Noemi Quagliati studied painting and visual arts at Brera Fine Arts Academy (Milan) and visual communication at Istanbul Bilgi University (Erasmus). She did her internship at Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea (PAC)—the Contemporary Art Pavilion—in Milan during the “Abramović Method” exhibition and was cofounder of the artistic group Enzima21. Her master’s dissertation The Wild: A Reflection on the Crisis of Western Civilization analyzed the relationship between art, nature, and technology. After completing her studies, she participated as a tutor in Physis (Syracuse–Berlin–Trier), a European interdisciplinary project that explores the intersection of ecology, environmental protection, and art. Noemi worked as a visual arts teacher in Italy and contributed to various traveling exhibitions throughout Europe. Her theoretical research focuses on philosophy of photography and addresses the early twentieth-century debate about the role of this medium in creating new visual modalities. Her current work engages with the photographed landscape of the Great War and the impact of militarized visualities on German visual culture.
She joined the Doctoral Program Environment and Society at the Rachel Carson Center in October 2016 and is a doctoral candidate in the Faculty of Art History at LMU Munich. During her PhD, Noemi has been visiting researcher at the University of California Berkeley (departments of German and Film & Media) and scholar in residence at the Deutsches Museum in Munich.
Dissertation project: Militarized Visualities: Photographed Landscape in WWI Germany