Imagining this website, I've decided to use the time as a designer instead of cataloging my projects according to their nature, photographic, as an actress or director. I do not have a linear path, not at all, but "linear" is an adjective that I would never use for life, for any life. But, like everyone, I'm trying to find a thread, to see if there is a path in the dark, we are all a little like Tom Thumb.
Chiara began a career in cinema at the age of 19 and quickly become known as one of the most versatile actresses of her generation both in Italy and internationally. She starred, among others, for Michelangelo Antonioni, Pupi Avati, Liliana Cavani, Marco Tullio Giordana, Mia Hansen-Løve, Gus Van Sant, Dario Argento.
Her latest film Lei mi parla ancora – She speaks to me again, the second collaboration with Pupi Avati, was successfully presented on Sky in February 2021, being one of the most viewed arthouse films in the last 2 years on the platform.
She debuted as a director in 2000 with the short Per sempre, which was in competition at the 57a Mostra Internazionale d’Arte Cinematografica di Venezia and won the Nastro d’Argento award. In 2016 her short Molly Bloom, from Joyce's Ulysses, was presented at the Venice Film Festival and won the Special Award Nastri d’Argento in 2017.
Chiara started taking photos at the age of 14, when she was given an Olympus OM-1 by her father.
She exposes since 2008. In 2011 she is at the Venice Biennale of Art and at the International Photography Festival of Rome; in May 2014 her first solo exhibition in Tokyo, in 2018 she took part in the Moscow Photo Biennale, only Italian female photographer alongside Mimmo Jodice and Berengo Gardin.
Her last exhibition has been hosted at Museo Palazzo Doebbing, as part of Inconti a Sustri - da Giotto a Pasolini, curated by Vittorio Sgarbi, from June 2020 until April 2021.