Luca Bosoni is a local artist living in Battersea since 2015. Graduated in 2017 with an MA in Contemporary Art Practice and Performance from the Royal College of Art. Through community building, the generation of inclusive environments and post-gender wearable art, Luca’s practice is a proposition to overcome inequalities, toxic masculinity and gender discrimination.
His practice includes:
Live – as collaborative performances and workshops
3D – as wearable artworks, sculptural shoes, mini shoes
Luca has also exhibited nationally and internationally: Tate Britain(UK), NMMCA(South Korea), QAH(GER), Francesco FabbriFoundation(IT), Uppsala Konstmuseum(SWE). Selected awards: Stanley Picker Fellowship(shortlisted 2023), a-n bursary: time, space, money(2022), Freelands foundation fund(2020), New Contemporaries (shortlisted 2018), Royal College of Art bursary(2015-2017).
Luca will open a pop-up shop where he will sell his sculptural shoes. At the intersection between footwear design and sculpture, he will present a collection of Unidentified Performing Objects. Through this hybrid between retail and art gallery, Luca will test the commercial viability of his 3D practice and he will enrich the artistic offer in Battersea, which currently relies mainly on the RCA, Cooke Latham, Grove Collective and BAC. Reaching a wider audience, he will also propose affordable works, specifically thinking about the local LGBTQI+ and neurodivergent communities.
In The Studio
Katy Wan, Assistant Curator, International Art at Tate Modern and Simon Tate, Managing Director of Wetherby
Katy Wan is Assistant Curator, International Art at Tate Modern, delivering across the range of exhibitions and displays, as well as acquisitions of international photography and art from the Asia and Pacific region.
Simon Tate is the Managing Director of Wetherby, a private property development and investment company based in London. Simon set up his own devleopment company in 2007 where schemes included Riverbank House, a 30,000sqm headquarters building in the City designed by David Walker Architects and pre-let to Man Group in partnership with Pace Investments.