Cristiano Leone

Cristiano Leone’s activities revolve mainly around three cornerstones: university teaching, cultural management and artistic direction. At the center is the promotion of historical heritage, both tangible and intangible, through contemporary arts.
A European PhD (Doctor Europaeus) in Romance Philology and holder of an Executive Master in Management, he has taught Linguistics and Romance Philology at Université de Namur, Cultural Programming at LUISS Guido Carli University, Performing Arts Management at Bocconi University. Currently, he teaches Art Direction and Performance Art at Sciences Po Paris.
From 2014 to 2016, he was Head of Training at Sorbonne Universités. From 2016 to 2019, he served as head of cultural programming and communication at the Academy of France in Rome – Villa Medici. In 2018, with Electa, he conceived for the Baths of Caracalla (National Roman Museum) the experimental festival Ō, extended in 2019 also to the Museum of Palazzo Altemps. In the same year, he conceived the dramaturgy of Euripides’ Trojan Women at the Greek Theater in Syracuse and was the author of the special broadcast Il giorno della Libertà, on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall (Rai Tre).
Between 2020 and 2021 he conceived and directed three short films for the Embassy of Spain in Italy, in collaboration with the Real Academia de España en Roma, the Instituto Cervantes and Rai Cultura. This audiovisual project, titled RADIX (RADIX I: 2020 ; RADIX II : 2021 and RADIX III, soon to be released), was filmed in some of the most emblematic monuments and museums of the capital: the Tempietto del Bramante, the Baths of Caracalla and the Galleria Borghese Museum.
He is the author and editor of numerous publications in the philological and artistic fields (Salerno Editrice, Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, Electa, etc.).
Currently, Cristiano Leone serves as artistic and linguistic director of the Château de Villers-Cotterêts, future Cité internationale de la langue française.

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