Cora Piantoni (Germany, 1975), graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich and the
University of Art and Design in Zurich where she lives and works. She is an
artist, photographer and filmmaker, working with storytelling and re-enactment.
In extensive researches, she focuses on the end of the Cold War and the
political changes in Eastern Europe. She is interested in political situations
and their effect on people’s everyday life, on survival strategies and
resistance movements. She has exhibited her work in solo and group shows
internationally, in Poland, Czech Republic, Sweden, Germany, Holland and
Switzerland. In 2004 she was awarded the Bavarian State Sponsorship Award for
Photography and in 2010 the HWP-Grant by the Bavarian Ministry for Research and
Art and was as artist in residence in Klenová/CZ, Dresden and at Wyspa Institue
of Art in Gdansk/PL.