Katiuscia Biondi. Biographical Notes
After attending the structuralist environment of Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris, she graduated in Philosophy at the University of Urbino, with a deconstructionist thesis on the persuasive (performative) power of language.
She worked for several years in publishing then continued her research on the language, studying all its manifestations: literary, artistic, psychoanalytic and sociological one, from the point of view of both the West and the East culture, up to understand that the photographic work of Mario Giacomelli is a real language, a discourse governed by grammatical rules, created by the artist himself. “Getting to this Giacomelli vision was important and even moving for me: at last (he was a so charismatic and mysterious grandfather) he opened to me his complex inner world, and from there were opened to me, one after the other, the access doors to his artistic production” (KB). Hence in 2011 she wrote the book Mario Giacomelli. Under the skin of the real (ed. 24 Ore Cultura) with an introduction by Achille Bonito Oliva, of which in 2015 the English (Schilt Publishing) and German (Till Schaap Edition) versions came out. In March 2016 released a new book, edited by Katiuscia Biondi and Claude Nori: Mario Giacomelli. Je ne fais pas le photographe, je ne sais pas le faire / Mario Giacomelli. I do not make the photographer, I can not do it, Contrejour editions. Among her bibliography, is worth a mention: Mario Giacomelli. The Land of the Long Shadows (Artecom 2011).
She is artistic director of the Archive Mario Giacomelli © Rita Giacomelli, for the preservation and promotion of the image of Mario Giacomelli and his work, Archive which she is managing since 2007 together with Rita Giacomelli, her mother and the artist’s daughter.