Dayana Montesano was born in Rome in 1985.
Since the very early stage of her artistic and educative development, she got into visual arts exploring devoid of prejudice both traditional techniques and digital approach.
Obsessed by dream and the unconscious, she explored these aspects in detail by means of psychoanalysis, in order to better understand herself and the world around her.
She is focused on portrait mostly, intended to represent intimacy and to depict a psychological state of being, rather than to display mere subject’s physical features.
Between 2014 and 2016 she was granted three scholarships at Scuola Romana di Fotografia (Rome School of Photography), where she attends a masterclass in “Personal and creative research” and a masterclass in the field of nude photography named “Naked photography”, both held by Augusto Pieroni.
Her works have been selected by Officine Fotografiche for the “DNA Pictures” still photography workshop.
Publications: her photographs have been published in diverse magazines, among which Vogue Italia, for which she realized a fashion editorial; and FotoCult, that dedicated an interview article to her “Analisi” work, publishing the entire series.
Expositions: Her photographs have been exposed in diverse galeries and events, among which the Leica Gallery in Milan.
She exposed her works twice in Hybrida Contemporanea art gallery in Rome as well as at Palazzo Comunale in Florence.
Awards: Winner as “New Talent of the Year” at MIFA 2016 (Moscow International Photography Awards) with “Analysis” series; first prize in “self-portrait” category at IPA 2016 (International Photography Awards) with “I’m” series; second prize in the three categories “collage”, “self-portrait” and “portrait” at TIFA 2016 (Tokyo International Photography Awards); honourable mention at PX3 2016 (Prix de la Photographie Paris) with single image “Copper and Gold”; honourable mention at TIFA 2016 with single image “Princess”.