Biography

Born and raised in Rome, Italy, Gaia received a Law degree from La Sapienza University, Rome, and subsequently chose to pursue an artistic career devoting her professional efforts to the visual arts and documentary photography, depicting and researching the interactions between the singular human psyche and the world-at-large, with socially driven photo-reportages and personal researches and investigations.

She works primarily as a visual artist and, since 2010, with the birth of the Light TV project, as a filmmaker.

Gaia Light’s photographs and artworks have been extensively published and exhibited internationally.

Her first photographic book, Brooklyn Buzz (2012), published by Damiani and realized with co-author Alessandro Cosmelli, was an international succes and nominated by Pictures of the Year International (POYi) as Best Photography Book Award Finalist for 2012. The second book of the series, Milano Buzz, was published by Damiani in december 2014.

She is currently working at several new chapters of the multimedia Buzz project.

She lives and work in New York.

Honors
Roberto Cavanna Award, Finalist 2014
Brooklyn Buzz, Pictures of the Year International (POYi), Best Photography Book Award Finalist, 2013

Publications
Milano Buzz, Damiani 2014
Brooklyn Buzz, Damiani 2012
Arte Contemporanea, Volume 9 –Contaminazioni: Cinema, Electa Mondadori, Italy 2008

Selected Exhibitions
Book Publication: Milano Buzz, published by Damiani, Usa and Worldwide Book Publication 2015
Book Publication: Milano Buzz, published by Damiani, Italian Book Publication 2014
Brooklyn Buzz, Istanbul Photo Festival, Istanbul, Turkey 2014
Mass Surveillance, Senza Pericolo: Costruzioni e Sicurezza, Triennale Design Museum, Milan, Italy 2013
Brooklyn Buzz, The Half King Photography Series, The Half King, New York, Usa 2013
Shadow-lands, Gavin Keeney Curator, Lascelles Gallery, Alfred Deakin Prime Ministerial Library, Deakin University, Waterfront Campus, Geelong, Australia 2012
Darklight Christmas 2010, Don Chisciotte Gallery, Rome, Italy 2010
Light America, Galleria Fontanella Borghese, Rome, Italy 2009
Bare Smile 2/13, Performance with Lidia Ravera, Villa Torlonia and Teatro Valle, Rome, Italy 2009
Bare War 1/13, Site-specific installation and performance with Francesco Zizola, 10b Photography Gallery, Rome, Italy 2009
Drissien Gallery, Munich, Germany 2008
Light Treatment /1, KunstPraxis der Siemens AG, Munich, Germany 2008
Starlight in New York, Nancy Koltes Gallery, New York, USA 2008
Light Treatment, Drissien Gallery, Munich, Germany, 2008; Fifth edition of RomaDesign+, Spazio Etoile, Rome, Italy 2007
In the Light World, La Coda dell’Occhio, Rome, Italy 2007
Starlight, Cafe’ Panique Paris, France 2007Made in USA, Abitart Hotel,Rome, Italy 2005
Can, Santa Cecilia Gallery, Rome, Italy 2005
Light, Santa Cecilia Gallery, Rome, Italy 2004

Collective Exhibitions
Galleria Edileuropa, The Mila Project, Deakin University, Geelong, Victoria, Australia 2014
Quadrato Nomade, Group Show, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome, Italy, February- March 2012
Mass Surveillance, LACDA, Center of Digital Arts, Los Angeles, USA 2011
Cam girls Met ladies, The Others Show, Le Nuove, Turin, Italy 2011
Cam girls Met ladies, Fotoleggendo, ISA, Rome, Italy 2011
Brooklyn Buzz, Foianofotografia, Arezzo, Italy 2011
Brooklyn Buzz, New York Photo Festival, Dumbo Arts Center, Brooklyn, New York USA 2011
ILEX Photo, Photographia Gallery, Milan, Italy 2010
Darklight, 2010, photographic performance (series), New York, Bethany, Connecticut, USA and Rome, Italy 2010
Light War, josef and Anni Fondation, Berthany, Connecticut, USA 2010
Cruzamentos, Traveling group show, Territorio da Foto Gallery, Sao Paulo, Brazil 2010
Galeria de Gavea, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil 2010
The Holy Land Experience, Orlando, Florida, USA 2010
Yale, Photographic performance, New Haven, Connecticut, USA 2009
Light Wax, Photographing performance, New York and Las Vegas, Nevada, USA 2009
Kunstart 2008, International Art Fair, Drissien Gallery (Munich), Bolzano, Italy 2008
Underground 02: Examples of Urban Art, Homage to Mario Schifano, Studio Giga, Rome, Italy 2007-2006

Artist Residencies
The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, Bethany, CT, Usa