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Dr Annalisa Sonzogni

Associate Lecturer


I am a visual artist who work with photography and film in the field of architecture with a specific interest in site-specific installation. I received a Master degree in Photography from the Royal College of Art in 2008 and completed a practice-based PhD in 2016 at Kingston University.

I am an associate lecturer at Kingston University in the department of Critical and Historical Studies, tutor at the University for the Creative Arts in Epsom and visiting lecturer at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge.

I was an artist-in-residence at T.A.J & SKE Projects in Bangalore (2016); Gasworks in London (2007) and École Nationale Supérieure de la Photographie in Arles (1999).

My work has been exhibited internationally and is in collections such as Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo and Royal College of Art. Recent Solo show include: ‘Siempre reversible', ICI, Mexico City (2017) commissioned by the Italian Cultural Institute; ‘Identikit II', Lilian Baylis School, London, (2015), ‘Passeggeri', Casa del Fascio, (2010).

My major publications include: C20 Magazine, text by Christopher Heighes, 2015, pp 34-37; Exhibition review, Identikit II, text by Harriet Riches, Afterimage: The Journal of Media Arts & Cultural Criticism, Vol.43, No.03, 2015; 7 Fotografi a Brera, texts by Sandrina Bandera, Cecilia Ghibaudi, Carlo Bertelli, Tiziana Serena, Giorgio Zanchetti, Skira Editore, 2014; Park Hotel, text by Ludovico Pratesi, Edizione Pescheria, 2007; Teorema Praha Torino Lyon, texts by Andrea Branzi and Régis Durand, Nepente Editore, 2005.

Areas of specialism

  • Fine Art
  • Photography
  • Contemporary Art
  • Avant-garde and Experimental Films
  • Site-specific installation
  • Modernist Architecture


  • 2018 ITL, Introduction to Learning and Teaching in HE, Kingston University, on-going
  • 2016 PhD, Kingston University
  • 2008 MA Photography, RCA
  • 1998 BA (Hons), Brera Academy, Milan, Italy

Professional membership

I am a member of Ph: The Photography Research Network since 2012 and co-convenor since 2018.


My research explores the importance of photography as spatial representation and re-assess ways in which visual information relates to real experience. Using an experimental approach, I examine the mechanisms of site-specific installation in photography, drawing on contemporary architectural debates around relationships between image and space, as well as debates in fine art. The outcomes of my research include photographic series that can range from a different number of photographs, catalogues, experimental films and site-specific installations in public and private spaces.



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