Leone Contini has studied Philosophy and Cultural Anthropology at Università degli Studi di Siena. His research - mainly focused on intercultural frictions, conflict and power relations, displacement, migration and Diasporas - borrows the tools of contemporary anthropology in order to short-circuiting spheres of common feelings and significance through the use of lecture performances, collective interventions in public space, textual and audio-visual narratives, blogging and self-publishing.
Leone has exhibited or held intervention at Kunstverein, Amsterdam 2013; GOLEB, Amsterdam, 2013; Tirana Art Lab, Tirana, 2013; microgallery, Tirana, 2013; UNIDEE, Biella, 2013; DOCVA viafarini, Milano, 2013; Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato, 2012; Frigoriferi Milanesi, Milan, 2012; Chan, Genova, 2012; Kobariski Museum and various locations across the Italian-Slovenian border, 2012; The Roma Pavilion and the Danish Pavilion, the 54th La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, 2011; Villa Romana, Florence, 2009; Gallery Doma Omladina, Belgrade, 2009.
Among the residency programs attended, in 2013 he has been artist-in-residence for Tirana Art Lab, Albania; in 2012 he has been artist-in-residence for #1 Under Construction Open Residency - Beirut/Milano, Italy and Lebanon.
Leone lives and works in Florence.