Fernando Cobelo (1988) is a Venezuelan illustrator based in Turin (Italy), known for his clean, defined, essential and sometimes even childish illustrations. Fernando depicts universes full of surreal dreams and vivid nightmares that trigger our thoughts and move our feelings, with naive lines and shapes in which it might be easy finding fragments of ourselves.
This emotional approach has given Fernando the opportunity to work on a wide variety of projects, including editorial, advertising, books, storyboarding and murals. In the educational field, Fernando has taught in some high quality Italian institutes and has held different didactic activities in some other international universities in Mexico, India, Russia, China, Venezuela, Bulgaria and Turkey.
Google / Penguin Random House / Walt Disney Studios / Corriere della Sera / UNICEF / Huawei /
HuffPost / Lavazza / Moleskine / Lonely Planet / Zanichelli / Armando Testa / RYOT Studio / Swatch /
TIAA / Vanity Fair / Skillshare / Nova School of Business and Economics / Donna Moderna / Fidenza Village /
Ediciones Hidroavión / LUISS / IED / Feel Desain Magazine / Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo /
QC Terme / EDT / Lomography / Doctors Without Borders / Print Club Torino / Terre des Hommes /
Fashion Revolution / Red Cross / RoomFifty / Museo Nazionale del Cinema / Ron Diplomático /
Paoloni / Ssang Yong Motor / Hoppípolla / Eretica Edizioni
3x3 Professional Show (2019) - Merit and Annual (Books and covers) for Solitudine Fantastica
3x3 Professional Show (2019) - Honorable Mention (Editorial) for Man vs. Nature
3x3 Professional Show (2019) - Honorable Mention (Editorial) for Migrations
Sergio Fedriani Award (2019) - 1st Place for Migrations
Paratissima Cagliari Award (2016) - 1st Place for Ordinary young man & woman
"La vita è sogno" (2019, Palazzo Ducale, Genova) / "1er Encuentro Ilustrado de la Migración" (2019, Cineteca Nacional de Chile) / "Collaboriamo" (2018, BASE, Milan) / "Aiuola" (solo show, 2018, Palazzo Birago, Turin) / "THIScover" (2018, TGD, Turin) / "Exillustrato" (2018, Forte di Exilles) / "Musa" (2018, Bacanal, Barcelona) / "Coco" (2017, Colosseo Cinema, Milan) / "San Paolo Unconventional Mapping" (2017, FSRR, TGD; Turin) / "Closeness" (solo show, 2017, Lazaretto di Cagliari) / "Conscious Dialogues" (with Nicolò Canova, 2017, Serra Madre, Rome) / "Phoinix" (2016, Cavallerizza Reale, Turin)