Paola Leonardi is a London-based photographer, curator and lecturer. Currently working on commissions and personal projects in the UK and worldwide.

For commissions, studio enquiries and print sales please contact: info@leonardiphoto.com

CLIENTS: Toni & Guy Academy, Johnny Loves Rosie Accessories, Camden Council, Victoria and Albert Museum, East London Business Alliance, SochackaPothin, Royal College of Music, The Music Incubator, as well as various private and corporate clients.

PUBLICATIONS: All Hollow Magazine, VogueIT,  La Repubblica, Square Magazine, Landscape Stories Magazine, VulKan Magazine, Atlas Magazine, Jute Magazine,Institute Magazine, Old Tat Magazine, X-Cup Magazine - Taiwan, Disorder Magazine, London Lite, La Maison Wren, Platform Magazine, The London Style Journal, Troppo Tardi, Carnival Magazine, Private - International Review of Photographs Magazine, Darwin Magazine, Copenhagen Festival of Photography catalogue (2015, 2014 editions).

AWARDS

Photo East Suffolk Photography Biennial, Competition Winner

Royal Photographic Society IPE 160 2017 shortlisted

Copenhagen Festival of Photography, “The Censored Exhibition” shortlisted with “Borderlands: The Edges of Europe”. June 2015

Copenhagen Festival of Photography, “The Censored Exhibition” shortlisted with “Undrawn Hours”. June 2014

 The Jungen University, Berlin. Award “Who Gets Carried Away By Europe”  – finalist selection. 2014

RGB/Vignette Magazine Award- Best Landscape image. Exhibited at The Grant Bradley Gallery, Bristol. 2012

Arts Depot Open Prize 2011 Finalist selection exhibition at Arts Depot, London.

London Photographic Association Awards 2010: Highly commended in the “Landscape” competition.

 London Photographic Association Awards 2010: Highly commended in the “Body” competition

Arts Depot Open Prize 2010 Finalist selection exhibition at Arts Depot, London.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS, TALKS AND RESIDENCIES:

Shifting Stances group exhibition, Museo Palazzo Riso, Palermo, Italy. July - December 2019

Shutter Hub Open 2018 group exhibition, Truman Brewery, London. October 2018

Brighton Photo Biennial - ‘A New Europe’ ‘Open Forum’ Artist Talk October, 2018

Photo East Suffolk Photography Biennial, “I Belong” Exhibition 2018.

Shutter Hub group exhibition “Borders” Birdwell Theatre Gallery, London. Jan-March 2018

“Borderlands” solo exhibition at  La Tricoterie, Bruxelles, Belgium. February 2017

Royal Photographic Society IPE160 "International Photography Exhibition 160"  The Truman Brewery, London, October 2017

"Territorial" group exhibition at The Bank Space Gallery, part of  London Photomonth, October 2016

"Borderlands: The Edges Of Europe" solo exhibition The Stone Space Gallery, part of London Photomonth. October 2016

"Borderlands: The Edges Of Europe" solo exhibition The Cloister, Villa Badia Fiesolana, Florence, Italy. Courtesy of the European University Institute.

Copenhagen Festival of Photography, “The Censored Exhibition” . June 2015

Copenhagen Festival of Photography, “The Censored Exhibition” with the body of work “Undrawn Hours”. June 2014

“Borderlands: The Edges of Europe” solo exhibition at The Waterfront Gallery, Ipswich. Sponsored by the Arts Council England. April 2014

London Analogue Festival, finalist exhibition, Barge House Gallery, London. September 2013

Artist in Residency at ArtBox, Novi Sad, Serbia. Sponsored by the Arts Council England. July 2013

Gyumri Biennale of Fine Art of Armenia, exhibiting artist representing the Armenian Centre of Social Studies.

RGB/Vignette Magazine Awards group exhibition at The Grant Bradley Gallery, Bristol. 2012

“Neverland” solo exhibition at GMRA Spaces, London. Sponsored by the Arts Council England. November 2012

“Undrawn Hours” solo exhibition at Sara Cestari Gallery, Modena, Italy. March 2011

Artist  in residence at ACOSS, Yerevan, Armenia. Sponsored by the Arts Council England. August 2011

“Undrawn Hours” solo exhibition at Soapbox Gallery, Brooklyn, New York. January 2011

“Familiarities” group exhibition at GMRA Spaces, Soho, London.

Solo exhibition “Undrawn Hours” solo exhibition at Teasmith Gallery, Spitalfields, London. Sponsored by the Arts Council England.

Artist in Residency at NES Listamistoo, Skagastrond, Iceland. Sponsored by the Arts Council England.

“When I Walked Through Walls” group exhibition at Ada Street Gallery, Hackney, London. October 2009

 Group exhibition “Fashion Futures” group exhibition at Newham Town Hall, London. June 2008

“23 ways” Group exhibition at the Bargehouse, OXO Tower, London. June 2007

“Flesh” solo exhibition at LoSguardodell’Altro Gallery, Modena, Italy. February 2007

“The Ultimate Endorphin Lick” group exhibition at the Menier Chocolate Factory, London. 2006

CURATION

“Shifting Stances” group exhibition, Museo Palazzo Riso, Palermo, Italy. July - December 2019

"Territorial" group exhibition at The Bank Space Gallery, part of  London Photomonth, October 2016

GRANTS AND RESEARCH

“Step Beyond” travel grant awarded by the European Cultural Foundation for the project “The Hitchhiker Guide To The Caucasus” 2015

“Step Beyond” travel grant awarded by the European Cultural Foundation for the project “Borderlands: The Edges of Europe” 2013