During her university studies where she obtains a degree in Mathematics, Patrizia Bonanzinga discovers her passion for photography. She has worked in several fields including education, training and scientific research. She used to live in Mexico, in Algeria, in the USA, in France and in China. It's in Beijing (1995-1998) where she focuses on photography, dedicating to this country several projects.
Her photos are included in the collections of the National Gallery of Modern Art, the MAXXI National Museum of Arts of XXI century of Rome, the House of Photography of Moscow, the Training and Documentation Centre Ricardo Rangel of Maputo (Mozambique) and also in private collections.
In May 2003 she curated three exhibitions at the gallery “L’Officina Arte al Borghetto”, Rome. during the Second International Rome Photo Festival “FotoGrafia”, Italy: ”Made in China” of Rhodri Jones, “Shi Ma?” by Bertrand Meunier, “Chinese collectivities” of Gao Brothers, Han Lei, Tie Uing, Zhang Da Li and Xing Danwen.
She used to teach the course in Photography “Education to Images” at the University Roma III (Roma Tre University). She regularly publishes critical essays on photography in different photo magazines and collaborates with “FotoGrafia Reflex” magazine since 2001.
She is a member of Giornalistica Fotografica Agency (the AFG Agency) of Rome, Italy.
She lives in Brussels since 2008.
1997 – “On the borders: minorities’ life in South-Western”.Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China.
1999– “Raccontare Pechino”. National Gallery of Modern Art, Rome, Italy.
2003 – “Permanenze a Pechino”.“Impronta Gallery”, Rome, Italy.
“Sui Confini”. “Zadig Gallery”, Rome, Italy.
2004 –“The Road to Coal”. National Center of the Photography, Padova, Italy.
Digital work “Ritrovi”planned and realized with the photographer Pietro Mari. Valentino Castle, Faculty of Architecture, Turin, Italy.
2005– “The Road to Coal”. AEM Energy House, Milan, Italy.
“Cina Senza Tempo”. “Hutong Gallery”, Rome, Italy.
2006 – “The Road to Coal”. Central Railway Station, Prato, Italy.
2006-2010 – Photographic installation “Lavori in Corso: La Galleri. National Gallery of Modern Art, Rome, Italy.
2006-2007 – “The Road to Coal”. Italian Cultural Institute, Cracow, Poland.
2007 – “Ritrovi”. National Museum of Modern Art “Carlos Merida”, Guatemala City, Guatemala.
“My Best of Italy”. Porto America's Cup, Valencia, Spain.
“My Best of Italy”. Italian Cultural Institute, Brussels, Belgium.
2009 – “The Other Kids, L'Altra Infanzia, A Outra Infancia”,Chissano Center, Maputo, Mozambique.
2010 – “My Best of Italy”. Cultural Center, Italian District, Tianjin, China.
“My Best of Italy”. Italian Cultural Institute, Beijing, China.
2010-2011 – “Interior Fujian”. “Roots Contemporary” Gallery, Brussels, Belgium.
1997 – “La Grammaire de l'Objet chinois”. L'Amateur publisher, Paris, France.
2004 – “Beijing 798”. Timezone8 + Thinking Hands, Beijing, China.
2004 – “The Road to Coal”. Hopeful monster publisher, Turin, Italy.
March 2007 – “Ritrovi” with Pietro Mari. Maschietto publisher, Florence, Italy.
May 2009 – “L'Altra Infanzia, The Other Kids, A Outra Infancia”. Ñommission from UNICRI (United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute), Turin, Italy.
2010 – “Cantiere d'Autore. Racconto Fotografico”, MAXXI Architettura Fotografia, Electra publisher,
2011 – “Time Lag”. Damiani publisher, Bologna, Italy.