Vanni Cuoghi (b. Genoa, 1966) is a multifaceted artist whose diverse practice spans the realms of painting, dioramas, ceramics, multimedia installations and more. He has participated in numerous biennials, including the St. Petersburg Biennale (2008); the Prague Biennale (2009); the 54th Venice Biennale, Corderie dell’Arsenale, Padiglione (2011); the 56th Venice Biennale, Collateral Italia Docet (2015); and the Italy-China Biennale (2012). His work has also been included in public exhibitions at the Palazzo Reale in Milan (2007); the Haidian Exhibition Center in Beijing, on the occasion of the XXXIX Olympic Games (2008); the Liu Haisu Art Museum in Shanghai (2008); the Museum of Contemporary Art in Perm, Russia (2010); the Castello Sforzesco in Milan (2012); Fabbrica del Vapore in Milan (2015); and Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium in Norway (2018). In addition, the artist has shown at international art fairs, including Frieze (London), miart (Milan), Artefiera (Bologna), SCOPE (New York), OFF (Brussels), Daegu Art Fair (South Korea), KIAF Art Seoul (South Korea) and Bank Art Fair (Hong Kong).
Amongst Cuoghi’s personal public exhibitions are Novus Malleus Maleficarum (2011) at Chiesa di San Pietro in Atrio and Pinacoteca di Palazzo Volpi in Como; Aion (2013) at the Musei Civici Cremaschi in Crema; Da Cielo a Terra (2016) at the Museo Ebraico in Bologna; and The Invisible Sun (2017) at the Museo Francesco Messina in Milan. Italian cruise line Costa Crociere also commissioned him to create eight large paintings for the ship Costa Fascinosa (2012) and six for Costa Diadema (2014).
Since October 2015, Cuoghi has been the Chair of Painting at the Aldo Galli Academy in Como. He studied set design at the Brera Academy of Fine Arts, Milan, and painting decoration at the Istituto Statale d’Arte di Chiavari.
The artist lives and works in Milan.