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Brief info

f. 1976

Leone Contini studied Philosophy and Cultural Anthropology at the University of Siena. His research unrolls at the intersection of anthropology, aesthetics and politics and his mediums include lecture-performances, collective interventions in public spaces, textual and visual narratives, drawings.

He has held exhibitions and displayed works at Mattatoio, Rome; Vzigalica, Ljubljana; MADRE, Naples;  Pearl Art Museum, Shanghai; Ker Thiossane, Dakar; SAVVY, Berlin; HKW, Berlin; PAV, Turin; IAC, Lyon; Manifesta 12, Palermo; Fondazione Sandretto, Turin; Quadriennale, Rome; Pistioletto Foundation, Biella; Mart, Rovereto; Delfina Foundation, London; Kunstraum, Munich; Khoj, New Delhi; Galleria Civica, Trento; Kunstverein Amsterdam; Museo Pecci, Prato; Villa Romana, Florence. In 2018-2019 he was a fellow at Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart. In 2017 he won the second edition of the Italian Council award. In 2017 he collaborated with “TRACES – Transmitting Contentious Cultural Heritages with the Arts”.

Projekter af

Leone Contini’s “Italian Flora” project revolves around the construction of a structure able to display several items such as drawings, photographic images, textile leftovers and dried gourds.