Chiara was born in Italy, where studied languages and got a degree in Communication Sciences at the University of Bologna, with a thesis on the German Ostalgie -nostalgia for the former GDR-. After working at the archive of the agency VU' in Paris, she followed her passion for Eastern Europe to carry on with her personal photography. Interested in European issues, she focuses on collective memories, communities, identities and border stories.
Based in Berlin she graduated at the Ostkreuzschule für Fotografie with her project "Wandertage". Chiara loves night trains and names home equally her Italian village, Berlin, Paris and wherever she feels herself at ease.