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Matteo Lucca, born in Forlì in 1980, obtained his degree in sculpture from the Academy of Fine Arts in Bologna. His artistic journey focuses on exploring the theme of the body through experimenting with various languages and materials such as lead, copper, and fabrics, which hold symbolic meanings, personal experiences, or technical approaches for him.

During his formative years, he created his first public works, such as "Autoforia" for the park of the hospital in Bondeno (FE) in 2004 and "Testimoni dell'impronta," dedicated to AVIS blood donors, for the Pierantoni Hospital in Forlì in 2007. After completing his studies, he began collaborating with galleries, including the Forni Gallery in Bologna, and later with Magazzeno Art Gallery (RA), Gallerie Riunite (NA), and Tempesta Gallery (MI).

In the years following his academy training, he continued his artistic research while exploring other languages: contemporary dance, oriental disciplines, and studies of alternative medicines, which enriched his future artistic path.

From 2014, he refocused on his artistic work, characterized by the use of bread, a material he had used previously but which now became his distinctive feature. Bread, along with the body, became the elements through which he explored spiritual and popular aspects. In 2014, with the exhibition "Kusali," and in 2015 with "Repas Frugal," he presented the first bread faces as edible installations, followed by the DO.VE project by Spazi Indecisi, for which he created the first full figure of bread. 2016 marked this new phase with the installation "Uomini di pane," where he placed a group of bread figures in San Paolo in Alpe, in the heart of the Casentinesi Forests.

Since then, he has participated in various exhibitions and projects, including "Selvatico 14" in 2019, curated by Massimiliano Fabbri with "Azzimo41"; a series of exhibitions titled "Il profumo del pane," curated by Giovanni Gardini, at the Church of Santa Maria dell'Angelo in Faenza, the GASC | Galleria d’Arte Sacra dei Contemporanei in Milan, and the Oratorio San Lupo in Bergamo. "Sciami," curated by Annamaria Bernucci, at the MUSAS in Santarcangelo di Romagna. "Art Monster 2020," curated by Matteo Pacini at the Museo Della Penna in Perugia, and various other projects with Alessandro Mescoli.

These are the years when he exhibited abroad: in 2017, he was with the MIC museum at the Biennale of Ceramic in Gyeonggi, South Korea, with the exhibition "In the earth time." In 2018, "Burn-it," curated by Wilko Austermann, in Düsseldorf and surroundings. In 2020, in Berlin at the Luisa Catucci Gallery with the exhibition "Semita Luminis," presented by Isorropia homegallery. He then exhibited at the Qingdao Sculpture Art Museum in China, with the exhibition "Due culture e lo spazio," invited by artist and curator Qiu Yi.

A significant event that led to the creation of the first bread hands was "A hand gives, a hand receives" in 2019 at the Art Factory Dynamo Camp. Alongside bread, ceramics also play an important role in his research, revolving around the theme of the imprint, both as a mold for baking bread and in relation to direct action, as seen in the work "Nostos," finalist of the 61st Premio Faenza at the MIC museum in 2020, and "Un’impronta per Padre Marella," a participatory event during the beatification of the saint in Bologna. In 2022, he formalized his inclination towards nature by creating the Migra Land Art project in collaboration with Oscar Dominguez.

He currently lives and works in Italy as an artist and lecturer at the Academy of Fine Arts in Ravenna.