Silvia Mangosio, AiR 2012 (Artist in Residence)

Silvia Mangosio's artistic research is based on the use of analogue process. She uses the darkroom practice as a personal ritual in which she can explore all the possibilities of her photographic work: in this context, she based recent works on the idea of memory and family, investigating the anthropological connections between ego and society and their own interconnection with the space, to exorcise the main themes of mortality and passing of time. She's interested in the relationship between humans and their environment, both in a physical and intellectual way.

During the AIR residency, she will explore a local Edinburgh neighbourhood where has become of interest due to the contrast between its proximity to nature and the unattractiveness of its buildings. The aim is to investigate this contrast and the delicate interconnection that exists in this environment by the use of colour.

Slide show: 
2012 Silvia Mangosio
2012 Silvia Mangosio
2012 Silvia Mangosio
2012 Silvia Mangosio
2012 Silvia Mangosio
Biography: 

Born in 1988, Silvia studied photography and graduated in 2010 at IED – Torino; after a short residency at Gran San Bernardo with Luca Andreoni, she studied anthropology for one year then joined the two-year Master in Photography (Master di Alta Formazione sull'Immagine Contemporanea) at Fondazione Fotografia in Modena

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