Leonardo Bigazzi (Fiesole, 1982) works as a curator at Lo Schermo dell’Arte since its first edition in 2008, where he has been responsible for special projects with the artists Hito Steyerl, Hassan Khan, Omer Fast, Hiroshi Sugimoto and Melik Ohanian. He is the co-director of Feature Expanded (2015- ) and the curator of VISIO – European Programme on Artists’ Moving Images(2012- ), to which over 150 artists have participated.
Recently he was appointed curator of the Fondazione In Between Art Film Foundation for which he co-curated Mascarilla 19 – Codes of Domestic Violence, a project of eight artist’s films commissioned on the theme of domestic violence against women. The programme premiered at MAXXI in Rome in october 2020.
Curated exhibitions in recent years: VISIO Moving Images After Post-Internet (Palazzo Strozzi, Florence), Invisible Cities (MAXXI, Rome), Petrit Halilaj Shkrëpetima (Fondazione Merz, Turin; Paul Klee Zentrum, Bern; Runik, Kosovo), European Identities. New Geographies in Artists’ Film and Video (Le Murate, Florence), Directing the Real. Artists’ Films and Video in the 2010s (Palazzo Medici Riccardi, Florence; Passerelle Centre d’art contemporain, Brest).
From 2014 to 2016 he was curator at Museo Marino Marini in Florence where he curated the solo shows of Rayyane Tabet and Pablo Bronstein among other projects. In 2016 he co-curated the first edition of La Nuite blanche de Monaco.
He has been the project manager and curatorial advisor of the artist Petrit Halilaj for 12 exhibitions among which his solo-show at the New Museum in New York and his presentation at the 57. Biennale di Venezia, awarded with the Special Mention of the Jury.
He is part of the acquisition committee of the FRAC Bretagne (2020-2022). In 2017 he was part of the acquisition committee of the FRAC Champagne-Ardenne