Rosa Lacavalla
Italian photographer and visual artist
b. 1993, Barletta, Italy
currently based in Bologna.

+39 329 9303 413

Nominee 2024

You can find me at PhMuseum,
PhMuseum Lab
& PhMuseum Days
Rosa Lacavalla (b. 1993) is an Italian photographer and visual artist based in Bologna. She holds a BA in Art Graphic and an MA in Photography from the Academy of Fine Arts Bologna, along with one-year studies in the BA in Photography program at Coventry University, UK, and an internship with the collective Cesura.
Her work has been featured in several printed and online publications and exhibited in collective and solo shows in Italy and abroad, including Encontros da Imagem, Liquida Photofestival, PhEST, Ras Al Khaimah Art, PhMuseum Days, Getxophoto, FotoLimo Festival. Since 2020 she has been a winner or finalist of awards such as Deloitte Photo Grant, Premio Francesco Fabbri, Emergentes, Nera di Verzasca Prize, and Safelight Paper. She's among the artists nominated by Der Greif for the FUTURES 2024 program.

Lacavalla’s visual narratives unfold as transformative journeys— whether it is a personal quest for emotional healing or an exploitation of cultural intersections and migrations. Navigating the complexities of the human experience, her works invite viewers to reflect on the intricate paths of healing, transformation, and the blurred boundaries between reality and dream.
@ Rosa Lacavalla

2023–2024 / MEDIAE Online Masterclass On Transmedia Storytelling with Salvatore Vitale | PhMuseum
2022–2023 / FOLIO International Online Photobook Masterclass with Rocco Venezia, Tommaso Parrillo (Witty Books) and Giulia Boccarossa  | PhMuseum
2014–2017 / Photography Postgraduate Degree | Fine Arts Academy of Bologna, Italy
2017 / Masterclass in Reportage Storytelling with Giulio Di Sturco, Bangkok
2016 / Internship at Cesura, Pianello Val Tidone, Italy
2014–2015 / BA (Hons) Photography | Coventry University, UK
2011–2014 / Art Graphic Bachelor Degree | Fine Arts Academy of Bologna, Italy


2024 Shortlisted, BUP Book Award (PL)
2024 Finalist, APhF Dummy Award feat. Witty Books, Athens Photo Festival (GR)
2024 Shortlisted, Guest Room by Boaz Levin and Sophia Greiff (C/O Berlin), Der Greif (DE)
2024 Shortlisted, Photo-Match Portofolio Review, Fotofestiwal (PL)
2024 Nominee, FUTURES x Der Greif (DE)
2023 Finalist, Premio Francesco Fabbri per le Arti Contemporanee (IT)
2023 Winner, Ras Al Khaimah Art (UAE)
2023 Finalist, Deloitte Photo Grant (IT)
2023 Winner, Participacion Popular, Getxophoto International Image Festival (ES)
2023 2nd Place Winner, Safelight Paper (DE)
2023 Winner, Photograph-ER, curated by Fondazione Palazzo Magnani in collaboration with Fotografia Europea (IT)
2022 Winner, RAKFAF - Ras Al Khaimah Fine Arts Festival (UAE)
2021 3rd Place Winner, Emergentes 2021 - Encontros Da Imagem (PT)
2021 Shortlisted, Guest Room by Gem Fletcher, Der Greif (DE)
2021 Winner, FRESH EYES Talents of 2021, GUP Magazine (NL)
2021 Finalist, Nera di Verzasca Prize, Verzasca Foto Festival (CH)  
2021 Finalist, Camera Work 2021 (IT)
2020 Winner, New Talents 2020, PEP-Photographic Exploration Project (DE)      
2020 Special mention, CDPzine, Castelnuovo Fotografia (IT)
2020 Winner, COVIDEO-19 NOTES, Undercurrent (NY)
2016 Shortlisted, Your Views, a film by Gillian Wearing (GB)


2023 Sana Sana, Safelight, Berlin (DE)
2022 Sana Sana, Common Places, Encontros da Imagem 2022, Braga (PT)


2024 APhF Dummy Award feat. Witty Books, Athens Photo Festival, Athens (GR)
2024 In motion, Ras Al Khaimah Art, Al Jazirah Al Hamra Heritage Village (UAE)
2023 Premio Francesco Fabbri per le Arti Contemporanee, Pieve di Soligo (IT)
2023 Dummies & Books from Folio 2023, PhMuseum Days, Bologna (IT)
2023 Being Human - Pop-Up Open Call, PhEST, Monopoli (IT)
2023 Zines of the Zone Collection, La Roche-sur-Yon (FR)
2023 Der Greif 15th-anniversary screening at Les Rencontres d'Arles Nuit de L'Année, Arles (FR)
2023 Past & Present, Der Greif, Pinakothek Moderne / Zirka Space, Munich (DE)
2023 Participacion Popular, Getxophoto International Image Festival, Algorta, Getxo (ES)
2023 A Man’s World, Better days will come, Liquida Photo festival, Turin (IT)
2023 Discover Your Nature, RAKFAF - Ras Al Khaimah Fine Arts Festival, Al Jazirah Al Hamra Heritage Village (UAE)
2022 Paesaggi Plurali, Differenti Trame, Molteplici Genealogie, Castelnuovo Fotografia, Castelnuovo di Porto (IT)
2022 Le Trait sous la vague, Zines of the Zone, Cherbourg (FR)
2022 Tracer le route/Tramer la zone, Zines of the Zone, Rennes (FR)
2022 Exposition autour du live d’artiste, Zines of the Zone, Digne les Bains (FR)
2021 Fresh Eyes 2021 Talents, Rotterdam (NL)
2021 Night of Photography, Verzasca Foto Festival, Brione (CH)
2021 KULA Exhibition, Ecumene Project, online
2021 Camera Work - OFF 2021,  Ravenna (IT)
2020 New Talents 2020, PEP - Photographic Exploration Project, Berlin (DE)
2020 Funzilla Expo 2020, Rome Pandemic Photozine Exhibition, Rome (IT)
2020 #pandeMY - Future in Construction-, FotoLimo festival, Cerbère (FR)
2020 COVIDEO-19 NOTES /A Living, Virtual Video Project, Undercurrent, Brooklyn (NY), online
2019 By the sea, we will breathe, Lishui Photo Festival, Lishui (CHN)
2019 By the sea, we will breathe, PIP Festival, Pingyao (CHN)
2016 Your Views, Brighton Festival, Brighton (GB)
2015 ExBt Exhibition - images of a province never born, Trani (IT)


FOOD – 200 Images and 2 videos exploring our relationship with consumption AA.VV., designed and published by DITO Publishing, Rome, 2023
XII edizione Premio Francesco Fabbri per le Arti Contemporanee 2023, curated by Carlo Sala, Pieve di Soligo, 2023
I don’t know how to respond to that, catalogue of PhMuseum Days International Photography Festival, curated by Giuseppe Oliverio and Rocco Venezia, Bologna, 2023
Better days will come, catalogue of Liquida Photo Festival, curated by Laura Tota, Turin, 2023
Common Places, catalogue of Encontros da Imagem - Festival Internacional de Fotografia e Artes Visuais, Braga, 2022
Paesaggi Plurali, Differenti Trame, Molteplici Genealogie, catalogue of Castelnuovo Fotografia X Edition, curated by Elisabetta Portoghese and Michela Becchis, Castelnuovo di Porto, 2022 
CAHIER d’images, designed and published by Kianpour & Partners, with the support of the Fonds Culturel National, Luxembourg, 2022
Fresh Eyes 2021, curated by GUP Magazine, with an introduction interview by Francesca Marani, Amsterdam, 2021
Incipit Vita Nova, Camera Work Off - 2021, curated by Silvia Camporesi, Ravenna, 2021
Global Zoo - collective open call based photozine, curated by Zoopark Publishing and The Phooks, Berlin, 2021
Pep #8, New Talents 2020, catalogue of the exhibition curated by Bénédicte Blondeau and Rüdiger Lange, Berlin, 2020
WE ARE | NOI SIAMO, a publication curated and edited by Église, Palermo, 2020
New start from Lishui, Lishui Photography Festival 2019, curated by Ren Shunü, Lishui, China, 2019
EyesOpen! Magazine, Issue #11 Generazioni, curated by Barbara Silbe and Manuela Cigliutti, Milano, 2017


Zero.Nine Magazine  /   Safelight Paper  /   Fiiiirst   /   Phases Mag   /   Der Greif [Artist Feature / Artist Blog]   /   Grandmama's Print   /   The Greatest Magazine   /   Fresh Eyes Photo   /   Der Greif [Guest Room]   /   MUSÉE Magazine   /   Contemporary Matters   /   C41 Magazine [Sana Sana]   /   C41 Magazine [Voy cerrando los ojos anhelando verte otra vez]   /  Undercurrent   /   C41 Magazine [Vorrei girare il cielo come le rondini]