Leonardo Zuccaro Marchi (1983)
Lives in Milan.
He got his Diploma at Alta Scuola Politecnica in 2008 obtaining a double Architecture degree at both Politecnico di Milano and Politecnico di Torino. (110 cum laude, tutor Prof. Cino Zucchi) . In 2008 he works in Croatia and in 2009 at CZA- Cino Zucchi Studio in Milan as architect. He teaches as tutor at Architecture and Urban design course at Politecnico di Milano. He is a Phd candidate in Urbanism at IUAV University in Venice and Phd Guest at TU Delft, Netherlands, with a research concerning “The Heart of the City”.
In 2010 wins the 2010 `Best 40 under 40 European Architects` by the Chicago Athenaeum and Uropean Center, and he is selected among the 200 Italian talents under 35 at TNT Young Talents Festival, organized by the Italian Government.
In both 2010 and 2011 he is selected for the prize Young Blood Italy - architecture (http://www.annualyoungblood.com/portfolio/prova-8/).
He has exposed his both architecture and art projects at Fondazione Arnaldo Pomodoro in Milano (2008), Palazzo Permanente in Milan (2009), Saatchi Gallery in London (2009), Triennale Milano (2009), MAXXI in Rome as collaborator of Cino Zucchi (2010), NAI (2012),...
His research mostly concerns the field of architecture and urbanism, spacing from tectonic to social participation to projects. He is very interested in Art in order to fertilize concepts and social, technical, aesthetic, functional, psychological, formal studies, among others, exploiting his background in a sort of experimental way.
He is willing to keep alive the outstanding link between Art and Architecture, unified by a deep reference to a specific technique [tekhne], present in "archi-tecture", which Latins used to traduce with the word 'ars'.