Malena Mazza was born in Bologna, Italy and moved to Milan to attend film school. She started her professional career as a director's assistant at Milanese production company House Film 77 and soon became first assistant director for internationally renowned directors including the Taviani brothers, Michelangelo Antonioni, Maurizio Zaccaro, Giancarlo Soldi, Jerad de Batista, Jacques Venait, Robert Fraisse (Academy Award nomination for Best Cinematography for "L'Amant"), and many others.
"I am a woman and I look at the world from a female perspective"
Malena’s photography has been on display in expositions at the Biennale di Venezia, La Triennale di Milano, and the Louvre in Paris, and on the Jumbotron in New York City’s Time Square in 2014. She has presented her work on several occasions around the world in solo exhibitions and published several books on a variety of topics connected with photography. Her works are permanently displayed in museums and public venues and are owned by important art collectors around the world. Between 2002 and 2015, she held more than 50 personal exhibitions and countless collective exhibitions. Every year since 2005, her artworks are sold at Sotheby's.