Isabella Capezio is an artist and teacher, working at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and Photography Studies College.
Isabella co-established Ruffian gallery in 2013 as a space for photography which is both socially aware and that crates and organises events that support emerging talent in the local community. She assists in the management of the Asia Pacific Photobook Archive, a physical library that advocates for the photobook as a relevant and tangible form of visual art, as well as promoting work from photographers within the region. Through APPA she has facilitated photobook workshops and lectures as part of various festivals, including: OBSCURA; Angkor Photo Festival; Another Photobook Festival; Ballarat Foto Biennale; and Photobook Melbourne.
She is wildly enthusiastic about the exchange of information, ideas and stories, and believes photography is a great tool for engaging with and being inclusive of wider communities through projects such as DYSTURB where is she heavily involved with Australian educational program. Isabella’s personal work addresses themes of community, degradation, and the morality of culture, religion and mysticism. Her documentary style is met with ambiguous illusive cinematic qualities that pose questions and reflect her curious nature.
Isabella Capezio completed a Bachelor of Arts (Photography) with Honours at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in 2014 and has participated group and solo exhibitions and has contributed to alternative online publications.