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Gianluca Ascione was born in Gemona del Friuli (UD) in 1994
During his high school studies, Gianluca was a founding member of IANONOIA (2012). The collective self published and distributed their comics and zines throughout their community. He studied Comics and Illustration at Academy of fine art of Bologna from 2016 to 2021. During his time in Bologna he won the prize Coop fo words for his short story Océan and he  published Il grifone d’oro with Canicola edizioni, with which was nominated for “emerging author” at the Treviso comics book festival. Pages of the comic were exhibited at Cassero LGBTQ+ center in Bologna during BILBOLBUL comics festival (2018). In 2020 Gianluca was part of the anthology Sporchi e Subito edited by Fumettibrutti with Feltrinelli comics. With Editiondepress and the collaboration of Modo infoshop bookshop he self published the zine
Centauromachia (2020). In 2020 he founded the collective 134M13i. 134M13i published Magione in the number 55 of Artribune (2020) and printed the zine BODENKO#1 (2022). In 2022 he collaborated with the comics museum Paff! in Pordenone, holding courses and educational activities.

2022 Second degree diploma at Accademy of Fine Arts of Bologna, Comics and Storytelling, Bologna, IT
2022 Internship at Paff! museum “Palazzo Arti Fumetto Friuli”, Pordenone, IT
2020 First degree diploma at Accademy of Fine Arts of Bologna, Comics and Illustration, Bologna, IT
2016 Workshop: L’immagine e la parola.  With Blutch and Lorenzo Mattotti. Locarno, CH
2013 Highschool diploma at Arts School “Giovanni Sello” in Udine, IT

honors and awards
2018 Zucchelli scholarship, Zucchelli Foundation Bologna, (ITA)
2016 Coop for Words, first prize Comics section,  Bologna (ITA)
2016 Second prize at the Fifth International Competition for “New Authors” at the Treviso Comics Book Festival, Treviso (ITA)    

2021 Metàmero, at Attitudes Spazio alle Arti with Gender Bender Festival, Bologna (ITA)
2019 Elogio alla Lentezza, at Zu.Art art garden at Zucchelli House, Bologna (ITA)
2019 Renape present: Gianluca Ascione, at Senape Vivaio Urbano, Bologna (ITA)
2018 Il grifone d’oro, at Cassero LGBT+ Center, Bologna (ITA)
2016 Premio Coop for Words, at Biblioteca Salaborsa - Auditorium, Bologna (ITA)

2022 134M13i, BODENKO #1, Bologna IT (selfpublished)
2020 Ascione G., Centauromachia, Editiondepress, Bologna, IT (selfpublished)
2020 edited by Fumettibrutti, Sporchi e Subito, Feltrinelli, Milano, IT
2020 Ascione G., El grifo de oro, Underbrain, ES
2018 Ascione G., Il grifone d’oro, Canicola, Bologna, IT

2018 Inside Art, Massimo Canorro
2020 Artribune, Alex Urso
2019 La Falla, Francesco Colombrita


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