Leone Contini, Salire Sempre, Caporetto:Kobarid, Slovenia, 2012.

Leone Contini studied philosophy and cultural anthropology at Università degli Studi di Siena. His artistic research focuses mainly on intercultural frictions, conflict and power relations, displacement, migration, diasporas and borrows the tools of contemporary anthropology in order to short-circuit spheres of shared feelings and significance through the use of lecture performances, collective interventions in public space, textual and audio-visual narratives, blogging and self-publishing.

Recent exhibitions and interventions include: Project Biennial of Contemporary Art, D-0 ARK Underground, Konjic, 2015; Galleria Civica, Trento, 2014; Khoj, New Delhi, 2014; Delfina Foundation, London, 2014; Kunstraum, Munich, 2014; DOCVA Careof, Milano, 2014; Villa Romana, Florence, 2014; Kunstverein, Amsterdam 2013; GOLEB, Amsterdam, 2013; Tirana Art Lab, Tirana, 2013; UNIDEE, Biella, 2013; Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato, 2012.

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