Greta

About

Artist Statement

To me Photography and Philosophy are two sides of the same coin. Both are rooted in a deep interest in the human understanding of life and of the inner and the outside world. These are the research fields of my practice. I’m interested in using photography and representation as performative and introspective tools.
In my photographic practice, I always take my own self and intimacy – conceived as personal space(s) and perceptions, personal relationships and experiences – as starting points to deepen and to explore both visually and emotionally, in order to widen the horizon to other realities with a different awareness.

The Greek intended representation as metaphor, as allegorical image, as displaying of something that refers to something else or hidden.
In my photographic practice I often adopt the metaphor, the surreal and the oneiric to tell and visualize untold thoughts, feelings, states of mind and unseen stories. Photography means philosophy to me, a love for the knowledge – of ourselves, of who and what comes across our way – that needs to be shared as part of the conversations about contemporary issues.

 

Biography

Greta Lorimer is an Italian artist based in UK. Her practice sees philosophy and photography deeply intertwined. Her research focuses on the social and introspective potentialities of conceptual and performative photography.
She graduated with a BA in Philosophy from University La Sapienza of Rome. During the years in Rome, she combined the university studies with professional courses of documentary photography at CTS in collaboration with Società Geografica Italiana and National Geographic Italy, and of portrait photography at ISFCI, the Institute of Photography in Rome. Upon graduation from the course, she joined ISFCI as a teaching assistant in Portrait Photography.

She then moved to the United Kingdom where she pursued a Master’s Degree in Photography at the University of Brighton. She has been selected as one of the graduates emerging talents UK 2018 by Barbican Curator Alona Pardo at Source Magazine that published one of her pictures. Greta is one of the artists featured in the Fast Forward research project @womeninphoto and in the online gallery LoosenArt.
She has exhibited in Rome, Brighton, London and she has been selected to exhibit in Paris in November as part of Paris Photo Off.
She has been selected by Revolv Collective to be part of a printed and digital publication around the theme “Homeland”. The launch of the book and the exhibition took place in July 2019. The book has been also presented at Sofia Art Week Festival in Sofia, Bulgaria. She runs workshops in Italy and the UK on philosophical concepts interrelated with photography.

For any enquiries feel free to contact the artist.

 

 

Education

  • 2017-2018    MA Photography with Distinction at Brighton University – UK
  • 2010-2016   First Honour Degree in Philosophy at University of Rome La Sapienza – Italy
  • 2014   Master in Reportage and Travel photography, at CTS in collaboration with Italian Geographic Society and National Geographic Italy, Rome – Italy
  • 2011-2012   Certificates of Attendance in professional courses at ISFCI Institute of Photography and Communication, Rome – Italy
    Photographic theory and technique
    Portrait photography
    Photoshop
    Video editing

 

Selections/Awards/Nominees – more info in the News section

2019  Selected by Revolv Collective to be part of the printed and digital publication “Homeland”. Date of the launch: 20th of July at Take Courage Gallery London.
The book has been also presented at Sofia Art Week Festival in Sofia, Bulgaria.

2019  Selected to be part of a collective exhibition as part of Paris Photo Off at Galerie Joseph Turenne in Paris on the 8th, 9th, 10th of November

2019  Selected for the Fast Forward conversations on the Instagram page @womeninphoto (4th-9th February 2019)

2018  LoosenArt Gallery – Selected to be part of the group exhibition “Bodies in movement” at Spazio Millepiani (Rome) from the 1st of February to the 11th of February 2019. https://www.loosenart.com/pages/news-bodies-in-movement-exhibition-1
The selected picture has also been chosen to be the background of the poster of the exhibition.
The same picture has been selected to be part of the official online gallery of LoosenArt.

2018  SOURCE Magazine – Graduate Photography Online 2018 – Selected by Barbican Centre London curator Alona Pardo as one of the best emerging talents graduate photographers UK 2018 with a series of the work Inner Rooms  http://www.source.ie/graduate/2018/selection3_ma.html
Publication of a picture of the work Inner rooms on the Graduate Supplement in SOURCE Magazine Issue 95

 

Exhibitions

Upcoming (dates to be confirmed):  collective exhibition at Rossocinabro Gallery Rome

2019     8th, 9th, 10th November: collective exhibition Paris Photo Off at Galerie Joseph, Paris (the exhibition will take place at the same time of Paris Photo International Fine Art Photography Fair) https://www.imagenation.it/paris

2019    20th July: collective exhibition and launch of the book publication “Homeland” curated by Revolv Collective at Take Courage Gallery London http://revolv.org.uk/artists/homeland-publication-discussion/

2019    27th June – 29th August: solo exhibition with selected works from the series Inner Rooms, Millennials’ Insights and An Ordinary Story at The Bee’s Mouth, Brighton

2019     1st May – 13th May: exhibition of selected works from the series Inner Rooms, Millennials’ Insights and An Ordinary Story as part of the collective exhibition “Photography Now” at The Brick Lane Gallery, London https://thebricklanegallery.com/abstract-exhibition-4th-14th-april-2-2

2019    22nd March: collective exhibition with the picture Room 102 at Jey Jazz Club, Rome – in occasion of Daniele Titta’s book presentation

2019     1st – 11th February: exhibition of a piece of the work Inner Rooms as part of the group exhibition “Bodies in movement” curated by LoosenArt gallery at Spazio Millepiani, Rome

2018    10th September – 20th September: exhibition of the work Inner Rooms   as part of the group show “From the flow of appearances” at Grand Parade North Gallery, Brighton

2014    Online publication of a piece of work at Nikon School https://www.nikonschool.it/sguardi/95/matera.php 

 

Professional Experience

September-October 2019   Photoworks, Brighton, UK
Art Assistant volunteer and exhibition invigilator

2019   Onca Art Gallery, Brighton, UK
Gallery assistant volunteer, exhibitions invigilator

March 2019     Spazi riAperti, Spoleto, Italy
Guest lecturer with the lesson: “Fotografia e scrittura: una dialettica” (“Photography and writing: a dialectic”) – more info in the News section

October 2018    The Photographers’ Gallery, London, UK
Guide of the Viewpoints tour during the closing day of Alex Prager’s exhibition

October 2018    Photoworks, Brighton, UK
Volunteer during the Brighton Photo Biennial events and exhibitions

  • 2012-2017   Primopiano Studio, Colleferro (Rome) – Italy
  • Workshop and Masterclass producer
  • Assistant photographer
  • Assistant video maker
  • Assistant in photo and video editing and retouching
    Model
  • 2012-2017   ISFCI institute of photography, Rome – Italy
  • Assistant teacher in professional courses:
    Portrait photography
    Summer School of Portrait photography
    Studio Pro
  • 2017   Video maker for Zaches Teatro theatrical company
  • 2014   Photographer for the online blog/journal YAWP: Giornale di Lettererature e Filosofie
  • 2013   Il Vascello theatre of Rome – Italy
    Stage Photographer for the show “Ildegarda di Bingen. La sibilla renana” directed by Cristina Borgogni. The show was hosted by Florence’s Duomo, Cathedral of Saint Mary Flower in 2017
  • 2011   Argot Studio theatre of Rome – Italy
    Stage Photographer for the show “Il principio era là sotto” directed by Anastasia Astolfi
  • 2011   Teatro Due theatre of Rome – Italy, in collaboration with Il Carro dell’Orsa
    Stage Photographer for the show “Medeia, Medeias, Medeia” directed by Nicasio Anzelmo. The tour touched many cities and theatres, including the Ancient Theatre of Segesta during “Calatafimi Segesta Festival Dionisiache 2015”