Cinzia Fossati

 

An architectural background, a passion for art and theater and a sparkly imagination are the main ingredients of my creations.
I collaborate with artists, directors and photographers to bring to life characters and places, either in films, photos or on stage.

 

See my work on this website or download my portfolios as Pdf:

CV | English
Portfolio costume design
Portfolio set design

Curriculum Vitae

Born in Italy, after graduating in architecture I moved to Germany where I have designed sets for films, commercials and art projects, as well as costumes for theater, shows and performances.
After perfecting my skills in the US, and a theater experience in Konstanz, I moved to Stuttgart to work at the National Theater. Since 2015 I’m based in Geneva, Switzerland.
Education
2011-2012 Continuing education classes at Fashion Institute of Technology New York FIT
2004-2006 Post graduate Degree in Production Design at the Munich Film University HFF
1996-2002 Architecture study at Politecnico di Milano | Masters degree
1999-2000 Erasmus-Program at Universität Essen | Germany (design)
1995 High school diploma at Istituto Zaccaria | Milano
Professional life
since 2004 freelance scenographer and costume designer.
Designed sets for more than 30 film projects including 11 shorts, 3 features, art installations, social campaigns and commercials. Designed costumes, stage and props for theater and shows.
2003 Co-founded the company Sonnenflammen which performs fire and light shows.
Expositions
2007 Haute Couture on Stilts | Kunst+Handwerk | Lokschuppen Rosenheim
2007 Haute Couture on Stilts | festival Obacht | Munich
2000 Baltic design | Rundetaarn Copenhagen | group exposition
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Theater productions

2019
A view from the bridge | Schauspiel Düsseldorf | Armin Petras
Cogitoscope | Théâtre du Grütli Genève | Jean-Louis Johannides 
2018
La Cantatrice Chauve | Théâtre Alchimic Genève | Cyril Kaiser
Mèlodie Maladie Mélodram | Saarländ. Staatstheater| Sébastien Jacobi
Nous les aimerons | Centre des Arts Genève | Jérôme Richer
Opus 3 | Teatro 2 punti Genève | Nicole Borgeat & Paola Pagani
2017
Le Misanthrope | Staatstheater Stuttgart | Wolfgang Michalek
Happy Days | Staatstheater Stuttgart | Armin Petras
Come il Mare | MSC cruises | show on board of the vessel Meraviglia
Parata | MSC cruises | show on board of the vessel Meraviglia 
2016
The wizard of Oz | Wuppertaler Bühnen | Peter Raffalt
Chelsea Hotel | Staatstheater Stuttgart | Sebastièn Jakobi
Bis später | Theater Heilbronn | Anne Tysiak
Wellenreiter | Staatstheater Stuttgart | Armin Petras
Die Anmaßung | Staatstheater Stuttgart | Florian von Hoermann
Fräulein Else | Staatstheater Stuttgart | Wolfgang Michalek
Herakles Kinder | Staatstheater Stuttgart | Armin Petras
Tiefer als die Nacht | Staatstheater Stuttgart | Wolfgang Michalek
King’s Wives | Staatstheater Stuttgart | Armin Petras
Bis später | Theater Heilbronn | Anne Tysiak
2015
Peter Pan | Wuppertaler Bühnen | Peter Raffalt
Mädchen mit den Schwefelhölzern | Oper Frankfurt | B von Peter
Neue Zeit | Schwarzwälder Dorfgeschichten |Le Squares | reading series at Schauspiel Stuttgart
Tägliche Terrorrundschau | Staatstheater Stuttgart | Peter Britz
2014
Puss in boots | Wuppertaler Bühnen | Peter Raffalt
Polizei x ruf | Staatstheater Stuttgart | improvisation show 
Musik Musik Musik! | Kids4Kids | Munich | children’s musical 
2012 – 2013
DNA des Entschwindens | Berkan Karpat | open air performance
Das Haus am See| Kids4Kids | Munich | children’s musical
2011
Licca Line | Die Stelzer | open air theater featuring 40 artists on stilts
Zu Lange unter Palmen | Kids4Kids | Munich | children’s musical
aug in aug zahn in zahn | Theater Blaue Maus | Munich
2009 – 2010
Trau’ deinem traum | Musikschule Trossingen | children’s musical
Was ist nur mit mir? | Theater Blaue Maus | Munich
2008 – 2007
Wasserwelten | Sonnenflammen | Munich | stilts performance
Rheingold | Die Stelzer | theater on stilts based on Wagner’s opera
Kleine Seele und die Erdbeere | Kids4Kids | children’s musical
Der letzte Schrei | Sonnenflammen | theatrical fire show
Haute Couture | Die Stelzer | performance on stilts
2004 – 2006
Luftzauber | Sonnenflammen | performance on stilts
Zeitreisende | Die Stelzer | performance on stilts
2000 – 2004
years long collaborations with
Rencontres du jeune Théâtre Européen | Grenoble
Studio Novecento | Milan | Marco Maria Pernich
SDEA | Milan | Alberto Monti

Filmography

Feature films
About a Girl | 2014 | Mark Monheim | Imbissfilm
Desperados on the block | 2008 | Tomasz Rudznik | Toccata film
Dableiben! | 2008 | collage | 8 directors | HFF
Wie es bleibt | 2006 | collage | 8 directors | HFF
Musensöhne | 2010 | documentary | Philipp Clarin | Filmallee | reenactment scenes
Teaser 
Wolf+Woman | 2012 | Fritz Böhm | Toccata Film
Shorts
Fortissimo| 2018 | Richard Szotyori | Inred Production
Misguided | 2011 | Laurie Rud | Blueturn Production NY
Twisted | 2011 | Norbert Keil | Trailerhaus
Teardrop | 2010 | Damian John Harper | HFF
Silent river | 2010 | Anca Miruna Lazarescu | Filmallee
Puppenrock | 2008 | Nadine Keil | HFF
Unverwundbar | 2007 | Felice Götze | Toccata film
Mit 16 bin ich weg | 2007 | Mark Mohnheim | Imbissfilm
Tohuwabohu | 2006 | Mara Eibl Eibesfeldt | Südfilm
Streikblues | 2006 | Stefan Ludwig | Recfilm
Kopfsache | 2005 | Doron Wisotzky | HFF
Tarof | 2005 | Susan Gordanschekan | HFF
Grenze | 2005 | Christiane Schmidt | HFF
Endspiel | 2004 | Mara Eibl Eibesfeldt | HFF
Video art installations
Capriccio | 2011 | video installation | artist Klaus vom Bruch
Schlagende Wetter | 2010 | video installation | M+M | Pars Media
Six Doors | 2009 | video installation | Sonja Kröner & Sigmar Warnecke
Yes, oui… Cannes! | 2008 | video | T. Liebrecht | Embassy of Dreams 
Social campaigns
Condrobs | 2009 | 3 social ads for cinema | Jan Doleschel | ShotOne
Thank you 3rd World | 2008 | 3 social ads| Max Gerlach | Voilá film
Paul | 2007 | serial health campaign | Recfilm
Commercials
Osram | 2010 | 4 commercials | Peter Carpentier | B.O.A.
Sven Diego | 2009 | Torben Liebrecht | Lüthje Schneider Hörl GbR
Drive In | 2007 | Torben Liebrecht | Said and Kruse
Geldkarte | 2006 | Jens Junker | Walker+Worm
Image films 
Facts become Emotions | 2008 | Imbissfilm
P+S Kamera-adapter | 20 07| August Pflugfelder
Music videos
Du und ich | 2006 | band Blumentopf | Janna Ji Wonders | HFF
In other positions
Renovare | 2008 | Paul Negoescu | Filmallee & Hifilm Bucarest | props
Noch ne zweite chance | 2006 | Sigmar Warnecke | set decoration
The Moonman | 2005 | Fritz Böhm | Toccata film | assistant, props
 

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