Marina Caneve (b.1988) is a photographer exploring how our knowledge is shaped trough a research based and multidisciplinary approach confronting with several perspectives from vernacular-naïve to technological-scientific.
Caneve’s work was exhibited internationally and belongs to the collections of institutions such as MUFOCO, MiBACT, ICCD, National Mountain Museum, as well as private ones.
She combines her practice with teaching at Master IUAV in Photography and Spazio Labò.
With her project "Are they Rocks or Clouds?" she has won numerous awards including the Giovane Fotografia Italiana Award at Fotografia Europea Reggio Emilia, the Dummy Award at Cortona On The Move, the Bastianelli Award for the best Italian photobook and was nominated for the Prix du livre des Rencontres d’Arles.
With her ongoing research on freedom and movement in Europe - for the animals - she’s finalist of the C/O Berlin talent award (2021); previously she was invited to take part to Docking Station artist residency (2018).
In 2019 she is one of the five artists selected by Mufoco and MiBACT for Atlante Architettura Contemporanea and one of the four selected for a project of reactivation of the archives at the National Mountain Museum. In 2020 she is one of the five artists working with photography, chosen from UNESCO to work on the most recent italian sites entering the UNESCO World Heritage, and the resulting exhibition will travel around the world in the upcoming years.
Her major publications include Are they Rocks or Clouds? (Fw:Books), Di roccia, fuochi e avventure sotterranee (Quodlibet/Ghella), The Valley Between Peaks and Stars (Quodlibet), The Shape of Water Vanishes in Water (A+Medizioni).
She is co-founder of CALAMITA/À (2013-ongoing), an interdisciplinary platform with a focus on catastrophes and especially the Vajont one. Since 2020, member of MAPS agency.
Marina Caneve is founder of CALAMITA/À and Osservatorio Cortina 2021. Her work is published by Fw:Books; OTM; A+Mbookstore Edizioni; Quodlibet and her books are designed by Hans Gremmen, Metodo and SYB with writings by
Taco Hidde Bakker, Emiliano Oddone
Annibale Salsa.
She teaches at
Master IUAV in Photography and Spazio Labò.
Selected interwievs and articles: ASX, Artribune, ATP Diary, GUP, Vogue.
Since 2020 she’s represented by MAPS.

Atlante Architettura Contemporanea, curated by Matteo Balduzzi, Alessandra Cerroti and Luciano Antonino Scuderi, Triennale, Milan (2021, it)
Di roccia, fuochi e avventure sotterranee, curated by Alessandro Dandini de Sylva, MAXXI, Rome (2021, it)
Bridges are Beautiful, curated by Jon Uriarte, GETXOPHOTO (2021, es)
Reset, curated by MAPS, De Markten, Brussels (2021, be)
Not only history, but our memories, curated by Carlo Sala, Podbielski Contemporary, Milan (2021, it)
Photo Open Up, curated by Carlo Sala, Padua (2020, it)
IAlp, curated by Giangavino Pazzola and Veronica Lisino, Museo Nazionale della Montagna, Turin (2020, it)
Sguardo lucido, curated by Andrew Phelps and Herman Seidl, Fotohof, Salzburg (2019, at)
Cortona On The Move, curated by Arianna Rinaldo, Cortona (2019, it)
F4 Un’idea di fotografia, Fondazione Francesco Fabbri, curated by Carlo Sala, (2019, it)
Looking On, MAR – Museo d’Arte Ravenna, curated by Osservatorio Fotografico, Ravenna (2019, it)
Emerging Talents, Mattatoio (ex Macro Testaccio), Rome (2018-2019, it)
Step, Kneel, Rub, Touch, Look, Grasp, Repeat, Page Blanche Gallery, Paris (2018, fr)
ACTIVISM – Giovane Fotografia Italiana, curated by Daniele de Luigi and Ilaria Campioli, Fotografia Europea – Reggio Emilia (2018, it)
Photo London and Photo Espana Book Dummy Award exhibition (2018, uk – es)
101ma Collettiva, Fondazione Bevilacqua la Masa, Venice (2017, it)
Unseen Dummy Award, Unseen, Amsterdam (2017, nl)Prospettive Trasversali, curated by Fondazione Marangoni, Le Murate. Progetti Arte Contemporanea, Florence (2017, it)
The Power of the Single Image, Melkweg Expo, Amsterdam (2017, nl)
CALAMITA/À, Matèria gallery, Rome (2016, it)
Abitare il Deserto, Museo San Rocco, Fusignano (2016, it)
Survey of the industrial area of Porto Marghera, Venice Pavilion for the 15th Architecture Biennale, La Biennale di Venezia (2016, it)
ALT+1000, curated by Beatrice Andrieux, Rossiniére (2015, ch)
Premio Nascimben, Fondazione Benetton, Treviso (2014, it)
CALAMITA/À & Landscape Stories/ Guardians, SI Fest23, Savignano (2013, it)
Investigazioni private, curated by Carlo Sala, La Fornace, Asolo (2013, IT)

Di roccia, fuochi e avventure sotterranee, Quodlibet/Ghella (2021)
The Valley Between Peaks and Stars, Quodlibet (2021)
Are They Rocks or Clouds?, Cortona On The Move/ Fw: books (2019)
The Shape of Water Vanishes in Water/ La Forma dell’Acqua Svanisce nell’Acqua, catalogue, A+Medizioni bookstore (2018)
The Walking Mountain, CALAMITA/À (2016)
Abitare il deserto, Osservatorio Fotografico (2016)
RICICLI. Teorie da concetti nomadi e di ritorno, a cura di Sara Marini e Vincenza Santangelo, Aracne (2014)

Awards & Grants
C/O Berlin Talent Award, Finalist (2021, de)
FOAM Paul Huf, Nominated (2021, nl)
FUTURES, artist selected by Camera Torino, (2020, eu)
Prix du Livre, Rencontres d’Arles Book Awards, Finalist (2020, fr)
Premio Marco Bastianelli (2020, it)
IAlp, Museo Nazionale della Montagna, Torino (2019, it)
Atlante Architettura Contemporanea
, MUFOCO e MiBACT (2019, it)
Cortona On The Move Dummy Award (2018, it)
Giovane Fotogafia Italiana, Fotografia Europea – Reggio Emilia (2018, it)
Docking Station, Artist Residency (2018, nl)
101ma Collettiva Giovani Artisti, Fondazione Bevilacqua la Masa, Finalist (2017, it)
La Fàbrica – Photo London Book Dummy Award, Finalist (2017, es - uk)
Unseen Dummy Award, nominata, Amsterdam (2018, nl)
Premio Francesco Fabbri, nominata (2015, it)
Photo Annual Awards, Honorable Mention (2015, cz)
Rovinj Photodays – Artistic Concept, 1st Prize (2015, hr)
ALT+1000, Photography Festival of Rossiniére (2015, ch)
Premio Nascimben, 2nd Prize (2014, it)
97ma Collettiva Giovani Artisti, Fondazione Bevilacqua la Masa, Finalist (2013, it)
Fondazione Francesco Fabbri Artist Residency curated by Francesco Jodice (2013, it)

Master IUAV in Photography, IUAV University, Venice (2019-)
Spazio Labò, Bologna (2020-) 

Lectures, Workshops, Talks (selection)
Immagini di immagini. Luigi Ghirri, Paesaggi di Cartone. Joan Fontcuberta, Marina Caneve e Davide Trabucco dialogano con Michele Smargiassi, Fotografia Europea Reggio Emilia, (2021, it)
Book Club 21, curated by Rob Honstra and Fotodok, Utrecht, (2020, nl)
Living Room, curated by Daria Tuminas, Unseen, Amsterdam (2019, nl)
CALAMITA/À, Fonderia 20.9, Verona (2018, it)
CALAMITA/À interdisciplinary workshop, Parco Naturale delle Dolomiti Friulane (2015, it)
CALAMITA/À ,Vajont in collaboration with LATITUDE platform, RIGA Summer Intensive Workshop (2014, it)
Scuole di Venezia: la fotografia, Università IUAV Venice, Phd departement (2014, it)
I luoghi della fotografia. La fotografia come strumento conoscitivo e interpretativo, OAPPC Mantova, Mantova Architecture University (2014)

BA Photography, Royal Academy of Arts, KABK Den Haag (nl, 2017)
MA Architecture and Sustainability, IUAV Architecture University Venice (it, 2013)

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