GIORGIO COSSU – Photographer – Italy.
Date of Birth: 1973 / 01 / 19
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). Personal exhibitions in Brazil (São Paulo), Italy (Naples, Turin, Milan, Padua, Rome, Bologna), Germany (Berlin), Portugal (Oporto), France (Lyon). Cooperating for photographic documentary projects with the Università di Salerno, Laboratorio di Antropologia and with Istituto per i beni marionettistici e il teatro popolare in Turin. Still photographer for RAI (Public Italian Television) fictions, theater festivals and companies. Founder of “Walk and Photo” organization (2011) to discover the city of Naples and learn photography. Different photographic and editorial projects in progress ongoing about cultural traditions and puppet theater.
Actually speaking: Italian, English, French, Spanish, Portuguese and Dutch.
– 2018 multimedia projection of the photographic project “Altrove” composed by overlays putting in parallel different perceptions of the daily life after an important life change. PAN (Arts building of Naples), Naples, Italy.
– 2018 realization of the cover for the novel book “Quando la terra chiama” by Alessandra Laricchia, edited by Curcio Editore, Italy.
– 2017 solo exhibition “Mamulengo” for Teatro Villa Pamphilj for the International Day of Puppet Theater 2017, Rome, Italy.
– 2016 solo exhibition “Wunderkammer +18” for the Arte Fiera White Nignt, in the ERA Bottega Dingi, Bologna, Italy.
– 2013 published the third volume of the collection “The Puppet theater in the world” – Sulle tracce del poplo dell’acqua- Edited by Grandir Editions, Nimes, France.
– 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 multimedia 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 Cervantes Spanish 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 multimedia exhibition “Mamulengo. The Brazilian traditional puppet theater”. 45 photos and a continuous playing audiovisual in the center of “Istituto per i beni marionettistici e il teatro popolare”. Turin, Italy.
– 2008 published the book with the DVD “Mamulengo. The Brazilian traditional puppet theater”, photos Giorgio Cossu, interviews Celina Davila, for the “Istituto per i beni marionettistici e il teatro popolare” in Turin, edited by Titivillus Edizioni, Pisa, Italy.
– 2008 solo multimedia exhibition “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 to celebrate the days of the death inside the Spanish Cervantes Institute, Naples, Italy.
– 2007 solo multimedia 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 national cultural center SESC Pompeia, São Paulo, Brazil.
– 2002 published for Ducati “Riders” a photographic book 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.