Instagram Takeover: Federica Chiochetti

Federica Chiochetti, guest curator for Photo50 2016, London Art Fair, took over our Instagram account, January 2016.

She joins a list of guest editors including Simon Roberts, Natasha Caruana, Jason Larkin and Aaron Schuman.

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Federica Chiocchetti is a writer, photography critic, editor and curator. She is the founding director of the photo-literary platform Photocaptionist. Currently she is writing her PhD on photography and fictions at the University of Westminster, under the supervision of Professor David Bate. She works independently and for international institutions, collections, festivals and fairs, incl. the Kunsthalle Budapest, the V&A, Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery, Brighton Photo Biennial, the London Art Fair and the Archive of Modern Conflict.

Her most recent projects include the exhibition ‘Feminine Masculine: on the Struggle and Fascination of Dealing with the Other Sex’, curated for Photo50 within the London Art Fair 2016 and ‘P.H. Emerson: Presented by the Author’, curated while she was the 2015 Art Fund Curatorial Fellowship (Photographs) at the V&A and Nottingham Castle Museum. Other projects include the exhibition and book ‘Amore e Piombo’, co-edited with Roger Hargreaves for the Archive of Modern Conflict and Brighton Photo Biennial, winner of the Kraszna Krausz 2015 Best Photography Book Award; the online photo-literary exhibition ‘Amateur Unconcern’, on WW1 and the archive, featuring excerpts of G.B. Shaw’s ‘Heartbreak House’ alongside material from the Archive of Modern Conflict and Tommaso Tanini’s first solo show ‘H. said he loved us’, curated in collaboration with Discipula at the Kunsthalle Budapest for the Hungarian Month of Photography 2014.

Her writings have appeared in Der Greif, Photoworks, Foam, Objektiv, Unseen magazine, The British Journal of Photography (where the Photocaptionist edited the Endframe column for a year in 2015), 1000 Words, Co-curate, EXTRA, The Photographers’ Gallery Blog and MAPP Editions (MACK).

Currently she is working on a number of commissioned articles and, with Roger Hargreaves, for the Archive of Modern Conflict, on the photo-cinema room within the exhibition Italy 1968-1978 at the newly opened CAMERA – Centro Italiano per la Fotografia, in Turin.