Valentina Ferrandes is an experimental filmmaker and visual artist from southern Italy.

Interweaving text, sound and archive footage, with a documentary approach to image making, her films and media works explore issues of displacement as related to geography, landscape and architecture.


Her works are screened internationally in festivals such as Visions du Reel, European Media Art Festival Osnabruck, DokuFest Kosovo, Cairo Video Festival, Rencontres Internationales, Alchemy Moving Image Festival, MACRO Rome, 5th Moskow Biennale, Bardo National Museum.

Between 2011 and 2015 she was nominated for Celeste Art Prize, The Italian Cultural Institute's Renaissance Art Prize and Fabbri Prize for Contemporary Art.
In 2016 her work "Other Than Our Sea" was a Jury Selection at Japan Media Arts Festival.


She holds a degree in Humanities from Bologna University and a BA in Fine Art from Chelsea College of Art and Design. She is based in London.




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SELECTED SCREENINGS


  • Empire@ Museo MACA - Oaxaca - Mexico / 2018
    Oaxaca Film Festival - Mexico - Short Film Competition/ 2017
    Simultan Festival - Hungary/ 2017
    Empire @ Venice Biennale / 2017
    Cinemigrante - Argentina / 2016
    Cinetekton - Festival for Cinema and architecture - Mexico / 2016
    Forum des Images - Paris / 2016
    ProxyAct Film Festival - London / 2016
    Experiments in Cinema - Alburquerque - New Mexico / 2016
    London International Documentary Festival / 2016
    Japan Media Art Festival - Jury Selection / 2016
    Zoom International Film Festival - Poland / 2016
    Les Inattendus - Festival for Independent Cinema - Lyon - France / 2016
    Premio Libero Bizzarri - Italy / 2016
    Visions in the Nunnery - Bow Arts Trust - London / 2016
    Museo Marca - Catanzaro / 2016
    Bardo National Museum - Algeria / 2016
    Visioni Dal Mondo- International Documentary Film Festival / Milan / 2015
    Phoenix Film Festival Melbourne - Australia / 2015
    Haverhill Experimental Film Festival / Us / 2015
    Dokufest Kosovo - International Documentary and Short Film Festival / Kosovo / 2015
    25th Visions Du Reel / Nyon / Switzerland / 2015
    Alchemy / Film and Moving Image Festival / Hawick / Uk / 2015
    Avanti Film Discourse / Ehemaliges Stummfilmkino Delphi / Berlin / De / 2015
    10th Filmideo 2015 / Index Art Center / Newark / Us / 2015
    Karst Projects / Artist Films Screenings 2015 / Plymouth / Uk / 2015
    Flatpack Short Film Festival / Birmingham / Uk / 2015
    Festival Isolacinema / Izola / Slovenia / 2015
    6th Cairo Video Festival - Medrar Contemporary Art / Cairo / Egypt / 2014
    Proyector International Video Art Festival / Madrid / Es / 2014
    Scope Sessions / Artist Talks and Media Salon / Panke E.v / Berlin / De / 2014
    Festival Cinemazero / Cinema Modena / Italy / 2014
    Dialogues on Videoart / Treviso Arte Ricerca / It / 2014
    Cinesonika / Festival and Conference on Sound Studies / Nerve Art Centre / Belfast / Ir /2013
    Rencontres Internationales 2013 / Palais De Tokyo/paris and Haus Der Kulturen Der Welt/ Berlin /2013
    700is Reindeerland Festival for Experimental Film / Curated by Papay Gyro Nights /nordic House / Reykiavik / Iceland / 2013
    Zoom International Short Film Festival / Jelenia Gora / Pl / 2013
    The Salon of Light and Shadow / the Horse Hospital / London / Uk / 2013
    Sheffield Fringe / Films at the Intersection of Art and Documentary / Sheffield Hallam University / UK / 2012
    Rencontres Internationales 2012 / Palais De Tokyo / Paris / Fr / 2012
    Fullframe Kunstfilmfestival / Museum Für Moderne Kunst Kino / Vienna / Austria / 2012
    Shanghai Television Festival / China / 2012
    For Hours and Hours / Galleria Boccanera / Trento / It / 2012
    25th European Media Art Festival / Osnabrueck / De / 2011
    Rencontres Internationales 2011 / Palais De Tokyo / Paris / Fr / 2011
    7th International Directors Lounge / Galerie Pfeffenberg Meinblau / Berlin / De / 2011
    International Short Film Festival Detmold / De / 2011
    Façade Video Festival / Center for Contemporary Art / Plovdiv / Bg / 2011
    Renaissance Arts Prize / Italian Cultural Institute / London / United Kingdom / 2010
    Streaming Festival / La Hague / Netherlands / 2010
    Athens Video Art Festival / Athens / Greece / 2010
    Duration:london / Candid Arts Trust / London / Uk / 2009
    Cologneoff at the Salon De Arte Digital at Museum of Contemporary Art Zulia (Maczul) Maracaibo / Venezuela / 2009
    2video.undo.net - Curated by Francesca Di Nardo - Italy / 2007




 

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SELECTED BIBLIOGRApHY AND PUBLICATIoNS

 

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AWARDS

  • 2016 - Japan Media Art Festival / Jury Selection / JP
  • 2015 - Southeritage Foundation / Publication Grant / IT
  • 2013 - Fabbri Prize for Contemporary Art / Fabbri Foundation / Finalist / IT 
  • 2011 / 2013 - Celeste Contemporary Art Prize / Finalist in the Video Category 
  • 2011 - Matt Roberts Video Prize / Finalist / UK 
  • 2010 - Renaissance Arts Prize / Finalist / UK 
  • 2010 - Matt Roberts Salon Video Prize / Finalist / UK 
  • 2008 - Residency at China Academy of Arts

 

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STUDIES

  • 2009 / BA Fine Art / Chelsea College of Art and Design / London / UNITED KINGDOM
  • 2008 / New Media / China Academy of Art 
  • 2006 / DAMS Disciplines of Art, Music and Drama, Universita' di Bologna / ITALY

 

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ARCHIVES

 

 


 

exhibitions

  • EMPIRE II Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Oaxaca / 2019
    Young at Art - MIT Turin / 2017
    Young at Art - Momart Gallery - Matera / 2016
    Young at Art - Museo Arte Contemporanea Di Acri - Italy / 2016
    Japan Media Art Festival / the National Art Center / Tokyo / Japan / 2016
    Al Tiba9 - Bardo National Museum / Algiers / Algeria / 2015
    Immagine Inattesa / Complesso Monumentale San Giovanni / Catanzaro / Italy / 2015
    Of Shadows and Caves / Southeritage Foundation for Contemporary Art / It 
    Curated by Lucia Ghidoni (Solo) / 2014
    Venti Per Una / 5th Moskow Biennale of Contemporary Art / Ru / Curated by Martina Corgnati / 2013
    Fabbri Prize / Finalist Works / Fabbri Foundation for Contemporary Art / Villa Brandolini / It / Curated by Carlo Sala / 2013
    Celeste Prize / Finalist Works / Rome / It / Curated by Ami Barak / 2013
    Index / Southeritage Foundation / It / Curated by Lucia Ghidoni / 2013
    Venti Per Una/ Rizzordi Foundation / S.petersburg / Ru / Curated by Martina Corgnati / 2013
    Lilong / Galleria Murat 122 / Bari / It / 2012
    Venti Per Una / Istituto Garuzzo Per Le Arti Visive / Turin / It / 2012
    Venti Per Una / Espacio Cultural Museo De La Mujeres / Argentina / 2012
    Biennale De La Mediterranee / Museum of Contemporary Art / Rome / Curated by Costanza Paissan / It / 2011
    Ethnographic Terminalia 2011: Montréal / Eastern Bloc Centre for New Media and Interdisciplinary Art / Montreal / Ca / Curated by Fiona Mcdonalds / 2011
    Memory Awake / Storey Gallery / Lancaster / Curated by Paul Rooney / Uk / 2011
    Celeste Prize / Finalist Works / Museo Civico Archeologico Di Bologna / It / 2011
    Renaissance Arts Prize - Italian Cultural Institute London / 2011
    Visions in the Nunnery / Bow Arts Trust / London / Uk / 2010
    Open Prize for Video Painting / the Open Gallery / London / Uk  / 2010
    China: an Interpretation / Chelsea College of Art and Design / Uk  / 2010
    London Salon Video Prize / Matt Roberts Project Space / London / Uk  / 2010
    Twelve Steps Down / Shoreditch Town Hall / London / Uk / 2008
    Asia Europe Mediations / Kunsthalle Faust / Poznan Pl / 2009