Cosimo Cavallo, whose real name is Fabio Elettroni, lives and works in Turin and he is among the artists supported by the Turin Mad Pride organisation (madpridesito.jimdo.com) and the Mai Visti e Altre Storie -Never Seen and Other Stories project (www.maivisti.it) run by the Arteco Association. At the age of 20 he fell in love with surrealist painting and graduated from the Albertina Academy, with a thesis on the concept of surface in Fellini’s cinema. He lived on the streets for several years and worked for a while as a social worker with psychiatric patients. Although he later got married and had a daughter and has recently found a studio and a home in the occupied Cavallerizza Royal Stables building, for most Turinese people he is still merely someone “who screams in the parks”. In fact, until the exhibition in Amantes and the solo exhibition at Rizomi Art Brut, with a catalogue edited by Luca Atzori and Nicola Mazzeo, few knew that he was also an artist.

He has exhibited at Trailer, a travelling group exhibition which is part of the Mai Visti e Altre Storie – Never Seen and Other Stories project, since the first edition of 2014 at the InGenio Arte Contemporanea gallery in Turin. He participated in the exhibition entitled Mi stavo imbattendo nell’Infinito e mi sono ritrovato qua – I was running towards infinity and I found myself here, curated by Beatrice Zanelli and Annalisa Pellino from the Arteco Association for the art exhibition entitled Stare -To be, curated by Alessia Panfili and Luca Atzori, Palazzo Barolo, 2015 and the following installation at the Tornielli Museum in Ameno. He is the protagonist of La stocastica – Stochastics, a film by Wermir Werner Swarzenfrei. In 2016 he exhibited at Palazzo Barolo in the two person solo exhibition entitled Tramare , Di filo in segno e di luogo in logo – Plotting. From the line to the symbol, from the location to the logo with Giustino Caposciutti, curated by Alessia Panfili and Tea Taramino. The documentary called Cosimo by the director Matt Giorelli was made in the same year (www .cinemaitaliano.info/cosimo). In 2017 he exhibited with Cervelli medusa – Jellyfish Brains in the three person solo exhibition called Nel folto del Segno – In the thick of the symbol, curated by Roberto Mastroianni for InGenio Arte Contemporanea. In 2018 he participated in the group exhibition Visioni fra cielo e terra Visions between heaven and earth: Giorgio Barbero & C, curated by Tea Taramino and Alessia Panfili, at the Gli Acrobati gallery.