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:
Mag 2019 MACRO ASILO - Autoritratto - Roma Museo Macro
Apr 2019 Dance Like There's Nobody Watching - progetto OpenHouse - Viterbo
Dec 2018 Premio Adrenalina - Adrenalina Festival - Roma
Nov 2018, 30 di noi - collettiva - Roma
Oct 2018, Game of Vanth Cicle Episode IV - Open Studio RAW Festival Rome - Villa Blanc
Sep 2018, Game of Vanth Episode III - Vulci
Aug 2018, Gates, Palazzo Buotta, Tolfa Art Festival - Tolfa
Dec 2017, Personne et Moi (Game of Vanth Episode II) – Jeudi Soir (Hus Gallery) – Paris
Sept 2017, Il Sale della Terra - ETuscia Movie Fest -Tuscania
May 2017, Open Landscapes – InConnection Art Gallery, Castello Baglioni di Santacroce - Graffignano
Jan 2017, Gates, Arte Fiera Bologna, InConnection Art Gallery
May 2016, Game of Vanth Episode I - Vulci
Jan 2016, Fuori Formato - Francesco Pantaleone Art Gallery, Palermo
Apr 2016-17 Animalia - MiArt International Art fair Milan, Francesco Pantaleone Art Gallery
Oct 2015 Elevator – Pastificio Cerere, Roma
Jul 2015 Festina Lente - Santa Rosalia, Palermo
2015-18 PORTRAITS to THE ARTISTS:
Marco Tirelli - Laurent Derobert - Gianni Asdrubali - ORLAN - Clet Abrham - Sabina Guzzanti - Mannarino - Ignazio Mortellaro - Davide Dormino - Lorenzo Barbieri - Sandra Hauser Philippe Berson - Marco Ippoliti - Michele Welke - Alessandro Librio - Michele Riondino - Orlando Miani - Angelo Cricchi Jose Angelino - Massimo Attardi - Sandro Trotti - Veronica Orofino - Andrea Salvino - Calixto Ramirez - Eleonora Danco - Valentina Cidda Maldesi - Valentino Infuso - Alice Schivardi - Massimo Luccioli - Aleksander Stamenov - Piero Lanzetta - Caterina Guzzanti - Giuseppe Cimarosa - Bobo Rondelli - Federico Pacifici - Giacomo Ciarrapico - Elio Varuna - Josafat Vagni - Roberto Gervasi - Lia Paris - Claudio Morici Acelya Yonac - Valerio Aprea - Arianna Gaudio - Lucrezio de Seta - Claudio Castrogiovanni - Giorgio Gallione - Anya Zaikowa - Paolo Zanardi - Chiara Muscato - Stefano Malatesta - Filippo Luna - Bonaria Manca - Bill Phelps - Daniele Parisi - Xena Zupanic - Davide Grillo - Ivan Talarico - Pastificio Cerere, Roma - Filippo Gatti - Francesca Romana Fabris - Gianluca Concialdi - Roberto di Costanzo - Arianna dell’Arti - Federico Tinelli.
EDITORIALS and PARTICIPATIONS:
Sept 2016 and April 2017 - pubblication of the Reportage: Rodeo “Wild Horses” and “A race Story” on MIA-LEJOURNAL art-fashion magazine Milan, London, New York // LensCulture Exposure Awards 2017, MACRO Residency 2017, Master of Photography 2017-18, Urban Photo Awards 2016, Magnum Photo Awards 2016, Premio Tabo’fotoleggendo 2015-16, Citè Internationale des Arts Paris 2015 call for artist.