Susanna est une spécialiste de la mémoire, une chasseuse de fantômes dans les maisons hantées ; des intérieurs où les anciens maîtres des lieux sont absents mais dont l'âme reste prégnante à travers ce parfum mystérieux qu'on appelle nostalgie. (Susanna Pozzoli is a specialist of the memory, a spirits' haunter in the haunted houses; interiors where the old owners are absent while their presence revealed itself through the mysterious smell that we call nostalgia.) Jean Loh, Beaugeste, Shanghai

Born in Chiavenna, north of Italy, graduates in Foreign Languages and Literatures at Bergamo University, Italy and obtains a Master Degree in Multimedia at Sorbonne University in Paris. She studies photography at Atelier Reflexe, independent Parisian school. With Reflexe, she starts to show and publish her work and has the opportunity to travel and learn abroad. She works for two years at Galleria Carla Sozzani in Milan as first director’s assistant.
Selected for many artist-in-residency and international programs, her photography and multimedia work has been presented in numerous solo shows in Italy and abroad.
Pozzoli has been living and traveling extensively since early age. She spends long periods of time in New York, Paris, Barcelona and Milan. .
NOTE: for a few years she signed her work as “Susy Blu”.

Aside of her path as a visual artist, she has been working as a freelance photographer.
Commissioned works for
Allemandi & C.; Marsilio Editori
Mestieri d’Arte & Design, Kak Potratit; T Magazine, New York Times
Associazione Dimore Storiche Italiane; Fondazione Cologni dei Mestieri d’Arte; Michelangelo Foundation for Creativity and Craftsmanship; Fondazione Credito Valtellinese
BNP Paribas, Paris; Creative Academy, international School of Design, Milan; Regione Lombardia, Milan; La Caldera, center for contemporary dance, Barcelona, Spain.

Susanna Pozzoli is now based in Paris.

 

CURRICULUM VITAE

 

STUDIES

 

Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, Paris, France: 2004 Master, DEA Cinéma-Télévision-Multimedia; 2003: Maîtrise, University degree in History of Art 

Università degli Studi di Bergamo, Bergamo, Italy: 2002 First-class degree in Foreigner Literatures and Language option Art

Photography school Atelier Reflexe Montreuil, France: 1999–2000; 2002–2004

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017

  • Handmade. Korean Way, Salon H gallery, Paris

  • Carnet de Composition. Multimedia project in collaboration with music composer Nicolas Mondon and Ensemble l'Imaginaire, Faubourg 12, Strasbourg, France

2015

  • Handmade. Korean Way, Consulate General of Korea Republic in Milan, during «EXPO in città», Milan

  • Susanna Pozzoli Passato Prossimo INstudio, curated by Simona Sanvito and Eleonora Angiolini, Studio Moreno Ferrari, Milan

2013

  • Rêver les yeux ouverts, Nature Humaine artist-in-residence, Moulin de la Filature, Le Blanc, France

2012

  • Susanna Pozzoli, curated by Ilaria Bignotti, Wave PhotoGallery, Brescia, Italy

  • Susanna Pozzoli, MIA Milan Image Art Fair with Con-Temporary Art Gallery Paola Sosio, Milan, Italy

2011

  • Passato Prossimo, curated by Daniele Astrologo Abadal, Fondazione Credito Valtellinese MVSA Art and History Museum of Valtellina, Sondrio, Italy

  • On the Block. Harlem Private View, curated by Daniele Astrologo Abadal and Raffaele Bedarida
    Traveling exhibition: Museum of Contemporary Art of the city of Lissone, Italy
    Festival Emergent - Museu Comarcal Urgell, Tarrèga, Spain
    MIA Milan Image Art Fair, presented by Montrasio Arte, Milan, Italy
    Photofestival, gallery  Montrasio Arte, Milan, Italy
    The Private Space gallery, Barcelona, Spain

2010

  • On the Block. Harlem Private View at the NYPH2010, curated by Raffaele Bedarida, New York Photo Festival - Satellite Show, New York, USA

  • After the Funeral, project including original texts by Marco Mancassola, Marco Missiroli, Veronica Raimo, Mattia Signorini and Chiara Zocchi, curated by Ruggero Montrasio, Montrasio Arte, Milan

2004

  • La Caldera, E- Art event in La Caldera Centre for Contemporary Dance, Barcelona, Spain

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016

  • A.S. VELASCA, Espace Leon, Paris

  • THE OTHER VIEW Italian Women Photographers 1965-2015, in Parlando con voi, Donata Pizzi's collection, curated by Raffaella Perna, Palazzo della Triennale, Milan

2015/16

  • WAVE. How collective ingenuity is changing the world. A project by BNP Paribas. Traveling exhibition: first venue Parc de la Villette, Paris; Marseille, Lille, Nantes, Grenoble, Toulouse, Massy, Milan, Dakar, San Franciscisco/Palo Alto, Istanbul, Mumbai.

2014

  • Parlando con voi. A video installation telling the lives of 30 Italian women photographers, curated by Giovanni Gastel, an exhibition by AFIP (Association of the Italian Professional Photographers), traveling exhibition: Superstudiopiù for MIA Fair 2014, Milan; FRAME Photo Festival, Salsomaggiore Terme, Italy

  • WAVE. How collective ingenuity is changing the world. A project by BNP Paribas, first show of the traveling exhibition, Parc de La Villette, Paris

2013

  • No-Man Land. 7 Positionen zeitgenossischer Fotografie. Conny Bosch, Haubitz + Zoche, Mathias Kessler, Susanna Pozzoli, Laura J. Padgett, Peter Schlor, Petra Wunderlich, curated by Elisabeth Claus, Neuen Kunstverein Aschaffenburg, Aschaffenburg, Germany

  • Festival Circulation(s), curated by FetArt for Ville de Paris, Bagatelle Park, Paris, France

  • I luoghi dell'acqua. Architetture e paesaggi delle centrali elettriche in Valtellina, curated by Leo Guerra, Cristina Quadrio Curzio and Giacomo Menini, Galleria Credito Valtellinese and MVSA, Sondrio, Italy. A a selection of the show, curated by Giacomo Menini and Fabrizio Trisoglio was presented at Archivio Giovanni Sacchi, Sesto San Giovanni (MI), Italy

  • Warme|Heat, Vattenfall Photography Award 2011, curated by Michaela Richter, Vattenfall Europe, AG (Holding), Berlin, Germany

  • Shanghai la città invisibile. Premio Shanghai (Shanghai the Invisible City. Shangahi Prize). Domenico A. Mancini, Susanna Pozzoli, Nadir Valente, curated by Luna Peng, Yibo Gallery, Shanghai, China

2012

  • Thanks to Luigi Ghirri & Italian Emerging Photography. Luigi Ghirri & Marco Barbon, Ottavia Castellina, Margherita Cesaretti, Alessandro Imbriaco, Claudia Pozzoli, Susanna Pozzoli, curated by Laura Serani, Espace Photographique de l’Hôtél de Sauroy, official exhibition of the Mois de la Photo in Paris 2012, Paris, France

  • Mnemosine. La forza del femminile. Cinzia Fiorese, Susanna Pozzoli, Melissa Provezza, Ketty Tagliatti, curated by Silvia Agliotti and Chiara Gatti, Gli eroici furori Arte Contemporanea gallery, Milan, Italy

2011

  • Giovani Talenti. Fotografia Italiana Contemporanea, invited by Gigliola Foschi, Villa Pomini, Castellanza (MB), Italy

  • Mongin Art Space Open Studio’11, curated by Yun Kyoung Kim, Mongin Art Space, Seoul, South Korea

  • Italian Emerging Photography (slight show), curated by Laura Serani, European Photography Festival - Spazio Gerra, Reggio Emilia, Italy

2010

  • Italian Emerging Photography (slight show), curated by Laura Serani, Italian Cultural Institute for The Mois de la Photo in Paris 2011, Paris, France

  • Il segreto dello sguardo, curated by Andrea Dall’Asta, Galleria San Fedele, Milan, Italy

  • On Site. Sheila Pree Bright, Stella Kalaw, Susanna Pozzoli, Lauren Woods, curated by Lisa Henry, UCR California Museum of Photography - Digital Studio, Los Angeles, USA

  • Risonanze. Giovani artisti a confronto con il mistero. Ettore Frani, Alessandra Caccia, Susanna Pozzoli. Winners of San Fedele Prize for Visual Arts 2009-2010, curated by Andrea Dall’Asta, Chiara Canali, Matteo Galbiati, Kevin McManus, Galleria San Fedele, Milan, Italy

2009

  • Instant Book. Italian Artists - New York, curated by Renato Miracco for Italian Cultural Institute in NY, ISCP International Studio & Curatorial Program, New York, USA

  • Harlem Host 2009. Harlem Open Artists' Studios Tour, curated by Raffaele Bedarida, Harlem Studio Fellowship by Montrasio Arte (HSF by MA), New York, USA; Montrasio Arte, Milan; Museo Civico, Floriano Bodini, Gemonio (VA), Italy

  • Dimensione massima 10x12cm, curated by Chiara Capodici and Fiorenza Pinna, Treterzi for Festival FotoGrafia, Rome, Italy

2008

  • Exhibition 321, curated by Natalie Sciortino, Prospect1 Biennial - Satellite Show, New Orleans, USA

  • Harlem Host 2008, curated by Raffaele Bedarida, HSF by MA, New York, USA

  • Cohabitations: Studies on Beasts, Plants and Objects, curated by R. Bedarida, HSF by MA, New York

2007

  • SerrOne Biennale giovani Monza ‘07. 30 artisti per 5 critici: Cecilia Antolini, Matteo Galbiati, Chiara Gatti, Carlo Ghielmetti, Lorenzo Giusti, invited by Carlo Ghielmetti, Serrone villa Reale, Monza, Italy

  • Secret Passage, curated by Raffaele Bedarida, HSF by MA, New York, USA

  • Obbiettivo Parco”, curated by Martina Corgnati, villa Mirabello, Monza, Italy

2005

  • Paris verse Göteborg, Galleri Monitor, School of photography in Gothenburg, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

2004

  • EX-IN Public/Privé. Projet européen Culture 2000 - Atelier Réflexe, commissaire d'exposition Roberto Ohrt, lieux d'exposition: Galerie Fotohof, Salzburg, Austria, Galerie Maeght, Barcelona, Spain; Confluences, Paris, France; Slideshow, RIP Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie d'Arles - Voies Off, Arles, France

1999-2004 group shows with Atelier Réflexe: Galerie Marion Meyer, Paris; Fotohof, Salzburg; Confluences, Paris; Paris Photo 2004, Carrousel du Louvre, Paris; Gartengasse, Vienna; Galerie Marion Meyer, Frankfurt

 

MONOGRAPHIC BOOKS

  • Rêver les yeux ouverts, Filigranes Editions - Nature Humaine, Le Blanc, May 2013

  • HANDMADE. Korean Way, artist’s book limited edition of 50 copies; book designed and completely handmade in collaboration with Fumitaka Kudo; self-published with the support of Fondazione Cologni dei Mestieri d’Arte and Con-Temporary Art Gallery Paola Sosio, Milan, May 2012

  • Passato Prossimo, essay by Daniele Astrologo Abadal, catalogue of the exhibition at Galleria Credito Valtellinese and MVSA, Fondazione Gruppo Credito Valtellinese, Sondrio, October 2011

  • On the Block. Harlem Private View, edited by Raffaele Bedarida and Ruggero Montrasio, essays by Daniele Astrologo Abadal, Raffaele Bedarida, Mario Calabresi, Alessandra Coppa, Allemandi & C - Montrasio Arte, Turin, March 2010

 

CATALOGUES

  • BOLLETTINO UFFICIALE A.S. VELASCA, AS VELASCA, Milan July 2015

  • WAVE. How collective ingenuity is changing the world. A Project by BNP Paribas, Paris, 2014

  • Premio Shanghai. Residenze per artisti italiani e cinesi emergenti – I edizione 2012-2013, Shanghai la città invisibile: Domenico Antonio Mancini, Susanna Pozzoli, Nadir Valente; Atmosfere italiane: Qian Ning, Qiu Jia, Zhou Yang, The Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities, IGAV, Italian Cultural Institute in Shanghai, Turin 2013

  • La Caldera el llibre 1995-2013, liquiDocs SLU, San Sebastina, Spain 2013

  • Circulation(s) 2013, catalogue of the exhibition at Bagatelle Park in Paris, Trans Photographic Press, Paris, January 2013

  • I luoghi dell'acqua. Architettura e paesaggi delle centrali elettriche in Valtellina, catalogue of the exhibition at Fondazione Credito Valtellinese and MVSA, Sondrio 2013

  • Shanghai the Invisible City: Domenico Antonio Mancini, Susanna Pozzoli, Nadir Valente, catalogue of the exhibition at Yibo gallery Shanghai, Shanghai Prize: The Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities, IGAV, Italian Cultural Institute in Shanghai, Shanghai 2012

  • Thanks to Luigi Ghirri & Italian Emerging Photography, catalogue of the exhibition at the Espace Photographique de l’Hôtél de Sauroy |Mois de la Photo à Paris 2012, edited by Laura Serani and Ruggero Montrasio, texts by Daniele Astrologo Abadal and Laura Serani, Montrasio Arte, Milan 2012

  • Mois de la Photo 2012, Actes Sud - Maison européenne de la photographie, Paris 2012

  • Kooperation/Cooperation. Insights into the Vattenfall Photography Award 2011, catalogue of the exhibition at Vattenfall Europe AG (Holding), Berlin; Kerber Photo Art - Vattenfall, Bonn 2012

  • Fotografi Senza Frontiere Auction4Action. Third Edition, catalogue of the auction, Sotheby’s, Milan 2012

  • Emergent Lleida Festival International de Fotografia i Arts Visuals, edited by Jesus Vilmajo, Jaume Solé, Barcelona 2011

  • Fotografi Senza Frontiere Auction4Action. Second Edition, catalogue of the auction, Sotheby’s, Milan 2011

  • Risonanze. Giovani artisti a confronto con il mistero. Ettore Frani, Alessandra Caccia, Susanna Pozzoli. Winners Premio Artivisive San Fedele 2009-2010, edited by Andrea Dall’Asta, texts by Chiara Canali, Matteo Galbiati and Kevin McManus, catalogue of the exhibition at Galleria San Fedele, San Fedele, Milan 2010

  • Italian Emerging Photography Mois de la Photo à Paris, edited by Rossana Rummo, project curated by Laura Serani. The catalogue includes a video DVD 4:3 format, duration 48 minutes, Istituto Italiano di Cultura in Paris, Paris 2010

  • Il segreto dello sguardo. Premio Artivisive San Fedele 2009-2010, edited by Andrea dall’Asta and Chiara Cardini, texts by Daniele Astrologo, Ilaria Bignotti, Chiara Canali, Giovanni Chiaramonte, Kathryn Cook, Daniela Cristofori, Andrea Dall’Asta, Matteo Galbiati, Gabriella Gilli, Chiara Gatti, Angela Madesani, Massimo Marchetti, Kevin McManus, Silvano Petrosino, Simone Saibene, Barbara Sorrentini, Michele Tavola, Fabio Vittorini, Giuseppe Zito, catalogue of the exhibition at Galleria San Fedele, San Fedele, Milan 2010

  • Instant Book. Italian Artists New York, edited by Renato Miracco, Charta, New York 2009

  • Harlem States of Mind. From Apollo to Lenox, edited by Daniele Astrologo Abadal, Raffaele Bedarida, Francesca Montrasio, texts by Daniele Astrologo Abadal, Raffaele Bedarida, Matteo Galbiati, Chiara Gatti, catalogue of the exhibition at Museo Civico Floriano Bodini and Montrasio Arte gallery, Montrasio Arte, Milan 2009

  • SerrOne. Biennale giovani, Monza ‘07, 30 artists for 5 curators: Cecilia Antolini, Matteo Galbiati, Chiara Gatti, Carlo Ghielmetti, Lorenzo Giusti, catalogue of the exhibition at Serrone, Monza, Silvana Editoriale, Milan 2007

  • OBBIETTIVOPARCO. Quatttro fotografi interpretano il Parco di Monza, edited by Martina Corgnati, catalogue of the exhibition at Villa Mirabello in Monza, Silvana Editoriale, Milan 2007

  • EX-IN Public/Privé, edited by Roberto Ohrt, catalogue of the travelling exhibition EX-IN Public/Privé, Edition Fotohof|Silverbridge, Salzburg 2004

  • Reflexe VIII, edited by Dolorès Marat, limited edition to 40, Reflexe & Dirk Bakker, Paris 2003

  • Reflexe V, edited by Véronique Bourgoin, limited edition to 39, Reflexe & Dirk Bakker, Paris 2000

 

COMMISSIONED BOOKS

  • Costruttori di bellezza. Filosofia della calzatura maschile secondo Santoni - Makers of Beauty. The Philosophy of male footwear according to Santoni, text by Andrea Guolo, phorographs by Susanna Pozzoli, Marsilio – Fondazione Cologni dei Mestieri d'Arte, Italian and Eglish edition, Venice 2014

  • 12 portali. ADSI, Associazione dimore storiche italiane, photographs by Susanna Pozzoli, U. Allemandi & C., Turin 2013

  • Mestieri d’arte e Made in Italy. Giacimenti culturali da scoprire, edited by Paolo Colombo with Alberto Cavalli, including Photography, text by Susanna Pozzoli, Gioachino Lanotte, Marsilio Ricerche, Venice 2009

  • Adolfo Wildt. Anima mundi, edited by Daniele Astrologo Abadal, Stefano Crespi, Alberto Montrasio, essays by Daniele Astrologo Abadal, Stefano Crespi, Enrico Crispolti, Margherita d’Ayala Valva, Chiara Gatti, Lorenzo Giusti, Alberto Montrasio, including photographs of Wildt's scupltures at Cimitero Monumentale in Milan, catalogue of the exhibition at Museo Civico Floriano Bodini, Silvana Editoriale-Montrasio Arte, Milan 2007

 

PRIZES

  • 2012 Shanghai Prize, The Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities - Directorate General for the Landscape, Fine Arts, Architecture and Contemporary Art (PaBAAC), Ministry for International Trade – Italian Cultural Institute, Shanghai section (MAE - IIC) and Institute Garuzzo for Visual Arts (IGAV)
  • 2011 Premio Artivisive San Fedele 2010-2011, Critics’ Prize

 

ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE AND EXCHANGING STUDIES PROGRAMS

  • 2013 Nature Humaine, photography residency program (4 months), Le Blanc, France
  • 2012 Shanghai Prize, residency for Italian and Chinese emerging artists (3 months), Shanghai, China
  • 2010 Mongin Art Space international artist-in-residence program (3 months), Seoul, South Korea
  • 2007-2008 Harlem Studio Fellowship by MA, international artist-in-residence program, New York, USA
  • 2007 “OBBIETTIVOPARCO”, artist-in-residence workshop with Pierrot Men, Monza, Italy
  • 2005 HFF SCHOOL, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden
  • 2004 LEONARDO European project c/o HANGAR, International Center ArtFactories network (9 months), Barcelona, Spain
  • 2003 NAKLABATELSTVI GRAFICKÉ SKOLY, workshop on Sinar large format cameras, Prague, Czech Republic
  • 2003 ARTS SCHOOL. UNIVERSITY OF VIENNA and ATELIER GARTENGASSE, exchanging program, Vienna, Austria
  • 1999-2000 ERASMUS European Program, Université Paris XII