LUCREZIA TESTA IANNILLI
Born in Rome, Lucrezia started by studying languages, then devoted herself full time to working in the equestrian world. She first moved to Bulle in Switzerland, then to Canada where she attended the Mont Saint Hilaire Equestrian Academy and studied under the champion Allan Allard. She graduated from the FEQ (Federal Equestrian Academy of Quebec) as Federal Instructor in horse riding at the age of 17. In June 1995, joined by the CGR staff, she inaugurated the first national rodeo circuit, actively contributing to the historic birth of Rodeo in Italy. She continued in this profession putting on various shows and taking part in different projects until 1997 when she moved to Tuscany and Lazio where she was a young Western style and reining instructor, horse trainer and competition judge. From 1998 to 2000 she worked in Rome for the international champion Dario Carmignani as assistant trainer.
She then moved to Brazil where she rode horses in sports events and began to work with a show business and event management company in Belo Horizonte. After two years, she moved back to Italy working as a theatre tour manager and artistic director. In 2006, she launched a cultural activity in Rome, combining for the first time contemporary art, performance and photography. In 2008, she left for London then Paris working as a freelance art director. She started up a Creative Team, working with several photographers for image campaigns, advertisements and art, music and dance events. From 2011, she continued working in communications, moving to Palermo and the Island of Favignana.
2013 saw Lucrezia back in France in Toulouse, where she developed a refined stylistic approach to photography and found a more mature artistic expression. She now specialises in site-specific performance, art direction and action photography, currently working all over Europe enriching her artistic vison and moving her creative projects forward.
The opportunity to present an individual exhibition took her back to Palermo in January 2016. Here, she exhibited “Fuori Formato” (FPAC Gallery Project Wall) a working- pro collection of 22 photographs taken (for a year) with the famous Italian actress Sabina Guzzanti.
In April 2015 and 2016 together with the Francesco Pantaleone Art Gallery, she took part in MIART, the international contemporary art fair in Milan, where she presented the diptych Animalia, part of her portfolio and long term project Wild Horses
PERSONAL and COLLECTIVE EXHIBITIONS:
Feb 2020, VU - Open Studio - Vetrina Alibrandi - Viterbo
Dic 2019, Move the Wall - Open Studio –Studio Ascenzi - Viterbo
Dic 2019, S-comfort Zone - Paradiso Pure Living - Alpe di Siusi
Nov 2019, Ottanta esemplari di razza sarda italiana | Gaslighting - MACRO - Roma
Ago 2019, Gates II, TolfArte, Palazzo Buttaoni - Tolfa
Lug 2019, Centauro in dialogo con Lorenzo Marsili, Villa Trabia - Palermo
Mag 2019, MACRO ASILO #autoritratto, Museo Macro - Roma
Apr 2019, Dance Like There’s Nobody Watching, Open House project - Viterbo
Gen 2019, Adrenalina Art Project, Premio Biennale - Roma
Dic 2018, Un Anno 30 Artisti, Colletiva a cura di Juanni Wang - Roma
Ott 2018, Open Studio, RAW Festival, LUISS | Villa Blanc - Roma
Ago 2018, Epona - Amelia Irish Week - Amelia
Lug 2018, Gates - TolfArte Festival - Palazzo Buttaoni - Tolfa
Dic 2017, Personne et Moi - Gallerie Hus - Parigi
Set 2017, Il Sale della Terra - ETuscia Movie Fest - Tuscania
Mag 2017, Open Landscapes - Castello Baglioni di Santacroce – Graffignano
Gen 2017, Gates, ARTE FIERA, InConnection Art Gallery - Bologna
Mag 2016, Game of Vanth - Parco Archeologico di Vulci - Vulci
Gen 2016, Fuori Formato - Francesco Pantaleone Art Gallery - Palermo
Apr 2016, 17 Animalia - MIART Int. Art fair, FPAC di Francesco Pantaleone – Milano
Ott 2015 Elevator - Pastificio Cerere – Roma
Ago 2015 Contemporary Centaurs - Parco Archeologico di Selinunte
Lug 2015 Festina Lente - Santa Rosalia - Palermo
Apr 2014 Boudoir Manouche, Villa Brucsj - Palermo/Tolosa
2015-20 PORTRAITS to THE ARTISTS:
Marco Tirelli - Tommaso Cascella - Milena Vukotic - Gianni Asdrubali - Clet Abrham - Sabina Guzzanti - Caterina Guzzanti - Laurent Derobert - Ignazio Mortellaro - Lorenzo Barbieri - Lino Banfi - Bankeri - Antonio Rezza e Flavia Mastrella - Sandra Hauser - ORLAN - Uwe Jaentsch - Michele Bubacco - Ludovica Gioscia - Davide Dormino - Marco Ippoliti - Cristiano Carotti - Michele Welke - Alessandro Librio - Andrea Salvino - Calixto Ramirez - Alice Schivardi - Gianluca Concialdi - Philippe Berson - Giacomo Ciarrapico - Carlo De Ruggieris - Mannarino - Valerio Aprea - Orlando Miani - Angelo Cricchi - Jose Angelino - Massimo Attardi - Sandro Trotti - Veronica Orofino - Matteo Garrone - Massimo Luccioli - Antonio Fraddosio - Aleksander Stamenov - Piero Lanzetta - Giacomo Ferrara - Cristina Pelliccia - Lotti Antonelli - Giuseppe Cimarosa - Bobo Rondelli - Federico Pacifici - Elio Varuna - Josafat Vagni - Roberto Gervasi - Lia Paris - Claudio Morici - Gianluca Concialdi - Acelya Yonac - Arianna Gaudio - Lucrezio de Seta - Claudio Castrogiovanni - Giorgio Gallione - Maurizio Catania - Anya Zaikowa - Paolo Zanardi - Chiara Muscato - Adele Tirante - Stefano Malatesta - Filippo Luna - Bonaria Manca - Bill Phelps - Daniele Parisi - Natasha Gudermane - Alfred von Escher - Xena Zupanic - Davide Grillo - Ivan Talarico - Pastificio Cerere, Roma - Filippo Gatti - Yannick Unfritch - Michele Riondino - Tchavolo Smith - Roberto di Costanzo - Arianna dell’Arti - Federico Tinelli - Lidia Bachis - Alessandro Demcenko - Fabrizio Sabatucci - Rosario Petix - Simone Avincola - Shervin Zinouzi - Riccardo Caruso - Lorenzo De Angelis - Eleonora Danco - Federico Lacerna - Valentina Cidda - Diana Sorrento - Metz - Valentino Infuso - Lorenzo Marsili - Chiara Tommasi - Federico Paris - Sveva Angeletti - Mara Wan Wees - Berardo Carboni - Lorenzo Guzzini - Franco Brocani - Giorgio De Finis - Giuseppe Appella.
EDITORIALS and PARTICIPATIONS:
2019 Cover Catalogo Tommaso Cascella “Stupore di Vetro” Virus Art Gallery // 2018 pubblicazioni Catalogo Gianni Asdrubali “Lo Spazio Impossibile” Prearo Editore // 2016 and 2017 pubblicazioni reportage “Wild Horses” + “A Race Story” MIA-LEJOURNAL art-fashion magazine Roma, Milano, London, New York // MACRO Asilo 2019 // RAW Rome Art Week Open Studio 2018-19 // RUFA Art talk 2018 // Sony Awards 2018-19 // Bando 2018-19 MUSEO NAZIONALE di VILLA GIULIA // LensCulture Exposure Awards 2017-2020 // MACRO Residency 2017 // Master of Photography 2017-19 // Urban Photo Awards 2016 // Magnum Photo Awards 2016 // PREMIO TABO’ fotoleggendo 2015-16 // Citè Internationale des Arts Paris 2015-19 call for entries.