Francesco Patriarca

Francesco Patriarca (b.1974, Rome) is an Italian multimedia artist. His research is based on different expressive languages that include painting, photography, drawing, installation, and music. Through careful observation of the environment and its constant mutations, the artist translates his visual thoughts into cycles of works that are conceived of as a personal diary; an ongoing visual biography.

Patriarca makes emotional, vibrating abstract works that focus on gestural and chromatic energy where the subject is often to be found and interpreted through the viewer’s personal experience. He has shown his work extensively in site-specific installations, museums, and private institutions worldwide. He lives and works in Rome.

Selected Exhibitions

Spazio Nea, Naples; MAXXI Rome; MAMBO, Bologna; MADRE, Naples; Reggia di Caserta, Naples; Apothecaries Gardens, Moscow; Art Platform, Los Angeles; Next Level Project Space, London; Fondazione Pastificio Cerere, Rome; Gossmichael Foundation, Dallas; Galerie Made, Paris; Galerie Peithner-Lichtenfels, Vienna; Nicoletta Rusconi Projects, Milan; Ministero Degli Affari Esteri, Rome; Musèe Carnavalet, Paris; National Gallery of Arts, Tirana; M’ars Contemporary Art Center, Moscow; Museo Orto Botanico, Rome; Sanskriti Foundation, New Delhi; Torrence Art Museum, California; European Commission, Paris; Dactyl Foundation, New York; and Rencontres d’ArlesArles.

Selected Publications

Francesco Patriarca’s work has appeared in The International Herald Tribune, The Art Journal, The Rachofosky Collection JournalCourrier InternationalLa RepubblicaLireThe Observer, Time Out, Liberation, Nomenus Quarterly, L’Espresso, Il Giornale dell’Arte, L’Officiel, Vogue UK, Miser & Now, Next Level, Exibart, Art Tribune, Landscape Stories, Il Corriere del Mezzogiorno, Il Mattino. His monograph L’appartement was published in Paris with Les Editions Filigranes. 

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