about me

marinamisitiReportage Artist, Author, and Visual Anthropologist based in Rome, Italy,  I worked for the major Publishers – Mondadori, Electa, Rizzoli, Condé Nast, Hachette Rusconi, Rai, etc. in magazines, newspapers and books.

Today I hold creative retreats and workshops on: Creativity and drawn explorations, Paper and Ink, Book Art.

Meanwhile I’ve exhibited worldwide my works of book art, expressive calligraphy,  illustration and photography:

    • Italy, Rome, MACRO (Museo d’Arte Contemporanea di Roma), workshop/show event “In & Out”, 2019
    • Spain, MadridIstituto Italiano di Cultura, Drawing-on-location Event/Poetry Map, 2018
    • Egypt, Alexandria, Eight International Biennale for the Artist’s Book, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Group Show by IIC Cairo, 2018
    • Macedonia, Skopje, #99FILES, Museum of Contemporary Art MoCA, 2018
    • Italy, Rome, Risonanze, Arteealtro Nomadic Gallery, 2018
    • Italy, Rome, Mod’Arte, Arte in Regola Gallery, 2018
    • Egypt, Luxor, Luxor Cultural House, Group Show by IIC Cairo, 2017
    • Italy, Villapiana (CS), “Digital Doors Festival”, #grafieurbane Show and Workshop, 2017
    • Egypt, Cairo, Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Group Show, 2017
    • Spain, Madrid, Istituto Italiano di Cultura, #grafieurbane Show Event, 2016
    • Italy, Rome Open Studio, “Urban Sketches Collection”, 2014
    • Great Britain, London “fLIP” Show/Event, 2011
    • USA, New York, Callahan Gallery, St. Francis College Brooklyn, “Perspectives On Time”, 2011
    • Brazil, Florianopolis, “Strati velati”, 2011
    • USA, New York, Durst Gallery, “New Visions”, 2011
    • Brazil, Brusque, Rome-by-bus 87/70, 2011
    • USA, New York, Macy’s Herald sq, “A Woman’s World”, 2011
    • Italy, Latina, Laranarossa Gallery, 2011
    • USA, New York, Manhattan Borough President Gallery, “The Art of Commerce”, 2010
    • Italy, Rome, ViaGiulia95 Gallery, “MUP Project”, 2009
    • Italy, Sabaudia (LT), Emilio Greco Museum, “MadPhoto Donna”, 2009
    • Italy, International Photo Festival of Corigliano Calabro, “MUP Project”, 2008

* In Juin 2016 and October 2018 I was artist-in-residence at the Italian Cultural Institute in Madrid


CUBA, 1990. The old man, the sea, and one of my first assignments as visual reporter with Gregorio Fuentes, the model for Ernest Hemingway’s fisherman Santiago (in “The Old man and the Sea”)

I’m the author of a series of books: “Con le mani, con i piedi MONDADORI ELECTA Ed, 2015; “Ho cambiato la mia vita”, MONDADORI ELECTA Ed, 2013; three Limited Edition art-books (New York, Tokyo, London), 2010, and “Donne con la valigia”  (ASTRAEA Ed, 2009).

As a travel blogger, I’ve run (2008-2015) the successful blog Donneconlavaligia.

To be updated on my projects and workshops, see my blog: www.traccedinchiostro.com


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