by Eve Sussman and Simon Lee. March. 4 – 9.

2013           TRIENNALE di MILANO MILANO & OLTRE Una Visione in Movimento.

Curated by Connecting Cultures with the participation of “HABITAT Project”, Studio Azzurro, Stalker/On and Elisabetta Ranieri. Triennale di Milano, Italy. May 2 – 30.


Collective “HABITAT Project” at Res Nova, Turin, Italy. Nov. 7 – 30.

2012           HABITAT PROJECT

Collaborative research project about “altrnative” housing formed by 19 photographers, Monia started to be part in September with her “Floating Winona” project.

2012           PORTRAITS: Up Close and Personal.

Mpls Photo Center. Minneapolis, MN, US.  June 22 – Aug. 19.

2011           URBAN VIEW/RURAL SIGHT documenting a Sense of Place.

Mpls Photo Center, Minneapolis, MN, U.S.  Jan. 6 – Feb. 21.

2010           CAPTURE BROOKLYN

New York Photo Festival, Powerhouse Arena, Brooklyn, NY. Sept. 24 –  Oct. 15.

2010           BY NIGHT

Exhibition curated by Thomas Rajnai Studio at Huset under Bron, Stockholm, Sweden.  July 22 – 25.

2010           SCOPE New York

International Contemporary Art Fear.Exhibition work with Gallery Nine5. March 3 – 7.


Dept. of Art, University of Minnesota, at the Katherine E. Nash Gallery, Minneapolis, MN, U.S.  Oct. 7 – Nov. 6.

2007           PIEROGI Flatfiling

Interactive curatorial Project. Artnews Projects Gallery, Berlin, Germany.  May 18 –  June 23.

2005           NEW ARTIST OF THE MONTH: Monia Lippi

Pierogi Gallery, Brooklyn, NY. June 21 – July 20.


Photography Collaboration Projects and Exhibitions:

2013           WHITEONWHITE: algorithmicnoir

Experimental Fiction Film Installation directed by Eve Sussman/Rufus Corporation and the “Yuri’s Office” pictures series shot by Monia Lippi, Musee d’Art Contemporain de Montreal, Canada. May 24 – Sept. 8.

2013           SPRING/BREAK Art Show

“Car Wash Incident” Film directed by Jack + Leigh Ruby. Installation with dual screens projection with 8 audio channels and the 35mm Slideshow “5 Corners, 9  Characters, 2 Cars, 1 Bicycle” shot and animated by Monia Lippi. Curated by Simon Lee and Eve Sussman, Old School, New York City’s Curator-Driven Art Fair.  March 7 – 10.


UW004 Digital Record. Features Cover Photo by Monia Lippi. Artists Merenga/Trozio/Kaplan Free Jazz. Produced in July by Underwolf Record. Digital Release in September.


UW002 Record. CD Cover Photo by Monia Lippi. Free Jazz Instrumental Music. Artists: Giacomo Merega, Marco Cappelli, Noah Kaplan with Mauro Pagani and Antony Coleman. Produced by Underwolf Record. Released in May, NYC.

2012           TIME – LAPSE SITE

“Whiteonwhite: algorithmicnoir” Experimental Fiction Film Installation directed by Eve Sussman/ Rufus Corporation with the “Yuri’s Office” pictures series shot by Monia Lippi.  Santa Fe Contemporary Art Space Santa Fe, NM, U.S.      Collective Exhibition. Feb. 18 – May 20.

2011           WHITEONWHITE: algorithmicnoir

Installation directed by Eve Sussman/Rufus Corporation Solo Exhibition, with the “Yuri’s Office” pictures series shot by Monia Lippi. Cristine Tierney Gallery, NYC. Experimental Fiction Film. Sept. 15 – Oct. 22.

2011           3 PEOPLE I NEVER HEARD OF

Feature film directed by David Rosfeld.  Featured Photography by Monia Lippi. NYC.

2007           GNOME 

Trailer directed, performed and produced by Will Janowitz, Still Photos for the realization of the movie’s trailer shot by Monia Lippi. NYC.

2006           SANGRE DE MI SANGRE

Feature film directed by Christopher Zalla. Still and Documentary Photos by Monia Lippi. NYC. The thriller won the Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival and screened in Cannes.

2005           SURE. Shall we talk about it?

Original Nike dance Performance. Produced by Nike and realized by “d.e.s.t.” Nike Woman Project. Art Director Giorgio De Mitri. Choreographed and directed by Costanza Macras. Video and Still Photos. La Posteria, Milano. Italy.


Art and Fashion Photography Books realized by Giorgio De Mitri. Color correction by Monia Lippi. Edited By Sartoria Comunicazione, Modena, Italy. Photography exhibition curated by Francesca Sorrenti for donations to The Thalassaemia Foundation, NYC.


Still photographer for theater plays, street performances, catalogs and posters’ Company. She shot also for the Company “Masque Teatro”, “Teatro della Valdoca”,  “Kinkaleri”, Italy.


Video and Film Festivals:

2006           THE DANCE, by Nike.

Video Installation with 3 screens by Monia Lippi, Photographer Ryan  McGinley, Artist Aka Shoplifter. La Posteria, Nike Studio, Milano, Italy. Sep. 27 – Nov. 15.

2001           ELETTROSHOCK

Acquario Romano. Organized by the Museo Laboratorio di Arte Contemporanea dell’Universita’ “La Sapienza”, Beni Culturali and Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome, Italy. Collaboration project with Monica Petracci. May. 21 – 27.

1999           RICCIONE TTV VIDEOFESTIVAL 14′ Edition

 Italian Video Festival. Riccione Teatro, Riccione Italy.

1997           UP & COMING

Hannover ‘s International Film Festival. Video “Na Mna Side”, 3’min. Special Mention of the Italian section. Kestner Gesellschaft, Hannover, Germany. Collaboration project with Monica Petracci. Nov. 4 – 9.


Video “Na Mna Side”, 3’min. Special Mention ”Gabbiano d’Argento”. Bellaria, Italy. 6 – 10 June. Collaboration project with Monica Petracci.

1996           UNIVIDEO

European Festival. Video “Scroscio”, 1’ min, Pescara, Italy. Collaboration project with Monica Petracci.


Solo Show Exhibition:


Gallery Nine 5, NYC. Sept. 8 – Oct. 10.




Photo Contest. 2’ Price Winner, global distribution Postcards, presented by Brooklyn Tourism, initiative of Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz in collaboration with United Photo Industries, announced at the Barkley Center, Brooklyn, NY. April 11.



2001           YOOX STA FIORENDO.

Photos by Jonathan Frantini and Monia Lippi, devised by Radiosity, Milan, Italy.   

2001           YOOX
Television Spot, 1’min. Shot by Jonathan Frantini and Monia Lippi, devised by Radiosity, Milan, Italy.

2006           NIKE SPRING-SUMMER 2006

Nike Woman Collection, Photos Catalog by Hellen van Meen and Monia Lippi, Berlin, Germany.


Press Articles:  

To see Press Articles: Go to Page PRESS.



Yoox, Milan, Italy.
Radiosity, Milan, Italy.
Sartoria Comunicazione di Giorgio De Mitri. Modena, Italy.
Nike, Italy and U.S.
Eve Sussman / Rufus Corporation, New York, US.
Underwolf Record, New York, US. 


Private Collectors:

Berlin, Boston, Italy, Lebanon, London, Montreal, New York City, Norway, Oklahoma City, Oslo, Paris.