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.
2017 9th POLLUX AWARDS. INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION.
Participating with the “Chau Doc Stilts” series. Galeria Valid Foto, Barcellona, Spain. Sept. 19 – 30.
2016 BERLIN FOTO BIENNALE
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.
2015 CONTEMPORANEITA’ E FOTOGRAFIA
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.
2015 HABITAT OPEN ARCHIVE
“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.
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.
2012 TURIN PHOTO FESTIVAL
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.
2008 THE SIXTH MINNESOTA NATIONAL PRINT BIENNIAL 2008
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.
2012 THE LIGHT AND THE OTHER THINGS
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.
2012 WATCH THE WALLS INSTEAD
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.
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.
2000 TOMO AND IN MEMORY OF DAVIDE SORRENTI
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.
1996-1999 TEATRO DUE MONDI
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.
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.
1997 ANTEPRIMA PER IL CINEMA INDIPENDENTE ITALIANO 15 Edition
Video “Na Mna Side”, 3’min. Special Mention ”Gabbiano d’Argento”. Bellaria, Italy. 6 – 10 June. Collaboration project with Monica Petracci.
European Festival. Video “Scroscio”, 1’ min, Pescara, Italy. Collaboration project with Monica Petracci.
Solo Show Exhibition:
2008 NOCTURNAL BROOKLYN
Gallery Nine 5, NYC. Sept. 8 – Oct. 10.
2013 MI BROOKLYN POSTCARDS
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.
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.
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.
Berlin, Boston, Italy, Lebanon, London, Montreal, New York City, Norway, Oklahoma City, Oslo, Paris.