Yannick Cosso

Nuit Noire

Théâtre Princesse Grace

Horaire : 29th April 2016

Photo credit : Riley – The Drausghtman

A former student of Monaco Art School Pavillon Bosio, Yannick Cosso is a visual artist who explores the male body through charcoal drawings and videographic works. He directs dancers moving in the space and drawing a body with their bodies. Actions and movements are thereby captured by the charcoal on the surface of the paper. In 2014, he created an installation in an old apartment (24 avenue Savorani – fantômes, portraits, trophées), where he invited dancer Riley Watts to perform in the draughtsman’s studio, producing an experience of choreographic charcoal wall drawing.

For Monaco’s Nuit Blanche, Yannick Cosso is presenting a new video in which he recounts his artistic process.

This young stage designer and artist was born in Monaco in 1988 and continues to live and work in the country. He received a special mention from the jury in 2011 and 2014, as well as the MPA Member’s Choice Award.

Having participated in group exhibitions between 2010 and 2014, he secured his first solo exhibition at the Monaco Pavilion at Expo Milano in July 2015 and he took part in the Mulhouse Biennale in 2015.

He collaborates regularly with Joseph Hernandez, a young choreographer for whom he creates stage designs. His work lies at the crossover between drawing, video and performance; his favourite subject is the human body, which he uses as both inspiration and tool.

A further demonstration of the diversity of his work was evident during his exhibition at 11 Columbia in Monaco in February 2016.