Bea Roggero Fossati was born in Asti, Italy in 1982.
She attended Ca' Foscari Venice University studying Oriental languages and cultures, specialising in Japanese. She graduated with her M.A. in 2008 with honours with a degree thesis on Japanese photography.
During her university years she lived in Kyōto, Japan to improve her language skills and in Barcelona, Spain, where she learned Spanish as well.
After her graduation she moved to Milan for three years where she worked in a big photographic studio, learning the bases of the photographic techniques. During that period she met and worked with important individuals of the fashion, art, and photography of the Italian and international scene.
She then moved to London in order to try and be in touch with a more exciting and diverse environment and, together with her partner, she successfully founded Neko Production Ltd, a company that would cater the logistic photographic needs.
Drawing from her Japanese studies and photography experience, she started pursuing printmaking and in 2016 she applied to the M.A. in Printmaking at the University of the Arts London where she graduated with distinction in July 2018. The M.A. helped her practice shifting toward a more sophisticated imagery where she could join her past experiences in the photography field with a broader discourse on the anthropocene, the environment, quantum physics, geology, biology, as well as an enquiry on her own culture and spiritual awareness.
She then moved back to Italy to develop further her practice while working in her family business in the hospitality sector. In her projects there is the renovation of a country house in the Piedmontese vineyards in order to start a B&B and an artistic residency in her hometown.
MA Visual Arts Printmaking at UAL Camberwell
2016 – 2018 London, UK
Innovative approach at visual arts using all forms of printmaking including – intaglio, lithographic, relief print, screen-printing, letterpress and computer generated processes.
Final Grade A+, Distinction
MA in East Asian Languages and Civilizations at Ca' Foscari University
2005 – 2008 Venice, Italy
Further knowledge of Japanese language and culture for a better training as a cultural mediator with Japan. Thesis title: “Shōichi Aoki, Izima Kaoru, Ninagawa Mika. Fashion Photography in Japan”.
Final grade 110/110 cum Laude
BA in East Asian Languages and Cultures at Ca' Foscari University
2001 – 2005 Venice, Italy
Introduction and development of a Japanese language and culture knowledge, aimed to a basic training as a cultural mediator with Japan.
Final grade 107/110.
Final Show Group
UAL Camberwell London, UK
MA and Other Postgraduates Exhibition Group
Atkinson Gallery Millfield, Uk
Lumberjack Coffee London, UK
Stanpoint Gallery, Hoxton London, UK