Gianluca Costantini

Gianluca Costantini is an activist and artist who has fought his battles through drawing for many years. Accused of terrorism by the Turkish government, he stirred controversy among French readers with a brief comic about the terrorist incident at Charlie Hebdo. He actively collaborates with organizations such as ActionAid, Amnesty, ARCI and SOS Mediterranée. His drawings have documented the narratives 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 been involved in 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. In 2019, he received the Art and Human Rights award from Amnesty International.

He has published comic stories in 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 AustraliaMekong Review. He also collaborates with American information portals CNN, ABC AustraliaWords Without Borders and Muftah Magazine,  The New Arab and the Dutch Drawing the Times. Collaborates with the italian newspaper Domani“.

His latest books include Patrick Zaki, una storia egiziana for Feltrinelli, Libia for Mondadori, Fedele alla linea, Diario segreto di Pasolini, Pertini fra le nuvole, Arrivederci Berlinguer, Cena con Gramsci, Julian Assange dall’etica hacker a Wikileaks for BeccoGiallo Edizioni, as well as Cattive abitudini, L’ammaestratore di Istanbul e Bronson Drawings for Giuda edizioni, Officina del macello for Eris Edizioni and Le cicatrici tra i miei denti for NdA edizioni.

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Selected collaborations list

  • ABC Australia
  • ActionAid
  • Arci Nazionale
  • Amnesty International Italia
  • Filatelica e Numismatica, San Marino
  • BeccoGiallo Edizioni
  • Bronson Produzioni
  • CNN
  • Corriere della Sera
  • Courrier International
  • D la Repubblica delle Donne
  • DiEM25
  • Drawing the Times
  • Eris Edizioni
  • Feltrinelli editore
  • Festival del Giornalismo Culturale
  • Festival diritti umani Lugano
  • Festival diritti umani Milano
  • FIFDH International Film Festival
  • Geneva Summit for Human Rights
  • Journalism Festival Perugia
  • HRW Film Festival di Londra
  • Il Mucchio Selvaggio
  • Internazionale
  • Istituto Gramsci Torino
  • laLettura – Corriere della Sera
  • LeMan
  • Le Monde Diplomatique
  • Le Scienze
  • Linus
  • Mekong Review
  • Mondadori
  • Muftah Magazine
  • Narcomafie
  • NdA Press
  • Oxfam Italia
  • Pagina99
  • Ravenna Festival
  • SoleLuna Doc Festival
  • SOS Mediterranée
  • Story Factory
  • The Diplomatic Observer
  • The Guardian Changing Media
  • The New Arab
  • Words Without Borders 
  • World War 3 Illustrated
  • VITS Virtual Traning Support