With studies in Italy, Switzerland and Australia, Giada Colagrande began her career in video art, making documentaries on contemporary art and short fiction. In 2001, she presented her first feature, Aprimi il Cuore (Open My Heart), at the Venice Film Festival, winner of the Prix de l’Avenir in Paris Cinema 2003. After this first work, Giada Colagrande directed other films like Before it Had a Name (The Black Widow) (2005), presented at the San Sebastian Festival and the Venice Film Festival; A Woman (2010), starring Willem Dafoe and premiered in Venice and Bob Wilson’s Life & Death of Marina Abramovic, a documentary about the opera directed by Wilson, based on the biography of Abramovic, starring Abramovic, Wilson, Dafoe and Antony Hegarty.
Her collaboration with the artist continued with The Abramovic Method (2013). In 2014, she starred in Abel Ferrara Pasolini and Castello Cavalcanti, a short film directed by Wes Anderson.