Adriana Leanza ~ Keywords: writing, curating, speculative fiction, Sicilian culinary tradition(s), tender tongues, movement and performance, knowledge of the haptic, circularity, technologies of transmission, opacità, articulations of the minuscule, lievito madre
Adriana A. Leanza (1994, Lund, Sweden) is a curator, writer and researcher based in London and co-founder of the curatorial collective Allél0n together with María Lucía Marcote García. Born in 2017 as an open-ended digital correspondence experimenting with creative writing and speculative fiction, Allél0n invited the participation of emergent interdisciplinary researchers, artists, and friends called to collective and spontaneous thinking.
Adriana has curated exhibitions and non-profit events to support emerging artists at the intersection of sound, visual and performative practice, gaining public funding from Arts Council England National Lottery Project Grants in 2021.
Adriana holds a BA in Architecture from the University of Trieste, Italy (2016), an MA in Advanced Studies in Art History from the University of Barcelona, Spain (2018) and an MA in Art Praxis from the Dutch Art Institute, ArtEZ University of the Arts (2023). Alongside the curatorial practice, Adriana worked within private and public institutions in the UK and Europe, such as Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Seventeen Gallery, ADN Galería and the Design Museum of Barcelona.