Riccardo Giacconi has studied fine arts at the University IUAV of Venezia, at UWE in Bristol and at New York University.
His work has been exhibited in various institutions, such as FRAC Champagne-Ardenne (FR), tranzit-display (Prague), MAXXI (Rome), Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo (Turin) and in the "Résonance" section of the Lyon Biennale.
He was artist-in-residence in Viafarini (Milan), Lugar a Dudas (Cali, CO), MACRO Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome and La Box (Bourges).
He presented his films at several festivals, including the Rome Film Festival, the Torino Film Festival and the FID Marseille International Film Festival. In 2007 he co-founded the collective Blauer Hase, with which he curates the periodical publication Paesaggio and the Helicotrema festival. In 2004 he was awarded the second edition of LIVE WORKS - Performance Act Award.