Antonella Cuzzocrea


Antonella Cuzzocrea is a many-sided artist who puts together her different souls as if by weaving links. She graduated in Modern Languages and Literature and she is a teacher at the Liceo Artistico G.C. Argan in Rome. She started studying intaglio in 2003 and completed the two-year printmaking course at the Scuola di Arti e Mestieri San Giacomo (Rome) in 2013. She has attended printmaking and bookbinding workshops at the Associazione Keishiro Arte (Urbino), Opificio della rosa (Montefiore Conca), “Centro per l’incisione e la grafica d’arte” (Formello), Accademia di San Luca (Rome) with Guido Strazza, Strzeminski Academy of Fine Arts in Lodz (Poland) with prof. Krzysztof Wawrzyniak, and the Centro del Bel Libro Ascona (Switzerland) with Suzanne Schmollgruber. Since 2006, she has focused her work on artist's books taking part to several international artist's book exhibitions. In 2013 she participated to Liberbook (Parma) and to Book Project International (Marseille), in cooperation with Insigna. In 2015 her Lanzarote (sovrimpressioni) 2/3 was purchased by the artist's book collection of the Bibliothèque Méjanes in Aix-en-Provence (France). First Prize with the book Hiatus at the 3rd Concorso Internazionale "Artistic and Altered Books", Associazione Arcadia, GILDA, Parma. She has made some bookbinding works for Valentino and Swarovski Optik since 2017. She has been invited to hold bookbinding workshop at the Rhode Island School of Design (Rome) and IAPMA Congress 2014 (Fabriano). She has been a member of the Grecam Association for more than 25 years. Within the Association she carries out a research on creativity participating to theatre performances, workshop, events and installations.

 

 

Exhibitions

2019
5th Oct-10th Nov, Awagami International Miniature Print Exhibition 2019, Inbe Art Space -116 Tateishi, Yamakawa, Yoshinogawa City, Tokushima (Giappone)

2nd-9th August, Kalispera IX edizione, Africa:Terre Culture Orizzonti, artist's books exhibition curated by the Archivio Libro d'Artista VerbaManent, Villa Excelsa, Sannicola (Lecce)

5th-20th July, V Biennale del libro d'artista. Complesso Monumentale di San Domenico Maggiore, Sala Biblioteca, curated by Gennaro Ippolito e Giovanna Donnarumma. 

6th-21st June, The 9th International Biennial Exhibition of Mini Textile Art “Scythia”, Ivano-Frankivs’k, Ukraine

 

 

2018

10th Oct-4th Nov, V ed. International Artist's Books exhibition in Noto, bassi Palazzo Ducezio, Noto (SR). Curated by L.Pintaldi e C.Lauretta.

13th-20th October - I libri impossibili - Mostra internazionale del libro d'artista 2018, curated by Andreina Argiolas, Studio G.A. Cagliari, Italy

7th -10th June - Rabindranath Tagore: Il canto della vita  International Artist Book Exhibition, Casa Turrita, Presicce (LE); curated by Presidio del Libro_Archivio Libro d’Artista VerbaManent_Sannicola (LE) Italy

25th-27th May - Rabindranath Tagore: Il canto della vita  International Artist Book Exhibition, Palazzo del Principe, Muro Leccese, curated by Presidio del Libro_Archivio Libro d’Artista VerbaManent_Sannicola (LE) Italy

Feb-May, Artist's book Group exhibition The Printed Page III, as part of MoPrint 2018, curated by Abecedarian Gallery, Denver (Colorado) USA

2017

4th Nov-3rd Dec, Group exhibition, La RigenerAzione dell'Arte, Mitreo-ArteContemporanea, Rome, Italy

14th - 22nd 0ctober, 3° Concorso Internazionale "Artistic and Altered Books", Associazione Arcadia, Gruppo Internazionale Libri D'Artista (G.I.L.D.A.), Parma, Italy. First Prize with the book Hiatus.

23 Sept-8 Oct, IV I International Artist Book Exhibition, Noto (SR) Italy, curated by L. Pintaldi and C. Lauretta.

19 Aug-4 Sept, IV Artist's Book Biennal, Castel dell'Ovo, Naples, Italy, curated by G. Ippolito and G. Donnarumma (catalogue)

22nd - 25th June, International Artist Book Exhibition “MadreMare”, curated by Maddalena Castegnaro, Biblioteca “A.Rizzello” - Museo di Biologia Marina “P. Parenzan” - Porto Cesareo (LE), Italy

4th - 14th May, Festival dell’Armonia 2017: International Artist Book Exhibition “MadreMare”, curated by Presidio del Libro_Archivio del libro d’artista VerbaManent di Sannicola, Palazzo Gallone, Tricase (Lecce), Italy

28th-30th April, Group exhibition: works from the catalogue Window For Life, curated by Malak Sahioni Soufi and Associazione Grecam, Acquario Romano, Rome, Italy (catalogue)

11th-24th  March, Group exhibition, Incisioni al femminile, International Printmaking Biennal, curated by Veronica Longo, Atelier Controsegno, Naples, Italy (catalogue)

2016

7th Dec 2016-7th Jan 2017, IV Biennal of contemporary graphic arts "Continuità", Perugia, Italy, Associazione Padre Diego Donati. Special mention for the work Birth

26th Nov-5th Dec, Solo exhibition, IMPOSSIBILE fermare un'idea, Chiostro di S. Cosimato, Rome, Italy

3rd-7th April, group exhibition Lettera A - Riflettere sui processi creativi del linguaggio visivo, curated by Chiara Carrer, TPO Bologna, Italy

12th Nov-30th Dec, Group exhibition: Auguri d'Autore, Galleria Diego Donati – Perugia, Italy

2014

12th Dec 2014-12th Jan 2015, Biennal exhibition of contemporary graphic arts "Continuità", Associazione Padre Diego Donati, Perugia,Italy

4th -16th Sept, Artist's books exhibition: I Mostra Internazionale del Libro d'Artista, Biblioteca Principe di Villadorata, Noto (Italy). Curated by L. Pintaldi and C. Lauretta.

28th Sept-5th Oct, X X Festa dei lettori 2014, Progetto Vittorio Bodini: Parola Poetica, Fasano (Italy). Curated by Maddalena Castegnaro

23rd Feb -6th Jun, La xilografia italiana dalla prima mostra internazionale di xilografia di Levanto ad oggi, Kunstmuseum, Bayreuth (Germany). Curated by Marzia Ratti and Gian Carlo Torre.

30th Mar-5th Apr, Artist's books exhibition, Vittorio Bodini: Parola Poetica, Palazzo Ducale museo civico di arte contemporanea San Cesario di Lecce. Curated by Maddalena Castegnaro

2013

26th Oct-17th Nov, Magia del Segno, as part of the Contemporary Printmaking Biennal Passaggio a Sud 5a ed., Corte delle Stelle, Cefalù (Italy)

June, End of year exhibition, Scuola di Arti Ornamentali S. Giacomo, Rome (Italy)

22nd -30th Aug, Artist's books exhibition, Vittorio Bodini: Parola Poetica, Minervino di Lecce (Italy). Curated by Maddalena Castegnaro.

27th Jan- 2nd Feb, - Artist's books exhibition, Charlotte Salomon. Blu Giallo Rosso: ricomporre l’infranto Museo Civico di Arte Contemporanea Palazzo Ducale, San Cesareo (Italy). Curated by Maddalena Castegnaro

17th -25th May, group installation, Confluenza di Orme, ex Convento dei Cappuccini, Quartu S. Elena (Italy). Curated by Sabina Di Pasquale and Franco Testa, Associazione Grecam.  

2012

March-October, La xilografia italiana dalla prima mostra internazionale di xilografia di Levanto ad oggi, Finale Ligure, La Spezia, and Collesalvetti (Italy). Curated by Marzia Ratti and Gian Carlo Torre (catalogue).

7th -15th March, group installation: Confluenza di Orme, Sala S.Rita, Rome (Italy). Curated by Sabina Di Pasquale and Franco Testa, Associazione Grecam (catalogue).

June, End of year exhibition, Scuola di Arti Ornamentali S. Giacomo, Rome (Italy).

9th -12th July, Artist's books installation: Naturalia Animalia, Sannicola, Lecce (Italy). Curated by Maddalena Castegnaro

2011

Group installation: Orme e trasparenze (15th -20th June, Rome, ITIS Galileo Galilei, 4th -20th May, Sassari, Palazzo Ducale). Curated by Sabina Di Pasquale and Franco Testa, Associazione Grecam.

2010

4th -13th July, Domina – La figura femminile nelle arti, installation “Donna di tè, donne di terra”, with Elide Bono, Castello dell'Abate, Castellabate, Salerno (Italy). Curated by Antonella Nigro

December, Artist's books exhibition, XVI edition of Libri mai mai visti, VACA vari cervelli associati, Russi, Ravenna (Italy). Special mention for the book Le carte del cuore

2008

5th -19th June, Artist's books exhibition: IX Rassegna Internazionale del Libro d'Artista, curated by La Tana, Spazio dal 1999, Biblioteca Casanatense, Rome (Italy)

Artist's books exhibition, Selection from the VIII Rassegna Internazionale del Libro d'Artista, Italian Cultural Institute in Santiago de Chile and La Serena (Chile).

2007

Artist's books exhibition: VIII Rassegna Internazionale del Libro d'Artista, curated by La Tana, Spazio dal 1999, Biblioteca Casanatense, Rome (Italy) - catalogue

Artist's books exhibition: XIII edition of Libri mai mai visti, VACA vari cervelli associati, Russi, Ravenna (Italy).

2003-2005

End of year exhibitions at the Four For Art gallery, Rome (Italy). Curated by Nino Palleschi.

 

Residencies

2013 Rimini Divertissement - Nove artisti a confronto tra danza, teatro di figura e grafica d’arte, Castle of Montefiore Conca, Rimini (Italy). Performance, installation, printmaking

Book fairs

2013 Liberbook, Primo Salone del libro d'artista e della stampa d'autore, Atelier Alma Charta, Palazzo della Pilotta, Parma (Italy) and Book Project International, Atelier Vis à Vis Marseille (France). In cooperation with Insigna.


Artist's book collections

2015 - Lanzarote (sovrimpressioni) 2/3, purchased by the artist's book collection of the Bibliothèque Méjanes in Aix-en-Provence (France)

2014 - Il fiume magico, P.d'a., donated to the Archivio Libro d'Artista Noto (Italy)

2013 - Tramonto d'estate nel Sud Italia, one-of-a-kind, donated to the Archivio del Libro d'Artista Verbamanent, Lecce (Italy)


Bibliography

SUONO magazine, Cover, May 2008

SUONO magazine, Cover, May 2007

Catalogues

2018, 2nd International Print Biennal Lodz, Poland.

2017 Biennale del libro d'artista, curated by Giovanna Donnarumma and Gennaro Ippolito, Lineadarte Officina Creativa, Incisioni al femminile, curated by Veronica Longo, Associazione Controsegno, Window for Life - Artexhibition, curated by Malak Sahioni Soufi

2016 Continuità - Biennale di Grafica Contemporanea, Premio Diego Donati, curated by Associazione Padre Diego Donati O.F.M. - Opera segnalata "Birth"

2014 Continuità - Biennale di Grafica Contemporanea, Premio Diego Donati, curated by Associazione Padre Diego Donati O.F.M.

2013 Magia del segno, curated by Associazione Incisori Siciliani, Biennial of Graphic Art “Passaggio a Sud”

2012  La xilografia italiana – Dalla mostra internazionale di xilografia di Levanto a oggi, 1912-2012, curated by Marzia Ratti and Gian Carlo Torre, SilvanaEditoriale, Confluenza di orme, curated by Associazione Grecam

2010 LMMV 2010, Albo della sedicesima edizione del concorso Libri mai mai visti, VACA edizioni

2007 Isole/Islands/Islas – 8a Rassegna Internazionale di Libro d’Artista di Roma, TAPHROS ed.

Artistic projects

2017 Un solo mare e la parola”, Associazione Grecam, Acquario romano, Rome (Italy)

2014 "Ferrocarril - Artistic Popular Revolution", organized by Umberto Giovannini and Luca Ronga: a journey to Argentina and Chile - www.ferrocarril.it


Worshops

2018 Associazione Grecam Torino – Clay book covers and bookbinding, in cooperation with Elide Bono

2017 il laboratorio”, Rome – Printmaking and artist's book

2016 Associazione Grecam Roma - Clay book covers and bookbinding, in cooperation with Franco Testa

2015 Associazione Grecam Roma – Bookbinding: collage stories, curated by Norberto Silva Itza and Sabina Di Pasquale

2014 Stamperiartistica di Elena Frontero, Albisola (Italy) - Monotype and bookbinding, IAPMA Congress 2014 Fabriano (Italy) - http://biennialartpaperfibre.com/blog/ - Coptic binding, Sketch creativo, Rome – Sketch and watercolor album, in cooperation with Daniela Conti and Mariana Nye,

Theatre performances

2018 - Un solo mare e la parola, Grecam production, Associazione Grecam, Rome

2017 - Un solo mare e la parola, Grecam production, Acquario romano, Rome

2016 - Storie sussurrate, Grecam production, Associazione Grecam, Rome

2010-2011 Donne nel vento, Grecam production. Teatro “Le vetrerie” di Pirri Cagliari; Teatro Golden, Rome; Teatro Civico, Sassari; Fonderie Teatrali Limone, Moncalieri (TO)

2001-2006 Da vicino a lontano, Grecam production. Performances in Rome, Cagliari, Cuneo, Sassari, Moncalieri (TO)

 

 

Afrikaliefde, artist's book, 2019 - etching and collage
Lanzarote, artist's book, 2012
Catalogo a schede per una biblioteca immaginaria, artist's book, 2019 - collage and printmaking
Plenilunium, artist's book, 2018

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