MADRAGOA
Renato Leotta
Turin, Italy, 1982
About the Artist

Renato Leotta’s research focuses on the slow, meticulous observation of the landscape, which the artist investigates through photography, sculpture, installation, and video. Leotta generates a personal emotional geography populated by traces and fragments of reality that intertwine references to mythology and literature with autobiographical experience. Like an archaeologist of the present, he identifies and selects elements that weave together notions of time and space, suggesting an ambiguous relationship between real and ideal settings.

 

Renato Leotta was born in Turin, in 1982 and he lives and works between Turin and Acireale, Italy.

 

Recent solo exhibitions by Renato Leotta include: Sun, Castello Di Rivoli, Torino (2020); Renato Leotta, Magazzino Art Foundation and Casa Italiana Zerilli Marimò, NY (2019); Lighea, Galleria Fonti, Naples (2019); Eine Sandsammlung, Kunsthalle St. Gallen (2018); AMICIZIA, Madragoa, Lisbon (2017); Wer ist noch österreichisch? Kunst Meran, Merano (2016); Aventura, Madragoa, Lisbon (2016); Piccola Patria, Galleria Fonti, Naples (2015).

 

Recent group exhibitions include: Maxxi Bulgari Prize, MAXXI, Rome (2020); E LUCE FU, Complesso monumentale ex Chiesa di San Francesco, Cuneo (2020); Garden of Earthly DelightsGropius Bau, Berlin (2019); The Piedmont Pavilion, Combo Venice, Venice (2019); There’ll Never Be A Door. You’re Inside — Works from the Teixeira de Freitas Collection, Sala de Arte Santander, Madrid (2019); Manifesta12, Planetary Garden, Palazzo Butera, Palermo (2018); Matrix for actual time, MAC São Paulo (2018); Pompei@Madre. Materia Archelogica, Madre, Naples (2017); INTUITION, Palazzo Fortuny, Venice (2017); Quadriennale d’arte, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome (2016); Les Limbes, La Galerie, Centre for Contemporay Art, Noisy-le-Sec/Paris (2016).

 

Renato Leotta has received the Fellowship at American Academy Rome and is among the three shortlisted artists for the MAXXI BVLGARI PRIZE 2020.

Portfolio

 

RL_PORTFOLIO 27'04'21.pdf
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Selected Press and Texts
Selected Exhibitions

 

MAXXI Bulgari Prize 2020

Installation view at MAXXI Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo, Roma, Italy

October 27th, 2020 - May 23th, 2021

 

MAXXI Bulgari Prize 2020

Installation view at MAXXI Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo, Roma, Italy

October 27th, 2020 - May 23th, 2021

 

E luce fu. Opere della Collezione del Castello di Rivoli

Installation view at the Complesso monumentale Ex Chiesa di San Francesco, Cuneo, Italy

October 23rd, 2020 - February 14th, 2021

 

 

Sole

Installation view at Castello di Rivoli, Turin, Italy

February 25th - August 30th, 2020

 

 

Sole

Installation view at Castello di Rivoli, Turin, Italy

February 25th - August 30th, 2020

 

Sole

Installation view at Castello di Rivoli, Turin, Italy

February 25th - August 30th, 2020

 

Orizzonte

Installation view at Art|Basel Miami Beach, Positions section, Madragoa Booth P10
December 5th - 8th, 2019

 

 

Garden of Earthly Delights

Installation view at Gropius Bau, Berlin, Germany

July 26th - December 1st, 2019

The Piedmont Pavilion

Installation view at Campo dei Gesuiti, Combo Venezia, Venice, Italy

May 7th - July 20th, 2019

 

 

Renato Leotta

Installation view at Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, New York, USA

April 30th - June 12th 2019

 

 

Renato Leotta

Installation view at Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, New York, USA

April 30th - June 12th, 2019

 

 

Eine Sandsammlung

Installation view at Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland September 29th - December 2nd, 2018

 

Eine Sandsammlung

Installation view at Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland September 29th - December 2nd, 2018

 

Manifesta12

Installation view at Palazzo Butera, Palermo, Italy

June 16th - November 4th, 2018

 

Manifesta12

Installation view at Palazzo Butera, Palermo, Italy

June 16th - November 4th, 2018

 

 

AMICIZIA
Installation view at Galeria Madragoa, Lisbon, Portugal

September 14th - November 4th, 2017

 

AMICIZIA
Installation view at Galeria Madragoa, Lisbon, Portugal

September 14th - November 4th, 2017

 

AMICIZIA
Installation view at Cossoul - Sociedade de Instrução Guilherme Cossoul, Lisbon, Portugal

September 14th - November 4th, 2017

 

INTUITION

Installation view at Palazzo Fortuny, Venice, Italy

May 13th - November 26th, 2017

 

 

Come nascono le stagioni?

Installation view at Kunst Meran, Meran, Italy

April 28th - June 12th, 2017

 

 

Come nascono le stagioni?

Installation view at Kunst Meran, Meran, Italy

April 28th - June 12th, 2017

 

16a Quadriennale d’arte

Installation view at Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome, Italy

October 13th 2016 - January 8th, 2017

 

 

Les Limbes

Installation view at La Galerie, Centre for Contemporary Art, Noisy-le-Sec/Paris, Paris, France

France May 21st – July 26th, 2016

 

 

Aventura

Installation view at Galeria Madragoa, Lisbon, Portugal

April 28th - June 12th, 2016