IDENTITY

Independent artist. Photographer, director and performer artist, born and based in Italy. Chiara Mazzocchi captures inner processes through self-portrayals (photo and video), operating between transcendence, awakening and shamanism. All his works are based on the “State of Presence” and awareness as a self-therapy of "listening condition" connected to the present moment, the “here and now” and at the invisible energies. It's a transcendental exploration process, guided by the right side of the brain, home of our instinct, perception, intuition and emotional communication which allows to make the invisible visible inside the photographic rectangle. The inner space of connection with the cosmos becomes the place of perception, which she defines as "Inner room", sacred place where she can freely offer herself without duality, fear, judgment. Chiara Mazzocchi founded the “Prano-Photography" method to serve personal growth and development and the practice of presence through the camera. Imaginal approach serves the path of “soul making" by allowing the real to be experienced in a dematerialized. Her pictures and video-art works travel across the globe through exhibits and screenings, festivals, conferences and fairs, earning honorable mentions, plaques and jury awards. Important printed features, and publications as “Vogue Italia”, and some artworks project are currently leased for educational purposes to the Brown University of USA (Providence) and Academy of Art in Bologna (IT).

“I focus on the awakening of consciousness through photography, video-art, performance art”. When I capture myself with my camera I don’t see myself, I perceive myself as an energy flow together with the space around. The subject is not me but my relationship with it. My life/art research is not representation but it's presence in which my mind stops having any power. My intent is to stimulate humanity to approach inner awakening and at the energies exploration through frequencies and nature vibrations. It's a path that goes beyond photographic technique and beyond the physical eye. It can’t be analyzed nor identified, because the "state of presence" is a state which can't be grasped with the mind or understood. I try to give shape to what socio-cultural manipulation (commonly called “education”) has made unrecognizable: the human being”. C.M.
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Education
Artistic High School - (Italy) 1995 Graduated in teacher of Art
Artistic High School - (Italy) 1997 Graduated in art of photography (analog), direction (movie/television), graphic design
Movie Television Centre CTC - Milan (Italy) - 2002 Vocational training certificate in art of photography, direction, editing, shooting and image processing, psychology of vision, scenography, set lights, communication techniques.
2014 Workshop with David Lynch - Connection between creativity and meditation, Transcendental Meditation® Technique


EXHIBITIONS
2019
Italy (Bordighera centro storico - IM - Gallery Via Dritta 22 - 16 Agosto/29 Agosto - Solo Exhibition “ESPANSIONE” - Photography and Videoart
Italy (Alassio, SV - Artender Gallery) - Solo Exhibition Photography/Videoart and Conference - “Qui e Ora" 1st Edition 15/31 March, curator Alessandro Scarpati
2018
Italy (Sanremo, Forte Santa Tecla) - Esposizione fotografica e video, convegno “Pranofotografia” - Rassegna Annuale di Fotografia 24/28 Ottobre, curator Spazi Visivi
Italy (Rovereto - TN - Fondazione Opera Campana dei Caduti) - Collective “HUMAN RIGHT?” Rassegna Int. di Arte Contemporanea 23 June/ 23 September, curator RR AIAPI
Italy (Bordighera centrostorico - IM - Spazio Via dritta 22 18 Agosto/2 Settembre - Solo Exhibition “STANZE INTERIORI” - Photography and Videoart
UK (Gainsborough - x-churc) - Collective “HUMAN RIGHT?” Festival x-24 - 14/15 july, Videoscreening, Curated by Roberto Ronca AIAPI and Fenia Kotsopoulou
Italy (Bordighera - IM - ex Chiesa Anglicana) - Collective Photo/Video Art Exhibition and Performance “Garden” 5/7 July, Curated by Garden Associazione
Italy (Forte Santa Tecla, Sanremo - IM) - DI ME’.ZZ.A.T.A. “Facè Arts” (By Marta Laveneziana and Chiara Mazzocchi) - Performance+Sculpture, Curated by Mary Sperti
2017
Italy (Laigueglia - SV) - Il suono interiore - Solo Photo/Video Exhibition 15/30 June 2017, Director Rosario Bonaccorso, curated by Sangiorgi Gallery
Contemporary Vision” | VideoArt in Loop - 1/15 June WORLDWIDE | Curated by Roberto Ronca
Italy (Milan) - Mia Photo Fair - the international contemporary art fair dedicated to Photography and moving image, 10/13 March, Artist with Gallery
2016
Worldwide, Morocco, Argentina, Bulgaria, Serbia, Spain, Greece, Czech Republic, Portugal, UK & Italy - Contemporary Visions ∞ VideoArt in LOOP is the event that involves video art in a project shared simultaneously in different parts of the world - 1st/16 October 2016 - Courtesy of IAA/AIAP & UNESCO, curator Roberto Ronca
Bulgaria (Varna) - 8° Contempo International Contemporary Art Festival, Sensitive and Digital Scapes - 20-09/04-10 2016 - curated by Visualcontainer (Videoart)
Germany (Berlin) - Kollektiv Kunst 100, Fhainerraum Gallery - 06/08 June - curator Lila Nettsträter - Photography Exhibition
Germany (Berlin) - Fair "Open Air Gallery" - curator Käthe Bauer - Photography Exhibition
Bologna (Italy) - “Loto Onlus” - Scatta un’emozione - Collective Photography Exhibition
Italy (Trieste) - DoubleRoom - “Bodification” The body as a cultural object - 18 March/27 May - curator Massimo Premuda - Screening
Portugal (Lisbon) - Oblíqua/Videoarte & Cinema Experimental - Instituto Cervantes - Fábrica Braço de Prata - Appleton Square - Teatro do Bairro - Galeria Germinal
2015
Italy (Roma) - On Art Gallery - 18/21 December - Screening “To MySelf" by FestArte VideoArt Festival
Germany (Berlin) - Galerie Zwitschermaschine, Potsdamer Str. 161, 10783 Berlin) 6/15 November Collective - “Concoscienza, Selfportarit" Photo
Italy (Forlì, Fabbrica delle Candele) - 14 November - Screening - Re-Azione Festival-by Vertov Project and Visualcontainer
Spain (Barcelona, Berguedà c/o Cal Rosal) 08-19-20 September - Screening - by Visualcontainer @ Konvent.0 Festival
Germany (Berlin) - "Futura Kultur", 1/09-20/10 Photos Exhibition - curated by Giorgia Cicatello
Germany (Berlin) - Fair "Open Air Gallery", photos exhibition - curator Käthe Bauer - Photography Exhibition
Italy (Genova, Palazzo Ducale, Sala Dogana) - 19 June-5 July (Video screening) “Fluidità del Mediale" - curator Paola Zucchello
Italy (Roma) - "Caffè letterario" 12/12 2014 - 8/03/2015 - Videoscreening - curator Festarte/Lorena Benatti
Italy (Casoria, Napoli) - "CAM Contemporary Art Museum Casoria" 12/12 2014 - 8/03/2015 - "I Am a Woman" - curator Antonio Manfredi (Videoart)
Italy (Ancona) - “Villa Favorita" 10/12/2014 - 31/01/2015 - Video "Sleeping Standing"- curator "Istao Ist.Adriano Olivetti"(Videoart)
2014
Italy (Trieste) - "Palazzo Costanzi", - Giornata Mondiale di Lotta all’AIDS - curator "Più o meno positivi" (Videoart)
Italy (Marsciano, Perugia) - "Museo Dinamico del Laterizio e delle Terrecotte", curator "MAG Marsciano Arte Giovani" (Videoart)
Romania (Oradea) - "White Canvas" - curator University of Oradea, Department of Visual Arts Faculty of Arts Romania and VisualContainer
Russia (Moscow) Gulag State Museum - "Collective Shades" Now&After International Videoart Festival - curator M. Fomenko and VisualContainer
Italy (Milan) - 77Art Gallery - "Linguaggi del Corpo" - Screening videos + Photoworks + Performance ("L'anarchia del Potere"with Giulio Valentini)
2013
Italy (Milan) - Centro Tian Qi - Screening "Awareness" (from Tomyself project), curator Centro Tian Qi
UK (Lincoln) - University of Lincoln (Performing Arts Centre) The “Interconnectivity & Live Art” mini-Festival, curator Fenia Kotsopoulou (Videoart)
Perù (Cuzco) - International Videoart festival, by Visualcontainer-Videobabel (Videoart)
Germany (Berlin) - "Our Time NYC-Berlin // E.V.E.project °1°", curator Miriam Wuttke (Photos-Videoart)
UK (London) - Toothache Duets at PerformanceSpace, curator L.Douse/E.Kartsaki (Videoart)
Bulgaria (Veliko Turnovo) - "Тетрис Festival" 10th-20th of October/Different Locations, curator Adriana Ivanova (Videoart)
Grecia (Kalamata - Historic Center) "Festival Miden" by Visualcontainer (Videoart)
Francia (Rennes) - "L'Oeil d'Oodaaq International Videoart Festival", curated by Visualcontainer (Videoart)
Italy (Riccione - Palazzo delle Esposizioni) "International Art Expo", curator Luca Curci (Videoart)
Italy (Milan) - "Overlight Arti Incrociate" - Spazio Concept, curator Cristina Lorenzi (Photos-Videoart)
Spain (Madrid) - Portugal(Coimbra) - Italy(Milan) - Norway(Trondheim) - Proyector Videoart Festival - 21/30 November by Proyector Videoart Festival
U.S.A. (Providence) - Brown University (Videoart screening)
Italy "LaCosa" Beppe Grillo Web Channel (Videoart "Human Alienation - ToMyself")
Worldwide - 100 video artist to tell a century 100x100=900” - Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro/RJ (Brazil), Milano-Padova-Palermo-Venezia-Ferrara-Bari-Bergamo-Roma (Italy), Madrid-Bilbao-Gijón (Spain), Coimbra (Portugal), Budapest-Holdudvar (Hungary), Paris (France), Cusco (Perù), Los Angeles-Oakland-St.Louis Missouri-Ontario-Nashville-Atlanta-Dallas(USA), Colima (Mexico), Isfahan-Tehran (Iran), London (UK), Tirane (Albania), Philippines, Beijing (China), Sfântu Gheorghe-Oradea (Romania), Sofia (Bulgaria), Yerevan (Armenia), Athens (Greece), Kiev(Ukraine), Moscow (Russia), Poland, Bangalore (India) - curated by Enrico Tomaselli
2012
Italy (Milan) - Flashforward 4 [.BOX] Videoart Project Space
Spain (Madrid) - "Proyector" - Festival Internacional de VideoArte, by Visualcontainer
Portugal (Coimbra) - "Proyector" - Festival Internacional de VideoArte, by Visualcontainer
Belgium (Bruxelles) - N.I.C.E. Videoart New Ideas about Contemporary and Experimental Videoart, by Visualcontainer
Germany (Berlin) - "Panke Art Space" (Videoart-Photos-Performance)
Italy (Lodi) - "Galleria Oldrado da Ponte" (Videoart)
Germany (Berlin) - Fair "Open Air Gallery", curator J.Noritsch (Photos)
Germany (Berlin) - "Kunsthaus Tacheles" Tacheles support CAM (Photo performance)
Italy (Naples) - “CAM | Contemporary Art Museum, Video "Human Alienation" in permanent collection
2011
Germany (Berlin) - Fair "Open Air Gallery", (Photos) curator J.Noritsch
Germany (Berlin) -“ Berliner Kunstsalon”, (Videoart) curator Ed Piper
2010
Germany (Berlin) - “Venus in eco Furs”- “Cell63 Art Galley”, (Photos) curator Luisa Catucci