1970 Born in Sant'Elpidio a Mare, central Italy.

1984-1989 National Diploma in Applied Arts, Istituto Statale d`Arte, Fermo

1989-1999 Lives and works in Bologna

1993 Erasmus Bursary, Academie voor Beeldende Kunsten, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

1989-1994 BA (Hons), Painting, Accademia di Belle Arti, Bologna

1998-2000 Guest tutor to Higher Institute for Fine Arts - Flanders, Antwerp, Belgium

1999 Curator of the exhibition Folle, eight artists from Flanders, Studio Ercolani, Bologna

1999-2011 Lives and works in London

2002-2003 MA Fine Art, Chelsea College of Art & Design, London

2005-2006 Trajectory, Art development scheme funded by Arts
Council of England, organized by SPACE and Artquest, London

2007 Residency at Kemijarvi Sculpture and Culture Foundation, Kemijarvi, Finland

2007-2011 Art and Design and Contextual Studies Lecturer, Kensington & Chelsea College, London

2007-2008 Post Graduate Certificate in Education, Institute of Education, University of London

2008-2010 MA Art and Design in Education, Institute of Education, University of London

2009-2011 History of Art Lecturer, Richmond Adult Community College, London

Since 2011 lives and works in Brussels where he currently lectures History of Art at the European Economic and Social Committee.

SELECTED ONE-PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2017 - New Iconoclasms - Res Ars, Brussels

2007 - Stones and Glass Houses - The Parlour Project Space, London
- Restricted View - Kemijarvi Sculpture and Culture Foundation, Kemijarvi, Finland

2005 - Altri Paesaggi/Other Landscapes - Villa Baruchello, Porto Sant'Elpidio, Fermo

2003 - Amici Miei/Friends of Mine (with Stefano Pasquini & Mauro Vignando) - Saletta Comunale d'Esposizione, Castel S. Pietro Terme, Italy (curator I. Zuffi)

2000 - Villa Serena, Bologna (curator F. Naldi)
- Curating space, Goldsmiths College, London (curator S. Costantini)

1999 - Immersioni - Il Ponte Contemporanea, Rome (curator L. Pratesi)
- Galleria Marconi, Cupramarittima, Italy (curator M. Savini)
- L'abbandono/The Abandon - Salara, Bologna (curator J. Turner)

1998 - Alle erdenkliche Liebe - Kulturzentrum Wiehiebahnhof, Freiburg i.B., Germany (curator L. Amman)
- Occupato - Galleria Neon, Bologna

1997 - Galerie in der Zehntscheuer, Moglingen-Stuttgart, Germany (with Gerd Holzwarth)
- Casa d'artista - Galleria Graffio, Bologna

1996 - Galerie La Serre, Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Saint-Etienne, France
- Alliance Française, Bologna

1995 - Italian Cultural Institute, Thessaloniki, Greece

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017 - Showroom Robin Pourbaix - Hôte Gallery, Brussels

2015 - Marche Centro D'Arte - Palariviera, San Benedetto del Tronto and other venues. Italy (curators Dario Ciferri and Franco Marconi)

2012 - ARTEKNE Contemporary Art Fair, Potenza, Italy (Franco Marconi Gallery)

2011 - Marche Centro D'Arte - Palariviera, San Benedetto del Tronto, Italy (curators Dario Ciferri and Franco Marconi)
- Signature - Hortensia Gallery, London
- Mes Amis, Les Peintres Philosophes - Archivio Ricerca Visiva, Milan

2010 - Very Late at Night - Galleria Neon, Bologna
- Casabianca - Zola Predosa (Bologna)
- 1 h art On Fire! - Galleria Neon, Bologna

2009 - Exemplar - Hortensia Gallery, London
- Libri D'Artista Dell'Archivio - Archivio Ricerca Visiva, Milan
- Going Postal - ICA, London

2007 - iCity-periferiche - Palazzo Re Enzo, Bologna
- 200 Opere per AMREF/200 Arworks for AMREF, Il Babuino Auction House, Rome

2006 - On Air - Town Hall, Sant'Angelo in Lizzola, Pesaro-Urbino (curator R. Ridolfi)

2005 - Photocells - Italian Cultural Institutes of London and Edinburgh (curator R. Boero)
- Fuoribiennale - Interventions in urban spaces, Venice (curator C. Seganfreddo)
- Campo Giovani - Malatesta's Castle and other venues, Fano, (curator S. Verri)

2004 - Signs of Light - La Fabbrica, Losone, Switzerland (curators S. Verri and P. Capata)
- A nudo - Palazzo Piacentini, San Benedetto del Tronto (curator Gloria Gradassi)

2003 - MA Final Show - Chelsea College of Art&Design, London
- Xhibit 03 - The London Institute Gallery Mayfair, London
- Celebrate - Il Ponte Contemporanea, Rome
2002 - Il Ponte Contemporanea, Miart Art Fair, Milan
- Selected - Villa Serena, Bologna (curator A. D'Orazio)

2000 - Nuove opere/New Works - Il Ponte Contemporanea, Rome
- FoodArt - Flaggrutten terminals between Bergen and Stavanger, Norway (curator S. Lillebostat)
- Italian historyX - Palazzo Parissi, Monte Prandone, (Curators A. D'Orazio & F. Naldi)

1999 - Contatti - Galleria Graffio, Bologna
- Zone di visibilita' - Sala Comunale ex Fienile, Castel S. Pietro Terme, Italy
- Arte Italiana in apnea multimediale, Salara, Bologna (curator D. Trento)
- Il Ponte Contemporanea, Artissima Art fair, Turin

1998 - Cosci, Maffezzoni, Mezzaqui - Spazio Percorso Vita, Bologna (curator R. Daolio)
- BodyGuard - Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney (curator J. Turner)
- Crossover - Kulturzentrum Wiehiebahnhof, Freiburg i.B., Germany
- BodyGuard - Il Ponte Contemporanea, Rome (curator J. Turner)
- Uomo Ambiente Territorio - Museo d?Arte, San Buono, Italy (curator F. Pietracci)
- Laboratorio - Salara, Bologna (curator G. Gianuizzi)
- Riparte 98 Art Fair - Sheraton Hotel, Rome
- Premio Marche - Mole Vanvitelliana, Ancona, Italy (invited by M. Savini)

1997 - Lab. 12. 2 (There is no alternative) - Spazio Viafarini, Milan (curator R. Daolio)
- Medium Medea - Museo d'Arte Moderna, Bozen (curator L. Ragaglia)
- Per il ritorno degli Dei - Studio Ercolani, Bologna (curator D. Trento)
- The Show - Il Ponte Contemporanea, Rome (curator J. Turner)
- Riparte 97 - Sheraton Hotel, Rome
- Officina Italia - Galleria d?Arte Moderna, Bologna and other places (curators R. Barilli and others)
- Missing - Il Ponte Contemporanea, Rome (curator Jonathan Turner)
- Microonde - Galleria Inga-Pin, Milan (curators F. A. Miglietti and L. Inga-Pin)

1996 - Art Fair - Galleria Neon, Stokholm
- Prospect 96 - Frankfurter Kunstverein, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt am Main (curator P. Weiermair)
- Narrative Art 1970 1990 - Palazzo Rasponi Murat, Ravenna (invited by R. Daolio)

1995 - The - Galleria Neon, Bologna
- Aperto Italia?95: Out of order - Galleria Comunale d?Arte Moderna, Bologna (curators R. Daolio and D. Auregli)
- La pressione di due generazioni - Studio Ercolani, Bologna (curator D. Trento)

1994 - 14 Kunstler aus Bologna - Theaterhaus, Stuttgart, Germany (curator G. Holzwarth)
- Hortus Conclusus - Palazzo Ruini, Reggio Emilia (curator C. Pozzati)
- Critica in opera 4 - Saletta Comunale d'Esposizione, Castel S. Pietro Terme, Italy (curator D. Trento)

1993 - Cosci, Dragoni, Russo - Spazio Il Navile, Bologna (curator C. Marra)
- Il grimaldello dello stile - Teatri di vita, Bologna (curator D. Trento)

1992 - No comment - La Palazzina, Imola
- Media Finali - Alliance Française, Bologna (curator C. Marra)

SELECTED PERFORMANCES

1998 - Rimozione forzata (Forced Removal), Spazio Percorso Vita, Bologna

1997 - S.P.A. (unevento) - Ex-magazzini dello zolfo, Ravenna (curator G. Gianuizzi)
- Come spiegare a mia madre che cio' che faccio serve a qualcosa (How To Explain To Your Mother That What You Are Doing Is Of Some Use) - Series of artists-led conferences, Link cultural centre, Bologna

1996 - Strettamente personale - Galleria Graffio, Bologna (curator N. Wiesneth)
- 30 x 240 - Galleria Il Campo delle Fragole, Bologna (curator A. D?Orazio)

1995 - Casa d'Artista, Galleria Graffio, Bologna
- Geografie del Dolore/ Geography of Grief - (with Balletti & Mercandelli) Turing exhibition in the sites of criminal events in Bologna. Good Friday. (curator D. Trento)

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

Giorgio Bonomi - Il Corpo Solitario. L’Autoscatto Nella Fotografia Contemporanea, Rubettino Editore, Milan, 2012
Stefano Verri – “Marche Centro D’Arte”, in Segno, no. 236, Summer 2011
Dario Ciferri - Marche Centro D’Arte, catalogue of the same exhibition, July 2011
Gianluca Cosci - "Gianluca Cosci Vs Maurizio Battaglia", Maurizio Battaglia: mai in 1000 anni - catalogue of the same exhibition, October 2009
Bridget Crone - (editor) 8 Artists Try Not To Talk About Art, SPACE Books, London, 2006
Roberta Ridolfi - On Air, catalogue of the same exhibition, August 2006
Stefano Verri - Campo Giovani, catalogue of the same exhibitions, December 2005
Luciano Marucci - Gianluca Cosci, Juliet no. 124, October - November 2005
Cristiano Seganfreddo - Fuoribiennale, catalogue of the same exhibition, June 2005
Riccardo Boero - Photocells, catalogue of the same exhibitions, January 2005
Gloria Gradassi - A nudo, catalogue of the same exhibition, July 2004
Italo Zuffi - Amici miei, catalogue of the same exhibition, October 2003
Stefano Verri - Signs of lights, catalogue of the same exhibition, July 2003
Antonio D'Orazio - Italian HistoryX, catalogue of the same exhibition, July 2000
Augusto Pieroni - Fototensioni, Castelvecchi Books, Rome, 2000
Dario Trento - Arte Iteliana in apnea multimediale, catalogue of the same exhibition, La Salara, Bologna, December 1999 - January 2000
Gianluca Marziani - Gianluca Cosci, Flash Art no. 217, Summer 1999
John Naisbitt - High tech/high touch, with N. Naisbitt & D. Philips, Broadway Books, New York, 1999
Jonathan Turner - L'abbandono, Salara no. 3, Summer 1999
Mario Savini - Gianluca Cosci, Segno no. 168, June 1999
Claudio Marra - Fotografia e pittura nel Novecento, Bruno Mondadori Editore, Milan, 1999
Ludovico Pratesi - Gianluca Cosci. Immersioni, catalogue of the same exhibition, April 1999
Mario Savini - In questa ricevitoria sono stati vinti 89.982.550.200, catalogue of the same exhibition, April 1999
Arianna di Genova - "Autoritratto con borchie", Alias, Il Manifesto, 20 June 1998
Dario Trento - Foto, video e frammenti Cosci indaga la sessualita', La Repubblica, 18 June 1998
Luca Beatrice & Cristiana Perrella - Nuova Arte Italiana, Castelvecchi Editore, 1998
Gianluca Cosci - "Il soggetto indegno", in Come Spiegare a mia madre che ci? che faccio serve a qualcosa, Edizioni Zerinthia - Charta, Rome, 1998
Paul Klock - "Alle erdenkliche Liebe", Zeitung Zum Sonntag, no. 21, 24 May 1998
Norbert Wiesneth - Strettamente personale, press release, March 1998
Jonathan Turner - "Gianluca Cosci", in Art News, February 1998
Roberto Daolio - Cosci, Maffezzoni, Mezzaqui, press release, January 1998
Dario Trento - Gianluca Cosci, unpublished text (January 1998)
Ludovico Pratesi - "L'Italia di Officina Italia, Quadri e Sculture, n. 28, November - December 1997
Anna Valeria Borsari - "Artisti d?Italia a Convegno", Percorso Vita, n. 1, 1997
Jonathan Turner - BodyGuard, press release, November 1997
Renato Barilli - Officina Italia, catalogue of the same exhibition, October 1997
Guido Molinari - Officina Italia, catalogue of the same exhibition, October 1997
Jonathan Turner - Missing, press release, October 1997
Ludovico Pratesi - "Dove va l'arte giovane? In Emilia", Artel, n. 70, October 1997
Jonathan Turner - The show, press release, September 1997
Gerd Holzwarth - La rappresentazione gay nell'arte, unpublished dissertation, Accademia di Belle Arti, Bologna, July 1997
Carmen Lorenzetti - "Operat '96: Narrative Art 1970 - 90", La Stanza Rossa, n. 24, June 1997
Letizia Ragaglia - Medium Medea, catalogue of the same exhibition, May 1997
Dario Trento - Per il ritorno degli Dei, catalogue of the same exibithion, May 1997
Luca Cerizza - "Lab. 12. 2 a Milano", Artel, n.63, May 1997
Stefanie Alber - "Gianluca Cosci - Gerd Holzwarth", Lift Stuttgart, February 1997
Dario Trento - Arte Italiana ultimi quarant'anni - catalogue of the same exhibition, February 1997
Anja Rumig - Gianluca Cosci - Gerd Holzwarth, press release, February 1997
Andrea Sperni - Solo chi si muove, unpublished text (Januar 1997)
Roberto Daolio - Narrative Art 1970 1990, catalogue of the same exhibition, November 1996
Rainer Metzger - "Prospect 96", Kunstforum, no.134, May - September 1996
Dario Trento - "Cosci, autoritratto in cinque pannelli", La Repubblica, 20 June 1996
Antonella Russo - Interview with Peter Weiermair - Flash Art International, no. 189, Summer 1996; Fash Art Italia, no. 198, June - July 1996
Alice Rubbini - "Prospect 96", Segno, May 1996
Gianluca Cosci - Prospect 96, catalogue of the same exhibition, March 1996
Guido Molinari - "Aperto ?95", La Stanza Rossa, no. 18, September - October 1995
Dario Trento - La pressione di due generazioni, catalogue of the same exhibition, October 1995
Gianluca Cosci - "Lettera circolare ai Neometropolitani", La Stanza Rossa, no. 20, 1995
Dario Trento - "Lettera circolare ai Neometropolitani", La Stanza Rossa, no. 20, 1995
Daniele Perra - "La passione di due generazioni", La Stanza Rossa, no. 20, 1995
Daniela Liccardo - "Aperto '95", Terzo occhio, no. 76, September 1995
Roberto Daolio - in Aperto '95. Out of order, catalogue of the same exhibition, June 1995
Paola Naldi - "La Biennale fuori servizio", La Repubblica, 10 June 1995
Roberto Daolio - Gianluca Cosci, catalogue of the same exhibition, May 1995
Dario Trento - Geografie del Dolore, press release, 14 April 1995
Dario Trento - Open letter to the "ARCI GAY", unpublished letter, January 1995
Dario Trento - "Gianluca Cosci", Con/tatto, no. 13, December 1994
Gerd Holzwarth - 14 Kunstler der Accademia di Belle Arti aus Bologna, press release, December 1994
Francesca Maria Sensi - "Tre personali per denunciare la cultura delle immagini", Sabato sera, 12 Novembre 1994
Dario Trento - Critica in opera 4, catalogue of the same exhibition, October 1994
Paola Naldi - "L'arte ha trent'anni", La Repubblica, January 1994
Dario Trento - Il grimaldello dello stile, catalogue of the same exhibition, December 1993
Dario Trento - "Tre nomi per una stagione", Anteprima, July 1993
Claudio Marra - Cosci, Dragoni, Russo, catalogue of the same exhibition, May 1993
Fabrizio Rivola - No Comment, Nuovo Diario, May 1992