BIO

Chiara Rapaccini, aka RAP, was born in Florence. She currently lives in Rome where she is head of the child illustration faculty at the European Design Institute. A designer, painter, illustrator, sculptor, she also writes and illustrates children and adult books. Her vignettes appear regularly on the Espresso magazine and on “Billy Il Vizio di Leggere” on TG1 news, she collaborates with Espresso online as a blogger and with Linkiesta as a correspondent. Personal shows of her work have been premiered in Rome, Milan, Naples, Genoa and Venice, Turin, Osaka, Tokyo, Bruxelles, Paris and New York. Her project MARIO MONICELLI AND RAP, 100 YEARS OF CINEMA” has been displayed In New York, Buenos Aires, Cuba and Italy, in Naples and Venice; at the Cinema Biennale in 2015 and, together with the photogrpher Andrea Vierucci, at the GAMC Lorenzo Viani in Viareggio, during the Lucca Film Festival 2016. Chiara Rapaccini writes the satirical leaflet “Amori Sfigati” (Hapless love) that has been very successful on Facebook. In 2016 she received the “Andrea Pazienza” Award as the best Web author. Her latest novel “BAIRES” was published in november 2016 by Fazi Editore.

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