Letizia Lopreiato is a visually impaired multilingual visual poet artist from Dublin (originally Italian), a professional artist member of both Visual Artists Ireland and DPS UK. Letizia works with the media of film photography and poetry in her practice. She embraced film photography introducing a multidisciplinary approach in her art, three years ago, only a few months after her visual impairment got diagnosed. Letizia writes and performs her poetry both in English, Spanish and Italian. Exposure Alberta’s Photography Festival 2021 exhibitor, and Magnum Photos portfolio reviews’ featured artist in November 2020, Letizia has also recently got awarded an Arts Council / Arts and Disability Ireland grant, to support her exploration of the Super 8 film medium in 2021, in order to incorporate the use of her late dad’s Super 8 camera in her art practice. She has seen her work of visual poetry published internationally across the UK, Ireland and Italy. In 2020 Letizia completed her Postgraduate Course in Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship at Trinity College Dublin, and joined the WorkShowGrow visual arts’ education platform, based in London, as one of its thirty founding members.
Letizia is now leveraging the international program management professional experience matured over a decade working in the tech industry across four different countries, when researching on the integration of barrier-free technologies in her art practice and community-engaged art projects. She comes from a Magna Cum Laude MA Degree research background in International Relations for Cooperation and Development, and she holds a BA in Political Studies, with major in the use of media within politics and international organisations. Whilst documenting reality through storytelling, Letizia’s visual poetry practice and intercultural approach to art mainly focus on: social inclusion, cooperation, equality and accessibility within the arts and culture. Letizia is currently researching on the ethics of disability and inclusivity in photography, both at a contemporary and at a historical level.