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Dr Annalisa Sonzogni

Associate Lecturer

About

I am a visual artist, researcher and educator. I received a Master degree in Photography from the Royal College of Art in 2008 and completed a funded practice-based PhD in 2016 at Kingston University.

I teach in the Critical and Historical Studies department at Kingston School of Art and supervise students dissertation for the BA Fashion Promotion & Imaging at the University for the Creative Arts in Epsom.

I work with photography and film in the field of architecture with a specific interest in site-specific installation. My passion for, and close relationship with, modernist architecture in the twentieth century has informed my knowledge of photography and the practical research and experimentation I am conducting through commissioned projects and self-initiated residences. I create immersive site-specific installations drawing on contemporary architectural debates around relationships between image and space.

I was 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).

Recent group and solo exhibitions include: 'Fotografare l'arte', Photography centre, Ma.co.f, Brescia, Italy (2018) 'Siempre reversible', ICI, Mexico City (2017) commissioned by the Italian Cultural Institute; 'Identikit II', Lilian Baylis School, London, (2015), 'Passeggeri', Casa del Fascio, Como, Italy (2010).

Areas of specialism

  • Photography
  • Experimental films
  • Photography and film theory
  • Fine art
  • Modernist architecture
  • Site - specific installation

Courses taught

Undergraduate

Qualifications

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, 2018
  • PhD Practice-based, Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture, Kingston University, 2016
  • MA, Photography, Royal College of Art, 2008
  • BA (Hons), Painting, Brera Academy, Milan, Italy, 1996

Research

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.

My major publications include:

Space and Image, text by Christopher Heighes, C20 Magazine, 2015, pp 34-37

Identikit II, exhibition review,  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

Publications

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