Luigi Coppola

Luigi Coppola is an artist, activist and promoter of participative project and politically-motivated actions. His artistic practice is connected with the process of social reappropriation of the commons starting by analyzing specific social, political, and cultural contexts. He trained both as a scientist (Environment and Land Engineer) as well as in the art field (Visual and Performing Arts). He is co-activator of the ongoing experience in Castiglione d’Otranto in south of Italy, with Casa delle Agriculture, as co-director of the festival Green Night: agricultures, utopias and community and Scuola di Agriculture that combines agro-ecological learning with artistic strategies and builds upon the participatory and commoning dynamics of the community of migrants, farmers and activists. Coppola has developed projects, performances, installations and exhibitions in international contexts, including: ; Fondazione Merz Turin, 2018; BAK Utrecht, 2018; Kunsthaus Graz, 2017; Quadriennale Roma, 2017; Kumu Art Museum, Tallinn, 2017; Teatro Continuo, Milan, 2016; Parckdesign, Brussels, 2016; Athens Biennale, Athens, 2015; Kadist Art Foundation, Paris, 2012; Steirischer Herbst, Graz, 2012 and Democracy Biennale, Turin, 2009. He was joint Artistic Director with Michelangelo Pistoletto of the Urban Art Biennale in Bordeaux - Evento 2011, art for an urban re-evolution - and part of the research group Art in Society at the Fontys Academy of Tilburg NL. Coppola was a 2017/2018 Fellow at BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht NL.