BIOGRAPHY

Andrea Francolino (1979) is an Italian Artist and working with varied media.
The questions the sense of existence, of things and of art, through the evolution of man as a ‘cultural animal’, an animal which of all living beings influences nature so greatly, through forms of consumerism, materialism and hedonism. All this is explored through the cracks and the concrete.

“Looking at a crack is like looking at the universe: I reflect on the sense of life and of things.”

The dichotomy between the vulnerability of man and perfection of nature is the driving force behind the work of Andrea Francolino.

Andrea Francolino is One of the founders of the project, The Open Box, Milan.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS 2016/12

  • 2016 - London | Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery |text of Neve Mazzoleni
  • 2015 - Verona | The open Box | Elisabeth Scherffig / Andrea Francolino | Curated By Gaspare Luigi Marcone
  • 2015 - Milano | Galleria San Fedele |ricerche nel quotidiano | Curated by Andrea dall’Asta SJ - Matteo Galbiati
  • 2014 - London | Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery | A-BIOTIC | texts of A. Wallace Thompson and Bethany Dowell
  • 2013 - Bologna | Spazio Testoni | Journey into reality | Curted by Alberto Mattia Martini
  • 2012 - Roma | 999 Gallery | Made in Kyoto |curated by M. Tropeano / C. Rodriguez Sainz-Pardo

GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2016/12

  • 2016 - London | Crossroads | Frittelli arte contemporanea | Text Gaspare Luigi Marcone
  • 2016 - Forte di Gavi (AL) | In principio è la terra | Curated by Kevin Macmanus - Matteo Galbiati
  • 2016 - Milano | MIART Galleria Frittelli | Carte miste | Curated by Gaspare Luigi Marcone
  • 2016 - Brussels | the Loft |Forever Young | works the Servais Collection | Curated by Nicolas de Ribou
  • 2015 - Verona-Forte dei Marmi-Torino | Marco Rossi arte cont. | Mappemondi | a cura di Luca Beatrice
  • 2015 -Brussels | Poppositions | Do you have barbaric teste? | works from 5 Blegium collections | Curated by Nicolas de Ribou
  • 2015 - Milano | The Open Box | Tracks - Traces | Curated by Gaspare Luigi Marcone
  • 2014 - Napoli | Museo Madre | Q.I vedo sostenibile | Curated By Adriana Rispoli
  • 2014 - Napoli | Quartiere intelligente | Q.I vedo sostenibile | Curated by Adriana Rispoli
  • 2014 - Milano | Premio Arti Visive San Fedele| la Creazione| Curated by Andrea dall’asta SJ e Matteo Galbiati
  • 2014 - Livorno | Museo di storia Naturale | Combat Prize
  • 2014 - Milano | EXPO Gate |Piero Manzoni Reenacted | Fondazione Piero Manzoni
  • 2014 - Bologna | Spazio Testoni | Remake | Curated by Alberto Mattia Martini
  • 2013 - London | Arteco gallery| The Masks We Wear curated by Kristin Hjellegjerde
  • 2013 - Roma | Elsa Morante Cultural Center| Corpo di donna | Curate by E. Nieddu, G. Diana, R. Rago
  • 2012 - London | Collyer Bristow |Milan Jam | curated by Stark Projects and Day+ Gluckman
  • 2012 - London | Courtauld Institute of art “ Somerset House” | East Wing Biennal – Material Matters

AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS

  • Vincitore Premio arti visive San Fedele 2014
  • Combat Prize Finalista 2014
  • San Fedele premio della Critica 2008
  • Pagine Bianche d’autore 2006

COLLECTIONS

  • The Loft – Alain Servais Collection Bruxelles
  • Giorgio ed Anna Fasol - AGI Verona collection
  • VAF
  • Fondation Francès Paris