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An unfolding dialogue between all forms of being is capable of shifting meaning within contemporary culture and society. The roots of conscious development descend in the intuitive sensibility to perceive the unity between the natural and the humane, removing the barriers to the sensorial so to preserve and reinstall sacredness in a cyclical and spiritual perspective on life.

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Bodhi Shola is a visual artist raising awareness on the interconnection between intimacy, sacredness and nature, addressing acceptance in contemporary social culture.

 

Informed by her experiences and studies in contact with eastern philosophies, indigenous plant medicine and meditation, the awareness towards a balanced, transversal and ecological development of society is at the core of the artist’s creation. 

 

It is through the symbolical and dream infused language of the creative medium that Bodhi Shola imbues a ritualistic vision into the themes of the collective, 

supporting equality as well as the preservation of environmental biodiversity and earth-based heritage. The onirical layer is transported into the factual by the means of photographic imagery that documents landscapes for preservation, medicinal plant species and recreates ceremonial practices that address social issues through the lens of delicate intimacy.

 

The artworks are created using products sourced from local and fair-trade artisanal businesses, supporting women employment and the adoption of 

organic, recyclable and/or compostable materials within the oeuvre itself.

Each element displayed in the imagery is carefully chosen for its meaning, healing properties and its ethical background in relation to the location of the shooting.

 

Bodhi Shola’s work has been shortlisted for the 2020 Foam Paul Huf Award and exhibited between Europe and United States as part of several group exhibitions. Selected shows include Fotografiska Museum, Tallin and NY; Armani Silos, Milan ; Red Hook Labs Gallery, NY ; Beacon Gallery, Boston ; Leica Gallery, Milan. Her work has been presented in publications including The Ny Times Magazine, Vogue Italia, The British Journal of Photography, Atmos Magazine, South China Morning Post, Dear Dave Magazine and Harpers Bazaar.

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SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

2023.06 * Prism of the Feminine, Essaouira, Morocco

COLLECTIVE EXHIBITIONS and NOMINATIONS

2022 * Naturale Festival, Milano

2022 * Sexy Period, THS Hotel Florence

 

2021 * NUDE , Fotografiska Museum  

              (Stockholm, New York, Tallin)


2020  * Shifting perspectives in fashion photography,

             PhotoVogueFestival by Vogue Italia, Milan

2020 * IPA Honourable Mention, Fine Art category

 

2020 * Foam Paul Huf Award Nomination


2019 * Future Shock , Fonderia Napoleonica, Milan 


2019 * Photographing the Female ,Beacon Gallery, Boston 


2018 * Italian Panorama , Armani Silos, Milan


2018 * The New Beautiful , Affordable Art Fair, Milan 


2017 * PhotoVogue Festival , Spazio BASE, Milan


2017 * Serendipity, Spazio Comando Militare, Milan


2017 * Uncensored - Girl Gaze , Los Angeles


2017 * The New Beautiful curated by Vogue Italia,

             Museo Bagatti Valsecchi court, Milan


2017 * Labs New Artists , Red Hook Labs Gallery, NY 


2017 * PhotoVogue in Portraits by Vogue Italia and Leica ,

             Leica Gallery, Milan

2016 * Pink Pistols, Doomed Gallery, London

EDITORIAL AND PRESS


The NY Times Magazine


Vogue Italia
 

Atmos Magazine

 

Odiseo by Folch

 

Riposte Magazine

 

Harpers Bazaar

 

Dear Dave Magazine

 

South China Morning Post
 

Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazine
 

The British Journal of Photography

 

Numero France

 

Il Fotografo

 

C41 Magazine

ARTIST LECTURES and TEACHINGS

 

2019-2023 * Thesis mentorship for photography,

IED Istituto Europeo di Design, Milan

 

2019 - 2022  * Art direction for photography ,

IED Istituto Europeo Design, Milan 

 

2020  * Lecture : Process of Unveiling,

Heimtextil, Frankfurt am Main

 

2018  * Lecture : Creative collaboration,

University of Arts Bournemouth , UK

 

2018  * Lecture : Fashion Photography ,

College of Fashion - University of Arts, London

 

2017  * Talk : #Untaggable for Audi and Vogue Italia , Milan

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