Vittoria Chierici earned her M.A. at DAMS in the University of Bologna. After graduation, she attended the University of California at Berkeley and then Columbia University in New York. She took courses in photography and cinematography at the Parsons School of Design and at the School of Visual Arts in New York and received a diploma in filmmaking from the New York Film Academy. Since 1984 she has been exhibiting extensively in Italy and abroad. In 1989 she was selected to represent Italy in the Tokyo exhibition Seven Artists which then traveled to exhibitions in London, Buenos Aires and Madrid. In 1995 she shot two short films: Street Fight and One’s Case. In 1997 she started a series of works titled The Missing Leonardo, completed in 2005 and shown the same year at Esso Gallery in New York; the series is a provocative reconstruction of Leonardo Da Vinci’s lost fresco La Battaglia di Anghiari. In 2008 she collaborated with the composer Eve Beglarian and editor Phil Hartley, for the production of the film, Wolf Chaser, related to her Energy Project begunin2004. Chierici’s interest in the representation of movement continued in 2006 when she began to work with the dancers Amanda Kirschner, Elisabeth de Ment, Miguel Anaya, and the choreographer Liz Gerring creating the set designs for Montauk, which premiered Baryshnikov Art Center, in New York in February 2009. In 2012, she produced the art-film, Luci in the Sky, with original music by Ana Milosavljevic and cinematography by Yuko Takebe. In the same year she began a project based on sea travel on a cargo ship from Europe to America, Sailing Away to Paint the Sea.