Federica Foglia is a transnational visual artist and writer. She holds a BA in Multimedia Languages and Digital Computing for Humanities: History of Art, Theatre, and Cinema from the University of Naples L'Orientale, an MFA in Film from York University, Toronto and is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Cinema and Media Arts at York University.
She is interested in issues of immigration, citizenship and identity, displacement, women of the diaspora, migrant temporalities, and finding a visual language to investigate these experiences. Her practice revolves around recycled cinema, amateur filmmaking, imaginary archives. She works within the domestic space to remediate found-footage films. She is currently working on a project that involves eco-friendly emulsion lifting techniques of 16mm orphan films from private estates and family archives.
Her works have been exhibited and won awards in several art galleries and film festivals, including Images Festival, Alchemy Film & Moving Image Festival, Anthology Film Archives, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Alicante MACA, BIDEODROMO, BilbaoArte Foundation, Toronto International Film Festival, Antimatter [Media Art], Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, Human Rights Watch Film Festival, Mostra Internazionale del Cinema di Genova, Vancouver International Film Festival, Reykjavík International Film Festival, Visions in the Nunnery - Whitechapel UK, Groupe Intervention Vidéo Montreal, SCAD Savannah International Film Festival, ULTRAcinema Festival Mexico, Muestra de Video Arte Faenza, MIMESIS Documentary Festival, Camerimage.
She has recently received the Joseph-Armand Bombardier Scholarships and the RBC Arts Access Fund Award for newcomer artists.
Winner of Best Cinematography
Toad, Leaf, Grass, Rock.
Liverpool Underground Film Festival
Liverpool
2020
Special Mention - Documentary Jury
Fantassút
Gulf of Naples Film Festival
Napoli
2017
Premio Mediterraneo
Fantassút
Tracce Cinematografiche
Nettuno
2017
Best Film
Fantassút
Mobgraphia Film Festival
Sau Paolo
2016
College
University of Naples - L’Orientale
History of Art, Theatre and Cinema
20092012
College
York University
Master Fine Arts - Film
20192021
College
York University
P.hD. Cinema & Media Studies
2021Present
Birth City
Napoli
Current City
Toronto
“Little plots and stories, acted out and screened, can't possibly be called cinema. They have nothing whatever to do with cinema. A cinematographic work is above all a work which would not be possible in any other art form. In other words. it can be created by means of cinema, and cinema alone”
― Andrei Tarkovsky, Journal 1970-1986