Born in Sulmona, Italy, 1973.

I started to take pictures because my father was an amateur photographer. His photos surrounded me since I was a kid – they were everywhere, on the tables, in the closets, in the bookcases. He used to bring me in his dark room and he encouraged me to use it and his cameras. It was inevitable to approach photography so I started taking pictures very soon. It was like a game, for years, but in 2004, when I started to confront myself with a story which involves me in an emotional way, the Monia’s project, I realized that the camera was a powerful medium to observe and get in touch with the world and a tool to communicate my own view of the world around me in the most immediate way.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Solo Exhibitions

2017

Displacement – New Town No Town, Spazio MAW, Sulmona, Italy
Monia Pinacoteca Civica, FolloWme Festival, Follonica, Italy
Monia
Museo di Casa Romei, Riaperture Festival, Ferrara, Italy.

2016

Monia Reminders Photography Stronghold  Gallery, Tokyo, Japan.

2015

Displacement MACRO, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Rome, Italy.

2014

Monia Organ Vida, International Photography Festival, Zagreb, Croatia.
Monia Perugia Social Photo Fest, Perugia, Italy.
Moving Walls Festival Lector in Fabula, Conversano, Italy.
Moving Walls International Month of Photography, Guatemala city, Guatemala.

2013

Forgotten Memories FotoLeggendo, Roma, Italy.

2012

Monia SCAM Roger Pic, Paris, France.

2011

Burladies Photographia, Milan, Italy.
Burladies Summer Jamboree #12, Senigallia, Italy.

2010

Burladies MART – Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Trento and Rovereto, Italy.
Burladies ArteFoto, Ancona, Italy.
Burladies 10B Photography Gallery, Rome, Italy.

2007

Italian Muslims Fotografia International Festival of Photography, Rome, Italy. 

2006

Sarajevo lives again Festival L’oeil en Seyne, Toulouse, France.

Collective Exhibitions

2017

Keep Your Eyes Peeled at the Off Galerie, Berlin Gallery Weekend. Berlin Germany

2016

Moving Beyond Borders Bruxelles, Calais, Paris, Pozzallo, Poitiers and Rabat

2015

Monia Kolga Tbilisi Photo in Batumi. Georgia.
Moving Beyond Borders Centre Culturel Jacques Franck, St Gilles, Brussels.
Monia Photon Festival at the State Small Theater. Vilnius, Lituanie.
L’Esodo Exhibition en plein air. Fotoleggendo, Rome, Italy.

2014

Monia Les Boutographies jury’s projection, Montpelier, France.

2013

Burladies Center of Modern Art M17, Kiev, Ukraine.
Kosovo – Cultural Genocide ICN Space, London, England.

2012

I See Griffin Museum, Boston, MA.

2011

Lampedusa Foiano Fotografia, Foiano, Italy.
Burladies Ilexphoto, Mia Fair, Milan, Italy.
Burladies Ilexphoto, Artissima, Torino, Italy.
Burladies Sete Festival, Paris, France.

2009

Rockabillies Gallery Dimensione Massima 10 x12, FotoGrafia Festival, Rome, Italy.

 

Awards and Grants

2017    

The book Monia Fedrigoni Top Award, Barcellona, Spain.

2016    

Displacement finalist at Emerging Photographer Grant, Burn Magazine – Magnum Foundation.
Displacement 3rd place Medphoto Award
Displacement shortlist Athens Photo Festival
Displacement selected at American Photography Award 32.

2015      

Monia finalist at Lugano Photo Days.
Monia Winner of the Reminders Photography Stronghold.
Monia Winner in the personal category, PDN Photo Annual.

2014        

Toiling Tunisia finalist at premio PHE Ojodepez.
Toiling Tunisia selected at American Photography Award 30.

2013        

Toiling Tunisia finalist at Leica Photographer Awards.
Forgotten Memories Honorary Mention, Anthropographia Award.
Monia Honorable Mention, Foto Visura Grant.
Forgotten Memories selected at American Photography Award 29.
Forgotten Memories Runner up International Street Photography Awards.
Monia Shortlist price Pix Palace-Visas De L’Ani.
Forgotten Memories shortlist Prix Lucas Dolega.
Burladies First Prize in the Scenic Category Golden camera.

2012        

Monia Honorable Mention Prix Roger Pic Paris.
Monia Runner up Emerging Photographer Grant, Burn Magazine – Magnum Foundation.

2010        

Monia  Second prize International Winephotocontest.

2008        

Vanishing First prize International Winephotocontest.