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Isabella Capezio

Isabella Capezio is an artist, photographer and lecturer who has exhibited in group exhibitions in Australia and internationally. She teaches contextual studies and image cultures subjects at Photograpy Studies College.

She is also the coordinator the Asia-Pacific Photobook Archive (2013-present), an organisation that promotes the photobook medium and its importance as a relevant and tangible form of visual art within the region. She has travelled widely within the Asia-Pacific to facilitate workshops and discussions for ‘Angkor Photography Festival’ (Cambodia), ‘Obscura Photo Festival’ (Malaysia), the Footscray Community Arts Centre (Melbourne), ‘Art Bar’ Museum for Contemporary Art (Sydney), ‘Just Another Art Book Fair’ (Sydney), and ‘Doing Visual Politics’ (Nepal). Isabella was recently a finalist for the National Portrait Prize at the National Portrait Gallery in Canberra (2019).

Isabella co-founded and direct Ruffian Gallery (2013-2015); a home to socially aware photography in Melbourne’s West that aimed to help emerging artists and students exhibit their work. Her focus on connecting wider audiences to visual journalism has seen her working as the Australian education liaison for street art collective #Dysturb (2015-2018) that advocates photojournalism and new forms of public awareness.

She is currently completing a PhD that oscillates around themes of religion, sanctity, queerness and landscape.


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