Portrait of Léonard Santé

From 16 March 2022

Eleonora Luccarini joins the RETROFUTURE section, the collection of works by young Italian artists growing organically with time.

Léonard Santé is Eleonora Luccarini’s alter ego and the leading character of a larger interdisciplinary project based on poetry where the line between fiction and autobiography is blurred. Poetry is the medium through which Léonard, thus the artist, tries to understand his complex and contradictory relationship with emotional vulnerability, gender, sexuality, religion, future and family expectations.



ELEONORA LUCCARINI (Bologna, 1993) lives and works in Amsterdam. She studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bologna, Università IUAV di Venezia and Sandberg Institute. She has been shortlisted for the Pini Art Prize 2021-2022 at Fondazione Adolfo Pini in Milano. Recently she has exhibited at Istituto Svizzero, Milano (2021), Manifattura Tabacchi, Firenze (2021), Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Torino (2021), Quadriennale di Roma (2020), OGR Torino (2020) and Cripta747, Torino (2020). In 2021 she also took part in the residency project Nuovo Forno del Pane presso MAMbo – Museod’Arte Moderna di Bologna and in Live Arts Week festival curated by XING in Bologna.