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.
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.
Monia Reminders Photography Stronghold Gallery, Tokyo, Japan.
Displacement MACRO, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Rome, Italy.
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.
Forgotten Memories FotoLeggendo, Roma, Italy.
Monia SCAM Roger Pic, Paris, France.
Burladies Photographia, Milan, Italy.
Burladies Summer Jamboree #12, Senigallia, Italy.
Burladies MART – Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Trento and Rovereto, Italy.
Burladies ArteFoto, Ancona, Italy.
Burladies 10B Photography Gallery, Rome, Italy.
Italian Muslims Fotografia International Festival of Photography, Rome, Italy.
Sarajevo lives again Festival L’oeil en Seyne, Toulouse, France.
Keep Your Eyes Peeled at the Off Galerie, Berlin Gallery Weekend. Berlin Germany
Moving Beyond Borders Bruxelles, Calais, Paris, Pozzallo, Poitiers and Rabat
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.
Monia Les Boutographies jury’s projection, Montpelier, France.
Burladies Center of Modern Art M17, Kiev, Ukraine.
Kosovo – Cultural Genocide ICN Space, London, England.
I See Griffin Museum, Boston, MA.
Lampedusa Foiano Fotografia, Foiano, Italy.
Burladies Ilexphoto, Mia Fair, Milan, Italy.
Burladies Ilexphoto, Artissima, Torino, Italy.
Burladies Sete Festival, Paris, France.
Rockabillies Gallery Dimensione Massima 10 x12, FotoGrafia Festival, Rome, Italy.
Awards and Grants
The book Monia Fedrigoni Top Award, Barcellona, Spain.
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.
Monia finalist at Lugano Photo Days.
Monia Winner of the Reminders Photography Stronghold.
Monia Winner in the personal category, PDN Photo Annual.
Toiling Tunisia finalist at premio PHE Ojodepez.
Toiling Tunisia selected at American Photography Award 30.
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.
Monia Honorable Mention Prix Roger Pic Paris.
Monia Runner up Emerging Photographer Grant, Burn Magazine – Magnum Foundation.
Monia Second prize International Winephotocontest.
Vanishing First prize International Winephotocontest.