Sculpture in paper

Turin Book Fair, 1993

Cordero, famous for his mammoth sculptures, artistically reinterpreted the Burgo logo with a giant sculpture in paper at the fair which both symbolically and visibly welcomed visitors to the Burgo world of paper.


Riccardo Cordero

Born in Alba (Cuneo) in 1942, Riccardo Cordero studied art at college and at the Albertina Academy of Fine Arts where he was awarded a diploma in sculpture in 1965. He has been head of the Sculpture Department at the Academy since 1990.
Over 30 years of sculpturing, rich in acknowledgements and both public and private commissions that have led the artist to change his expressive register on more than one occasion, though always remaining true to his creative freedom.

His main national and international exhibitions at the beginning of his career include: the 1966 Sonsbeek Biennual in Holland, the III International Sculpture Exhibition held in the Pagani di Legnano, where Cordero also exhibited his works the following year and in 1969, the San Fedel award in Milan, the IV International Design award at Torre Pellice and the Cinque Exhibition in Turin held at the Galleria Caleidoscopio di Padova. In 1970 Paolo Fossati remarked on Cordero in the Bolaffi Catalogue.

  • Rotazione coordinata, Parco della Pellerina (Turin) 1992
  • il Grande ferro, Lookout Sculture Foundation (Pensylvania), 1993
  • Fontana, Parco Cenisia (Turin), del 1994
  • Chakra, Piazza Galimberti (Turin), 2005
  • Meteora, Nuovo Palazzo di Giustizia (Asti)
  • Meteora, Sculture Park di Shangai
  • Cometa, Sculpture Park di Taiwan.

Riccardo Cordero