LUCA ASTA

Luca Asta is a French-Italian visual artist living and working in London. They graduated in 2019 in ‘Contemporary Art Practice’ at the Royal College of Art, with a practice of video, photography, sculpture, writing and performance. Their practice plays around belief systems from Christianity to Capitalism to Cinema, and their impact in the construction on one’s psychosocial identity, with a specific interest in structural and internalised oppressions. They are actively engaged in dismantling binary and heteronormative oppressions through intimate and confrontational works.

EDUCATION

2016 - 2019 Royal College of Art, Contemporary Art Practice, London, United Kingdom

2014 - 2016 Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Fine Arts department, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2012 - 2014 École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Lyon, France

2011 - 2012 Les Arcades, public foundation year in Art, Issy-les-Moulineaux, France

RESIDENCIES

11/2020-02/2020 WeExist x The Koppel Project residency, London, UK
2019 - 2020 Conditions Studio Program, Resident Artist, Croydon, UK

04/2015 European Exchange Academy - Nordisk Kunstnarsenter Dale, Dale i Sunnfjord, Norway

06/2013 Arte Creative program for Marseille Provence culturelle, Marseille, France

EXHIBITIONS & EVENTS

27/02/2021 Trans* Day of Joy, Fringe! Queer Film & Arts Festival, London, UK

20/02/2021 Tag! Queer Shorts Festival!, Portland, Oregon, US

02/2020 Conditions, group show, Whitgift Centre, London, UK (POSTPONED)

01/2020 WeExist, group show, The Koppel Project, London, UK (POSTPONED)

09/2020 'Intimité toi-même!', group show, Le Houloc, Aubervilliers, France

03/2020 'Queer Art(ists) Now', group show, ‘What? Queer Arts Festival’, Rose Lipman Building, London, UK

08/11/2019 'Disorder live art', group show, Ugly Duck, London, UK

10/2019 'To whom the flesh / My flesh / Still connects me', The Poetry Society, ArtLicks Weekend, London, UK

07/2019 Degree Show, Royal College of Art, London, UK

21/05/2019 'Reaching for the Horizon II', zine launch and perfomance event, Dyson gallery, London, UK

05/2019 'Lay with me', group show, Dyson gallery, London, UK

26/04/2019 'Togetherness', group show, Assembly Point, London, UK

01/03/2019 'Reaching for the Horizon', zine launch and performance event, Courtyard gallery, London, UK

02/11/2018 'Queer Salon', group show, Arch 17, London, UK

11/10/2018 'El Tiempo de los Hiperobjetos', screening event, Espacio El Dorado, Bogotá, Colombia

17/05/2018 'Soapbox', screening event, Close-Up Cinema, London, UK

19/02/2018 'Porn/Porn', screening event, RCA Artbar, London, UK

01/2018 'WIP Show', group show, Royal College of Art, London, UK

14/10/2016 'An Evening with Robert Glück', screening event, Perdu, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

08/2016 'Best of Graduates 2016', group show, Ron Mandos gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

07/2016 Graduation Show, Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

06/2016 ‘The Syncopated Dialectics of Words and Things’, group show, Rietveld Glass Pavillion, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

02/2016 'I miss you forever and ever Norway xoxo’, group show, Patrick Studios, Leeds, UK

04/2015 EEA, group show, Nordisk Kunstnarsenter Dale, Dale i Sunnfjord, Norway

03/2015 Uncut, group show, Vlaams Cultuurhuis de Brakke Grond, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

03/2015 'No talent no problem', group show, Generaal Vetterstraat 66, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

20/01/2015 'This is the Rietveld', Gerrit Rietveld Academy open day, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

06/2012 'Enchanter le monde', group show, Espace Icare, Issy-les-Moulineaux, France

02/2012 Les ARCADES open day, Issy-les-Moulineaux, France

2021 DYCP Arts Council England

2020 CEZ Creative Practitioners Fund

2016 Ron Mandos gallery Young Blood Award

AWARDS

PRESS & ONLINE