Cecilia Gioria was born on March 6, 1991 in Alessandria, Italy. After her classical studies, she moved to Milan to study Photography at the IED, Istituto Europeo di Design, where she graduated in 2014. Very soon she started working at self-portraits, that is not a concession to narcissism or to vanity, but must be taken as a self-investigation, an attempt towards self knowledge which may never find answers.
The construction of her images results from internal geometries, which she often gets along with. The artist struggles with her own demons, and self-portraits become a cure, a mirror, a magnifying glass at her interiority. She thus begins to describe what no one is able to see from her own point of view.
At the same time she has devoted herself to writing: notes and stories of pure imagination started to flank photographs, sometimes becoming central in her works. She has carried out a research related to psychic mechanisms, expressed through handmade collage illustrations, and also with graphic interventions, creative writing and flow of consciousness, on objects which symbolize her past.