About Miriam Goi



I’m a Milan-born artist and writer. I've lived on and off in Rome for 2 years, and have worked on multiple creative projects involving artists from all over the world. My next artist residencies will take place in Vancouver, Canada and Los Angeles, US.

I’ve been playing with words and images for a long time, probably since I wrote my first silly poem at age 6.


My Work

I'm interested in investigating topics related to wilderness and urban landscapes, our collective longing for nature, and the stinging desire for physical connection in an increasingly virtual environment.

These themes are also at the center of my first narrative short film, Maybe they're just pretending, shot in September 2022 during the film residency Kino Guarimba in Amantea, and now in post-production.


Get in touch

Upon request, I can share my updated CV and/or portfolio + any other additional material.

To get in touch, fill the form in the Contact page or write an email to miriam.goi90@gmail.com

Born in 1990, based in Milan and Rome / nowhere / somewhere


Untitled project (screenwriter and actor) - narrative short film shot in Vancouver (in post production, 2022)

Maybe they're just pretending (director and screenwriter) - narrative short film shot at Kino Guarimba in Amantea (in post production, 2022)

Making Space, commissioned by the Echo Park Film Center and supported by the Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts (2021)

Empty Seat, short script, unproduced, Best Relationship Drama Screenplay Award Finalist at the Oregon Short Film Festival (tbd)

Handle with Care, a short super 8 rendition of a winter of retreat and reinvention (2021)

Close Enough, a short experimental film made while attending the EPFC's workshop Intro to Documentary (2020), selected by Experimental Films Online and Virtual Cinema Festival and included in the Unified Filmmakers Media Library

Artist Residencies

Echo Park Film Center AiR, self-directed artist residency (Los Angeles, ongoing, November 2022)

EPFC North AiR, an artist residency for experimental filmmakers, grassroot activism and place-based art (Vancouver, October 2022)

Kino Guarimba, a film residency set in a small town in Calabria, involving 50 filmmakers from all over the world (Amantea, September 2022)


Università degli Studi di Pavia, Bachelor's Degree in Communication, Innovation, and Multimedia (2014)

Liceo Artistico di Brera, Milano, Art High School Diploma (2009)


Gilbert Trejo from El Cine, @ Heavy Manners Library, Echo Park, Los Angeles, Directing Workshop (November 2022) 

Dagie Brundert for Silent Green, Berlin, Feeling Agnès (2022) - Super 8 filming and eco-processing

Unza Lab, Milan, Animazioni Sbagliate (2022) - 16mm filming, stop-motion, cameraless filmmaking, processing

Echo Park Film Center, Online, Intro to Documentary: Physical Distancing Edition (2020) - Documentary filmmaking

Il Melograno, Roma, Esercizi di Stile (2019) - Writing and directing exercises

Studio Mazzoleni e Buscemi, Roma, Screenwriting Master (2019) - Writing for TV and film

New York University, Online, Writing for the Screen (2018) - Screenwriting intro course

Campo Teatrale, Milano, Canto (2017 - 2018) - Intensive singing course with Chiara Baccalini

Gotham Writers' Workshop, New York, Essay and Opinion Writing (2016) - Feature and opinion writing

Work Experience

Assistant Director to Eliana Fabiyi for the project Spaghetti Western at Kino Guarimba in Amantea (2022)

Assistant to artist Leah Clare Michaels during her residency at Cultivate Projects in Montegiovi (GR, Italy), for some research and some hands-on experiments regarding eco-developing processes and recipes to develop 8mm film (July 2022)

Videographer and Photographer, Boisbuchet (2021 - 2022)

Freelance Content Producer, Various clients and agencies, including VICE Italy, Produzioni Invisibili, Must Had, Benedetta Gambino, Shop for Gea, BEWE, FpS Media, Fractals (2015 - ongoing)

Freelance Writer for VICE Italy, Prismo Mag, Rivista Studio, Soft Revolution Zine, Abbiamo le prove (2013 - 2017)

Social Media Instructor for journalists at Università Cattolica di Milano and DIG Awards (2015 - 2017), for several companies at BEWE Academy (2015 - 2019), and for students and young professionals at IFTS (2017)

Selected publications

Untitled - Artwork by me, featured in NOIA Magazine (2022). Coupled by the publication with an artwork made by Marcello Jacopo Biffi

Zoom Etiquette - Artwork by me, featured in NOIA Magazine (2021). Coupled by the publication with another artwork made by Antonella Sartorelli and Gabriele di Filippo

Non ho niente da fare - Ogni Mare (2020)

Ora che ci dobbiamo fermare - Medium (2020)

Cos’è il “congedo mestruale” e come potrebbe funzionare in Italia - VICE News (2017)

Portare “I Love Dick” in televisione - Soft Revolution (2017)

Non uscire più di casa e Ma ti pagano per dirlo? - Prismo Mag (2017)

Perché la Tampon Tax in Italia riguarda anche teVICE News (2017)

L'ossessione per il successo ci sta distruggendo? - Soft Revolution (2016)

Storia di Tavi, la cosmofaga - Rivista Studio (2015)

Sotto “La campana di vetro” di Sylvia Plath - Soft Revolution (2015)

Other Projects

I founded two independent editorial projects:

Collage Mag, an online collection of essays by various authors mainly concerning mental health, wellbeing, and work, observed through an intimate lens, published in Italian and English (2016 - 2018)

Lo Sgamato, an online publication deeply rooted in the city of Milan. It hosted different perspective and opinions, but focused in particular on culture, events, film, and countercultures, past and present (2010 - 2014). Some of the videos produced for the publication are still available here.

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