About me

Leonardo Magnani was born on May 14th 1981 in Florence.
He earned a degree at the Academy of Fine Arts of Florence in 2005.

He live in London ,He currently held an artist residency in Buenos aires ,thanks to the Italian project  G.A.I mouving up -Torino-sostegno alla mobilita´dei giovani artisti italiani.

Art-BIO

Leonardo magnani Gained his Art degree at the “Academia delle belle Arti” of Florence, in the painting class of professor Adriano Bimbi.

In the years prior his degree he participates to various working/living spaces in the Tuscany countryside. These projects where curated by professor Adriano Bimbi in collaboration with the municipalities of S.Piero a Sieve and Barberino di Mugello, commencing an artistic investigation on the surrounding landscapes.

The various aspects of these landscapes become the cetral theme of his work. In that period it is mainly a “dal vero” approach to natures elements.

In 2005, after his degree, he travels through Mexico.

In 2006 he takes part in the “Naturalita’ progetto residenza” studio curated by the art historian Susanna Buricchi. The period spent in the studio house nearby Poppi (AR) lasts 8 months. In this period his work finds more sinthetis and poetic definition.

Always in 2007 he travels through South America, touching Brasil, Venezuela, Colombia and Equador.

In June of 2008 he wins the first prize in 11th edition of the Morlotti-Imbersago prize, organized by the Granata Braghieri Foundation (LC).

Since 2009 he mouve in England.

He currently lives and works in London .

Leonardo Magnani nació el 14 de mayo de 1981 en Florencia. Obtuvo una licenciatura en la Academia de Bellas Artes de Florencia en 2005. Y actualmente se encuentra realizando una Residencia Artística en Buenos Aires en LPEP (La Paternal Espacio Proyecto)
Art-BIO
Leonardo Magnani obtuvo licenciatura en la “Academia de Bellas Artes” de Florencia, donde tuvo clases de pintura con el profesor Adriano Bimbi.
En los años anteriores a su licenciatura, participa en diferentes espacios de vivienda/trabajo en el campo de la Toscana. Estos proyectos fueron curados por el profesor Adriano Bimbi, en colaboración con los municipios de S. Piero a Sieve y Barberino di Mugello, comenzando una investigación artística en paisajes de los alrededores.
Varios aspectos de estos paisajes se tornan centrales como temas de su trabajo. En ese periodo es principalmente  un acercamiento a los elementos naturales.
En 2005,  después de licenciarse, viaja alrededor de México.
En 2006 toma parte en  “Naturalita’ progetto residenza” curado por la historiadora de arte Susanna Buricchi.
El período de permanencia en el estudio cerca a  Poppi (AR) tiene una duración de 8 meses. En este período, su trabajo encuentra más síntesis y una definición poética.
En el año 2007 viaja por América del Sur, tocando Brasil, Venezuela, Colombia y Ecuador.
En junio de 2008 gana el primer lugar en la 11 ª edición del premio Morlotti-Imbersago, organizado por la Fundación Granata Braghieri (LC).
Desde 2009  vive en Londres.

BIO -ENGLISH

Leonardo Magnani was born on May 14th 1981 in Florence.
He earned a degree at the Academy of Fine Arts of Florence in 2005.

He live in London ,He currently held a n artist residency in buenos aires at L.P.E.P espacio Proyecto.

Art-BIO

Leonardo magnani Gained his Art degree at the “Academia delle belle Arti” of Florence, in the painting class of professor Adriano Bimbi.

In the years prior his degree he participates to various working/living spaces in the Tuscany countryside. These projects where curated by professor Adriano Bimbi in collaboration with the municipalities of S.Piero a Sieve and Barberino di Mugello, commencing an artistic investigation on the surrounding landscapes.

The various aspects of these landscapes become the cetral theme of his work. In that period it is mainly a “dal vero” approach to natures elements.

In 2005, after his degree, he travels through Mexico.

In 2006 he takes part in the “Naturalita’ progetto residenza” studio curated by the art historian Susanna Buricchi. The period spent in the studio house nearby Poppi (AR) lasts 8 months. In this period his work finds more sinthetis and poetic definition.

Always in 2007 he travels through South America, touching Brasil, Venezuela, Colombia and Equador.

In June of 2008 he wins the first prize in 11th edition of the Morlotti-Imbersago prize, organized by the Granata Braghieri Foundation (LC).

Since 2009 he move to England

He currently lives and works in London.

London –U.K  

Exhibitions

August 2010-Regent studio- solo exhibitions-The nature of looking-Hackney stable Gallery- London

August 2010-  Degree art Gallery London-selected for Signature award in the first 10-vyner street London.

September 2010- Solo exhibition –City art music Project City rd.70-74 London.

April 2011- Solo exhibitions –THE THETRE OF FOUND OBJECT’S-

London-Greenwich pictures house

Work and internship

May 2011                           Metropolitan University –MET WORKS-

London                            –   Laser cut and water jet cut workshop

–   Wood workshop

February 2011                 City lit –London

London

– Adobe Photoshop course

–  Illustrator   course

October 2010               Fazzuoli & figli                                                                          London

  • Work as store fittine during the building site of Prada store in new Bond St.
  • Set up the space and provide material for the shop.
  • Logistic curator and english translator


 March- 2010                 Wilkinson gallery   – gallery assistant-Vyner street London                                   London

  • Art handling and help to set up exhibuitions       
  • Preparing art work
  • Packer frame and art works
  • Work at the gallery shop
  • Surveillance during the exhibitions

January – 2009               Hackney city farm    –                                                                 London

  •   Responsable for the mantenence of the room and laboratory.
  •   Cleaning and setting the art studio space
  •   Caffe assistant

 

January – 2009               Gallery 20 hoxton square project- 20Hoxton square-                London                                       

                                   

Internship(voluntary)

  •  Art Handling
  •  painting and decoreting exhibiting space
  •  Setting the exhibiting space           

 

 

April-2010                     Hive project   –Gallery assistant La rouche  -London                                               London

  • Working at the gallery
  • Refurbished and set up studio space.
  • Working at the caffe and gallery assistant

October- 2009            Cosmicmegabrain-creative network  exhibitions assistant           London

  • Assistant the light technican
  • Art handling and set the workspace

                                                      

Florence-Italy

2004- Specialization Course in Sacred Arts for liturgy – STAUROTS FOUNDATION

(Abruzzo)
2005- Exhibition M.A.C.-Pavia. Catalogue edited by Nicola Micieli.
December 2005- Collective art show grouping 3-years of exhibitions on Landscapes – Peace University NY Catalogue edited by Nicola Micieli.
2005-2006- Collective art show at the municipal gallery of Cesena and at Palazzo della Pescheria “ABITARE IL PAESAGGIO” with catalogue edited by the critic [i]Nicola Miceli.-
Sergio Vacchi Foundation- Palazzo di Grotti (SI)
January 2006- exhibition “IL CARRO DEL PONTORMO”- Figurative Arts Club, Empoli.

May 2006- participation in OUTSIDE PROJECT BELGRAD- exhibition workshop during the cultural exchange between Florence and Belgrad.

May 2006- omage to Pier Paolo Pasolini- collective art show, Figurative Arts Club, Empoli.
September 2006 – NATURALITA -Poppi – Castle and Civic Gallery,Stia -ex Lanificio. Collective art show with catalogue edited by Susanna Buricchi. Presentation by Claudio Spadoni.

December 2006 -NATURALITA- Arezzo-  Contemporary Art Gallery – Church of S.Ignazio.

May 2006- homage to Pier Paolo Pasolini- collective art show, Figurative Arts Club, Empoli.
September 2006 – NATURALITA -Poppi – Castle and Civic Gallery,Stia -ex Lanificio. Collective art show with catalogue edited by Susanna Buricchi. Presentation by Claudio Spadoni.

December 2006 -NATURALITA- Arezzo-  Contemporary Art Gallery – Church of S.Ignazio.

July 2007- Winner of the Morlotti Award –Imbersago 2007- Granata-Braghieri  Foundation, Imbersago (LC).

May 2007- exhibition UOMONOTTEANIMALE at the Granata-Braghieri Foundation (LC)

Actaully im a member of ARTEFICI Italian art associations that promote cultural events and social activity.

www.associazioneartefice.com

SKILLS AND ACHIVEMENTS

  •   Artist: exhibited in a Group and Solo Art Exhibitions-Tuscany

Winner of the Morlotti Award –Imbersago 2007- Granata-Braghieri  Foundation, Imbersago (LC).

Published in YOUNG BLOOD –annual book of young Italian talents awarded world-wide.

Proficient in Word,Photoshop,Premier

European drive licence B

LANGUAGES:  English fluent   Italian- (native)- Spanish

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Portfolio visual documentations of recent works  2010-2011 regarding the artist residency.

All the work can be seen at  www.leonardomagnani.com .> BLOG


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