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Every week we feature a series of one selected artist who was published in our printed magazine. This person is blogging during that time.

Anna Meschiari

Anna Meschiari

At Once is an artist book in which I am primarily concerned with changes in the state of the human body. It is a questioning of the spasms that are related to the duality of being, which I accept and then try to exploit in the photograph. This work touches on several aspects of being a woman, pain, abandonment, emotions that usually remain hidden, especially in the
presence of several «me». The self-portraits taken with a character-crazy laugh, create a line at a time uninterrupted interspersed with pictures coexisting in the same spirit of storytelling. It is with a veil of irony and melancholy that I throw myself into this process of dialogue between the images. To turn a page or the page is for me a drastic choice, and a new symbol vision, a reflection of my life experience.

Anna Meschiari – Profile

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Anna Meschiari (1987) is a swiss italian artist now living between France, Switzerland and Berlin.
She recently got graduated at the School of Photography in Vevey (Switzerland), where during two years she could get some classes with Yto Barrada, Adam Broomberg, André Cepeda, Eva Leitolf, Christian Patterson, and many more. In Berlin she’s member of exp12 / exposure twelve, a space dedicated to photography exhibition that she shares with other 10 members. They organize exhibitions, books launch, artist’s talk, slideshows, since 2010.
Since 2011 she has shown her work internationally.

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Exhibitions

2014

  • 
Je l’aime en Pièces, Diploma Exhibition, Espace Doret, Vevey, Switzerland
  • exp12 & guest, slide show, exp12, Berlin
  • The smell of Dust, audiovisual performance curated by Sue-Elie Andrade-Dé, Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Faceless curated by Bogomir Doringer at Mediamatic, Amsterdam, Nederlands

2013

  • Near by night 7, slideshow, art director Noémie Richard, music Pascal Lopinat, Zinéma, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Rock your Dummy Price, Le PhotoBookFest, Paris
  • Bergen Art Book Fair 2013, Bergen, Norway
  • 
At Once, curator Dawid Misiorny, within the Open Programme of Warsaw Photo Day 2013, Galeria 27, Warsaw, Poland
  • Faceless part II, curated by Bogomir Doringer at freiraum quartier21 International, Vienna, Austria
  • 
The Flood Wall I & II, slide show at ManifestO Festival, Toulouse, France
  • 
Tokyo Art Book Fair 2013, Zine’s Mate Shop, September 21-23, 2013, Tokyo, Japan
  • 
The Flood Wall II, slideshow & exhibition on books, exp12, Berlin, Germany
  • 
La nuit des images, slideshow, Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • 
The Flood Wall I, slideshow at Biennale de la photographie, Mulhouse, France
  • 
Near by Night 6, NEAR guest at exp12, Berlin, Germany
  • Der Raum dazwischen, group show curated by Hannah Goldstein and Katja Klemm, Kugelbahn, Berlin, Germany
  • Her, Rolla Foundation, Bruzella, Switzerland / within Bi8 »Ogni sguardo un passo«

2012

  • The Flood Wall, slideshow & books, Cons Arc, Chiasso, Switzerland
  • Near by Night 5, slide show, Zinéma, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Skinning, group exhibition curated by Nadine Koch, Galerie exp12, Berlin, Germany
  • The Flood Wall, slideshow, Galerie exp12, Berlin & Amsterdam
  • Near by Night 4, slideshow, Zinéma, Lausanne, Switzerland

2011

  • Fotoleggendo, Rome, Dummy exhibition, group exhibition
  • Photo+Art Book Hamburg, getPublished Award exhibition, group exhibition

Publications

  • Atlas, Artist’s Book, Edition of 10, Vevey, 2014
  • Collarbones Magazine, Issue II
  • Tonelit Magazine, Issue V
  • 
Der Greif #7, five-years-anniversary-issue, Germany, 2013
  • Lbeen, Fanzine, Edition Galerie La Vitrine, Arles, 2013
  • at once, Artist’s Book, Edition of 50, Vevey, 2013
  • Her, Exhibition catalogue, Edition Rolla Foundation, Bruzella, 2012



Collections

  • Artphilein Foundation

  • Rolla Collection, Bruzella, Switzerland
  • EQ2, Valais, Switzerland
  • Museum of Broken Relationships, Zagreb, Croatia

Anna Meschiari – Guest-Posts

At Once – Artist’s Book

July 23rd, 2014Author: Anna Meschiari

The series “At Once” has been conceived as an artist’s book in a edition of 50. The book is presented unbounded and the cover, when opened, creates a poster of the double dimension of the publication. The picture on the inside of the cover reveals a character you cannot really classify: maybe a teenager, a girl, a boy. Conceiving the book during about six months could give me some distance to the images that I’ve made during one year. The result is a collage of pictures that are part of my archive.
The way the photographs have a place in the book, reveals the necessity to narrate within the structure of it. The book is to me a way of thinking, a medium that helps me to cope the reality and give a response to it.

The book allows the work to be seen from many people around the world. “At Once” had the chance to be presented at the Tokyo Art Book Fair 2013, Bergen Art Book Fair 2013, Vienna Photobook Festival 2014, Zines of the Zone mobile library, is part of a few collections and is making a big trip around the world in the Box of Dummies.