Born in London and brought up in Brussels, Giada Ripa now divides her time between New York and Milan. She began her career in 2000, after studying at the ICP in New York, working initially as a correspondent photographer (Grazia Neri) for some of the most important Italian and foreign magazines, and subsequently moving on to become an artist photographer dealing with more personal projects.
Since then, Giada Ripa has travelled around the world, using it as a background for her research into personal displacement in public and private contexts.
Her works have been displayed in Italy, Belgium, Spain, the United States, Korea, China and Russia. Most of her projects (both artistic and of a documentary-style nature) have concentrated on China, central Asia and the Caucasus. Her first personal museum exhibition was held at the MMoMA (Museum of Modern Art) in Moscow, in
2011. She has since written two books: The Invisible Pipeline (commissioned by ENI) and Displacement, the first photography book published by Moleskine.
She was nominated for the PRIX PICTET award and just been shortlisted for The Vevey photography Award last June.