Polly Palmerini was born in Italy, and is an artist, educator and curator currently based in Manchester. Her practice explores materiality, malleability and the performative quality of everyday objects and she has exhibited during the Pingyo International Photography Festival, China and Les Rencontres d’Arles, France in 2018. She was the British Council Artist-in-Residence during the Venice Biennale in 2017. Palmerini also curates the Museum of Half Truths which was presented in 1a Space, Hong Kong and Contact Theatre, Manchester in 2020. Palmerini designed the Paper Geographies publication (2022) and worked on both exhibitions in Manchester (2020) and Arles, France (2022). She is currently studying for her MA in Photography at the University of Westminster and is a lecturer in Photography at Manchester Metropolitan University.