Polly Palmerini was born in Italy, and is an artist, educator and curator currently based in Manchester. Her practice explores materiality, malleability and the performative quality of everyday objects.

She was the British Council Artist-in-Residence during the Venice Biennale in 2017. Palmerini also curates the Museum of Half Truths which was presented in 1a Space, Hong Kong and Contact Theatre, Manchester in 2020-1. and she has exhibited during the Pingyao International Photography Festival, China (2019) and during the Les Rencontres d’Arles, France in 2018,

Palmerini designed the Paper Geographies publication (2022) and worked on both exhibitions in Manchester (2020) and Arles, France (2022).

She is currently studying for her MA in Photography Arts at the University of Westminster and is a Lecturer in Photography at Manchester Metropolitan University.

cv upon request 

@pollypalmerini / @museumofhalftruths /  pollypalmerini@gmail.com

credit: Audrey Albert, 2021 
Image Credit: Audrey Albert

Exhibitions / Publication

(upcoming) 2023, Surface Editions - ‘Reconstruct’, group publication.

23 - 26 May 2023 - Freedom, desire, community – MDC Research Group Exhibition, Modal, School of Digital Arts, Manchester Metropolitan University.  

2023 Paper Geographies, FORMAT Festival, Derby
2022 Paper Geographies, Arles, France.
2020 Paper Geographies, Manchester Central Library
2019 Natural Light, AIR Gallery/Lumen Studios
2019 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

Curatorial Projects

2021 An Anthology of Joy - MOHT (Contact Theatre, Manchester)
2021 First Light, New Northern Graduate Photography
2020 Museum of Half Truths, 1a Space - Hong Kong
2019 The Place, Grosvenor Gallery 
2018 Route, Voies Off Festival, Arles


2019 Cultural Digital Designer in Residence, Abraham Moss High School and People’s History Museum
2017-8 Venice Art Biennale Fellowship - British Council funded - Venice, Italy