© Giacomo Costa
© Giacomo Costa
© Giacomo Costa

GIACOMO COSTA

Born in Florence in 1970, after his high school degree, Giacomo Costa leaves his hometown to start travelling throughout European mountains. In 1992 he decides to stay in Courmayeur where he photographs mountain’s landscapes. The increasing interest in photography leads him back to Florence, where he opens a photography studio.  In his free time, Giacomo Costa is a professional biker; moreover he works as a volunteer in a  mountain first aid association and as an ambulance driver. His previous production includes Agglomerati, kaleidoscopic accumulations of urban buildings; Paesaggi (Landscapes), which features countryside or urban landscapes from where enormous monoliths stem out; Palazzi (Palaces), lonely buildings surrounded by mountain or desert landscapes; Visioni Rotonde (Round visions), compositions whose subject is similar to that of Paesaggi but in a round shape, an ultra-modern interpretation of Renaissance “tondo”; Atti Violenti, (Violent Actions) urban landscapes  surmounted by giant machines. His works were included in highly attended group shows such as Cyberealism in Milano and London (1997) and at the Venice Biennale 2009 and 2011. Costa exhibited with Photology in Milano in year 2000, with a touring Land(e)scape show to New Orleans and New York and published his first pocket size catalogue (book available for sale).