Toad, Leaf, Grass, Rock, 2020, 16mm, black and white.
Federica Foglia is a transnational visual artist and writer. She holds a BA in Multimedia Languages and Digital Computing for Humanities: History of Art, Theatre, and Cinema from the University of Naples L'Orientale, an MFA in Film from York University, Toronto and is currently a Ph.D. student in Cinema and Media Studies at York University.
She is interested in issues of immigration, citizenship and identity, displacement, women of the diaspora, migrant temporalities, and finding a visual language to investigate these experiences. Her practice revolves around tactile filmmaking, recycled cinema, amateur filmmaking, imaginary archives and affect. She works within the domestic space to remediate found-footage films. She is currently working on a project that involves eco-friendly emulsion lifting techniques of 16mm orphan films from private estates and family archives.
Her works have been exhibited and won awards in several art spaces and festivals, including Macau Art Garden, Images Festival, Alchemy Film & Moving Image Festival, Anthology Film Archives, Ann Arbor Film Festival, International Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Alicante MACA, BIDEODROMO, BilbaoArte Foundation, Toronto International Film Festival, Antimatter [Media Art], Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, Crossroads San Francisco, REAKTOR Wien, Human Rights Watch Film Festival, Visions in the Nunnery - Whitechapel UK, Groupe Intervention Vidéo Montreal, SCAD Savannah International Film Festival, ULTRAcinema Festival Mexico, MIMESIS Documentary Festival, Camerimage.
She has recently received the Joseph-Armand Bombardier Scholarships, the RBC Arts Access Fund Award for newcomer artists and an MFA nomination from the Graduate Program in Cinema and Media Studies (York University) for the Governor General's Gold Medal.
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