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Camilo Riani is a plastic artist, caricaturist, researcher and illustrator from the city of Rio Claro, in the interior of São Paulo, who has won more than fifty national and international awards in the field of visual arts, humor and illustration.
President of the Piracicaba University Humor Exhibition/Unimep, his works were published by the country's largest newspapers and magazines, such as Folha de S.Paulo, O Estado de S. Paulo, Veja, Elle, Le Monde Diplomatique, Marie Claire, O Pasquim 21, among others.
Born in 1965 in the city of Rio Claro, he is the tenth of a family of thirteen children of Aristotle Costa and Clotilde Amélia Riani Costa. He made visual works for TV on Programa Livre (SBT/Serginho Groisman) and Fanzine (TV Cultura/Marcelo Rubens Paiva), in addition to illustrations for dozens of books, such as the publication "Is it a lie, Chico?", a meeting of the best caricaturists in the country organized by Ziraldo in homage to Chico Anysio.
career and works
The grandson of Italians, he is the author of the book "Tá rindo do que? A dive in the Humor salons of Piracicaba", the result of his master's thesis and awarded the HQ-Mix Trophy by the Association of Cartoonists of Brazil in 2003, and art -thesis Caricatas: art-face-humor-experience, again awarded the HQ-MIX Trophy in 2017 (Serginho Groisman, Jal & Gual, ACB, SESC).
The doctoral thesis in Education/Image gave rise to the term ArtExperiência, which defends the visual arts and caricature as possible routes for the expansion of thought. The term also defines the cultural projects developed in partnership with the researcher and professor Rosana Borges Zaccaria and the artistic actions developed in the Artexperiência studio with the communication agency Neurônio Additional in Piracicaba, in the interior of São Paulo.
University professor in the area of Creation and Design (Faculty of Communication and Informatics/FCI-Unimep) and member of the Imago Research Group, Camilo illustrated Monteiro Lobato's work 'Dom Quixote das Crianças' for Editora Globo.
Creator of the unprecedented technique of Cartoongraphy, in which cartoons and micro drawings compose the pictorial biography of the portrayed, he is currently dedicated to the research resulting from his Post-Doctorate completed at Unesp-Rio Claro, as well as to creation in the field of plastic arts and art collaborative (with interaction and public participation) with the Neuronio Additional agency in works guided by the interlocution between different languages, styles and techniques that characterize his extensive artistic production.
In 2020, Camilo Riani won the Vladimir Herzog Award in the "Outstanding Vladimir Herzog Continuado Award" category alongside 109 other cartoonists who participated in the "Charge Continuada" movement, which consisted of the recreation by hundreds of artists of a cartoon by Renato Aroeira that had been the target of an investigation request by the Brazilian government for associating President Jair Bolsonaro with Nazism.