Francesco Patriarca (b. 1974, Italy) 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 conceived 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. Partiarca lives and works in Rome.

Selected Exhibitions

The Edit, Dubai (2021); Spazio Nea, Naples (2019); MAXXI Rome (2018); MADRE, Naples (2018); Reggia di Caserta, Naples (2018); MAMBO, Bologna (2014); Torrence Art Museum, California (2012); Rencontres d’ArlesArles (2012); Nicoletta Rusconi Projects, Milan (2011); Apothecaries Gardens, Moscow; Next Level Project Space, London; Fondazione Pastificio Cerere, Rome (2009); Galerie Peithner-Lichtenfels, Vienna (2009); Galerie Made, Paris (2004); Ministero Degli Affari Esteri, Rome; Musèe Carnavalet, Paris (2005); National Gallery of Arts, Tirana (2008); Museo Orto Botanico, Rome; Sanskriti Foundation, New Delhi; Dactyl Foundation, New York (2008); M’ars Contemporary Art Center, Moscow (2007); Goss-Michael Foundation, Dallas (2006); The National Gallery of Art, DC, USA (1974).

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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