Ernesto Leveque
Born in 1964, he lives in England until the age of 9 and later moves with his family to Turin, where he currently lives and works. At the age of 16, after a long hospitalization, he discovers painting and begins collecting and representing all sorts of images. His means and techniques reflect the location and the context: watercolour in the atelier, notetaking and webcam recordings at home, digital photography with his smartphone or camera outdoors. He is constantly switching from medium to medium, to construct and circulate meaning across them. As part of his practice, Leveque, a careful observer, develops a labyrinthic archiving methodology (on notebooks, PC and pen drive) of thoughts, events, people, objects, places, images and words, taken from newspaper scraps or his and other people’s daily life. From 2005, he frequents regularly the laboratory La Galleria in Turin and his work is part of their art brut collection. His work has been shown in several group exhibitions, both in Italy and abroad, and in a solo show at InGenio (Turin) in 2009. In 2013 he takes part to the project The art of making the difference, created and coordinated by the cultural anthropologist Annamaria Pecci, curated by Arteco, Prinp 2.0 Editore, Turin. The collaboration with artist Maya Quattropani was born from this project. He is part of TRAILER, a sample of the project MAIVISTI E ALTRE STORIE (, since the first stage in 2014. He has been published on the international illustration magazine Nu®ant (issue n.22). In 2016, he is part of the exhibition Archival Practices, curated by Arteco for NESXT. His work is part of the archive Mai Visti (Unseen) of the Municipality of Turin.