Giulia Parlato (b.1993) is an Italian visual artist based in London and Palermo.
She graduated from the BA(Hons) Photography at London College of Communication in 2016 and from the MA Photography at the Royal College of Arts in 2019.
Her practice delves into histories, myths and cultural heritage, involving photography and video. She analyses the historical use of photography as a document of truth, specifically in its scientific and forensic uses, and challenges this language, by creating a new space in which staged scenes take place. The melancholic and frustrating state, caused by humans’ impossibility to understand the past constitutes the foundation of her work.
Her practice is influenced by the Arab-Norman Sicilian heritage and aesthetics and Aby Warburg’s studies on the history of art.
Giulia’s work is shown nationally and internationally in group and solo exhibitions including: Photo London Fair (London, 2020), Photo Fringe (Brighton, 2020), Palazzo Rasponi 2 (Ravenna, 2020), Galleria Cavour for Photo Open Up (Padova, 2020), Gare Du Nord for Paris Photo (Paris 2019), Kunstgebäude for Soft Power Palace Festival (Stuttgart, 2018); and featured extensively in printed and online publications.
Talks and Commissions include: Paris Photo, The Photographers' Gallery, Art Licks, SUQ Magazine, Revolv Collective, and Der Greif.
In 2020, she joined Ardesia Projects, curatorial platform dedicated to contemporary photography. She is a member of Carte Blance Collective.
Giulia is currently in the process of expanding her latest project and is available for commissioned work.