Leonardo group

The Leonardo Group is a group of inspirational figures who defy traditional boundaries. Bringing together thought leaders from science, technology, business, the arts, media and culture, Leonardos are committed to creating change and to attracting a new generation of flexible thinkers to engage creatively with science and technology.

The Leonardo Group helps the Science Gallery achieve its mission to ignite creativity and discovery where science and art collide.

Science Gallery Venice Leonardos


Adriaan Eeckels – European Commission JRC SciArt Project Leader, ISPRA

Angela Pomaro – ​First Technologist at the Institute of Marine Sciences (CNR-ISMAR) in Venice 

Alessandra Fornetti – Executive Director of the TEN Sustainability Programme at Venice International University (VIU)

Alexia Boro – Director of Communications and External Affairs at Peggy Guggenheim Collection

Alvise Perosa – Professor at the Department of Molecular Sciences and Nanosystems at Ca' Foscari University

Andrea Brunello – Founder of Jet propulsion Theatre Project, scholar, playwright, actor, director and pedagogue

Beatrice Mautino – Science communicator, author and science exhibitions manager, co-founder at FRAME

Caroline Bouguereau – Sci-artist inspired by natural curiosities, by the organic world or more generally by biological forms

Daniela Ovadia – Neuroethicist, science journalist, Director of the Center of Ethics, Science and Journalism, Co-director of the Neuroscience and Society Lab, University of Pavia

Daniele Lago – Chief Executive Officer & Head of Design at Lago S.p.A.

Davide Quayola – Italian visual artist

​Emanuela Bonini Lessing – Professor of Communication design at Iuav University of Venice

Ernesto Ciorra  – Chief Innovability Officer at Enel Foundation  

Fabiana Corami –​ Researcher at the Institute for the Dynamics of Environmental Processes (CNR-IDPA)​

Fabrizio Panozzo – Professor of Management at Ca' Foscari University of Venice

Federica Bosello – Head of Promotion, Communication and Institutional Relations Unit of the North Adriatic Sea Port Authority, Venice

Fernanda De Maio – Professor of architecture and urban design at Iuav University of Venice

Francesco Falcieri – Researcher at the CNR Institute of Marine Science, art&science curator

Francesco Mugnai – European Commission JRC researcher, ISPRA

Giorgio Arcara –  Cognitive Research Coordinator of the Magnetoencephalography Laboratory at San Camillo Hospital, Venice

Gloria Vallese –  Professor of Art History, Coordinator of the Degree in New Technologies for the Arts at the Accademia di Belle Arti, Venice

Jacopo Pasotti – Award-winning journalist, photographer, writer, science communicator and trainer

Luc Steels – Fellow of the Catalan Institution for Research and Advanced Studies (ICREA) and visiting professor at Ca' Foscari University of Venice.

Lucio Biondaro – Chief Executive Officer & Head of Public Relation at Gruppo Pleiadi s.c.s., Public Engagement teacher and science communicator

Marco Marino – biomedical engineer and research fellow at IRCCS

Martin Romeo - visual artist

Marzia Mazzonetto – Consultant in the fields of public communication of science, public engagement, participative and deliberative methods, open science and RRI

Matilde Cadenti – Marignana Arte, Art Gallery, Venice

Massimo Warglien – Professor at the Department of Management and Director of the Center for Experimental Research in Management and Economics of Ca' Foscari

Mauro Bon –  Head of research and scientific popularization at the Natural History Museum of Venice

Miriam Bertoli - Independent digital marketing consultant, professor and keynote speaker. Author of a best seller on digital marketing for SMB

Nicola Farronato – Founder and CEO at B-smark, founder at Back2Africa and Associazione B2A

Paolo Garbolino – Professor of Logic and Philosophy of Science at Iuav University, Venice

Paolo Zavagna – Performer and professor of Electroacoustic music performance practice at Conservatory of Music "B. Marcello", Venice

Petra Shaefer – PR coordinator of the German Centre for Venetian Studies, responsible for artistic relations and moderator of Artist Talks

Pietroluigi Genovesi –  Human Resources Department, Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia, Venice

Roberta Gregori - Strategic Planning Officer at the European Space Agency (ESA)

Roberto Bonzio – Curious Journalist and Multimedia Storyteller with Italiani di Frontiera

Roberto Paladini – Director of the Venetian section of CNA – the Italian Confederation of Craft Trades and Small- and Medium-Sized Enterprises

Sandro Carniel –​ oceanographer and scientific disseminator (CNR-ISMAR)

Silvia Bencivelli – Journalist, science writer, author and radio/TV presenter

Stefano Coletto – Curator at the Istituzione Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa

Virginia Dal Cortivo  Corporate, Partnership, Events Manager at Palazzo Grassi, Venice