Erika Zolli is a self-taught photographer specializing in Fine Art. Currently, she lives and works in Italy. She holds workshops of creative photography in Italy and in Spain. 

In her photos, new worlds and new realities are created, in order to show and explore the invisible dreamlike dimension that lies in the human mind. Her work is a combination of surrealism and lightness: the subjects directly interact with the surroundings.

Her works have been mentioned in several magazines and newspapers including: Fotografia Reflex, Il Fotografo, L’Espresso, L’OEil de la photographie, La Repubblica,, Creathead (VICE), Art Parasites, Click Blog, Bored Panda, etc. In 2021 she won the Smithsonian Magazine’s 18th Annual Photo Contest in the Category: “Altered Images”. In 2016 she won the first prize in the ‘My City’ competition organized by the European Environment Agency and the T2gE Conference award during the Transition to the Green Economy (T2gE) conference held in Bratislava.



  • 2023  – METAMORPHOSIS – Location Camponovo, Santa Maria del Monte, Varese, Italy
  • 2020 – SCOTIABANK PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL – “Broken Reality”- 500px’s Gallery, Toronto Canada
  • 2018 – “Unexpected” Exhibition – Hilton Molino Stucky, Venice, Italy
  • 2018 – Milano Photo Week – “Modern Times” Solo Exhibition – Foyer of Teatro Fontana, Milan, Italy
  • 2018 – China International Photo Expo – “Visioni – Unusual Beauty Of Italy” – Zhengzhou, China
  • 2017 – ImageNation PARIS, International Photo Expo – Paris, France
  • 2017 – Galleria Ghiggini – “A sight for no eyes” – Varese, Italy
  • 2017 – Seravezza Fotografia – “Sur/Real” – Seravezza, Italy
  • 2016 – Paratissima Art Fair – “Learning to Fly” – Turin, Italy
  • 2016 -Teatro Lirico Sperimentale di Spoleto – “Surreal Arabesque” – Spoleto, Italy
  • 2016 – Milano Photo Festival – “Surreal Arabesque” – Palazzo Castiglioni, Milan, Italy



  • 2021 –  Winner of Smithsonian Magazine’s 18th Annual Photo Contest in the Category: “Altered Images” – Washington, United States
  • 2016 – ‘My City’ photography competition, organized by the European Environment Agency – 1st prize
  • 2016 – T2gE Conference Prize, selected by the participants of the Transition to the Green Economy (T2gE) Conference



Fotografia Reflex

Il Fotografo

Design You Trust


Lomography Magazine


L’OEil de la photographie

La Repubblica Milano

Milano Today

La Provincia di Varese

Creathead (VICE)

Art Parasites

Aurora Fotografi

The Photo Argus


Urban Contest




Art Vibes

Click Blog

Black On White

Vanilla Magazine

Uncò Magazine

Bored Panda

Date Hub

The Photo Argus

Why Not Magazine

Ke Blog

Darlin Magazine

Rivista Donna