(Sulmona, 1973) Le Monde, Newsweek, National Geographic.
Giovanni Cocco is a versatile photographer and visual artist. His images are always edgy. Whether in his series “Burladies”, in which the camera portrays burlesque women in shades of vivid, exaggerated splashes of colour, or in his most recent series “Plantarium”, where still life of plants move swaying.
Since 2013, Giovanni has focused on the phenomenon of “displacement”, selecting a series of European cities that, in the typical phenomenon of capitalism, are emptying and depopulating. Starting with Venice, in the series “A che ora chiude Venezia” (At what time does Venice close), the result is an observation of the beauty of these sites, its people, its architecture. He offers a suspended vision of our reality that translates into profound conceptual forms.
The work of Giovanni Cocco has been presented in installations and exhibitions all over the world, including Art Basel Scope Miami, ZonaMaco foto, Mexico City, MART – Museo di arte moderna e contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto (Italy) and MACRO – Museo di arte moderna e contemporanea di Roma (Italy).