At the age of 13, Luisa Menazzi Moretti (Udine, 1964) left Italy to move with her family to Texas where she went to high school and college. In those years she attended photography courses, showing a preference for developing and printing black-and-white photographs. She came back to live in Europe and got her degree in Modern Foreign Languages and Literature; she worked in London and then moved back to Italy where she lived in Bologna, Rome, Venice and Naples. In recent years she had transformed her passion for photography into projects, exhibits and publishing. Among her exhibits: I Am, Palazzo Lanfranchi National Museum, Matera; Archeological Museum of Potenza; PAN, Naples (2018); Ten Years and Eighty-Seven Days, a work on the death penalty, shown first at the European Month of Photography in Berlin (EMOP 2016)  and then at the  Santa Maria della Scala Museum in Siena (2017);  Somewhere, Villa Manin, Udine (2016);  Tre Oci Tre Mostre, Tre Oci Foundation, Venice (2015); Sconfinamenti #3, Festival dei Due Mondi, Spoleto (2015);  Words, Universal Forum of Culture, Naples (2015), Gallery Tina Modotti, Udine and Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Pordenone (2014);  Nature’s Matters,  Modern Art Museum, Genova (2014). Her books have been published by Giunti, Contrasto, Gente di Fotografia and Arte’m. Her three most recent projects, Ten Years and Eighty-Seven Days, I Am and My Home, (a work dedicated to the children of the Spanish Quarters in Naples, where the artist lives part of the year), have been awarded with four Honorable Mentions at the International Photography Awards of New York.  Luisa Menazzi Moretti is presently working on new projects,  among which a work  entitled Far Fading West.


Luisa Menazzi Moretti, exhibits and prizes

I Am, MUDEC – Museum of Cultures, Milano (2021)

Far Fading West, Biennale Countless Cities, Favara, Palazzo Miccichè (2021-22)

Fotografario, CRAF FVG, (2020)

Io Sono / I Am, Sarajevo Festival Arts and Politics, Cinema City, Sarajevo (2019)

Fotografario, CRAF FVG, mostra collettiva, Palazzo Tadea, Spilimbergo (2019)

Solo, Mata, Fondazione Modena Arti Visive, Modena (2019)

Casa Mia / My Home, International Photography Awards, Menzione d’onore Moving Image, New York (2018)

Io sono /I Am, Spazio via Ridola, Matera (2019)

Io sono / I Am, PAN – Palazzo delle Arti, Napoli (2018)

Io sono / I Am, Polo Museale dei Teatini, Lecce (2018)

Io sono / I Am, Pinacoteca Provinciale di Potenza (2018)

Io sono / I Am, Museo di Palazzo Lanfranchi, Matera (2018)

Ten Years and Eighty-Seven Days, TRA- Treviso Ricerca Arte, Ca’ dei Ricchi, Treviso

Io sono / I Am, International Photography Award, Menzione d’onore Professional Project, New York (2017)

Io sono / I Am, International Photography Award, Menzione d’onore Moving Images, New York (2017)

Io Sono / I Am, One Eyeland Award, Bronzo (2017)

Ten Years and Eighty-Seven Days, Museo Santa Maria della Scala, Siena (2017)

Cose di Natura, Galleria Due Piani, Pordenone (2017)

Ten Years and Eighty-Seven Days, International Photography Awards, Menzione d’onore Moving Images,(2016)

P Greco, AMACI – Giornata del contemporaneo, Galleria La Salizada – Venezia (2016)

Ten Years and Eightyseven Days, European Month of Photography – Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Berlino (2016)

Somewhere, Villa Manin di Passariano, 2016

Cose di Natura / Nature’s Matters, AMACI – Giornata del contemporaneo, Galleria La Salizada – Venezia (2015)

Visual Action Ayotzinapa, Ayotzinapa Rural Teachers College – Guerrero, Messico (2015) Premio L’Isola 2015 – Tropea (2015)

P Greco per Sconfinamenti #3, Festival dei due mondi di Spoleto, Rocca Albornoziana – Spoleto (2015)

The Billboard Creative: finalista per lo Show Q1, Hollywood – Los Angeles, USA (2015) Ingredients for a Thought, EXPO MILANO, Galleria STILL – Milano (2015)

Ingredients for a Thought, MIA International Fair, Milano (2015)

A Selection of Works, Affordable Art Fair, Galleria Spazio Farini – Milano (2015)

Cose di Nature / Nature’s Matters, Tre Oci Tre Mostre, Fondazione Tre Oci – Venezia (2015) Words, Galleria Dafna – Napoli (2015)

Oci su Luisa Menazzi Moretti ed Elio Ciol, Galleria La Salizada – Venezia (2015)

Christie’s Auction: a noi ci frega lo sguardo, Galleria di Arte Moderna – Milano (2014)

Words, Forum Universale delle Culture, San Domenico Maggiore – Napoli (2014)

The Collector’s Eyes: the Maloney Collection Fotofest International, Silver Studios – Houston, USA (2014)

Words, Galleria la Salizada – Venezia (2014) Cose di Natura / Nature’s Matters, Galleria d’Arte Moderna – Genova (2014)

Words, Galleria Civica Tina Modotti – Udine (2014)

Words, Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea – Pordenone (2014)

Winter Sensations, Galleria Spazio Farini – Milano (2014)

Magic Mirror, Galleria La Salizada – Venezia (2014)

Magic Mirror, Galleria Tedofra – Bologna (2014)

Holiday Dreams, Galleria Spazio Farini – Milano (2013)

Finalista Premio Combat, Museo G. Fattori – Livorno (2013)

Finalista Premio Venezia (2013) Words, Galleria Spazio Paraggi – Milano (2013)

Words, MIA International Fair, Paola Sosio Contemporary Art Gallery – Milano (2013)

Magic Mirror, Galleria Le Stanze Bianche – Palermo (2013)

Affordable Art Fair – Milano (2013)

Bambini in missione di pace, Fondazione Sambuca – Palermo (2013)

Obiettivo la Ricerca, Centro Convegni AIL – Roma (2013)

Italo Zannier: la sfida della fotografia, Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea – Pordenone (2013)

Magic Mirror, Fabbrica delle Arti – Napoli (2013)