Degrees: Central St. Martin’s School of Art, London
Currently Lives and Works in Milan
Francesco Vezzoli, one of the greatest contemporary Italian artists, realizes his works on the thin thread that divides classical sculpture and pop culture, playing at the same time with the opposing idea between the sacred and the profane.
His works have been selected three times to represent Italy at the Venice Biennale’s International Art Exhibition, in the 49th edition of 2001, in the 51st edition of 2005 and in the 52nd edition of 2007.
“His works have been included in several other international Biennial exhibitions, such as the Whitney Biennial in 2006, the 26th Biennial of Sao Paulo, the 6th International Biennial in Istanbul.”
-Satire of a Satyr, 2011 – Rennie private collection, Vancouver, Photo Sebastiano Pellion di Persiano
-Tongue in Ear (Satire of a Satyr), 2012 – Two Pieces, Artist’s Head: Pink Onyx and black St. Laurent; Satyr’s Head: Paros Marble and porfido, Photo Sebastiano Pellion di Persiano
– Self Portrait as Apollo del Belvedere’s (Lover), 2011, Marbl Bust (XIX century),marble self portrait, 48x35x75 cm + 43.5x27x64 cm (05.5x35x75 cm total), Prada private collection, Milan | Courtesy of Prada collection, Milan, Photo Alessandro Ciampi
-Self-portrait as Emperor Hadrian Loving Antinous, 2012, Teo white marble busts: portrait of the young Antinoo in Carrara White Marble from XIX. century (realized by sculpture O. Nistri), Self Portrait of Francesco Vezzoli as Adriano in Statuario Marble. Enea Righi Collection
The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York (2002); Museo Contemporania Castello di Rivoli, Italy (2002); “Comizi di Non Amore (Non–Love Meetings),” Fondazione Prada, Milan (2004); Serralves Museum, Portugal (2005); Fondazione Cini, Italy (2005); Fondazione Prada, Italy (2005); Le Consortium, France (2006); Tate Modern, London (2006); The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (2007); Garage Center for Contemporary Culture, Moscow (2010); Qatar Museums Authority, Doha (2013); MOCA, Los Angeles (2014); Museo Bardini, Museo di Casa Martelli and Museo Bellini, Florence (2014); MoMA PS1, New York (2014); Museo Museion, Italy (2016); and Nouveau Musée National de Monaco, Monaco (2016).