THE UNIVERSE MAKERS
NOUA presented the work The Universe Makers by the Italian artist Bianca Salvo at Atelier NOUA in 2018. The exhibited work is a result of a long term research around photography of and from space, where the artist explores the role photography, technology and science fiction have played in the production of evidence that addresses our collective understanding and false perceptions of interstellar exploration.
By working with genuine documents and images from the NASA archive, accompanied by written documentation, books and collected items, Salvo intervenes and changes the accepted documented information for the purpose of questioning their informative function and challenging their authenticity.
The Exhibition was funded by ChromaLuxe X Lucie Foundation, The Norwegian Arts Council and Nordland County Council.
Bianca Salvo (* 1986) is an Italian artist, living and working between Milan and Bogota. She received a MA in Photography in 2012 from the London College of Communication and a BA in Visual Art & Photography from the Istituto Europeo di Design in Milan in 2010.
Her work has been exhibited in Italy and several other international exhibitions at SiFestOff16 / Rimini, Kunstquartier Bethanien / Berlin, San Fedele / Milano Fondazione Bevilacqua la Masa / Venice, Fondazione Francesco Fabbri / Pieve di Soligo, 2013) and Miami Public Library / Miami Art Basel.
Salvo was awarded ChromaLuxe X Lucie Foundation Fine Art Scholarship for the exhibition The Universe Makers. She has previously been nominated for Unseen Dummy Award 2017, Athens Photofestival APhf: 15, Exposure Format Festival 2014 and The Sproxton Photography Award in 2012.