Daniela Bartolomeoli (Rome, 1974) was raised between Corsica (France) and Toronto (Canada) before moving back to Rome where she currently lives.

She graduated in International Law and worked for several years in the field of human rights, development cooperation and EU policies for the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 

In the meantime she got professional training in photography, life drawing and oil painting and took classes in portrait and nude studies, also working as photojournalist, educator and translator.

In her more recent ink drawings she focuses on light and shade, trying to let the image come out as in the process of printing in the dark room, using traditional nibs on heavy grain cotton paper to get rough and unruly marks, with an effect similar to engraving. 

Her process is based on a realistic approach. She likes to simply portray what she sees, focusing on the significance of reality in itself, which becomes in any case relative beyond one's control, according to the artist's subjective hand and each viewer's perception. 

She likes working with different mediums and believes in multidisciplinary practice in visual art.



shows and publications

  • Urban 2020 Photo Contest selected photographer
  • “Chromantic: Light/Colors/Memories” 2020 collective photobook and exhibition
  • Premio Ora 2017 – artwork voted by president of jury
  • Berliner Art Prize 2016 finalist
  • Urban 2016 Photo Contest selected photographer - Exhibit Around Show in Budapest
  • Hrvatski Skolski Museum, collective art show, Zagreb 2014
  • Occhi Rossi photofestival, Forte Prenestino, Rome 2011
  • “Fratelli d'Italia” collective photobook, Galleria LineaDarte Officina Creativa, Naples 2011
  • Santa Maria in Cosmedin Church collective art show, Rome 2011
  • Degli Zingari Gallery collective art show, Rome 2011
  • Red Gate Gallery collective art show, London 2010
  • 17ª Int V.Novas “Vive Arte” collective art show, Portugal/Spain 2010
  • Santa Lucia Church collective art show, San Polo dei Cavalieri 2008
  • L. Pigorini National Etnographic Museum collective photo show, Rome 2006
  • “Land of Palestine” collective photo show, Circolo degli Artisti/Città dell'Utopia/XI Municipio, Rome 2006
  • “L’intervento in Kosovo” essay author, volume by La Sapienza University Press, Rome 2001

work experience

  • Translator and interpreter from/in English and French
  • Private lessons and children’s labs in English and French
  • Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation official: EU policies and EU enlargement process; development cooperation; Italian Embassy in Zagreb attaché
  • Freelance photojournalist for local newspapers and photo agencies
  • Educator, Roma and Sinti schooling projects
  • Stage Assistant for the show “Forbici Follia” - Colosseo Theater, Rome
  • Legal advisor - European Consumer Center (ECC), Rome


  • Master of Arts, Faculty of law, Major in International studies (Thesis: “The status of Kosovo between self-determination and minority rights”) – LUISS Guido Carli, Rome
  • Specialization course in the International protection of human rights - LUISS Guido Carli, Rome
  • Two year Professional Diploma in film photography and the dark room - School of Arts and Crafts Ettore Rolli, Rome
  • Master course in photojournalism - Graffiti Press Photo Agency, Rome
  • Three year Professional Diploma in oil painting - Institute for Ornamental Arts S. Giacomo, Rome
  • Summer School life painting course – UCL Slade School of Fine Art, London
  • Nude studies, Scuola del Nudo - Academy of Fine Arts, Rome
  • Professional qualification for teaching, E-Campus University
  • C2 CPE Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English
  • D.A.L.F. Certificate of Proficiency in French
  • B2 DELE Intermediate Certificate in Spanish