Zino, pseudonym of Luigi Franchi, was born in Teramo in 1973. Currently he lives and works in Pescara. In the nineties he studied art history at the University of Bologna and began a path in the contemporary art world, collaborating with some artists from the from the ex-pastificio di Roma.

His work features the continuous research for new formal solutions to deal with contemporary society.  He used to experiment different languages to test the expressive potential at the basis of his work. Close to themes related to the world of contemporary society, from consumerism to globalization, from pop culture to youth trends, his path is characterized by the use of different materials mostly belonging to non-artistic environments such as Lego bricks, PVC balls, 3D prints.