Alessia Rollo is born in South Italy in 1982. She obtained a Master in “Creative Photography” in 2009 at EFTI in Madrid.
She participated in solo and group exhibitions in Spain, Italy and Brazil.
Her work has been displayed in Mia Photo Fair Milano, Urban Layers Triennale of Milano; Set up Bologna; Bitume Photofest: Museum of history of Lecce; “Si fest off” Savignano: Galeria Mascate, Brasil; Galeria Cero Madrid; “Shangai Photofestival”, Shangai.
She was selected for the international art residency Default – Masterclass in residence in 2011, MO.ta in Ljubljana in 2013for the Biennale of Young Artists of the Mediterranean in 2015 and for LensCulture Award 2018.
Fata Morgana” is the name of a complex mirage that distorts objects and then fades very quickly visible from my region in the southern part of Italy, Salento. Salento, like all of Europe, has recently become a false place of wonder for the people who are fleeing their homes in search of a better life. These pictures represent a metaphor for our geopolitical situation, which constructs imaginary lands and lives, constantly shifting the horizon of the destination that is dreamed about.
This project is a storytelling in between realty and fiction: I’ve tried to create an alternative vision and increase curiosity to know much more about the ones we consider different from our social and culture