Luigi Coppola is an artist who works in performance, video, and public art. He researches participatory practices and politically-motivated actions, starting by analysing specific social, political, and cultural contexts, as in Parco Comune dei Frutti Minori (2014‒ongoing), Castiglione d’Otranto. Coppola is currently exploring Evolutionary Populations, a commoning practice inspired by geneticist Salvatore Ceccarelli. The practice of Evolutionary Populations involves sowing mixtures containing hundreds of different varieties of seeds, which come from different geographic areas of the world, and leaving it to the earth to choose the varieties to grow depending on climatic and soil conditions. This agro-ecological choice stimulates hybrid forms of environmental and social reproduction while challenging the false myth of authenticity and purity of species.
Coppola has developed projects, performances, and exhibitions in international contexts, including: Kumu Art Museum, Tallinn, 2017; Teatro Continuo, Milan, 2016; Parckdesign, Brussels, 2016; Athens Biennale, Athens, 2015; Teatro Valle Occupato, Rome, 2013; Kadist Art Foundation, Paris, 2012; Steirischer Herbst, Graz, 2012; and Democracy Biennale, Turin, 2009. Coppola lives and works in Brussels and Lecce.