Chiara Ronchini was born as an editor, but in recent years she has been experimenting as a director following her passions and intuitions.
She researches archive material, reasoning on the re-signification of footage as a tool for political, anthropological and cultural reflection on contemporaneity.
Her writing for images is guided by a feminist gaze attentive to grasp the complexity of the stories she composes and tells.
Among her latest works as editor, and director – together with Steve Della Casa – “BULLI & PUPE, a sentimental story of the 50s” (2018) and NESSUNO CI PUÒ GIUDICARE (2017), winner of a Silver Ribbon, her last work “Giovanna, stories from a voice” will be presented during the 39th Torino Film Festival.
Nessuno ci può giudicare – (co-direction with Steve Della Casa) – 2017
Bulli & Pupe, a sentimental journey of the 50s – (co-direction with Steve Della Casa) – 2018
She is a filmmaker and visual artist working between narrative, non-fiction film and moving image art.
Her work has been featured at the Locarno Film Festival, Edinburgh International Film Festival, Torino Film Festival, Harvard Art Museum, and Film at Lincoln Center among other venues. She has participated in residency programs and workshops in Europe and the United States, and her work has been supported by the Roberto Cimetta Fund, the Valletta 2018 Foundation and New York State Council for the Arts among others. She has been a featured artist at the Mediterranea 18 Biennale and the Syros International Film Festival.
In addition to her solo career, she has also produced work as part of the artistic duo Nusquam, dedicated to critical interrogations of Mediterranean geographies, histories and identities.
She holds an MFA from Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University (US), an MA from the University of Provence (FR), and a BA in Philosophy from Alma Mater Studiorum, Bologna (IT). In 2019-20 she was a participant in the Whitney Independent Study Program – Studio Program. She teaches filmmaking at School of Visual Arts and Wagner College in New York City.