Bontà Teresa Letizia
The time. Fast, slow, infinite, rich, sterile, the time with which every day we confront each other. here's how I'd describe this quarantine I've been in for over a month. Scanned and lived.
In early March came the first warnings of road closures, here in the north began before in the rest of Italy, traffic blockage, activities and already the tension began to be felt. I don't know when I would see the people I love, my family away, I don't know when I could resume my normal activities, work, photography, projects, everyday life.
The cases in China had already made me think a lot and seeing those images of people completely upset in a new way of life made me think. The fear, the discomfort, the new perception of distances have given rise to this project in me.
And time was the one that accompanied me, spurred and even challenged during photo shoots. I managed to do a part of the shots, then the impossibility of going out stopped me but also gave me a great opportunity: Living time
Bontà Teresa Letizia
Teresa Letizia Bontà was born in Licata Agrigento in 1981. She approached the world of
self-taught photography at a very young age. The first subject that stimulated her was
certainly her environment and the artistic and landscape beauty of her country. Among her
favorite themes there is no lack of people, the woman, the surrounding reality. Hers is a
simple but careful to details photography. Her photos tell what she is and what she has
been. He realized his first photographic exhibition in 2017 in Licata, gaining a lot of success
and being mentioned in many newspapers. In Venice in the same year he participated in the
competition Premio Arte Laguna, then in Mestre at the Atelier association he realized his
second photographic exhibition. In the summer of 2018 she realized a photo shoot in Sicily
in Palma di Montechiaro, where she dared to go further, breaking through the wall of taboos:
she immortalized the kiss between two women in front of the church. This shot caused quite
a stir from the population and newspapers. The shots had the positive consent of the
well-known stylist Stefano Gabbana who on Instagram appreciated its art. In September
2018 he applied again for the Lagoon Art Prize with more intimate themes and with sought
after shots. In May 2019 he ranked second in the "Michelangelo Vizzini" award on women
and Sicily, also obtaining the Special Jury Prize for the shot that immortalizes the two
women kissing. Remaining strong with the theme Sicily, participates in the International
Festival of the Mediterranean in Mazzara del Vallo, presents ten shots that tell his land and
the work done in recent years.
Other awards arrive in March 2020 from the D'E.M. Art Gallery of Venice, which awards her
art with the critics' prize.
Also in 2020 Teresa begins to show in her shots the continuous artistic evolution, while
maintaining her roots, begins to experiment new horizons, bringing in her photos current and
committed themes. She plays with colors, with contrasts with the lines of bodies telling
emotions and everyday life. The international magazine Lens Magazine has awarded Teresa
as one of the ten big names in black and white.
Then the project "Time" was born, a series of very strong shots matured in covid quarantine.
Many galleries have noticed these photos and have been selected and awarded by many
She participates and is selected for exhibitions in some Italian and foreign galleries.
In April her shots come back to Lens Magazine thanks to the Time project with the Covid-19
theme that gets a special showcase.
She is also chosen by Vogue magazine, this project continues to have great success and
Virtual exhibitions follow one another and not in art galleries and magazines including: -
Creative Spaces (art home)
- PassepARTout Unconventional Gallery.
8 December 8th wins the 2020 Art Grand Prix with the passepartout gallery and wins 12 photographic exhibitions in prestigious galleries such as Venice, Milan, Rome, Venice, Naples
- Artabout Magazine
- 12th Anniversary Group Exhibition 2 - Fraction Magazine
- Art Curator Artetra Art Associates (exhibition and E-book)
- Emirates Art Connection
In September he won the critics' prize with Time in the photo contest Il Corniolo.
In October the prestigious Itsliquid Art rewards her as artist of the month, dedicating an
interview to her.
and a special space for the Time project. Always with Itsliquid, in collaboration with the
and YMX Arts, will participate in the exhibition Mixing Identities at the third appointment of
CANVAS - LONDON ITERNATIONAL ART FAIR
by Arc. Luca Curci to be held in 2021.
In 2020 his book entitled "La mia Sicilia è Fimmina" (My Sicily is Fimmina) was published,
which will tell the story of the shots that launched it and it will be the first one
part of a larger project that will take her back to the streets of her land to tell another very
strong part of Sicily. www.bontateresa.it
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