Elio Castellana (Brindisi, 1971) visual artist and photographer. He studied Psychology and Communication at Rome University, and attended the Roman School of Photography. His work is situated on the edge between real and fictional; he uses several media from installation to video, and ultimately photography. His experiences as theatre director and as social pshycologist brought him to use in his artistic research conceptual tools such as the suspension of incredulity, juxstapposition of incoherent elements, and the overturning of common sense as keys to indagate spitirual tensions and paradoxes of contemporary visual imagery. His works focus on themes such as identity, death, sexsuality, self-representation, religion and art history. His works have been showed in different places such as Palazzo delle Esposizioni (Rome), Switzerland Institute of Culture in Rome, Romanian Academy in Rome, Hungarian Academy in Rome, National Gallery of Cosenza, National Gallery of Perugia, Maam Museum.