Gianluca Costantini

Gianluca Costantini he graduated from the Art Institute Gino Severini of Ravenna in 1991 in Applied Art and the Academy of Fine Arts in Ravenna in Decoration in 1995. He attends the Academy of fine Arts in Ravenna. In 1993 he published the first comic strip magazine Schizzo n°5, curated by Massimo Galletti for the Center Comics Andrea Pazienza of Cremona. In 1994 he began his collaboration with the newspaper Il manifesto and the magazine Neural cyberpunk and contemporary art magazine Museo Teo Art Fanzine. In 1994, he knows the artist graffiti Marco Teatro and collaborate with the Happening of comics and illustration in Milan, Bologna, Rome, Turin and Lugano. Publish for Underground Comics Magazine Interzona, Katzyvari, Alter Vox Magazine, Tribù Magazine durto, Fagorgo, Stripburger Slovenia, Milk and Vodka Switzerland, laikku Finland, Kerosene, and Garabattage Spain. His political comics are much appreciated in Italy and have gained him respect in cultural circles, has published in 2009 The Turtle Tamer of Istanbul written by Elettra Stamboulis.
In 2009 he exhibited at the Lazarides Gallery in London in 2010 at the Salon du dessin contemporain and at the Carousel du Louvre in Paris. In 2014 he exhibited at Dox Centre for the Contemporary Art of Prague and at the Humor Graphic Museum of Diogenes Taborda in Buenos Aires. In Italy he exhibits together with the works of Alighiero Boetti at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Lissone in 2013. In 2016 Gianluca Costantini was accused of terrorism by the Turkish government for his drawings.
Gianluca Costantini is a teacher at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bologna since 2009, Macerata and Ravenna in 2012.
Accademia di Belle Arti di Bologna

20 years of graphic novel in Italy

International conference

with Alice Milani, Emilio Varrà, Matteo Gaspari, Alessio Trabacchini, Virginia Tonfoni, Otto Gabos, Matteo Stefanelli, Daniele Barbieri, Paolo Bacilieri, Lorenzo Ghetti, Eliana Albertini, Andrea Voglino, Enrico Fornaroli, Igort, Fumettibrutti, Daniele Brolli, Vanna Vinci, Alessandro Bilotta, Sara Colaone, David B., Elettra Stamboulis, Maurizio Lacavalla, Gianluca Costantini, Onofrio Catacchio, Ratigher

20 years of graphic novel in Italy it’s an opportunity of comparison and reflection on the graphic novel impact on our comics scene. There are many branches of this impact: from the economic ones, link to the editorial market transformations, to the “mutation” of the reading public, or even to the different ways in which comics have found their place in the contemporary imagination. ‘Ieri, oggi, domani’ chooses to concentrate on the analysis of certain narrative and aesthetic directions within which the graphic novel has developed, trying to highlight the questions, consciously posed, that these twenty years of graphic novels have generated.
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Duration: 9h

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Curated by Accademia di Belle Arti of Bologna.
In collaboration with Hamelin.
The event is part of BilBOlbul 2021, winner of the Promozione Fumetto 2021, promoted by General Direction Contemporary Creativity - Ministry of Culture.