Mara Cerri was born in Pesaro in 1978 and attended the “Scuola del Libro” of Urbino.
Among the illustrated books she published with Orecchio Acerbo there are: Via Curiel 8, A una stella cadente, Il nuotatore by Paolo Cognetti, La pantera sotto il letto by Andrea Bajani, E non mi fermo by Albino Pierro (ed. Orecchio Acerbo), Occhi di vetro by Mancuso Brothers (Else Ed.) and La spiaggia di notte by Elena Ferrante (E/O ed.), I libri di Oz by Frank Baum (Einaudi ed.), Cinque by Giovanni Truppi (Coconino Press).
She collaborated with Fanny & Alexander theatre company, creating the designs for the Oz childeren’s theatre show which debuted at the Rome Europe Festival 2019.
The animated short film Via Curiel 8, made in collaboration with Magda Guidi, won the Corti Italia section of the Torino Film Festival in 2011.
In 2017 she worked with Magda Guidi on different animated clips for the documentary Ferrante Fever by Giacomo Durzi (Malìa Film) and with Simone Massi for the documentary film Samouni Road by Stefano Savona.
She designed the poster for the film by Alice Rohrwacher Lazzaro felice and A sud di Pavese by Matteo Bellizzi.
She is completing Sogni al campo, the new animated short film by Cerri and Guidi, produced by Miyu Production and Withstand film.