Valentina Turtur was born in Rome (Italy) in 1988, her background is really wide as she went through Music and Dance classes as well as her studies in art were taking place.
She graduated in Architecture and Furnishing at the “Mario Mafai” Art High School and successively trained in Scenography (both for Theatre and Screen) at the Rome Academy of Fine Arts. Where she realised her big interest in how the Visual Arts relates and connects to the real physical space, which obstacles or possibilities exist and which ones can be explored.
In 2012 she moved to London to pursue her career as Designer where she started to cooperate with different Theatre TV and Films productions completing her working profile.
In 2016 she designed Treasure Island for Iris Theatre at the St' Paul's Church in Covent Garden, which has won the Offie Award 2017 as Best Production for Young People (8+).
Also the press said:
"Excellent Sets." - The Stage
"It's a fun set, and this is where you begin to feel part of the piece."
"The set is incredible and I take my (pirate’s) hat off to Valentina Turtur for her imagination and vision that really brings this magical production to life." - WestEndWilma
She was also awarded Winner of Excellence in Set Design Fall 2016 at the Depth of Field Int. Film Festival with Scriptorium for LittleDragons Films, Direction by Colin Ramsay.
Alongside her Design works she continues exploring her Artistic and creative language through her canvases and by using different media and techniques.