Valentina Sciarra (b. Italy). After a Masters Degree in Law and many specialized courses in photography, Valentina Sciarra obtained her diploma with honors in 2013 at the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome with a thesis on « Les espaces en friches » in the urban space (Engl. “Wastelands in the Urban Space”), written during a study program at Villa Arson Art Academy in Nice, France. She currently lives and works in Sofia, Bulgaria, where she completed a Masters degree in Sculpture at the National Academy of Art in 2018. Her works in general are in-situ interventions that transition from photography to installation, from sculpture to sound. Since 2016 she has carried out specific research on stone sculpture, in which the way of acting is not directed to shaping – molding – giving form to the stone, but the focus is to grow-thing or transfiguring the potentiality of the stone itself. The sculptures are a consequence simple and direct of the original shape or geological conformation of the stones. Every stone is chosen for its ability to suggest and for its ability to become.