Marina Caneve


B.1988 - Italy

Marina Caneve is a photographer working within an interdisciplinary approach. In her work Caneve addresses the issues of vulnerability, environmental, social and cultural, and the construction of knowledge through the visual arts.

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In 2018 Caneve, with her project ‘Are They Rocks or Clouds?’, won the Premio Giovane Fotografia Italiana at Fotografia Europea.’Are They Rocks or Clouds?’ dummy was nominated for the Unseen Dummy Award and La Fàbrica –Photo London Book Dummy; after the nominations, in 2018, Lesley A. Martin from Aperture awarded her work of the Cortona On The Move Dummy Award. Thank to this award and to the collaboration with Fw:Books and the dutch book designer Hans Gremmen she published her first photobook.

In 2019, she was one of the 5 winners of the Atlante Architettura Contemporanea commission by MiBAC and MUFOCO; this project aims to create a photographic archive of contemporary Italian architecture.  In 2019 she is also one of the 4 winners of the iALp commission for the Museo Nazionale della Montagna (Torino, 2019).

Since 2019 she teaches at Master IUAV in Photography.

She is the co-founder of CALAMITA/À (2013-ongoing), a research platform focusing on the topics of catastrophes, changes, memories and politics. CALAMITA/Á has born researching the Vajont story (1963) and it involves a group of international artists. In 2016, she curated the publication “The Walking Mountain”/CALAMITA/Á.

In 2018, with Gianpaolo Arena and Vulcano agency, she founded Osservatorio Cortina 2021.

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Selected works

Beautiful Bridges

Beautiful Bridges

Marina Caneve

A migration system breaking all European borders. In 2015, when at the Royal Academy of Art (KABK Den Haag) I was offered the opportunity to work on a new project for a group exhibition with the theme "Paradise", I decided to focus my research on contemporary utopias and doing this I came across the European…

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Are They Rocks or Clouds?

Are They Rocks or Clouds?

Are They Rocks or Clouds? is a multifaceted photographic project that is based on the hypothese of the occurrence of a huge hydrogeological catastrophe in the Dolomite Mountains in Italy.…

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Entre Chien et Loup

Entre Chien et Loup

Entre chien et loup is common expression used nowadays in the French language, which has existed since the 7th century in the Latin form infra horam vespertinam, inter canem et…

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The Shape of Water Vanishes in Water

The Shape of Water Vanishes in Water

In the 5th chapter of The Shape of Water Vanishes in Water the writer Taco Hidde Bakker writes “Our future looks bleak and, as always, trust and hope is placed…

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