Francesco Arena (was born in Torre Santa Susanna, Brindisi 1978) currently lives and works in Cassano delle Murge, Bari. His works have been exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions, in both public and private venues : Sprovieri Gallery, London, 2019; Galleria Raffaella Cortese, Milan, 2019, Nogueras Blanchard Gallery, Barcelona, 2018; Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, Switzerland, 2018; PYFF, Ping Yao, Shanxi, China, 2018; Unlimited, Art Basel, 2017; Studio Trisorio, 2017; Frac Champagne-Ardenne, Reims, 2012; Museion, Bolzano, 2012; Monitor, Rome, 2011; Peep Hole, Milan, 2011; Art Statement Art Basel, 2010. In 2013 he participated in the Vice Versa exhibition project for the Italian pavilion of the 55th Venice Biennale. In 2014, his work entitled Posatoi became part of theNancy Olnick and Giorgio Spanu Italian Art collection in Garrison, New York. In 2019, he was one of the winners of the Fifth Edition of the Italian Council promoted by the Ministry of Cultural Heritage. Francesco Arena's works are in major national and international museum collections such as the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis; the Philadelphia Art Museum in Philadelphia; the Magazzino Italian Art in Cold Spring (NY); the Castello di Rivoli; the MAXXI Museum in Rome; the Museion in Bolzano; the Madre Museum in Naples, the Capodimonte Museum in Naples. In 2019, Francesco Arena, 5468 days, his monographic catalogue which presents a selection of some sixty of his works realized between 2004 and 2019, was published by Skira.
"Fiore curva " (2020)
10 x 25 x 10 cm
In cooperation with Studio Trisorio