Francesca Della Toffola was born in Montebelluna (north-eastern Italy) in 1973. She graduated from the University of Venice with a dissertation entitled “On the threshold of the picture: Wim Wenders, photographer”. After taking an interest for a while in macrophotography and fine details, she began to explore the language of photography, conducting research on the materials involved, the discovery of the black line, and aspects of the self-portrait. She has had her works in numerous photography exhibitions and galleries.
In 2005 she was selected for “Borderline”, a project running alongside the Venice Biennale di Arti Visive, with a series called “S/Legami” [Unattached]. In 2006 she completed one of her most emblematic works, for the breadth of its linguistic meanings and meaningfulness, called “Pelle a pelle-seguendo le tracce del tempo” [Skin on skin: Retracing the Signs of Time], which was exhibited also at the China Jinan Contemporary International Photography Biennal. In 2009 came her book, “The Black Line Series”, published by Punto Marte. In 2011 she had a solo exhibition, “Incursioni, il ritmo del pensiero” [Incursions, the Rhythm of Thinking], at the Virgilio Carbonari exhibition hall in Seriate (BG). In 2012 her “Accerchiati Incanti” [Charms Encircled] was selected by Confini10 and exhibited in Rome, Milan, Genova, Turin, Trieste and Mestre. There is a profile of the artist in the volume “Il corpo solitario. L’autoscatto nella fotografia contemporanea”, edited by Giorgio Bonomi, and published by Editore Rubbettino. The year 2015 began with a solo exhibition “Come una cosa della Terra” [Like a Thing of the Earth] at the Galleria Melesi in Lecco.