ISSUE .07 is a not-for-profit organisation that aims to shed light on the potential of emerging photographers and support their growth process. We are committed to widen their network within the global art market. We offer advisory sessions, organise exhibitions and explore their practice through publications.
ISSUE .07 was born while attending an elective in Photography at Sotheby’s Institute of Art in London. We had the opportunity to collaborate with the Photo London e-magazine by curating the issue n.07. We acknowledged the potential of the photography market and the challenges experienced by emerging photographers. Following our backgrounds and the limited opportunities available for them in breaking through, we founded ISSUE .07. We are genuinely interested in uncovering hidden talents and broadening the photography market.
Costanza Nizzi is an Italian restless and passionate art lover. She was born in the heart of Tuscany, in a culturally stimulating environment that constantly fuelled her interest in the art world. When she was eighteen, she moved to Milan to study Art History at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore. In Milan she started taking her first steps into the art world. During the period she spent in that vibrant and dynamic city, she explored the art world working both in museums and in private galleries. Already fond of contemporary curating, when she co-curated with a group of fellow students two exhibitions at Università Cattolica she understood that it was her vocation. However, something was still missing. Tired of her routine in Milan, she needed a change, so she moved to London to attend an MA in Art Business at Sotheby’s Institute of Art, where she deepened her knowledge of the art market, particularly in the advisory sector. Costanza is driven by a true passion that constantly pushes her to embark new adventures.
Greta Meregalli was born and bred in Milan, Italy where she achieved her BA degree in Economics and Management of Cultural Heritage and Arts. She then moved to London where she attended the Art Museums, Galleries and Curating programme at Sotheby’s Institute of Art. She has followed projects with artists and auction houses and has worked with collectors as an art advisor. With the paper "The role of the museum in the history of photography: how art institutions have acted as cultural and economic validators for the medium" she has just completed a Master's in Art Business at Sotheby's Institute of Art in London, where she has studied the global art market structure, and the legal and ethical implications of the art objects’ trade. She has now immersed herself in the vivacious art world where she tries to combine her creative side made of her fascination for photography, contemporary art and writing to her expertise in finance, law and art business.
Dominique Ciccolella, of Italian origin but raised in the Netherlands, is a postgraduate with a specific interest in strategic management and modern and contemporary Art. She holds a degree in Arts & Culture from the University of Maastricht, where she consolidated her analytical skills through a problem-based learning approach and deepened the notions of interdisciplinarity of art. She recently completed her studies at Sotheby's Institute of Art, with a master in Art Business which deepened her knowledge in the art market and trained her advisory skills.
Dominique’s main interests and international experiences focus on the modern and contemporary art sectors and, above all, on art fairs. Dominique is fluent in Italian, English and French and has a good knowledge of German and Dutch.
Originally from Caserta, Sofia Bellisomo is a young art historian and market advisor. She spent her formative years between the United States and the United Kingdom, which triggered her desire to travel and explore new cultures. At the University of Leeds Sofia specialised in Art Gallery and Museum Studies which supported her decision to work amongst a wide range of art galleries, museums, and dealers in the West Yorkshire. Yet, through a Master's in Art Business, completed at Sotheby's Institute of Art in London, she recognised her true calling in the financial and legal sectors of the art ecosystem. Following these studies, she conducted an extensive research on the standardisation of the cryptocurrency payment method to optimise the conditions of the contemporary art market. Sofia is strongly motivated by the desire to establish herself in the art market, which encourages her to embark on new experiences and contribute positively to this world.