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Exhibition of Lucia Gardin’s Photographs


SMA has promoted the photography work of the Slovak artist Lucia Gardin living in Italy by vernissage of her selected photographs titled “EMPATHY - Work in Progress” which captures famous movie celebrities. The event took place under aegis of the Italian Embassy in Bratislava and the opening ceremony was carried out by the new Italian ambassador to Slovakia Mr. Gabrielle Meucci.

Lucia Gardin is originally from Bratislava. After her studies at Rome Conservatory, she has been dedicated to photographs since 1989. In 2006, she introduced portrait exhibition titled “Preludio” in premises of the Slovak Embassy in Rome and she subsequently presented these works at Art Film Festival in Trenčianske Teplice.

Her photographs have been published in the most important Italian and foreign daily newspapers and weekly newspapers such as Venerdì di Repubblica, Io Donna and Sette del Corriere della Sera, Vanity Fair, Time, Marie Claire, Playboy, Grazia, Vogue and more. She has received many awards in Italy and abroad, among them let’s mention at least 1st prize for best portrait at Venice Movie Stars-Jaeger - Le Coultre Award (film festival in Venice) in 2009.

In 2011, she belonged to the artists representing Italy at the 54th Venice Biennale, among personalities portrayed by Lucia Gardin we can find for example Ennio Morricone, Gianfranco Rosi, Alba Rohrwacher, Barbara Bobulová or Yoko Ono.

On the vernissage occasion, the artist gave an interview to Italian daily newspaper Buongiorno Slovacchia.