Chiara Avagliano

University: London College of Communication


Artist StatementVal Paradiso is an imaginary valley based on different existing geographical places where I grew up.

The mountain scenery blends with the hills of the countryside colliding in a space inhabited by childhood memories, magical encounters, teenage adventures, mystical experiences, idealised love and a magical bond between girls that echoes ancient rituals and witchcraft. 

The fictional documentary work is a coming of age tale, retold from different points of view. 

Personal experiences are narrated and transformed, almost becoming legends whispered softly, from mouth to mouth, from me to my half-sister and her girlfriends. 

Images from the series  Val Paradiso

Images from the series Val Paradiso