Projects Info

Contact

info (at) marilisacosello.com
IG: marilisacosello

Upcoming

October 3rd, 2019

  • (before) Parade, curated by Luca Panaro
    • T14 Contemporary, Milano IT

Statement

Trained in photography, fine arts and film, she worked for 5 years as a news photographer, before understanding that reality doesn’t exist and therefore moving to a conceptual apapproach in her research and art practice. Her practice is characterized by body participation and performance construction, initiating a dialogue between history, culture and social structures. Rethinking the role of society as a family and the private as collective, Cosello’s work merges forms of investigation over power, public and private superimposition, civil family rituals and collective archetypes, reflecting on the political nature of the individual body as a subject and the impact of power dynamics on the history of individuals and communities. Her photography, performances, videos and sound pieces focus on “social and individual themes and political power issues” such as social structures, family structures, systems of super imposition and body control, envisioning the body itself and society’s archetypes as a stage, articulating political ideas, personal struggles, and highlighting several cases such as female condition, collective supremacy over individual will, society’s expectations, supremacy, female identity- in wich the body becomes a political subject. Working with performers, musicians and actors, and creating herself the costumes and set of her works, she investigates the political, social and philosophical impact of the body and on the body. Her work has been exhibited throughout Italy and abroad, including: Mediterraneasn Biennal of Art in Sarajevo, Central Dupon Paris, Kunsthalle Lana, Fotografia Europea Reggio Emilia, Fondazione francesco Fabbri. She’s won twice the Fotografia Europea Prize, Honourable Mention Photoespagna, Descubrimientos Braga Photo Festival, Berlin Photo Festival.

Biography

Born in Eboli (Salerno, IT) in 1978. Works and lives in Milan, IT.
Born in the south of Italy in 1978, moved to UK at age 15, degree in visual art (Sevenoaks, UK), Majored in Cinema History (Milano, Italy), Master degree in photography (Milano, Italy), photography masterclass at Noorderlicht (NL) with Marc Proust and Lars Boering, 24Workshop (Paris) with Francois Cheval, Michel Philippot, Isabel Munoz, JC Bourcart. Workshops with Antoine D’Agata, Anders Petersen, Michael Ackerman, Davide Monteleone, Erik Kessels. Photographers’ assistant at TPW, working with Arno Minkinen and Paul Elledge.
Worked for 5 years as a news photographer in Milano, published on the major national magazines and newspapers. After realizing that reality doesn’t exist, started working with a conceptual approach to photography. First Prize Fotografa Europea (Reggio Emilia) in 2014 and 2016, Honourable mention 2017, Winner Lugano Photo Festval 2016, Finalist Braga Emergentes Descubrimientos 2016, PhotoEspagna 2016, among the others exhibiton at Fondazione Francesco Fabbri, Cemtraler Fotografia, Sifest ,Mediterranean Biennal of Art in Sarajevo, Copenhagen PhotoFestival,, MilanoPhoto Festival.
My art practice mainly deals with power, archetypes, social and family structures and the deconstruction of the image.

Awards

2018

  • Digital Video Wall – Metronom Gallery, Modena IT
    — Winner
  • Premio Francesco Fabbri Fotografia Contemporanea, Pieve di Soligo (TV) IT
    — Shortlisted
  • Gomma Grant, London UK
    — Shortlisted

2017

  • PDN Emerging Photographer Award
    — Winner
  • Fotografia Europea, Reggio Emilia IT
    — Honorable mention

2016

  • Fotografia Europea, Reggio Emilia IT
    — 1st prize
  • Winner Lugano Photo Festval 2016, Lugano CH
    — 1st prize
  • Descubrimientos Braga Photo Festival, Braga PT
    — Finalist
  • Emergentes Book Award Braga Photo Festival, Braga PT
    — Finalist
  • Descubrimientos PhotoEspagna, Madrid ES
    — Finalist

2015

  • Atelier DueGobbiTre Portfolio prize, Reggio Emilia IT
    — 1st prize

2014

  • Fotografia Europea Festival, Reggio Emilia IT
    — 1st prize
  • Colorno PhotoFestival, Pavia IT
    — 1st prize
  • Descubrimientos Braga Photo Festival, Braga PT
    — Finalist
  • 6th European Month of Photography, Berlin DE
    — Honorable mention

Exhibitions

2019

  • Corpora, curated by Angela Madesani
    • Il Pomo da DaMo, Imola IT
  • Dietro l’obiettivo. Fotografe italiane 1965-2018, curated by Alessandra Capodacqua
    • Museo Santa Giulia, Brescia IT
  • Esercizi Obbligatori, curated by Francois Cheval and Audrey Hoareau
    • Circulation Festival, Paris FR

2018

  • Digital Video Wall, curated by Marcella Manni
    • Metronom Gallery, Modena IT
  • Premio Francesco Fabbri Fotografia Contemporanea, curated by Carlo Sala
    • Fondazione Francesco Fabbri, Pieve di Soligo (TV) IT
  • Kunstalle West, curated by Angela Madesani
    • Lana (BZ) IT
  • L’altro sguardo – Fotografe Italiane 1965>2018, curated by Raffaella Perna
    • Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Roma IT
  • Corte Zavattini 31, Talk & Performance
    • Cristallino, Cesena IT

2017

  • Esercizi Obbligatori, curated by Niccolò Fano
    • SiFest Off, Savignano sul Rubicone (FC) IT
  • f/4 Un’idea di Fotografia, curated by Carlo Sala
    • Fondazione Francesco Fabbri, Pieve di Soligo (TV) IT
  • Ape(x)Mentis, curated by Luca Panaro
    • Bottega Immagine, Milano IT
  • La figlia preferita, curated by Luca Panaro
    • Festival Centrale Fotografia, Fano (PU) IT
  • Modus Operandi, curated by Matilde Scaramellini and Elena Vaninetti
    • T14Contemporary, Milano IT
  • Matrimonio
    • Gallery Vision Quest, Genova IT
  • Matrimonio
    • MIA Photo Fair, Milano IT

2016

  • Compleanno, curated by Roberto Mutti
    • Milano Photofestival, Milano IT
  • Compleanno
    • Fotografia Europea, Reggio Emilia IT
  • Compleanno
    • Lugano Photo Festival, Lugano CH

2015

  • Compleanno, curated by Caroline Stein
    • Central Dupon, Paris FR
  • Memories
    • Colorno Photo Festival, Pavia IT

2012

  • Memories, curated by
    • Copenhaghen Photo Festival, Copenhagen DK

2007

  • Sarajevo, site specific installation
    • Mediterranean Biennal of Art, Sarajevo BA

Residences

2016

  • Novia Art School, Jakobstaad FI

Published on

Internazionale
D Repubblica
Generazione Critica
Modus Operandi
Aesthetica Magazine
YET Magazine, Memories
Agora, Cult Memories
Private Magazine
Fotografia Europea 2016, Portfolio Europa
Gente di Fotografia
Fotografia Europea 2014, Portfolio Europa

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Design: Multiplo
Code: Iperstudio

Contact

info (at) marilisacosello.com
IG: marilisacosello

Upcoming

October 3rd, 2019

  • (before) Parade, curated by Luca Panaro
    • T14 Contemporary, Milano IT

Statement

Trained in photography, fine arts and film, she worked for 5 years as a news photographer, before understanding that reality doesn’t exist and therefore moving to a conceptual apapproach in her research and art practice. Her practice is characterized by body participation and performance construction, initiating a dialogue between history, culture and social structures. Rethinking the role of society as a family and the private as collective, Cosello’s work merges forms of investigation over power, public and private superimposition, civil family rituals and collective archetypes, reflecting on the political nature of the individual body as a subject and the impact of power dynamics on the history of individuals and communities. Her photography, performances, videos and sound pieces focus on “social and individual themes and political power issues” such as social structures, family structures, systems of super imposition and body control, envisioning the body itself and society’s archetypes as a stage, articulating political ideas, personal struggles, and highlighting several cases such as female condition, collective supremacy over individual will, society’s expectations, supremacy, female identity- in wich the body becomes a political subject. Working with performers, musicians and actors, and creating herself the costumes and set of her works, she investigates the political, social and philosophical impact of the body and on the body. Her work has been exhibited throughout Italy and abroad, including: Mediterraneasn Biennal of Art in Sarajevo, Central Dupon Paris, Kunsthalle Lana, Fotografia Europea Reggio Emilia, Fondazione francesco Fabbri. She’s won twice the Fotografia Europea Prize, Honourable Mention Photoespagna, Descubrimientos Braga Photo Festival, Berlin Photo Festival.

Biography

Born in Eboli (Salerno, IT) in 1978. Works and lives in Milan, IT.
Born in the south of Italy in 1978, moved to UK at age 15, degree in visual art (Sevenoaks, UK), Majored in Cinema History (Milano, Italy), Master degree in photography (Milano, Italy), photography masterclass at Noorderlicht (NL) with Marc Proust and Lars Boering, 24Workshop (Paris) with Francois Cheval, Michel Philippot, Isabel Munoz, JC Bourcart. Workshops with Antoine D’Agata, Anders Petersen, Michael Ackerman, Davide Monteleone, Erik Kessels. Photographers’ assistant at TPW, working with Arno Minkinen and Paul Elledge.
Worked for 5 years as a news photographer in Milano, published on the major national magazines and newspapers. After realizing that reality doesn’t exist, started working with a conceptual approach to photography. First Prize Fotografa Europea (Reggio Emilia) in 2014 and 2016, Honourable mention 2017, Winner Lugano Photo Festval 2016, Finalist Braga Emergentes Descubrimientos 2016, PhotoEspagna 2016, among the others exhibiton at Fondazione Francesco Fabbri, Cemtraler Fotografia, Sifest ,Mediterranean Biennal of Art in Sarajevo, Copenhagen PhotoFestival,, MilanoPhoto Festival.
My art practice mainly deals with power, archetypes, social and family structures and the deconstruction of the image.

Exhibitions

2019

  • Corpora, curated by Angela Madesani
    • Il Pomo da DaMo, Imola IT
  • Dietro l’obiettivo. Fotografe italiane 1965-2018, curated by Alessandra Capodacqua
    • Museo Santa Giulia, Brescia IT
  • Esercizi Obbligatori, curated by Francois Cheval and Audrey Hoareau
    • Circulation Festival, Paris FR

2018

  • Digital Video Wall, curated by Marcella Manni
    • Metronom Gallery, Modena IT
  • Premio Francesco Fabbri Fotografia Contemporanea, curated by Carlo Sala
    • Fondazione Francesco Fabbri, Pieve di Soligo (TV) IT
  • Kunstalle West, curated by Angela Madesani
    • Lana (BZ) IT
  • L’altro sguardo – Fotografe Italiane 1965>2018, curated by Raffaella Perna
    • Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Roma IT
  • Corte Zavattini 31, Talk & Performance
    • Cristallino, Cesena IT

2017

  • Esercizi Obbligatori, curated by Niccolò Fano
    • SiFest Off, Savignano sul Rubicone (FC) IT
  • f/4 Un’idea di Fotografia, curated by Carlo Sala
    • Fondazione Francesco Fabbri, Pieve di Soligo (TV) IT
  • Ape(x)Mentis, curated by Luca Panaro
    • Bottega Immagine, Milano IT
  • La figlia preferita, curated by Luca Panaro
    • Festival Centrale Fotografia, Fano (PU) IT
  • Modus Operandi, curated by Matilde Scaramellini and Elena Vaninetti
    • T14Contemporary, Milano IT
  • Matrimonio
    • Gallery Vision Quest, Genova IT
  • Matrimonio
    • MIA Photo Fair, Milano IT

2016

  • Compleanno, curated by Roberto Mutti
    • Milano Photofestival, Milano IT
  • Compleanno
    • Fotografia Europea, Reggio Emilia IT
  • Compleanno
    • Lugano Photo Festival, Lugano CH

2015

  • Compleanno, curated by Caroline Stein
    • Central Dupon, Paris FR
  • Memories
    • Colorno Photo Festival, Pavia IT

2012

  • Memories, curated by
    • Copenhaghen Photo Festival, Copenhagen DK

2007

  • Sarajevo, site specific installation
    • Mediterranean Biennal of Art, Sarajevo BA

Awards

2018

  • Digital Video Wall – Metronom Gallery, Modena IT
    — Winner
  • Premio Francesco Fabbri Fotografia Contemporanea, Pieve di Soligo (TV) IT
    — Shortlisted
  • Gomma Grant, London UK
    — Shortlisted

2017

  • PDN Emerging Photographer Award
    — Winner
  • Fotografia Europea, Reggio Emilia IT
    — Honorable mention

2016

  • Fotografia Europea, Reggio Emilia IT
    — 1st prize
  • Winner Lugano Photo Festval 2016, Lugano CH
    — 1st prize
  • Descubrimientos Braga Photo Festival, Braga PT
    — Finalist
  • Emergentes Book Award Braga Photo Festival, Braga PT
    — Finalist
  • Descubrimientos PhotoEspagna, Madrid ES
    — Finalist

2015

  • Atelier DueGobbiTre Portfolio prize, Reggio Emilia IT
    — 1st prize

2014

  • Fotografia Europea Festival, Reggio Emilia IT
    — 1st prize
  • Colorno PhotoFestival, Pavia IT
    — 1st prize
  • Descubrimientos Braga Photo Festival, Braga PT
    — Finalist
  • 6th European Month of Photography, Berlin DE
    — Honorable mention

Residences

2016

  • Novia Art School, Jakobstaad FI

Published on

Internazionale
D Repubblica
Generazione Critica
Modus Operandi
Aesthetica Magazine
YET Magazine, Memories
Agora, Cult Memories
Private Magazine
Fotografia Europea 2016, Portfolio Europa
Gente di Fotografia
Fotografia Europea 2014, Portfolio Europa

.

Design: Multiplo
Code: Iperstudio