Marina Di Simone (b.1991 in Naples, Italy) focuses and works on the principles of the man-altered landscapes.
In 2014 she graduated at Accademia di Belle Arti di Napoli (Naples) in Set Design with a thesis on New Topographics (thesis supervisors: Aniello Barone. Final mark of 110 with honors). During the same year she studied at Larvijas Makslas Akademija (Riga, Latvia) as part of the Erasmus Programme.
In 2016 she received a master’s degree in Set Design for Film and Television from Accademia di Belle Arti di Napoli (thesis supervisors: Cesare Accetta. Final mark of 110 with honors) and was selected for laboratories of Officina Reporter where she exhibited at Complesso Monumentale di Santa Sofia (Salerno) and with video projection at Villa Pignatelli – Casa della fotografia (Naples).
In 2017 she attended a specialization course at IED European Institute of Design (Rome, Italy) in Multimedia Web Communication. In the same year she co-founded the photographic collective Pròteo Photo Research, focused on spreading photography as an independent artistic language and on supporting autonomous research.
In 2018 she worked for the Design course of the Accademia di Belle Arti di Napoli as an expert in the subject. Moreover, she took part at photography festivals as Funzilla Festival (Rome) and movies festivals In-Corti Ravvicinati (Naples).
In 2019, after a special mention for ArtistsInResidence at the Apulia Center for Art and Technology, she participated, with the collective Pròteo Photo Research, to the LINEA Festival at the Domenico Cantatore Art Gallery (Ruvo di Puglia).
She is selected for Summer School «Le nuove professioni dell’arte contemporanea» at Museo Madre (Naples).