About me

Giorgio Cossu
Date of Birth: 19 / 01 / 1973

Artist Bio
Born in Naples (Italy) in 1973. Worked for a few years (1998-2003) as a photographer for Ducati Motor Holding S.p.A., Bologna. Published with Ducati “Riders” a photographic book about the british N.G.O. Riders for Health’s work in Zimbabwe.
Worked in South America pursuing a personal project about popular culture and puppet theater, mixing images and sound (music, voices, noises, etc) and a project combining photography and poetry with Mexican writer Celina Davila.
Personal exhibitions in Brazil (São Paulo), Italy (Naples, Turin, Milan, Padua), Germany (Berlin), Portugal (Oporto), France (Lyon).
Cooperate for photographic documentation projects with the Università di Salerno, Laboratorio di Antropologia and Istituto per i beni marionettistici e il teatro popolare in Turin.
Still photographer for RAI (Public Italian Television) fictions, theater festivals and companies .
Different photographic and editorial projects in progress.
Artist CV
2011 published two first volumes of the collection “The Puppet theater in the world”. Edited by Grandir Editions, Nimes, France.
2010 published book “The Gods, the ant and the maize”. A Mexican myth narrated by Celina Davila and illustrated by Giorgio Cossu. Edited by Ameen Books, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
2010 solo exhibition in the IBRIT (Cultural Institute Brazil-Italy) of “Entre Canas e suor”, Milan, Italy.
2009 slideshow projection “The 7 seas Hero” for the international conference for the 400th anniversary of the Neapolitan mask Pulcinella organized by the University of Salerno. Naples, Italy.
2008 slideshow “La Entrada” with music by the Mexican composer Juan Pablo Villa, projected in the Spanish Cervantes Institute in Naples to celebrate the Mexican days of the death. Naples, Italy.
2008 exhibition in the  historical Guignol Theater of part of the project “Family Portraits” about the traditional puppets in the world, Lyon, France.
2008 solo exhibition “Mamulengo. The Brazilian traditional puppet theater” of 45 photos and a continuous playing audiovisual including stills and audio. Turin, Italy.
2008 published the book and the DVD “Mamulengo. The Brazilian traditional puppet theater”, photos Giorgio Cossu, interviews Celina Davila, edited by Titivillus Edizioni, Pisa, Italy.
2008 solo exhibition with audiovisual “Mamulengo on View” about the Brazilian puppet theater for the street art festival Imaginarius, Oporto, Portugal.
2007 solo exhibition about the image of the death in pre-Columbian Mexico for the altar to celebrate the days of the death inside the Spanish Cervantes Institute, Naples, Italy.
2007 solo exhibition “Identikit of a culture” about the traditional puppet theater in the world in the historical “Schaubude Puppet Theater”, Berlin, Germany.
2007 solo exhibition “Memories” about the pre-Columbian art and architecture from various countries of South America for the lyric summer season 2007 of the Teatro San Carlo di Napoli, Naples, Italy.
2007 solo exhibition “Popular culture and sugar cane in Brazil” for the Ethnographic film festival in Padova, Italy.
2006 published “Le parole nello sguardo” (The words in the look) by “La Città del Sole” a limited edition artistic folder about the Amazon Forest  concerning 4 photographs illustrating 4 poems of the Brazilian poet nominated to Nobel price Marcia Theophilo.
2004 solo exhibition “The puppet theater in Brazil” for the prestigious cultural center SESC Pompeia, São Paulo, Brazil.
2002 published for Ducati “Riders” a photographic book of the reportage about the british N.G.O. Riders for Health’s work in Zimbabwe. Bologna, Italy.
2000 published in “Lolabrigida”, mexican underground art review. Mexico City, Mexico.