“Diachronicles” is an examination of the historical space, regarded as a fictional container where an apparent collection of evidence opens up to the fantastic. In this space, the attempt to reconstruct the past falls into phantasmal gaps, where things are generated, used, buried, unearthed, transported, and relocated.

This nomadic and fragmentary nature of what has been left behind reveals how the movement, transfiguration, and misinterpretation of objects shape historiography and ultimately, reality.

In the impossible search for academic legitimation, the viewer is invited into a world where the factual and the fake overlap. The work deals with the absence of memory and addresses the leading role archaeology, photography and museum spaces play in constructing historical narratives. In doing so, the human body is used to suggest scale and as a means to display objects.

Furthermore, “Diachronicles” delves into a parallel history, filled with disappearances, figures to decode, nonexistent artifacts, and forgeries hidden in museums basements.

Bio: Giulia Parlato (b.1993, Palermo, Italy) is an artist based in London and Rome. She examines the historical use of photography as a document of truth, particularly in its scientific and forensic applications, by creating a new space where staged scenes unfold. The melancholic and frustrating state resulting from humanity’s inability to fully comprehend the past forms the cornerstone of her work.
Parlato’s work has been featured in both group and solo exhibitions, including Triennale (Milano, 2023), MAXXI (Rome, 2024), Photo London (2022), Fotografia Europea (Reggio Emilia, 2022), and Gare Du Nord (Paris, 2019). She has received numerous awards, including the Luigi Ghirri Award (2022), BJP International Photography Award Second Place (2020), the Innovate Grant (2020), the Camera Work Award (2020), and the Carte Blanche Éstudiants Award (2019).