Alessandra Carosi (1984) is an Italian visual artist and photographer based between Paris and Milan. After graduating in Industrial Design, she has been working at Politecnico di Milano as Research Fellow and assisted Italian Master photographer Guido Guidi in Cesena and Thomas Mailaender in Paris. In 2017 she graduated from the Master in Photography at IUAV in Venice.
Her practice is mainly focused on the photographic medium with a visual art approach, she questions how subtle and immaterial elements such as empathy and emotions could be conveyed mixing photography with elements of psychology and anthropology. She works with abstraction, evocation and symbolism to translate emotional aspects into “visual empathy”. Colours, emotions, and psychology interact in her works to form a visual poem meant to stimulate the viewer both emotionally and intellectually.
Her artist book Ruota has been shortlisted both at 2018 Kassel Dummy Award and 2018 PWA Aarhus Dummy award. She reported the first prize at San Fedele Award for Visual Arts (Milan) 2018 and has been shortlisted in several international contests like Bourse du Talent 2019 in Paris (Honourable Mention in Portrait category), 2019 Emergentes Award - Encontros da Imagem in Braga, Prix Maison Blanche 2019 (Projections) at PhotoMarseille, 2017 Lucie Foundation Scholarship (Photo made, USA), 2019 and 2017 Fondazione Fabbri Award and 2017 Photogrvphy Grant Award (nominee in Conceptual category).
Her projects have been shown internationally in France (BnF and Grand Palais in Paris, Byopaper and Cosmos in Arles), Italy (Triennale di Milano, Marsell Paradise and Galleria San Fedele in Milan, Centro Pecci per l’Arte Contemporanea in Prato, Fondazione Fabbri in Treviso, Si Fest Off), China (Dali International Photography Exhibition) and Japan. Her artworks are present in private and public collections including la Bibliothèque National de France.
She regularly participates in Residencies programs such as UNIdee-Fondazione Pistoletto (IT), Fondazione Campori (IT), Zero Date Foundation (JP), Bòlit Centre d’Art Contemporani (SP) and Cité internaionale des arts (FR).