Malena Mazza

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Malena Mazza was born in Bologna, Italy, and moved to Milan to attend the Cinema School. She started her professional career as director assistant at Production House Film 77 in Milan and soon became the First Assistant of international renown directors such as Taviani brothers, Michelangelo Antonioni, Maurizio Zaccaro, Giancarlo Soldi, Giampaolo Tescari, Maurizio Azzali, Dario Piana, Gavino Sanna, Andrea Cardile, Jerard de Batista, Jacques Venait, Robert Fraisse, and many others.
She specialized in Videoclip direction, commercials, and TV programs.

She currently works as a fashion photographer in New York, London, Paris, Madrid, and Milan, collaborating with many newspapers and magazines such as Amica, Anna, Biba, Casa Amica, Case da Abitare, Centurion, Citizen K, Cosmopolitan, D di Repubblica, Departure, Elle, Glamour, Harpers Bazaar America, Interni, Io Donna, Kidswear, Label, Marie Claire, Max, New Woman, Nest, Pap Magazine, Playboy Italia, SimplyCity, Sportweek, Spoon, Surface, Sport&Street, Style,Tell, Urban, Vogue Gioiello, Vogue Pelle, Vogue Sposa, Vogue Bambino, Vogue Italia.

LICK 1995 Negative.Photographic Print applied on aluminium with plexiglass over 90cm x 90cm 4 of 8

She produced many commercials, advertisements, and CD covers.
Biennale of Venice exhibited her works between 1995 and 2011 and she realized many solo exhibitions. Her last book is currently in the making.



“L’amore ai tempi di Tinder” , Roberta&basta, Milan  14 May- 30 September

“Crystalexe”, ANM Design, Milan, Crystal floor 1 April-6 May


“Baby’s eyes”, Plumes Atelier, Milan November 15th-30th

Retrospective Malena Mazza, OM Hotel, Milan 5 April – 30 July

“Untouchable”, L’Universo Femminile Dietro l’Obiettivo – Pontremoli Foto Festival 20 – 29 July

“Untouchable”, OM Hotel, Milan 5 April – 14 July

“Provocazioni”, Photo Week Milano 4 June – 15 July

“Untouchable”, Mia Photo Fair, Milan 8 March – 12 April

“Natale con gli autori”, Libreria Open, Milan 20 December – 30 January


“Natale con gli autori”, Casa Museo Tadini, Milan 5 – 19 December

“Natale con gli autori”, ASPESI Store, Milan 1 – 6 December

“Natale con gli autori”, Magna Pars Hotel, Milan 30 November – 18 December

Black Friday,Via Quadrio 18, Milan November – December

Docks Art Fair, Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporaine, Lyon 16 – 20 September

“Altro Sguardo”, La Permanente Triennale di Milano 31 May – 10 June

Capri Photography Festival IX, Capri Foundation, Capri 25 June – 23 July

Presentation at La “Sapienza” University, Rome 9 May

Solo exhibition Milano, “Dark Brightness”, ROBERTAEBASTA 4-9 April

Exhibition Milano, MIA FAIR 2017, The Mall-Porta Nuova 10-13 March


Triennale di Milano, Exhibition “L’altro sguardo”, Milano 4 October-8 January

Sotheby’s, Milano, charity auction 17 November

“Wopart”, Lugano 1-5 September

Bipersonale exhibition Milano, Costantini Art Gallery 14 April-21

Exhibition Milan, MIA FAIR 2016, The Mall-Porta Nuova – Pres 10-13

Exhibition Bologna, Artefiera Bologna 2016 29 January-01 February

Artwork in the permanent exhibition “Progetto Architettonico Tarshito”, Ex Albergo Capital, Crotone


“Art Context” Miami during “Art Basel” 1-6 December

Sotheby’s and Scatti per bene, Auction for CAF, Triennale Via Alemagna 6 10 November

Exhibition Caserta, Studio Uno October 2015- January 2016

Solo Exhibition Milan, “Aluminium Fashion and Food”, National Museum of Science and Technology, Via Olona 6 9 April-30 May

Solo Exhibition Alghero, Malena Mazza Retrospective, L’Oficina de L’art, Via Roma 33 28 March-12 April

Sant’Angelo di Brolo (ME), “Virgo etVirago”, Museo degli Angeli, form March 28th

Palermo, “Virgto etVirago”, Galleria Studio 71 8-28 March

Milan, “Studi d’Artista”, Spazio Andrea Zucchi, Via Savona 97 10-15 February

Dusseldorf, Galerie Burkhard Eikelmann 25 January-5 February

Milan, MIA FAIR 2015, The Mall-Porta Nuova 10-16 April


“Art Context” Miami during “Art Basel” 2-9 December

Christie’s, Milano, charity auction 2 December

Solo exhibition Milano, “Beauty Market”, 21-28 November

Sotheby’s, Milano, charity auction 4 November

Rome, “Donne x Donne”, Palazzo Borg 28 October

New York, on giant billboards Times S 24-25-26 July

Solo exhibition Verona, “Desperate Housewives”, PalazzoVictoria Contemporanea 11 July-31 October

Solo exhibition Milano, “Beauty Cage”, Galleria Francesco Zanuso 5-14 February


NewYork, “Exposure”, Foundation Gallery, July

Solo exhibition Milano, “La Grande Bellezza”, Art Gallery ROBERTAEBASTA 3 July-September

Solo exhibition Genova, “And time goes by”, VisionQuestTGallery 28 March-11 May

Solo exhibition Temporary Show Milano, GOODS April

Solo exhibition Milano, “Desperate Housewife”, Byline Gallery 21 March-5 May

Sotheby’s, Milano, charity auction 26 March

Adisco Milano, charity auction

Solo exhibition Milano, “La Migliore offerta”, OM Hotel Gallery 5 March-31 May

Solo exhibition Caserta, Art&Co Gallery 7 March

Solo exhibition Firenze, cura da Style Piccoli per Pitti Bimbo 1 7-19 January


Photographic conference at Fotografica Canon, Milan November

Genova,“On your feet”, VisionQuesT Gallery November-January

Genova,“Cibo è natura morta”, VisionQuesT Gallery November-December

Sotheby’s Milano, charity auction October

Solo exhibition Hong Kong, “From a female eye”, Gallery Sota King’s Road 36 14 June

Milan, “Orticola”, Galleria GAM, May

Solo exhibition Milan, “Da Milano ad Hong Kong”, Gallery Art&Co April

Solo exhibition Milan, durante il 2012 International Furniture Fair April

CityLife AD Project curated by Daniel Liebeskind, Milano throughout 2012


54th Biennale diVenezia June

Solo exhibition Milan, Byline Gallery November

Genova, “Erba e fior che la gonna”, VisionQuesT Gallery June-September

Solo exhibition Milan,“Hotel M”, Visionnaire Design Gallery May-June

Solo exhibition Milan, “Allegra”, Brera April-May

Milan, Kokoro”, Camera 16 Gallery May

Solo exhibition Milan, “Cristiana Capotondi seen by Malena Mazza”, actrice’s portraits, Glamour, Central Station April

“Art for Heart” charity auction – Gallery FORMA Contrasto, Milan March

2 works permanently exhibited at “Museo Dell’Angelo”, Sant’Angelo di Brolo, Messina since February


Sotheby’s Milano, charity auction for CAF Milano October

Catania, “La Fotografia di nudo”,7th Biennale of Photographic Art February-March

Genova, “Bad Girls”, VisionQuesT Gallery February-March


Sotheby’s Milano, charity auction for CAF Milano September

Solo exhibition Teramo, “Sulla Pelle”duranteAtri’s festival June-August

Solo exhibition Milan, “Magic Moments” coll.Playboy Italia, Art Gallery ROBERTAEBASTA April-May

Solo exhibition Palermo, “I Luoghi, il Sogno”, Galleria Studio 71 March-April


Sotheby’s Milano, charity auction November

Solo exhibition Milan, “Pelle”, via Dante, sponsored by Vichy May-July

Solo exhibition Milan, “Peep Show” in collaboration with “Vogue Gioiello”, Art Gallery ROBERTAEBASTA April


Sotheby’s Milano, charity auction for CAF Milano October

Solo exhibition Milan, “Bijoux Gourmand” coll.Vogue Gioiello, Hotel Principe Savoia September

Solo exhibition Taormina, “Fotografare l’Eros”, Foundation Mazzullo Palazzo Duchi di Santo Stefano September

Solo exhibition Palermo, “Fotografare l’Eros”, Galleria Studio 71 June-July

Solo exhibition Milan, “Textile Photos”, Brera April-May

Solo exhibition Roma, Metamorfosi Del Corpo”, Auditorium di Renzo Piano Durante “Alta Roma” January-February


Solo exhibition Padova, “Mode”, National Centre of Photography October-December

Pavia, “Sound Check”, Università di Pavia December

Solo exhibition Milan,“Foto d’Autore perArredare”, Brera April


Solo exhibition Palermo“GreyWolves”, Libreria Del Mare November

Solo exhibition Milan, “Cucina”, Outlet Gregorio October

Sotheby’s Milano, charity auction for CAF Milano October

Contest Tirana, Winner of 3rd price at Marubi’s exhibition May

Milan, “Chez Mois”, Galleria Spazio Erasmus April-May


Milan,“Quotidiano Femminile”, Palazzo Delle Stelline 7 February-23 March


Roma, “Quotidiano Femminile”, Palazzo Fontana diTrevi 10April-1 June

Pescara, “Quotidiano Femminile”, Museo d’arte Contemporanea

Napoli, “Quotidiano Femminile”, Chiesa Santa Maria al Pendino

Milan during “MIART” November

Parigi, “Autoportraits”, Pin-Up Studios November

Solo exhibition Milan, “Paesaggi Epidermici”, Calusa City Life Cox October

Milan, “In Prima Persona”, Erasmus Space May-June


Solo exhibition Milan, “VADIMODA”, Calendar of women Fashion September-October


Solo exhibition Bologna, “VADIMODA” retrospective150 photographs during Bologna European Capital of Culture, Palazzo d’Accursio, Piazza Maggiore February-March

Photographic Books:

2011“Storie di Brunch”, Ed.Rizzoli
2003 “Quotidiano Femminile”, Periti&Associati
2003 “Autoportraits”, Pin-Uo Editions
2001“Senza Babysitter”, Ed.Electa Mondadori
1993“Le Ceramiche di Fes”, Ed.Greco
1992“Ceramiche del 900”, Ed.Finar te
1991 “Gioielli d’Epoca”, Finarte

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