Architect, he teaches Virtual Scenography at Sapienza University of Rome. In the 1980s he founded the Open Lab Company, an experimentation/production centre for performance and theatre architecture.
Scholar of human perception, Luca Ruzza combines productive activity with intense research. Stregatto Prize/ETI for the performance Beauty and the Beast, produced by Kismet Opera Teatro (Bari), ARCE Prize (1998) for innovative architecture, Prize for Tabi to Aitsu to Ohimesama, Prize for Creative Theatre Network for the performance Travelling Companion produced by Za Koenji Theatre (Tokyo), MAS’10 Selection-Architecture Monitoring of Salento 2010 for Cantieri Teatrali Koreja in Lecce, Baroque Award (2018). Designer of theatre venues, including Nuovo Teatro in Formia, Teatro Ruotalibera in Rome, Teatro Potlach in Fara Sabina, Nuovo Teatro Abeliano in Bari, and Cantieri Teatrali Koreja in Lecce (winner of the Golden Ticket/ETI).
He curated numerous installations for his OpenLab Company: 3-Eyes (1993) at the Aarhus Experimentarium in Denmark, Disturbance at Charlottenborg in Copenhagen (2003), Between the Streams at the OXO Tower in London (2003). In 2004 he designed an exhibition for Odin Teatret’s 40th anniversary in Holstebro (Denmark), the Sea Museum in Oslo, the Daunia Museum in Manfredonia, Italy.
Author of publications on theatre space and virtual stage design including: Niccolò Sabbatini e l’arte di fabbricar le scene (Edizioni Nuova Cultura 2011); Storie degli spazi teatrali (Edizioni Euroma, Vol. 1 and 2) and Luce artificiale e paesaggio urbano. Raccontare il territorio con nuove tecnologie (with Vittorio Fiore, Lettera Ventidue 2013).