Andrea Cusumano is a visual artist, performer and scholar of Italian and British nationality. He is currently musical director of Hermann Nitsch’s O.M.Theatre in Austria, artistic director of BAM-Biennale Arcipelago Mediterraneo and director of CeSDAS (centre for the study of space applied dramaturgy) in Sicily. He taught theatre and performance at Central Saint Martins (2008-2011), Goldsmiths (2011-2017) in London, Deputy Mayor for Culture in Palermo (2014-2019), and artistic curator of Letterature Festival Internazionale di Roma (2020-2021).
Andrea’s research is based on the dramaturgiacal use of the space and narratives, using a wide spectrum of practices including drawing, painting, ceramic, sculpture, installation, live-art and theatre. Between 1993 and 2004 he developed a project of site-specific installations, loosely inspired by the Cappucini Chapel in Palermo. He produced and directed over 20 performances and theatre productions in Edinburgh, London, Krakow, Palermo, Rome, Salzburg, New Delhi, Thrissur, Wrocław and Agrigento.
Since 2018 Andrea lives and works in Palermo with his partner Iolanda and 3 kids Elia, Maia and Nina.