Emilia Telese is an artist and writer based in Sussex. Born in Italy, Emilia graduated in painting from the Fine Arts Academy in Florence in 1996, following studies in literature and philosophy. Her practice spans several art forms, including interactive and body-responsive technology, film and live art, installation, literature and public art. Her work often involves site-specific interventions in non-conventional spaces.
Emilia founded the Edible Construction Company in 2006 with Chris Biddlecombe and Guyan Porter, an artist-led initiative creating socially engaged art in the public realm.
She produces and presents Radio Sophia, a bilingual radio programme in Italian and English language on Brighton community radio Radio Reverb FM. Emilia Telese is an Artsway Associate.
Alongside her practice, she is a visiting lecturer in more than ten art institutions in the UK and at the Palermo Academy of Fine Arts and the Pistoletto Institute in Italy; she is on the steering group of Paradox, the European Forum for the Fine Art, which looks at the implications and consequences of changes (social, economic and cultural) on Fine Art practice and Higher Education in Europe. Emilia works with UK and international arts organisations as a trainer and consultant specialising in professional development advice for artists.