Carla Rak is an Italian visual artist, lecturer and scholar whose research ranges from photography to collage and textiles.
Her professional and creative life has always revolved around a multidisciplinary, integrated approach involving academic commitments, consulting for photographic projects, conceptual and intellectual forays as well as hands-on production.
For many years photoeditor in Contrasto photojournalistic agency, since 2011 she has been working as a freelance consultant for photographers and as lecturer at ISFCI Photography Institute.
Graduated in Sociology and with a PhD in Communication Sciences, her academic writings on visual language gained her the recognition of the Institute of Philosophical Studies in Naples and the Cozzi Prize from the Benetton Foundation.
In 2018 her first book “Eyes as Oars. A visual journey to Mars” has been published by Danilo Montanari editore.
Since the same year she started also developing her side project Aprile Textiles, her playground to experiment with ideas, techniques and inspirations. Born out of the desire to establish a more intimate connection with her audience, Aprile is dedicated to the creation of one of a kind or numbered limited series of cushions and wallhangings, designed and handcrafted by her with a whole range of textile techniques.