Giovanni Fioretto holds degrees in Art and Scene Design from
the Academy of Belle Arti in Naples, Italy. In the late eighties
Giovanni collaborated with Scene Designer Mauro Carosi and
Costume Designer Odette Nicoletti on Puccini's opera "Madam
Butterfly". It was performed at the San Carlo theater
in Naples under the direction of Mauro Bolognini.
He also worked on the stage adaptation of Gautier's screenplay
"Le Capitaine Fracasse," directed by Ettore Scola.
From 1990 to 1996 he dedicated himself completely to his
painting. In 1996 his first major project, "L'homme
écorché," was presented at the Grenoble
Institute of French Culture in Naples, Italy. In 1997 his
was exhibited at the Trevi Flash Museum of Art as part of
the Italian Exposition of contemporary arts. The exhibit included
a model and a video demonstration. In 1998 he designed the
costumes for the Lyric Opera production of Verdi's "Othello"
for the Korean National Theater in Seoul.
In 2000, he returned to South Korea to design. His credits
include both Scene and Costume Design for Rossini's "Mose"
at the Opera house of Seoul; and Costume Design for Donizetti's
"Lucia di Lammermoor" at the Theater of Opera in
In 2001 he partecipated in contemporary art exhibition "Arketipo"
at castello estense, Ferrara.
In 2002 he won the "ERCOLE I° D'ESTE" award
from the " 1° FERRARA BIENNIAL OF CONTEMPORARY ART"
and is invited to "MANIF 2002" with his personal
show at Seoul Arts Center, Korea.
In the same year he became the finalist of the XX edition
of the "Premio Firenze" and won " Commissione
IL TORO anno MMII" .
In occasion of the `Opera Festival 2003 of Daegu' he signed
for the set design of the Opera "Madama
Butterfly" by G.Puccini at Daegu Opera House.
In 2004 in occasion of the First Edition of the SICAF "Seoul
International Contemporary Art Fair" he is invited as
italian artist to exhibit six works from the "Boundless
In Korea in the same year he partecipated in the second edition
of Ansan Art Memory 2004 The Doll of Ventriloquist-
Danwon Museum Ansan , had the solo exhibition entitled
Boundless body - Insa Art Plaza Gallery and projected
set design for Korean Contemporary Opera The age of
youth The Korean Traditonal Opera Concert- on
tour in USA : San Francisco, New York and Los Angels .
In 2005 he partecipated in Exhibition ARTE IN TRANSITO
IN SCENA Primo Piano LivinGallery Lecce,
Italy. And he returned to Korea where he exhibited at the
third edition of Ansan Art Memory 2005 VENTUNO REBUS
and at the Galleryfifteen, Seoul he held a new solo exhibition
with his ten recent works from Boundless body
Born in Naples. Actually he lives and works in Italy and in