Chiara De Maria is a visual artist and curator captivated by the gestures of the body and the “forms” of the human being.
Chiara has always been fascinated by the visual arts and has been experimenting with photography since 2009, when at the age of 17 she started using the darkroom set up at her school.
In 2012, she moved to Berlin where she graduated in 2016 specialising in analogue techniques.
During these years in Berlin, her artistic research looks at the female body, its definition and the meaning attributed to it in the social and cultural fields. In 2018 she obtained a two-year diploma at the prestigious Master of High Education on Contemporary Image of Fondazione Fotografia Modena and in the same year she starts her collaboration as  art educator and museum mediator in the educational department of Fondazione Modena Arti Visive.
In her practice she uses photography, collage, video and performance as tools for a critical creative process with a keen eye on social and political emergencies. Her approach is based on collaborative research that includes participatory art projects.
Chiara is now combining her artistic research with the artistic direction of Tuscan House of Photography and her work as visual content creator for the Berlin Phil Media.


︎May 2014 - “Narben” JungBush, Berlin
︎Juny 2014 - “FEAST” curated by Eva Maria Ocherbauer,Berlin
︎December 2014 - “Dear, around us” with Mari Inoue at FilterHouse, Berlin
︎July 2015 - COFFI FESTIVAL “The Virgin Suicides”,Berlin
︎October 2016 - “So we live”, Neue Schule fuer Fotografie,Berlin
︎February 2018 - “SOMA”, member of Il Collettivo Immaginario during Artefiera, Bologna
︎Juny 2018 - “Madame Gerard”  MATA, Modena
September 2018 - “LA CASA”, Cesena
︎October 2018 - “PRIMULE”, collective exb. Sala Dogana,Genova
 ︎October 2019 - DIVAGO FESTIVAL, site specific project “I vicoli erano animatissimi”, Genova
︎October 2020 - THE SPACE IN BETWEEN,
“Sgran Sciaf | Sgnic Sgnac”,Ravenna
︎January 2021 - REGOLAMENTO,
Gate 26A,Modena
︎June 2021 - “Abecedario d’artista”Palazzo del Governatore,Parma
︎July 2021 - “Si Ripete VR” La cosa magica per caso Festival,Torino
︎October 2021 - “Post Work Era” poster art installation,Gambettola

︎August 2022 - “Collective contours” ,Vlorë
︎September 2022 - “The Greenery Project - Gambettola Selvatica” , Stazione degli Artisti