Alessandra Spranzi was born in Milan, where she lives, in 1962. She began working in the early 1990s. She studied at the Scuola Politecnica di Design and the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera. She is a professor of Photography at Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera in Milan.
Her artistic research is connected with photography, with photographic staging, the reuse of images of her own or taken by others, collage and “photographs of photographs.” Her work reveals a taste for humble materials, everyday situations, domestic settings, neglected and obsolete objects, handiwork and its gestures. Through these tools and these subjects, through appropriations and even minimal manipulations, Spranzi never stops questioning the mystery of existence and the fundamental forces that determine our fate, as well as that of the objects and spaces that surround us.
Since 1992 she had several solo and group shows, at Galleria p420, Bologna, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Centre National de la Photographie, Ile de France, Galleria Nicoletta Rusconi in Milan, MAN Nuoro, GAMEC Bergamo, Museo Marino Marini in Florence, Galleria Emi Fontana in Milan, Museo Pecci in Prato, Le Magasin in Grenoble.
Since 1997 she has made many artist’s books and publications: “Nello stesso momento”, “Vendesi”, “Tornando a casa”, “La donna barbuta”, “Cose che accadono”.
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