Francesco Vezzoli



Born in 1971, Brescia, Italy
Lives and works in Milan


BA, Central St. Martin's School of Art, London

Selected Solo Exhibitions

Collection Lambert, Avignon, France
'Party Politics', Fondazione Giuliani, Rome, Italy
'Le Lacrime dei Poeti', Collection Lambert, Avignon, France

Almine Rech Gallery, Paris, France

‘TV 70: Francesco Vezzoli guarda la Rai’, Fondazione Prada, Milan 
‘You × Art × Centre Pompidou Carte blanche to Francesco Vezzoli’, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France

'Cinema Vezzoli', OCA Museum, Sao Paulo
'Museo Museion', Museion Bolzano, Bolzano, Italy
'Exhibition of Museion Collection', Museion Bolzano, Bolzano, Italy
'Villa Marlene, a project by Francesco Vezzoli', Villa Sauber, Nouveau Musée, National de Monaco, Monaco

Performance featuring David Hallberg, Performa 15, New York, USA 
'Francesco Vezzoli's Eternal Kiss', Almine Rech Gallery, London
'Le Metamorfosi di Francesco Vezzoli', Galleria Franco Noero, Turin, Italy

'Teatro Romano', MoMA PS1, New York, USA
'Vezzoli Primavera-Estate. Museo Bardini', Musei di Casa Martelli and Museo Bellino, Florence, Italy
'The Trinity: Cinema Vezzoli', MOCA, Los Angeles, USA

'Museum of Crying Women', Qatar Museum Authority, Doha, Qatar
'Cinema Vezzoli', MOCA, Los Angeles, USA
'Galleria Vezzoli', MAXXI, Rome, Italy

'Olga Forever', Almine Rech Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
'Francesco Vezzoli - Pablo Bronstein con Giorgio de Chirico', Galleria Franco Noero, Turin, Italy
24H MUSEUM, in collaboration with the Prada Foundation, Palais de Iena, Paris, France

SFMoMA, San Francisco MoMA, New York, USA
Sacrilegio, Gagosian Gallery, New York, USA

'Francesco Vezzoli: Garage Center for Contemporary Culture', Moscow, Russia

Greed: A New Fragrance by Francesco Vezzoli, Gagosian Gallery, Rome, Italy

Francesco Vezzoli, Power Plant, Toronto, Canada
Francesco Vezzoli: Right You Are If You Think You Are, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA

Francesco Vezzoli: Marlene Redux A True Hollywood Story! (Part One), Tate Modern, London, U.K
Francesco Vezzoli: The Gore Vidal Trilogy, Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills, USA
Francesco Vezzoli: The Bruce Nauman Trilogy, Galerie Neu, Berlin, Germany
Francesco Vezzoli, Le Consortium, Dijon, France

Francesco Vezzoli - Triologia della morte, Fondazione Prada, Milan, Italy
Francesco Vezzoli – Trilogy of Death, Fondazione Cini, Venice, Italy
Francesco Vezzoli, Museu Serralves. Museu de Arte Contemporânea, Porto, Portugal

Francesco Vezzoli: Comizi di Non Amore (Non-Love Meetings), Fondazione Prada, Milan, Italy
Francesco Vezzoli, (curated by João Fernandes), Museu Serralves – Museu de Arte Contemporânea, Porto, Portugal

Francesco Vezzoli, Giò Marconi Gallery, Milan
The Films of Francesco Vezzoli, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York
Francesco Vezzoli, Museo Contemporania Castello di Rivoli, Turin, Italy
Francesco Vezzoli, Galleria d´Arte Moderna, Bologna, Italy

A Love Trilogy – Self-portrait with Marisa Berenson as Edith Piaf (curated by Danilo Eccher), Spazio Aperto, Galleria Comunale d’Arte Moderna, Bologna, Italy

An embroidered trilogy - Francesco Vezzoli, Giò Marconi Gallery, Milan, Italy
An embroidered trilogy-Francesco Vezzoli, The British School at Rome, Italy
An embroidered trilogy-Francesco Vezzoli, Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Bologna, Italy
An embroidered trilogy-Francesco Vezzoli, Anthony d’Offay Gallery, London, U.K
An embroidered trilogy-Francesco Vezzoli, Centre d’Art Contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland

Selected Group Exhibitions

'Palcoscenici Archeologici', Parco Archeologico e Museo di Santa Giulia, Brescia, Italy

'De Degas à Grünewald, sous le regard de Francesco Vezzoli', Musée d’Orsay, Paris, France

'J'<3 Avignon', Collection Lambert en Avignon, Avignon, France
'Take Me (I'm Yours)', French Academy in Rome - Villa Medici, Rome, Italy

‘LOVE. L’arte contemporanea incontra l’amore’, Museo della Permanente, Milan, Italy
‘Olga Picasso’, Musée national Picasso-Paris, Paris, France
‘Winckelmann. Modern Antiquity’, Neues Museum Weimar, Weimar, Germany
‘La Forza della Fotografia: Opere della Collezione Museion’, Fondazione MUSEION, Bolzano, Italy

'Quand fonda la neige, où ira le blanc: opere della Collezione Enea Righi', Palazzo Fortuny, Venezia
'Luscious Thrills: Baroque reflections then and now', GL Holtegaard, Holte, Denmark
'LOVE : Contemporary Art Meets Amour', Chiostro del Bramante, Rome
'XVI Quadriennale di Roma - Altri tempi, altri miti', Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Roma

'After Picasso: 80 Contemporary Artists, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus (OH), USA
'Prima Donna, A Symphonic Visual Concert', (Music by Rufus Wainwright featuring Cindy Sherman), Athens (premiere)
'Patrice Chéreau: un musée imaginaire', Collection Lambert Musée d'Art Contemporain, Avignon, France
'Liberi Tutti! Arte e società in Italia. 1989-2001', MEF Museuo Ettore Fico, Turin, Italy
'Un Museo Ideale. Ospiti d'eccezione nelle collezioni del Novecento. Dal Futurismo al Contemporaneo', Museo del Novecento, Milan, Italy
'In Part', Fondazione Prada, Milan, Italy
'An Introduction', Fondazione Prada, Milan, Italy
'Picasso.mania', Grand Palais, Paris
'Picasso in Contemporary Art', Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Germany
'Picasso in Contemporary Art', Wexner Art Center, Columbus, OH, USA
'Dans un interieur, meubles, oeuvres murales et textiles d'artistes', Almine Rech Gallery, Bruxelles

'Dans un Intérieur. Meubles, oeuvres murales et textiles d'artistes', Almine Rech Gallery, Paris, France
'Fundamentals. 14th International Architecture Exhibition', Venice, Italy
'Who Shall Deliver Us From the Greeks and Romans?', Galeri Manâ, Istanbul, Turkey

'Bonjour Monsieur Matisse', MAMAC, Nice

'The 24 Hour Museum', Palais d'Iéna, Paris, France

Venice Biennial, Italy

'Whitney Biennial 2006: Day for Night' (curated by Chrissie Iles & Philippe Vergne), The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA
2 Short History of Performance IV, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, U.K
'40 years', Yvon Lambert, Paris, France
The Adelaide Festival of Arts 2006, Australia
'Hollywood Boulevard', Galeria Fortes Vilaca, San Paulo, Brazil
'Satellite of Love', Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, Netherlands

'Dall´occhio elettronico' (curated by Marcella Beccaria), Museo D’Arte Contemporanea Castello di Rivoli, Turin, Italy
'Superstars: Celebrity factor in art from Warhol to Madonna', Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna
Venice Biennal, Italy
'Homage to the square', Galleria Franco Noero, Turin, Italy
Prague Biennale 2 - Expanded Painting, Karlin Hall, Prague, Czech Republic
XIV Quadriennale, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome, Italy
'Contrabandistas de Imágenes: Selección 26 Bienal de Sao Paulo',Espacio Quinta, Sao Paulo, Brazil
'Normal', Museo de Arte Contemporáneo (MAC), Santiago, Chile
'African Queen' (curated by Rashida Bumbray, Ali Evans, et al), The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, USA
'Girls on Film' (curated by Kristine Bell), Zwirner and Wirth, New York, USA

'L’Arte in Testa' (curated by Luca Beatrice), Museo Arte Contemporanea Isernia, Italy
'The Future Has switzerland Silver Lining. Genealogies of Glamour', Migros Museum, Zurich, Switzerland 
Nocturnal Emissions/Nachtelijke uitspattingen, Groninger Museum, Groningen, Netherlands
Experiments with truth (curated by Mark Nash), The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, USA
Angelo Filomeno, Simon Periton, Philip Taaffe, Francesco Vezzoli, Gorney Bravin Lee, New York, USA
The Yugoslav Biennial of Young artists 2004, Konkordija Cultural Centre, Vršac, Belgrade, Yugoslavia
Lucio Fontana, Museum Franz Gertsch, Burgdorf, Switzerland
26th Biennial de São Paulo, Fundacão Bienal de São Paulo, Brazil

The Tale of the Thread - Embroidery and sewing in Contemporary Art (curated by Francesca Pasini & Giorgio Verzotti), Museo di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, Italy
Edinburgh International Film Festival (curated by Shane Danielsen & Suzanne Dunn), Edinburgh College of Art, Scotland, U.K

'Art & Facts', Galleria Franco Noero, Turin, Italy
'Penetration', Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York. Traveled to: Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York, USA
'Gee... how glamorous– Andy Warhol: Stars und Theatralität/Francesco Vezzoli', Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst Leipzig, Germany
'VideoZone', The 1st International Video-Art Biennial in Israel (curated by Sergio Edelsztein & Tal Yahas), Center for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
'Ipotesi di Collezione' (curated by Danilo Eccher), Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Rome, Italy
'Second Liverpool Biennal of Contemporary Art' (curated by Christoph Grunenberg),Liverpool, England, UK
'Campy Vampy Tacky: Leigh Bowwery, Brice Dellsperger, Takashi Ito, Michel Journiac, Ugo Rondinone, Francesco Vezzoli, Andy Warhol' (curated by Larys Frogier), La Criée Centre d’Art Contemporain, Rennes, France

'Magic & Loss - Videos by young Italian artists', Contemporary Art Center (CAC), Vilnius, Lithuania
Venice Biennial, Italy

Videodrome, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, US

Fast Forward: Independent Italian Films and Videos, Brown University, Providence, RI.- La coscienza luccicante, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome, Italy

Fatto in Italia / Made in Italy (curated by Paolo Colombo), Centre d'Art Contemporain, Ginevra. Travelled to: Institute of Contemporary Arts, London; The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, USA


Vanhaerents Art Collection, Brussels, Belgium
Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig, Germany
Trevi Flash Art Museum of Contemporary Art, Trevi, Italy
Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Vérone, Italy
Museo Arte Contemporanea Isernia, Isernia, Italy
Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Castello di Rivoli, Turin, Italy
Solomon R. Gugenheim Museum, New York, USA
Museum of Contemporary Art – MOCA Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA