Renato Leotta was born in Turin, Italy, in 1982. He lives and works between Turin and Acireale. His recent solo exhibitions include: "Renato Leotta", NYU Casa Zerili Marimò & Magazzino Italian Art Foundation, New York (2019); "Eine Sandsammlung", Kust Halle St. Gallen, St. Gallen (2018); "AMICIZIA", Madragoa, Lisbon (2017); "Aventura", Madragoa, Lisbon (2016); Selected group exhibitions include: "Displacement", American Academy in Rome, Rome (2019); "No habrá nunca una puerta. Estás adentro. Obras de la Coleção Teixeira de Freitas", Sala de Arte Santander, Madrid (2019); "Intuition", Palazzo Fortuny, Venice (2017); Manifesta12, Palazzo Butero, Palermo (2018); "Matrix for actual time", MAC Sao Paulo, Brazil (2018); Quadriennale di Roma, Rome (2016).
Leotta is a co-founder of CRIPTA747 in Turin.
Renato Leotta’s work is rooted in the act of observation, using the landscape as a subject. Renato Leotta tries—through his processes of observation—to identify and circumscribe a series of images, visualized through different media, that although being related to a specific time and space, contain a universal character. Moreover, by presenting the viewer with images that don’t center narration, he works around and resists the limitations of cliché.