Luisella Carretta received her artistic training at the Accademia Ligustica di Belle Arti. In 1973 she completed her first drawings of the flight of birds. From that moment on she started to frequent scientific circles regularly, holding exhibitions at universities and Natural History Museums. In the 1986 she was invited to take part at the Venice Biennale in the Arte e Biologia section organized by Giorgio Celli. During this period she also went on a series of study trips to: Mexico (1987, 1995), Nepal (1989), the United States (1989, 1993, 2003), Canada (1990, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1999, 2001, 2005, 2007), Kenya, Tanzania (1990), Guatemala (1992), Norway (1993), Poland (1994), Colombia (1994), Argentina (1996), Ireland and India (1997), Iceland and Morocco (1998), Syria (2000), South Africa (2002, 2003), Macedonia (2004, 2008), Finland (2005). These experiences have offered her occasions for international contacts and the opportunity to take part in exhibitions and to stage installations in nature.
Bibliography: L. Carretta, Birds of Prey in Flight, Genova 1988; L. Carretta, Ethograms in the Sky, Genova 1990; L. Carretta, Journey to Mitchinamecus, Genova 1991; L. Carretta, Around Atlantis, Genova 1992; G. Giubbini, S. Solimano, Luisella Carretta: Mostra Antologica 1964-1995, exhibition catalogue, Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Genova 1995; L. Carretta, Atelier Nomade, Campanotto, Udine 1998; L. Carretta Dove le pietre volano/Islanda, Campanotto, Udine 1999; L. Carretta In volo con le api, Campanotto, Udine 2000; L. Carretta Non volevo vedere l’orso, Campanotto, Udine 2002; Dissociazione e creatività/La transe dell’artista, by Vincenzo Ampolo and Luisella Carretta, Campanotto, Udine 2005 and Il mondo in una valigia/Atelier Nomade 2, Campanotto, Udine 2006.