Alba Zari

Alba Zari is a visual artist working with photography, video and sound. Since childhood she led a nomadic life that brought her to live in different cities and countries. She graduated from the DAMS with a degree in film. She went on to study documentary photography at the International Center of Photography in New York, and then continued her studies in photography and visual design at the NABA in Milan. Her recent works include Places (2015), a book and a photographic project which analyses the visual communication of ISIS propaganda; Radici (2013), a documentary project on the vegetation of the Mesr desert in Iran; The Y- Research of Biological Father (2016-), born out of a journey in search of her origins through the father she never knew. With The Y she is part of the Foam Talents 2020. Her work has been exhibited in international festivals and museums such as MAXXI, Rome, London Art Fair, Circulation Paris and Athens Photo Festival; won awards such as the Images Vevey Jury prize, Backlight prize (Finland) and GraziaDei prize (Italy). Her work is held in private collections and museums such as Fotomuseum Winterthur and Collezione Donata Pizzi. Alba is now working on an ongoing project called Occult, a visual study of the propaganda of the cult Children of God.


15 Questions with… Alba Zari

An old analogue family photo, the print has been painted over, obscuring the father's face.