Luca Bosani

TLSB PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR AND UPO SPECIALIST

b.1990 Rho, Italy

Investigating internationally

Primary offices in London, UK and Pregnana Milanese, IT

EDUCATION

2015-2017   MA Contemporary Art Practice (Performance), Royal College of Art, London, UK

2014-2015   History of Contemporary Art & Performance, Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera, Milan, IT

2013-2014   Higher National Certificate in Fine Art,  Kensington and Chelsea College, London, UK

2013            Foundation in Fine Art, Slade School of Fine Art, London, UK

2009-2012   BA Interior Design, Politecnico di Milano, IT

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2023

(upcoming) UPO shop,  Hypha Studios, London, UK

2022

run run run,  Galerie Tatiss, Bienniale De Lyon Résonance, Lyon, FR

C0036: The Upside-down Rainbow,  Osservatorio Futura, Torino, IT

2019

Knaves of Radiance (paintings),  Kensington and Chelsea Town Hall, London, UK

2014

The difference between standing, sitting and laying,  Iridescent in Void, Club Rocket, Milan, IT

SOLO PERFORMANCES

2022

C0036: The Upside-down Rainbow,  Osservatorio Futura, Torino, IT

C0034-B: The UPO’s chant,  Collective Ending HQ, London, UK

2021

C0039: The three Jars,  Quartier am Hafen, Cologne, GER

C0035: The Golden Cocktail, supported by Ministero della Cultura, BRODO, Piattaforma Lago, Fondazione Fabbri, Treviso Arte Ricerca, Revine Lago, IT

C0034: The Gargantuan Shoe,  San Mei Gallery, London, UK

2019

Too Early to Love You, Too Late To Kiss You, Late at Tate,  Tate Britain, London, UK

STRIP, supported by Arts Council England,  Lewisham Arthouse, London, UK

2018

Knaves of Radiance, supported by Nine Elms on the South Bank and Art in Embassies, Nine Elms Pavilion, London, UK

Performing the unknown,  Hortensia gallery, London, UK

2015

I-YOU,  Fabbrica del Vapore, Milan, IT

GROUP

2023

(upcoming) Panorama #6,  Galeria Fran Reus, Palma De Mallorca, ESP

(upcoming) C0040: The Investigator’s Clothes x Art Must be Beautiful,  Weltkunstzimmer, Düsseldorf, GER

2022

Tender & Masculine,  Rosa Kwir, Balzan, Malta

Strike a Pose,  Cosar HMT x LRRH_, Düsseldorf, GER

Contribution #2,  Frontviews x LRRH_, Berlin, GER

2:2 virtual exhibition,  WDT Gallery, Middlesbrough, UK

Ecarlate, curated by Antoine Schafroth,  The curator’s house, London, UK

2021

EXiS – Experimental Film and Video Festival, MMCA: National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, South Korea

C0038: Spooky Actions at Distance x Sections: Ongoing, with Marco Miehling and Jessica Doucha,  Contemporary Sculpture Fulmer, UK, Nirox Foundation,  South Africa

2020

Secret Cabinet,  Dimora Artica, Milan, IT

Mettle,  The Function Suite, London, UK

Collection n°11,   Interior and the Collectors, Lyon, FR

Platforms Projectswith  Sepersepuluh Jakarta, Athens, Greece

The Potion Room, curated by Georgia Stephenson,  Subsidiary Projects, London, UK

Performance screening, with  Rasasastra, Jakarta, Indonesia

2019

Singolar Tenzone, supported by Arts Council England and Islington Council as part of Kunstraum Bacchanal,  Kunstraum, London, UK

Vocalis, supported by Arts Council England,  Beaconsfield gallery, London, UK

Absinthe, curated by Charlie Mills, James Capper, Billy Fresar,  Collective Ending, London, UK

The Loser Standing Small Beside The Victory,  spazioSERRA, Milan, IT

2018

The London Ultra,  OXO tower, London, UK

The Salamander Devours its Tail Twice,  Gallery 46, London, UK

DO IT,   WI-MA, Lodz, Poland

2017

Lost Senses, supported by Arts Council England, curated by Linda Rocco and Isabel Blanco,  Guest Projects, London, UK

Knaves of Radiance, Royal College of Art graduate show, Royal College of Art, London, UK

Revolve Performance Art Festival,  Uppsala Konstmuseum, Uppsala, Sweden

2016

Liberté d’action,  L’Amour, Paris, FR

Performance Art Meeting, in collaboration with  Galeria Labirynt, Lublin, Poland

Being alone together,  Crown Building Studios, Liverpool, UK

AWARDS / GRANTS

2022

National Lottery Project Grant, Arts Council England, UK

Free Studio Award, Hypha Studios selected by Katy Wan, Assistant Curator, International Art at Tate Modern and Simon Tate, Battersea, London, UK

Shortlisted – Stanley Picker Fellowship, Stanley Picker Gallery & Kingston University, UK

Finalist – The Football and Art Prize, touring exhibition: Touchstones Rochdale, The Millennium Gallery Sheffield, Sunderland Museum, UK

a-n Bursary: Time, Space, Money, a-n The Artists Information Company & Arts Council England, UK

2020

Finalist – Premio Fabbri, section Arte Emergente, IT

Finalist – Artworks Open, Barbican Arts Trust, UK

Production Prize – Body to Body,  BRODO promoted by Piattaforma Lago, Fondazione Fabbri, Treviso Ricerca Arte, IT

Freelands Foundation – COVID19 Fund

Shortlisted – Ducato Prize, section Arte Contemporanea, IT

Solo Performance Open Call, San Mei Gallery, UK

2018

Shortlisted – Bloomberg New Contemporaries, UK

Shortlisted – Arte Laguna Prize, section Performance, IT

2015-2017

Bursary MA Contemporary Art Practice (Performance), Royal College of Art, UK

2014

Shortlisted –  Combat Prize, section Video IT

2013

Highly Commended by Andrew Kötting – Annual Open CGP Gallery, UK

RESIDENCIES

2021

Tanzresidenz: Quartier am Hafen, Cologne, GER

2020

Body to Body,  BRODO promoted by Piattaforma Lago, Fondazione Fabbri, Treviso Ricerca Arte, IT

Residenza La Fornace, Luna Piena, Unknown Location, IT

2020-2022

Artist in Residence Morley College North Kensington, London, UK

2017–2020

Artist in Residence Kensington and Chelsea College, London, UK

2019

Q-Rated workshop Performance,  La Quadriennale di Roma, tutors: Richard Birkett, Marie De Brugerolle, Cally Spooner, Hangar Bicocca, Milan, IT

WORKSHOPS / TEACHING

2022

Lancaster West Neighbourhood, workshop with local residents, London, UK

2021

Worlds Within Worlds, workshop with disabled artists, DASH, UK

Visiting tutor, Central Saint Martins, London, UK

2020

Bomber Training, AIR Gallery, Altrincham, UK

Guest Lecturer, Central Saint Martins, London, UK

Visiting artist programme, Kensington Aldridge Academy, supported by A.C.A.V.A. , London, UK

VHL in Fine Art & Design, City of Westminster College, London, UK

2020-2022

VHL in Fine Art, Morley College North Kensington, London, UK

2019

Rhythms: Repetition, Stillness, Inconsistency,  workshop supported by Arts Council England, Lewisham Arthouse, London, UK

2018

Experimenting with Performance,  1 week workshop, Royal College of Art, London, UK

Performance Art: Learning through Doing,  5 weeks course, Kensington and Chelse College, London, UK

2017-2020

VHL in Fine Art & Design, Kensington and Chelsea College, London, UK

COLLECTIONS

International Performance Art Archive, Cologne, GER

Private collections: United Kingdom, Italy, Malta, Netherlands, Germany, France