Photographer, photography curator and educator; founder and director of the center of photography Spazio Labo’, in Bologna, Italy, and of the educational program "Photo Workshop New York".
Editor of Dog Food magazine.

I was born in a Sicilian town and at the age of seven I moved with my family to Bologna, in the North of Italy, where I currently spend most time of the year. Since very young I used to write and play instruments, mainly the violin, and while traveling with friends I was usually referred to as “the one with the camera”. After graduating in Communication Science at the University of Bologna I started my long-term relationship with photography. In 2008 I spent some months studying at the International Center of Photography in New York, where I realized my first personal project and begun my relationship with the city and its photographic community. Back in Italy, by the end of 2009 I was living with photography 24/7, teaching photography and organizing photography workshops and exhibitions with a local photo organization.
In 2010 I founded, along with photographer Roberto Alfano, Spazio Labo' | Center of Photography, a non-profit organization dedicated to photography in the center of Bologna which consists in a gallery, a school, a library and a place for events such as book presentations, talks, portfolio reviews. I teach in the one year program of the school and curate the gallery, which hosts shows by both emerging and established national and international photographers. In July 2011 I started the independent editorial project called Edizioni Labo', self publishing books and catalogs for Spazio Labo'. Since 2010 I’m also the director of the program "Photography Workshop in New York". I frequently collaborate with international festivals and organizations, in the role of portfolio reviewer and jury member.

Exhibitions:
2013
"Zero Fotografia", at Fondazione Benetton Studi Ricerche, Treviso, Italy, group exhibit curated by Steve Bisson, founder of Urbanautica
2011
"(Nuovo) Incontro con la Scia", at Istituto Parri, Bologna, Italy, group exhibit for the international festival Archivio Aperto;
"Fotografia di ricerca e rappresentazione del territorio", group exhibit at Spazio Labo’ gallery, Bologna, Italy, with catalogue
2009
"Arte Photo", group exhibit for the photography biennial in Cento (BO), Italy;
"In Absence", personal solo show at Piccolo Formato gallery, Bologna, Italy.

Artist residencies:
2012
Residency on social landscape organized and funded by Urbanautica and Fondazione Benetton Studi Ricerche, at Zero Branco (Tv), Italy
2011
“Camera con vista", project realized for the residency Nosadella2, Bologna, Italy
2010
“Echoes”, project realized for the residency Roccagloriosa (Salerno), Italy

Publications:
2012
"Furto", collection of postcards, Edizioni Labo’, limited edition, Bologna, Italy
2011
"Fotografia di ricerca e rappresentazione del territorio", Exhibition catalogue, Quaderni di Labo’ #1, Edizioni Labo’, Italy, Limited Edition, Bologna, Italy.

Based in Bologna, Italy, frequently visiting Brooklyn, New York.
info@laurademarco.com

Photographer, photography curator and educator; founder and director of the center of photography Spazio Labo’, in Bologna, Italy, and of the educational program "Photo Workshop New York".
Editor of Dog Food magazine.

I was born in a Sicilian town and at the age of seven I moved with my family to Bologna, in the North of Italy, where I currently spend most time of the year. Since very young I used to write and play instruments, mainly the violin, and while traveling with friends I was usually referred to as “the one with the camera”. After graduating in Communication Science at the University of Bologna I started my long-term relationship with photography. In 2008 I spent some months studying at the International Center of Photography in New York, where I realized my first personal project and begun my relationship with the city and its photographic community. Back in Italy, by the end of 2009 I was living with photography 24/7, teaching photography and organizing photography workshops and exhibitions with a local photo organization.
In 2010 I founded, along with photographer Roberto Alfano, Spazio Labo' | Center of Photography, a non-profit organization dedicated to photography in the center of Bologna which consists in a gallery, a school, a library and a place for events such as book presentations, talks, portfolio reviews. I teach in the one year program of the school and curate the gallery, which hosts shows by both emerging and established national and international photographers. In July 2011 I started the independent editorial project called Edizioni Labo', self publishing books and catalogs for Spazio Labo'. Since 2010 I’m also the director of the program "Photography Workshop in New York". I frequently collaborate with international festivals and organizations, in the role of portfolio reviewer and jury member.

Exhibitions:
2013
"Zero Fotografia", at Fondazione Benetton Studi Ricerche, Treviso, Italy, group exhibit curated by Steve Bisson, founder of Urbanautica
2011
"(Nuovo) Incontro con la Scia", at Istituto Parri, Bologna, Italy, group exhibit for the international festival Archivio Aperto;
"Fotografia di ricerca e rappresentazione del territorio", group exhibit at Spazio Labo’ gallery, Bologna, Italy, with catalogue
2009
"Arte Photo", group exhibit for the photography biennial in Cento (BO), Italy;
"In Absence", personal solo show at Piccolo Formato gallery, Bologna, Italy.

Artist residencies:
2012
Residency on social landscape organized and funded by Urbanautica and Fondazione Benetton Studi Ricerche, at Zero Branco (Tv), Italy
2011
“Camera con vista", project realized for the residency Nosadella2, Bologna, Italy
2010
“Echoes”, project realized for the residency Roccagloriosa (Salerno), Italy

Publications:
2012
"Furto", collection of postcards, Edizioni Labo’, limited edition, Bologna, Italy
2011
"Fotografia di ricerca e rappresentazione del territorio", Exhibition catalogue, Quaderni di Labo’ #1, Edizioni Labo’, Italy, Limited Edition, Bologna, Italy.

Based in Bologna, Italy, frequently visiting Brooklyn, New York.
info@laurademarco.com