Video artist/ Performer, was born in Italy but grew up in Brazil. After high school she moved to the US where she graduated in Communication Studies at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. During college she started her first Theatre and performance studies being a part of theatre productions and short films. Back in Italy she started working with video productions and kept on studying theatre and performance. Putting together video and performance was always her objective. This is why she created with Davide Mastrangelo a video performance project Con.Tatto
CologneOFF VIII – 8th Cologne International Videoart Festival 2012
CologneOFF X – 10th Cologne International Videoart Festival 2014
artvideoKOELN – audiovisual experiences 2015
The W:OW Project 2019
Francesca Leoni is participating in total in about 15 videoart programs curated by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne shown together with networking partners all over the world.
Francesca Leoni & Davide Mastrangelo
CON.TATTO is an artistic group composed by Francesca Leoni and Davide Mastrangelo, both video artist and performers. The group was created in June 2011 to respond the artistic needs and sensibilities of both components. In only one year the group created several videos that are now travelling in different international festivals.
Their exploration focus on the human condition in contemporary societies through various perspectives. Most relevant to their works is the topic of man-woman relationship in multiple social dimensions: romantic relationships, peoples’ customs and traditions, ideological and religious manipulation. They offer symbolic exempla of these conditions through their performative “tableau”. Leoni & Mastrangelo is presently included in international festivals and events. Their new works are distributed by Visualcontainer in Italy and by VIVO Media Arts Centre in Canada.
Davide Mastrangelo (1989, Eboli)
is an Italian Filmmaker (film director and video artist). He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bologna where he did a degree in Photography, Cinema and Television.
His degree paper (“Cross-breeding visions”) focused on the cross-breeding of cinema and video art.
Both his studies and his work focused on exploring the intermedial potential of experimental audiovisual devices.
In June 2011 a collaboration with video artist and performer Francesca Leoni led to the birth of Leoni & Mastrangelo. Their works were selected by international video art and film festivals.
Co-artistic director Ibrida Festival intermedia arts of 2016. Davide Mastrangelo is currently working on exploring new cross-breeding areas in the use of cinema and video art.