88550012.jpg

Chiara Faggionato (she/her) is an Italian visual artist, photographer and filmmaker currently living in Berlin, where she attends the Master of Arts at the Art in Context Institute at the UdK - Universität der Künste.

Chiara grew up near and with a stream and a willow in a matriarchal family and this is first and foremost the basis of her artistic and personal research and her daily creative practice.

Her visual projects are based on transdisciplinary participatory research and reflect on anthropic changes in our society and their consequences. In particular on the separation between humans and nature - culture and nature, as a result of the western colonial capitalist society. Ancestral spiritualities and ancient mythologies appear in her research and works as alternatives to the anthropocentric catholic religion in which she grew up.

Her main artistic medium is video at the intersection and in the nuances between film, documentary and video art, but her projects also include installations in public space and digital space. Her works have won several awards and she collaborates as an art director, filmmaker and photographer with institutions and festivals.

EDUCATION:

2021- ongoing | Master‘s Degree in Art in Context, Universität der Künste, Berlin

2017-2018 | Diploma in Photojournalism, ISFCI, Rome
2013-2016 | Master‘s Degree in Visual Arts, IUAV University, Venice
2008-2013 | Bachelor in Performing Arts, Roma Tre University, Rome

AWARDS AND EXHIBITIONS:

2022

 

AJAW Q’IJ - Official Selection Best Short Film, Ooty Short Film Festival, Ooty, INDIA 2022

AJAW Q’IJ - Official Selection Best Documentary, ETNOVIDEOGRÁFICA - International Ethnovideography Festival, Ethnographic Museum of Castilla y León, Zamora, SPAIN 2022

AJAW Q’IJ - Official Selection Category Human Stories, Tulum World Environment Film Festival, Tulum, MEXICO

AJAW Q’IJ - ‘Klima Tag’, Screening during Klimatag, TU Berlin & Universität der Künste (UdK), Berlin, GERMANY

AJAW Q’IJ - Official Selection Best Experimental Documentary, Smolshorts Film Festival, Saint Petersburg, RUSSIA

AJAW Q’IJ - ‘The Privilege of Dreaming’, Screening as part of the group show POSITIONED REALITIES, Berlin, GERMANY

AJAW Q'IJ - Screening curated by Okta Collective as a part of Vorspiel transmediale Festival, Berlin, GERMANY

 

2021

 

AJAW Q'IJ - First Prize Raíz Best International Short Documentary, Biophilia Film Festival, Mexico City 2021, MEXICO

AJAW Q’IJ - Official Selection Raíz Best International Short Documentary, Biophilia International Film Festival, Mexico City, MEXICO

AJAW Q’IJ - Official Selection Best Short Documentary, Religion Today Film Festival, Trento, ITALY

AJAW Q’IJ - Second Prize in Religious Movie Competition, Viva Film Festival, Sarajevo, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

AJAW Q’IJ - Official Selection Category Religious Film, Viva Film Festival, Sarajevo, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

AJAW Q’IJ - ‘ANIMISM ON FILM’, Screening during Origins Festival, London, UNITED KINGDOM

Ardeidae - IUAV Selection, Venice Architecture Film Festival, Venice, ITALY

 

2020

 

DEVILS OF THE FIELDS - Special Prize for the Artist, Arte Non Stop Film Festival, Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA

DEVILS OF THE FIELDS - First Prize Best Production, Arte Non Stop Film Festival, Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA

DEVILS OF THE FIELDS - First Prize Best Medium Length Film, Arte Non Stop Film Festival, Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA

DEVILS OF THE FIELDS - Official Selection Arte Non Stop Film Festival, Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA

51st state: M.U.O.S. - Publication on the editorial Project Treccani Parole del XXI Secolo, ITALY

Ardeidae - ‘Feet in the Water, Eyes on the Land, Screening at Ocean Space, Venice, ITALY

 

2019

 

DEVILS OF THE FIELDS - Work in Progress, Screening at Working Title Film Festival 4, Vicenza, ITALY

DEVILS OF THE FIELDS – ‘Lavoro fragile. Pratiche resistenti, Screening at Mare Culturale Urbano, Milano, ITALY

DEVILS OF THE FIELDS - 'Working Title Film Festival @ Ferrovieri', Screening at Centro Sociale Bocciodromo, Vicenza, ITALY

 

2018

 

Ardeidae - Collateral Event Swiss Pavillon, Screening during 16th International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, ITALY

51st state: M.U.O.S. - Publication on the website Underground. Journey through poisoned Italy, ITALY

 

2016

 

Ardeidae - People’s choice award, National Section, Lago Film Festival, Treviso, ITALY

Ardeidae – Official Selection National Section, Lago Film Festival, Treviso, ITALY

Ardeidae - Second Prize Visioni Ambientali, Visioni Italiane - Concorso Nazionale per Corto e Mediometraggi, Bologna, ITALY

Ardeidae – Official Selection Visioni Ambientali, Visioni Italiane - Concorso Nazionale per Corto e Mediometraggi, Bologna, ITALY

Ardeidae - Official Selection Lab Competition, Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival, Clermont-Ferrand, FRANCE

 

2015

 

Ardeidae - Jury’s Special Prize, Arcipelago Festival Internazionale di Cortometraggi e Nuove Immagini, Rome, ITALY

Ardeidae – Official Selection Arcipelago Festival Internazionale di Cortometraggi e Nuove Immagini, Rome, ITALY

Ardeidae - Official Selection, Arquiteturas Film Festival, Lisbon, PORTUGAL

Ardeidae - Special Mention Competition Gli occhi sulla città, Laceno d’Oro Film Festival, Avellino, ITALY

Ardeidae – Official Selection Competition Gli occhi sulla città, Laceno d’Oro Film Festival, Avellino, ITALY

Ardeidae - First Prize ex-aequo Best Short Documentary, Perugia Social Film Festival, Perugia, ITALY

Ardeidae – Official Selection Perugia Social Film Festival, Perugia, ITALY

Ardeidae - Official Selection Ita Doc Competition, Bellaria Film Festival, Bellaria, ITALY

Ardeidae - First Prize International Competition, Ca’ Foscari Short Film Festival, Venice, ITALY

Ardeidae – Official Selection International Competition, Ca’ Foscari Short Film Festival, Venice, ITALY