Riccardo Attanasio best known as “Matlakas” is a multidisciplinary artist born in 1982. After his degree in Sculpture obtained at University of Fine Arts in Naples he moved to the United Kingdom, where he studied an MA in Social Sculpture at Oxford Brookes University.

Matlakas worked in several Biennales including Istanbul Biennale 2007, Moscow Biennale for Young Artists in 2010 and Gwangju Biennale in 2014, displaying his work extensively in Europe but also in Palestine, South Africa, South Korea, China, Myanmar, Japan, Armenia, and Iran.