Marina Mónaco (b. 1996) is a Berlin-based photographer and cinematographer from Buenos Aires, Argentina.
After graduating in Direction of Photography at Universidad del Cine (FUC) in 2019; and a decade of developing her professional practice in the fields of fashion and editorial, her career took a turn.
In 2020 she was selected by The Baden-Württemberg Foundation’s Stipendium program to join the Film Akademie Baden-Württemberg in Ludwigsburg, Germany where she became interested in documenting the expression of youth culture across Europe. Since then, her artistic practice took off as she settled in Berlin to develop a time-based body of work.
Mónaco's ongoing series Kids explore the idea of a new sensitivity through intimate portraits. By combining formats that range from digital to analogue, Super 8 and VHS; she achieves dreamlike, saturated atmospheres that aim to inspire a sense of future nostalgia for our present times.
As she becomes closer to the Neue Neue Deutsche Welle contemporary scene, her signature imagery overlaps with its sonic influences resulting in emotionally charged documentary work that strike the observer on a physical level.
Raw, vulnerable, unapologetic, Kids can be read as the living manifesto of a generation she is part of.
Text by Julieta Colantonio
Self-portrait, Berlin 2022
DAZED Magazine - Interview 2022
DAZED Magazine - In pictures: the most intimate images of 2022
Harper’s Bazaar Italia - Interview 2022
DIFFUS Magazine - "222" by Nils Keppel music video article 2022
DAZED Magazine, Harper's Bazaar Italia, DIFFUS Magazine, Curated by Girls, Cake Magazine, Sicky Magazine, Lucy’s Magazine, Pure Nowhere, C-Heads Magazine, Stick and Stones, Contributor Magazine, Grunge and Art, Bueno kids.
BrandsAdidas, Reebok, Zalando, Mercedes Benz, Lollapalooza, Jazmin Chebar, Brahma, Crop BA, Sing Black Bird Vintage, Vintage Markt, Ay Not Dead, Caro Cuore, Maison Mined, Martin Plan.
Berlin Photo Week (Berlin, 2022)
Paseo Alcorta (Buenos Aires, 2022)