Piccinno's work explores cultural identity, the problems linked to discrimination or the conflicts
related to power and role games, both in the family and the community. Her work is often characterised by a
particular relationship, a nostalgia for the past.
She began as a documentary film-maker and remains tied to a typically anthropological approach,
using video to establish a deep contact with herself and with the other self, and to develop an awareness of
the notion of 'being in the world'. In Piccinno's creative process, cinema, photography or multimedia
installations are often used as a pretext to guide an action of phenomenological knowledge, personal or
shared, taking into account the process as much as the result. Whether she works with professionals or
interacts directly with people in their daily lives, Piccinno seeks to use film and art as a social catalyst to create
a place of mutual listening in order to attempt together to breakdown stereotypes and reinvent a fiction with
which to work through a trauma or even to reactivate an archetype.
For this reason, Piccinno has oriented her practice towards an approach which blends performance,
cinematic and 'ethnographic' genres, pushing herself in the research of art and cinema that are 'ecological
and at zero kilometers', realised with people and not just for people, starting from the elements that belong to
an area and its history.
2009-2011 Master's degree in "Cinema and Digital Arts" with mention, at Le Fresnoy, National Studio of
Contemporary Arts, Tourcoing, France.
2004-2005 Postgraduate qualification in "Digital Filmmaking", at the IAL, Imola (Bo), Italy.
1998-2003 Graduate in "Documentary and Experimental Cinematography", with distinction, at the D.A.M.S.,
Department of Cinema, University of Studies - Alma mater Studiorum, Bologna, Italy.
2015 : Memories of the Great War, La Couture, France (April-July)
2014-2015: Biennal de Arte Contemporanea del Fin del Mundo, curator Vittoria Biasi, Mar del Plata, Argentine
(from December 2014 to February 2015).
2014: Ligne de Front, Neuve-Chapelle, curated by Philippe Massardier, France, (June-September)
2014: Home Theater, curator Davide Ricco, Maam (Museo dell’Altro e dell’Altrove), Rome, Italy
2014: Strade, Finzioni, Magie – Festa del Cinema del reale, curator Valeria Raho (Damage Good), Castello
Risolo, Specchia, Italy
2014: Washing by watch, curator Valeria Raho (Damage Good), Lavanderia Jefferson, Lecce, Italy
2013: Les Grands Magasins, La Plate-Forme, curated by Christin Gist, Dunkerque, France, (November)
2013: Ici et Là-Here and There, Claremont Studio, curated by Christin Gist, Hastings, England (August)
2013: Rituels Charnels, Boureau d'Art et de Recherche, Roubaix, France (Mai-June)
2012: Assembler la Ville, Theater of Hautepierre, Strasbourg, France
2011: Panorama 13, curated by Bernard Marcadé, Le Fresnoy, Tourcoing, France
2010: Panorama 12, Soft Machine, curated by Fabrice Bousteau, Le Fresnoy, Tourcoing, France
2009: Biennial of Young Artists from Europe and the Mediterranean, Skopje, Macedonia