Milan, Italy, 1962.
Spranzi studied in the Polytechnic School of Design and in the Academy of Fine Arts in Brera. She began to work at the beginning of the nineties. From then on she has been using photography and video in different projects, presenting a different, altered view of reality and of our amazement at it. She records the process and works on it, transforming its meaning and our perception of gestures and of things. She awakens the enigma and the other side of the visible, in other words the invisible. Intervening in archive material, she re-uses her own and others’ photographic images, which she interprets according to the emotions she wishes to present. Her work is linked to scenography and photographic mise-en-scène. She manipulates images, appropriates them and questions the forces that determine our destiny and those of the objects and environs surrounding us. She takes photographs of objects, photographs of photographs; she cuts them out, manipulates them, and intervenes when the images and things reach a certain distance and acquire a certain sense. Her work reveals a taste for poor materials, everyday domestic situations, neglected and obsolete objects, manual tasks and the gestures that accompany them.
She is not a photographer, but an artist that uses photography for expression. Since 1997 she has created numerous publications and artist’s books.She teaches photography at the Brera Academy of Fine Arts.
Her most recent individual exhibitions are: Selvático ("Wild") in 2008 and Things that happen in 2005 in the gallery of Italian photography in Milan; The bearded woman in the Drantman galleries in Brussels and the Emi Fontana in Milan in 2001.
She lives and works in Milan.
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