L’Atelier sur l’herbe, 2017, Performance, Fondazione Lac o le Mon, San Cesario di Lecce. Fotografia Luigi Negro

Born in Porto Cesareo (Lecce) in 1976, he lives and works in Florence.

He attended the Academy of Fine Arts in Lecce, deliberately choosing not to discuss the thesis. His work was definitely influenced by his independent studies. In 2007 he participated in the Advanced Course of Visual Arts (CSAV) at the Antonio Ratti Foundation in Como with the American artist Joan Jonas. In 2008, as part of Artist in Residence, he participated in the workshop in Viafarini in Milan with the American artist Kim Jones. In Milan, in 2008 he founded (with Luca Francesconi and Valentina Suma) Brownmagazine and later Brown Project Space, for which he takes care of the programming. In 2011 with Giusy Checola and Salvatore Baldi he founded in Lecce “Archiviations” (investigation and discussion exercises on the contemporary south). In 2012 he took part in Artists in Residence at MACRO, Rome, extending his invitation to nine other artists (Laboratory). Since 2010, with Luigi Negro, Emilio Fantin, Giancarlo Norese and Cesare Pietroiusti, he has been involved in the Lu Cafausu project that promotes La festa dei vivi (which reflect on death) and with which he was invited by AND AND AND to dOCUMENTA13, Kassel. Since 2016 he has been a founding member of the Lac o le Mon Foundation, San Cesario di Lecce. With Francesco Lauretta since 2017 he is part of the Santa Rosa School, a free plain air drawing school based in Florence and New York. He is currently engaged in the creation of a performance cycle started in 2012 with the theme The Stories of the True Cross and in an itinerant training project for young artists called The Academy of Immobility. He was selected for the Studio Program 2018 at Artists Allianc inc, New York and TAD Residency at the Monastero del Carmine, Bergamo. In 2018 and 2019, he conceived and curated a painting symposium at the Lac or le Mon Foundation, a residence / platform centered on Italian painting for the past 30 years. He curated Extemporanea-play in 2018, at Trebizonda Space for Contemporary Art, Perugia and Unique forms in the continuity of space, at Rizzuto Gallery, Palermo, in 2019 Factosta Records, by Enne Boi at Toast project space, Florence. Also in 2019 he was in residence at La Casapark, Gardiner, NY.