Non sono qui

  • Gianna Carrano
  • 2009
  • Inv. No. 249.15.05
  • Edition 30 + 2 AP
  • Categories: Persone
Size S
40x50cm Dimensions
Digital Print on Fuji paper DP II Technique
Unframed Mounting
40x50cm Dimensions
Digital Print on Fuji paper DP II Technique
Mounted under plexiglass Mounting

Isolated by the impenetrable black of the background, the figure does not show her face to the outside observer, covering it with a hat that absorbs all the light present in the picture, leaving the rest of the body with ever-darker nuances. Non sono qui is a work with an aura of mystery, where no one knows – or can know – anything about the woman portrayed, whose very face is unknown. Her appearance seems to hide a clear desire, a strategy in which this concealment is a last, desperate form of defence.
Gianna Carrano lives and works between Milan and Barcelona. She started her career as a photographer in 2009, when some of her shots were exhibited at the FuoriSalone in Milan. She also participated in Milano Photo Festival in both 2011 and 2013. At the same time, her works featured in BRERART and in collective shows staged at La Torre gallery, Fabbrica EOS and Spazio Kryptos Gallery. After showing in Milan, in 2014 she participated in the Fierad’Arte Contemporanea in San Sebastian. Gianna Carrano’s work is characterised by the intensity of black&white, the nudity of her subjects and the attention to light and dark. In 2015, her photography series Abriendo puertas was shown at the Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Barcelona. Besides working as a photographer, Gianna Carrano is also a journalist at the online magazine Coolmag. As such, she has published several books on great artists such as Aldo Mondino, Maurizio Cattelan and Mimmo Rotella, curating both text and images.