Rome-based reportage artist and all-round journalist, during the last two decades Marina Misiti covered current affairs, travel, social and cultural issues. Illustration, photography, calligraphy and writing are the four elements of her practice.
Drawing for her is another form of writing: she has illustrated and written for newspapers, magazines and books publishers (Mondadori, Electa, Rizzoli, Condé Nast, Hachette Rusconi, Theoria, Astraea, among others), covering life stories and social issues from Israel, Morocco, Egypt, Greece, Kosovo, Bosnia, Turkey, Oman, Emirates, Cuba, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Chile, India, China, South Corea, Cambodia, Vietnam, Russia, Japan, Australia, United States, Canada, and all the European Countries.
She is the author of several books, including three Limited Edition art-books (New York, Tokyo, London) part of the art-project MUP – Mappe Urbane Personali about the #grafieurbane, textures and signs of some areas of these cities. She has had exhibitions at home and abroad.
- 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 (London Indipendent Photography) Show/Event“, 2011
- USA, New York, Callahan Gallery of 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
- Italy, Rome, Atelier Lungaretta, “Travel Sketchbooks”, 2005
* In Juin 2016 she was artist-in-residence at the Italian Cultural Institute in Madrid.
Her visual-stories and reportages (written and illustrated), have been published in some of the major magazines and newspapers in Italy (and not only): “Paese Sera”, “Sette-Corriere della Sera”, “RAI”, “L’Unità”, “Il Tempo”, “Marie Claire”, “Grazia”, “Gioia”, “Style.it”, “Elle”, “Master Viaggi”, “Nigrizia”, “E’Lifestyle/Viaggi”, “Viaggiando”, “Mondadori.it”, “fLIP Magazine”, “Reflections-Yale University”, “Sguardi-Nikon School”, “Noi donne”, “Leggere Donna”, “Liberetà”, “Per me”, “Segno Sette”, etc.
She also teaches “Reportage Illustration” at the Università Popolare-Upter, from her “eclectic” point of view as an illustrator, a reporter and a visual anthropologist (she graduated with honors in Cultural Anthropology from La Sapienza University of Rome, specialised in Visual Anthropology).
She travel often and she takes her sketchbook everywhere: she uses drawing “on location” with a calligraphic line combined with notes. As a travel blogger, from 2008 to 2015 she has run a successful blog Donneconlavaligia-I miei taccuini di viaggio and published the illustrated guide: “Donne con la valigia: A Little Guide to the Art of Stylish Travelling” (ASTRAEA Editrice, 2009). The blog and the book have been featured in several publications, radio and TV news.
As an author she has published the book of interviews “Con le mani, con i piedi” (photographs by Giovanni Gastel/ interviews by Marina Misiti, It/Engl), MONDADORI ELECTA Editore, 2015; and the book “Ho cambiato la mia vita: 20 storie di donne dal mondo Tupperware”, MONDADORI ELECTA Editore, 2013, a collection of true stories of women who changed their lives.
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