Malena Mazza was born in Bologna, Italy and moved to Milan to attend the Cinema School.
In 1982 she starts her professional career as director assistant at Production House Film 77 in Milan and soon becomes First Assistant of international renown directors such as Taviani brothers, Michelangelo Antonioni, Maurizio Zaccaro, Giancarlo Soldi, Giampaolo Tescari, Maurizio Azzali, Dario Piana, Gavino Sanna, Andrea Cardile, Jerard de Batista, Jacques Venait, Robert Fraisse and many others.
She specializes in videoclip direction, commercials and TV shows.
She currently works as fashion photographer in New York, London, Paris, Madrid and Milan, collaborating with many newspapers and magazines such as Amica, Anna, Biba, Casa Amica, Case da Abitare, Centurion, Citizen K, Cosmopolitan, D di Repubblica, Departure, Elle, Glamour, Harpers Bazaar America, Interni, Io Donna, Kidswear, Label, Marie Claire, Max, New Woman, Nest, Pap Magazine, Playboy Italia, SimplyCity, Sportweek, Spoon, Surface, Sport&Street, Style, Tell, Urban, Vogue Gioiello, Vogue Pelle, Vogue Sposa, Vogue Bambino, Vogue Italia.

She realized many commercials, advertisements (Barilla, AEM, Banca Aletti, Basile, Bergamon, Brooklyn, BTicino, Bergamon, Borbonese, BPU Banca, Brendel, Camomilla, Coast Weber & Hahauser, Dema, Divani & Divani, Euclorina, Facis, Fiat, Finmeccanica, Flou, Four Roses, Frau, Frigoriferi Milanesi, Genesio, Garnier, Glen Grant, Hettabretz, Illy Caffe', Inc Corea, Indian Roses, Las, Le Coccinelle, Legrand, Les Belles profumo, Longines Orologi, Lovable, Mazzini, Meliani, Monoprix, Morositas, Nina Ricci, Nivea, New Penny, Prenatal, Pringles, Printemps Magazine, Quelle, Ras, Redwall, Roc, Romeo Gigli, Safilo, Seat, Siemens, Silk&Soie, La Stampa, Strato, Swatch, Vivident etc.) and CD covers (Fausto Leali, Ottmar Liebert, Loreena Mckennit, Mara Sottocornola, Atmosphere and others).


Many solo and collective exhibitions.
Biennale of Venice 1995-2011 exhibition of her works.

EXHIBITIONS

2015

• Exhibition Caserta, Studio Uno, Viale Carlo III - Exhibition Studio Uno 3 october - January 2016
• Sotheby’s and Scatti per bene, Auction, Triennale Via Alemagna 6 - Exhibition Triennale 11 November
• Exhibition Milano, “Cooking Fashion”, Biblioteca della Moda, Via Alessandria 8 - Exhibition Biblioteca della Moda 29 September - 6 October
• Exhibition Paris, “Musee du Louvre” - Exhibition Musee du Louvre   13 July
• Exhibition Milano, MIA FAIR 2015, The Mall-Porta Nuova - Press 10-13 April
• Exhibition Milano, “Aluminium Fashion and Food”, Museo Nazionale Scienza e Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci, Via Olona 6 - Press 9-23 April
• Exhibition Alghero, Malena Mazza Retrospective, L’Oficina de L’art, Via Roma 33 28 March-12April
• Exhibition Sant’Angelo di Brolo (ME), “Virgo et Virago”, Museo degli Angeli - Press from 28 March
• Exhibition Palermo, “Virgto et Virago”, Galleria Studio 71 - Press 8-28 March
• Exhibition Milano, "Studi d'Artista" , Spazio Andrea Zucchi, Via Savona 97 - Press - Watch the Video 10-15 February
• Exhibition Dusseldorf, Galerie Burkhard Eikelmann 25 January

2014

• “Art Context” Miami during “Art Basel” - Press 2-9 December
• Christie's - Auction - View 2 December
• Exhibition Milan, “Beauty Market” , Biblioteca della Moda - Press- Watch the Video 21-28 November
• Sotheby's, Milan, Auction - View 4 November
• Exhibition Roma, "Donne x Donne", Palazzo Borghese 28 October
• Exhibition New York, on giant billboards in Time Square - Press 24-25-26 July
• Exhibition Verona, “Desperate Housewives”, Palazzo Victoria Contemporanea - Press 11 July - 31 October
• Exhibition Milano, “Beauty Cage”, Galleria Francesco Zanuso - Press 5-14 February

2013

• Exhibition New York, “Exposure”, Foundation Gallery July
• Exhibition Milano, “La Grande Bellezza” , Art Gallery ROBERTAEBASTA - Exhibition Art Gallery - Press 3 July-September
• Exhibition Genova, “And time goes by” , VisionQuestTGallery - Exhibition VisonQuesT - Press 28 March - 11 May
• Temporary Show Milano, GOODS April
• Exhibition Milano, “Desperate Housewife”, Byline Gallery - Exhibition Byline - Press 21 March - 5 May
• Sotheby’s, Milano, charity auction 26 March
• Adisco Milano, charity auction 26 March
• Exhibition Milano, “La Migliore offerta”, MO.OM Hotel Gallery - Exhibition MO.OM - Press 5 March-31 May
• Exhibition Caserta, Art&Co Gallery 7 March
• Exhibition Firenze, curated by Style Piccoli for Pitti Bimbo- Watch the Video 17-19 January

2012

• Photographic conference at Fotografica Canon, Milan - Watch the Video Novembre
• Exhibition Genova, “On your feet”, VisionQuesT Gallery - Press November-January
• Exhibition Genova, “Cibo è natura morta” , VisionQuesT Gallery November-Dicember
• Sotheby's Milano, Auction October
• Exhibition Hong Kong, “From a female eye” , Gallery Sota King’s Road 36 - Exhibition Hong Kong - Press 18June
• Exhibition Milano, “Orticola”, Galleria GAM May
• Exhibition Milano, “Da Milano ad Hong Kong”, Gallery Art&Co - Exhibition Art&Co - Press April
• Exhibition Milano, during 2012 International Furniture Fair - Exhibition Las Mobili April
• CityLife AD Project curated by Daniel Liebeskind, Milano all 2012 all 2012

2011
• 54th Biennale di Venezia June
• Exhibition Milano, Byline Gallery November
• Exhibition Genova, “Erba e fior che la gonna” , VisionQuesT Gallery June-September
• Exhibition Milano, “Hotel M” , Visionnaire Design Gallery May-June
• Exhibition Milano, “Allegra”, Brera April-May
• Exhibition Milano, “Kokoro”, Camera 16 Gallery - Press May
• Exhibition Milano, “Cristiana Capotondi seen by Malena Mazza”, actrice’s portraits, coll. Glamour, Central Station - Press April
• “Art for Heart” charity auction - Gallery FORMA Contrasto, Milano - Press March
• 2 works permanently exhibited at “Museo Dell’Angelo”, Sant’Angelo di Brolo, Messina February

2010
• Sotheby's Milano, charity auction for CAF Milano October
• Exhibition Catania, “La Fotografia di nudo” , 7th Biennale of photographic art - Press February-March
• Exhibition Genova, “Bad Girls” , VisionQuesT Gallery February-March

2009
• Sotheby’s Milano, charity auction for CAF Milano September
• Exhibition Teramo, “Sulla Pelle” during Atri’s festival June-August
• Exhibition Milano, “Magic Moments” coll. Playboy Italia, Art Gallery ROBERTAEBASTA - Press April-May
• Exhibition Palermo, “I Luoghi, il Sogno”, Galleria Studio 71 March-April

2008
• Sotheby's Milano, charity auction November
• Exhibition Milano, “Pelle”, via Dante, sponsored by Vichy - Press May-July
• Exhibition Milano, “Peep Show” collaboration with “Vogue Gioiello”, Art Gallery ROBERTAEBASTA April

2007
• Sotheby’s Milano, charity auction for CAF Milano October
• Exhibition Milano, “Bijoux Gourmand” coll. Vogue Gioiello, Hotel Principe Savoia - Exhibition Bijoux Gourmand September
• Exhibition Taormina, “Fotografare l’Eros”, Fondazione Mazzullo Palazzo Duchi di Santo Stefano - Press September
• Exhibition Palermo, “Fotografare l’Eros”, Galleria Studio 71 June-July
• Exhibition Milano, “Textile Photos”, Brera - Press April-May
• Exhibition Roma, “Metamorfosi Del Corpo”, Renzo Piano’s Auditorium during “Alta Roma” - Exhibition Metamorfosi Del Corpo - Press January-February

2006
• Exhibition Padova, “Mode”, National Centre of Photography - Press October-December
• Exhibition Pavia, “Sound Check”, University of Pavia - Press December
• Exhibition Milano, “Foto d’Autore per Arredare”, Brera - Press April

2005
• Exhibition Palermo “Grey Wolves”, Libreria Del Mare - Press November
• Exhibition Milano, “Cucina”, Outlet S.Gregorio October
• Sotheby’s Milano, charity auction for CAF Milano October
• Contest Tirana, Winner of 3rd price at Marubi’s exhibition May
• Exhibition Milano, “Chez Mois”, Galleria Spazio Erasmus April-May

2004
• Exhibition Milano, “Quotidiano Femminile”, Palazzo Delle Stelline, Milan

2003
• Exhibition Roma, “Quotidiano Femminile”, Palazzo Fontana di Trevi - Press
• Exhibition Pescara, “Quotidiano Femminile”, Museo d’arte Contemporanea - Press
• Exhibition Napoli, “Quotidiano Femminile”, Chiesa Santa Maria al Pendino - Press
• Exhibition Milano during "MIART" November
• Exhibition Parigi, "Autoportraits", Pin-Up Studios November
• Exhibition Milano, "Paesaggi Epidermici", Calusca City Life Cox - Press October
• Exhibition Milano, "In Prima Persona", Erasmus Space - Press May-June

2002
• Exhibition Milano, “VADIMODA”, Calendar of Women Fashion September-October

2001
• Exhibition Bologna, “VADIMODA” retrospective150 photographs during Bologna European Capital of Culture, Palazzo d’Accursio, Piazza Maggiore
Watch the Video - Press
February-March

LIBRI FOTOGRAFICI
• 2011 “Storie di Brunch” Ed. Rizzoli
• 2003 “Quotidiano Femminile” Ed. Peliti & Associati
• 2003 “Autoportraits” Ed. Pin-Up Editions
• 2001 “Senza Babysitter” Ed. Electa Mondadori
• 1993 “Le Ceramiche di Fes” Ed. Greco
• 1992 “Ceramiche del 900” Ed. Finarte
• 1991 “Gioielli d’Epoca” Ed. Finarte

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