Luca Bosani

V&A Museum x Adobe Artist in Residence

V&A Museum South Kensington, Learning Centre, Studio 2





Luca Bosani (b.1990; they/them, he/him) is a multimedia artist who specialises in wearable art and performance. They are the Victoria & Museum x Adobe artist-in-residence in Costume Design, where they are researching the history of heels and platform shoes. In 2025 their research will culminate in a post-gender interactive installation and series of performances that will be on view in the South Kensington Museum main galleries.

In 2017 – during their Performance MA at the Royal College of Art – disappointed and constrained by existing gender and artistic categorisation Luca created the concept of UPOs: Unidentified Performing Objects, wearable artworks that reject categorisation and sit in between definitions; ever-changing, fluid and queer they aim to transform both the wearer and the viewer. In this non-coded, non-binary and non-prescriptive space, their creativity now grows and flourishes.

Collaboration and coral group performances are at the core of Luca’s practice, and their UPOs are practical and conceptual tools for gender non-conforming individuals, neurodivergent communities and young people to feel seen, heard, included and supported.

TLSB Private Investigations & Conundrums

As a neurodivergent and gender-non-conforming artist, starting in 2020, Luca developed a semi-fictional identity as TLSB private investigator & UPO specialist. 

Taking the cinematographic stereotype of the private investigator (e.g. Humphrey Bogart as Philip Marlowe), Luca dismantles this hyper-masculine identity to introduce a queer private investigator in drag.

As a private investigator in drag, Luca works for an imaginary company (TLSB), compiles regular Reports for them, wears uniforms daily (currently a red outfit), works with talented colleagues (detectives, artists, musicians) and is busy trying to solve intricate conundrums.

Operating through live investigations, Luca’s practice is in an open conversation with the history of fashion, sculpture and performance, bringing an innovative and experimental contribution to the mediums.



Presenting the Adobe Creative Residents at the V&A   Adobe, ENG


On Queerness   with Antoine Schafroth, Hypha Studios, London, ENG

Queer Pandèmia   Edizioni TLON, TMW Factory, Milan, ITA-ENG

Wandsworth Arts & Culture,  Wandsworth Council, London, ENG


Rovesciare gli arcobaleni si può,  La Repubblica, by Olga Gambari, ITA

Reports on Behalf of TLSB   HOAX Publication, ENG

Artist Interview: Luca Bosani   Fern & Glade, London, ENG

El arte del futbol   Revista Crack Style, Mexico, SPA


C0039  in conversation with Wilko Austermann, Quartier Am Hafen, Cologne, ENG

Carlo Sala ed Elisa Carollo in conversazione con Luca Bosani   BRODO promoted by Piattaforma Lago, Fondazione Fabbri, Treviso Ricerca Arte, ITA

From the margins   FAD Magazine, by Paul Carey-Kent, ENG

Transition: Shirley Temple takes on the US capitol   Lampooon Magazine, ENG

Art, Sculpture, Performance and Fashion: Luca Calu Bosani   Wait! Fashion, ENG

Interview with Federico Esposito  Time travel, ENG

Luca Bosani: C0037- A Gleam in the Fog  Art Verge, ENG


Archive: Luca Bosani   Contemporary Attitude, ENG

Absinthe: Artists’ muse of the past and mythological creature of today   by Elina Baumikhanova, ENG

Gli artisti Under 35 da tener d’occhio   Man In Town, by Lorenzo Sabatini, ITA

Autointerview, MetodoMilano, ITA

I (never) explain #91: Luca Bosani  ATP Diary, ITA-ENG

Luna Piena, Tzvetnik, ENG

Featured artist, Azzurro3, ENG

Luna Piena at Residenza La Fornace, Daily Lazy, ENG

Q&A: Luca Bosani  The Global F.C. ENG

Luca Bosani: More Than Shoes  Los Gatos, by Aidha Badr, ENG

Performing Objects: Luca Bosani for Platforms Projects  interview with Sepersepuluh Jakarta, ENG

Off topic: Luca Bosani sulla mascolinità e le dinamiche di genere  Forme Uniche & ArtsLife, by Gianluca Gramolazzi, ITA

Fucked Up Objects  Mousse Magazine, by Marie De Brugerolle, ENG


Issue 2, Rung Magazine, ENG

Luca Bosani: Q-Rated Performance  La Quadriennale di Roma, ITA

Absinthe,  Coeval Magazine, by Lara Monro, ENG

Absinthe: Luca Bosani  interview with Hector Campbell, ENG