Valeria Scrilatti studied Photography and Visual Arts at Libera Accademia di Belle Arti in Florence.
She mainly focuses, through long-term projects, on the relationship between margins and individual identities, especially within contexts of urban informality. Between 2011 and 2013 she realized "Almost wild", about zoological institutions putting animals on display inside artificial copies of their natural habitats. Afterwards, until 2015, she investigated Eastern margins around consolidated urban areas of Rome, characterized by the ambivalence of being central and peripheral at the same time. In 2016 she travelled to Tunisia, crossing a complexity of individual stories belonging to the most vulnerable population groups: young people excluded from the democratic process started after the Arab Spring and black Tunisian and sub-Saharan communities, facing a daily reality of racial discrimination.
Her work has been exhibited and published in Italy and abroad. She currently lives in Rome and she is represented by Contrasto agency.