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Luca Bosani

Luca Bosani (he/they b.1990, Rho, IT) is a neurodivergent, gender-non-conforming artist. In the last two years, he developed his identity and personality 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/public investigator in drag, Luca works for a fictional company (TLSB), compiles regular Reports for them, wears uniforms daily (currently a red outfit), works with talented colleagues (detectives, artists, musicians) and is constantly busy trying to solve intricate conundrums. Often operating through live collective investigations, Bosani’s practice is in an open conversation with the history of sculpture and performance, bringing an innovative and experimental contribution to the mediums.

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).

Public Programme

Luca has opened a pop-up shop where he sells 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 tests the commercial viability of his 3D practice and he enriches 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.

Contact Information

Website: https://www.lucabosani.com/
Email: [email protected]
Socials: @luca_bosani

UPO SHOP

Studio Warming 16th December 2022

Portfolio

Selected By

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.