Caterina Erica Shanta


Caterina Erica Shanta (1986) is a visual artist and film director. After graduating with a master’s degree in Visual Arts, she began working in the field of moving images. Through her artistic practice, she investigates images produced by other people, with a methodological angle partly derived from visual anthropology, to explore how they are connected to particular traumatic contexts. Using mixed and re-edited visual material such as photographs, videos, and footage, she focuses her research on the redefinition of images in the language of the documentary.  She has participated in several artistic residencies, such as the Bevilacqua La Masa Foundation’s atelier, the Careof Residency Programme, the visual arts lab Dolomiti Contemporanee, in addition to taking part in programmes for artists such as VISIO – European Programme on Artists’ Moving Images at the Lo schermo dell’arte Film Festival, the art fair Artissima and its project Torino Social Impact Film Award, the workshop Q-Rated and the project Film Commitment, Filmmaker, Anthropology at the IsReal Festival. Her film Talking About Visibility received funding from Lo Schermo dell’Arte through their “Artists’ Film Italia Recovery Fund”. Her project Twana Archive won the 10th edition of the Italian Council, in the “Talent development” category.