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Sara Bonaventura

Winds of St. Anne
4'13'' 2008

6'6'' 2013

Treviso, 1982
Sara is an experimental videomaker, but also a teacher in a bilingual school and a museum collaborator (of Reggio Emilia City Museums). She had a long training as atelierista at the Ray of Light Atelier and Urban Ateliers based on the so called "Reggio Emilia Approach" ( She also worked in various Institutions in Italy and in Germany (Venice Biennale, Venice Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice Giorgio Cini Foundation, Thyssen Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Kassel Documenta, Berlin Kicken Gallery, Venice Ca’ Pesaro Museum library etc.) and as a supplying teacher in State Primary Schools. Moreover she tries to join her literally professional experiences with her passion for the audiovisual medium. She has been directing and editing official videoclips (ie for Carla Bozulich, Evangelista) and documenting art installations and performances (ie for the Venice Biennale National Participations).

Bachelor in Preservation of the Cultural Heritage (109/110), with a thesis of comparative studies, on 80ies return of painting in Italy and Germany. MA Degree in Art History (110 cum Laude), with a dissertation on visual culture and gender studies.

Some selected screenings: Lago Film Fest, Revine Lago, Italy - 2014; Occulto Festival, Berlin, Germany - 2014; Fotografia Europea Circuito Off, Reggio Emilia, Italy - 2014; Spazio Barnum, Bologna, Italy - 2014; Still Frame, Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Venice, Italy - 2014; Bideodromo, Bilbao, Spain - 2013; roBOT Festival, Bologna, Italy - 2013; Euganea Film Festival, Colli Euganei (Pd), Italy - 2013; Node Festival, Modena, Italy - 2013; Maremetraggio for MYMOVIESLIVE!, Trieste, Italy - 2013; Lago Film Fest, Revine Lago, Italy - 2012; IX AGON Festival, Athens, Greece - 2012; Cinematographer, Primo Piano LivinGallery, Lecce, Italy - 2012; Alternative Video Festival, Belgrade, Serbia - 2011; Germinal - Avant Terminal, Macerata, Italy - 2011; Lago Film Fest, Revine Lago, Italy - 2011; VIII Balkanima, Belgrade, Serbia - 2011; XIII Mestre Film Fest, Venice, Italy - 2010; Lago Film Fest, Revine Lago, Italy - 2010; Animafest, Zagreb, Croatia - 2010; Venice Industries festival, Venice, Italy - 2008; Re:public–Refusés, Venice, Italy - 2008

Regione Veneto Award at Lago Film Fest with "In certain amounts of sun"; Contender of several video festivals in Italy and abroad; Selected by Qoob with the videoclip "Winds of St Anne"; LLP grant to join the Kicken Gallery Berlin; Fondazione Cini research grant to work on the "Echo" project

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