Valentina Bonizzi (born in Milan 1982), lived in the UK between 2005 and 2016, is currently based in Tirana. Valentina Bonizzi completed a Master at Glasgow School of Art and a Ph.D at the VRC (University of Dundee, DJCAD) for which she was nominated for the Best Research in Film Award by the Art and Humanities Research Council. Selected exhibitions include: Autostrada Biennale, Prizren, Kosovo, MAXXI, Rome, the National Galleries of Scotland, British School in Rome, Stills Gallery in Edinburgh and Fondazione Fotografia Modena. Amongst other she has presented her work at Ramallah Academy of the Arts, Palestine, Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Cittadellarte Fondazione Pistoletto, Biella, Villa Romana, Florence, CCA in Glasgow.
Digging into archives and communities, Valentina Bonizzi’s work highlights issues of social justice while it uncovers the potentialities of democratization that lay in the artistic re-definition of cartographic practices. Her work explores the role of the image in all its expanded forms considering the politics of time in relation to hybridity, migration and the environment. Some of her films respond to scientific methods of defining citizenship, by carefully presenting the individual within collective history. Valentina works with a variety of media such as film, photography, the archive, sound, radio and performative intervention with music and dialogues.
Among others Bonizzi exhibited at Autostrada Biennale in Prizren (Kosovo), Media Art Festival in MAXXI and the British School in Rome, the National Galleries of Scotland, Stills Gallery and Fondazione Fotografia Modena. She has presented her work in a number of institutions such as Ramallah Academy of the Arts, Akademie der Kunste, Berlin, Fondazione Pistoletto, Biella, Visual Research Centre, Dundee, National Archive and Record Admnistration, Washington, Dokufest, Kosovo. Bonizzi has published with the Journal for Flusser Studies, What legitimates photography?, and the Mauritious Catalogue of the Venice Biennal, When you realised you were a: White. European. Male.