GIANLUCA COSTANTINI BIOGRAPHY
Gianluca Costantini is an activist and artist who for years fought his battles through his drawing. Accused of terrorism by the Turkish government, he angered many French readers for a short comic about Charlie Hebdo‘s terrorist story. He actively collaborates with ActionAid, Amnesty, Emergency, ARCI and Oxfam organizations. His drawings mapped the story of the HRW Film Festival in London, the FIFDH Human Rights Festival in Geneva, the Human Rights Festival of Milan and the International Festival in Ferrara.
Since 2016 he has accompanied the activities of DiEM25 Democracy in Europe Movement 2025, movement founded by Yanis Varoufakis and actively collaborates with the artist Ai Weiwei. In 2017 he was nominated for the European Citizenship Awards and in 2019 he received the Art and Human Rights award from Amnesty International.
He has published comic stories on “Internationale”, “Pagina99“, “D la Repubblica”, “Narcomafie” and “Corriere della Sera“ in Italy, on “LeMan“ in Turkey, on “Courrier International“ and “Le Monde Diplomatique“ in France, on “World War Illustrated” in the United States, on the Australia “Mekong Review“. He collaborates with the American information portals CNN, Words Without Borders and Muftah Magazine, The New Arab and the Dutch Drawing the Times. Collaborates with the italian newspaper “Domani“.