Polly Palmerini (b.1995, Italy) is an artist, educator and curator based in Manchester UK.
Her practice concentrates on materiality, malleability and the performative quality of everyday objects, which an interest in objects found in her surroundings. She has been exploring the never settling relationship in photography between what we see and what we know, by playing with ideas of illusion and myth.

Currently teaching at Manchester School of Art (MMU).



2020 Paper Geographies, Manchester Central Library 2019 Natural Light, AIR Gallery/Lumen Studios2019 TOIL, Grosvenor Gallery, Manchester
2018 Beyond the Camera V, Pingyao International Photography Festival, China
2018 ROUTE, Voies Off Festival, Arles France
2018 Degree Show at Manchester School of Art
2018 A Month at the Venice Art Biennale, Bow Arts
2017 Make/Shift, Plant Noma, Manchester
2017 Into the Labyrinth, International 3, Salford


2017 Venice Art Biennale Fellowship - British Council funded - Venice, Italy
2019 Cultural Digital Designer in Residence, Abraham Moss High School and People’s History Museum

Curatorial Projects

2020 Museum of Half Truths, 1a Space - Hong Kong
2019 The Place, co-curator, Grosvenor Gallery, January2019 Intermission, Bankley Gallery & Studios2019 Deck the Walls, Bankley Gallery & Studios
2018 Route, Co-curator, Voies Off Festival, July