Francesco Straface

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Francesco Straface


Born in Taranto, he lives in Rome. Initially linked to a pop aesthetic with a focus on the narrative aspect, his formal research shifts from the representation of urban landscapes to the traces

left by radio-controlled vehicles (cars, trucks, tanks, helicopters) on different supports and surfaces (pvc, canvas, cellulose, high-precision cements, silicone rubber). He also devotes himself to engraving, photography and video.


Currently enrolled in a two-year painting course at the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome.

2019 - 2022 Level I Diploma in Painting at Academy of Fine Arts in Rome.

1991 - Diploma at Liceo Artistico Lisippo Taranto.

Events and exhibitions (group and solo):

2023 - Inclusion of site-specific sculptural work in PEMSA Percorso Espositivo Multimediale Stazionarti. Arsoli (RM)

2023 - Collective exhibition at Museo della carta e della filigrana Fabriano (AN)

2023 - Performance within the event "Festival Portraits on Stage" Park of Villa Ulivella, Anticoli Corrado (RM)

2023 - Participation in the training project "Metamorphosis between space, myth, and nature," Inclusive Museum Didactics, University of Rome "Tor Vergata"

2023 - Selected for the "Art and Flight" competition on the occasion of the Centenary of the Air Force, which coincides with the Centenary of the Royal Decree establishing the birth of the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome.

2023 - Special mention for extemporaneous art " Between tradition and contemporaneity" Stalettì (CZ)

2022 - Artist residency INTONACI. Tufo of Carsoli (AQ)

2022 - EU4ART - Graphic Arts Workshop "The Artists Paper Archive" Academy of Fine Arts in Rome

2022- EU4ART - Workshop of "Watercolour techniques in painting" Art Academy of Latvia Riga

2021- EU4ART - Painting Workshop "4th floor & Procida island" Academy of Fine Arts of Rome

2021- EU4ART - Workshop of Painting "Eclectic/Decadent/Remix - Investigating" Hungarian University of Fine Arts in Budapest

2021- Artist's Residence "Stazionarti" Arsoli Station (RM) artistic redevelopment of the station of Arsoli- Regione Lazio and FA RFI Gruppo Ferrovie dello Stato

2020 - Collective exhibition "Nonfermarti" Palazzo Caetani, Cisterna di Latina (LT)

2019 - Collective exhibition Roma Art Festival, Rome

2018 - Participation in InteriHotel, Hotel Interiors Marketplace, Barcelona

2012 - Solo exhibition "8 to 8 : State of Creative Emergency" - Athens, Greece

2012 - Solo exhibition at the main entrance of the Tour de la Bourse, 800 Place Victoria, Montreal

2011 - Collective Exhibition Center Culturel Italien du Quèbec House of Italy "Italy 150 years of Art 2011 - Solo exhibition at the main entrance of the Tour de la Bourse, 800 Place Victoria, Montreal

2009 - Participation in the Literary Café in Rome for the presentation of Getulio Baldazzi's poetry. Presentation of a painting inspired by his poems, at the Gian Lorenzo Municipal Theater Bernini Di Ariccia.

2009 - Presentation of the painting based on Domenico Gilio's poems "Polvere Rossa" Teatro Comunale Gian Lorenzo Bernini Di Ariccia.

2009 - Participation in the 1st Competition of Extemporaneous Painting "City of Ariccia," sponsored by the City and Province of Rome.

2009 - Participation in the Second Edition of "Il Percorso dell'arte", Ariccia, Rome.

2008 - Collective exhibition at the "Locanda Martorelli" patronage of the City of Ariccia, Rome

2008 - Solo exhibition at the "Museo Diocesano Chiesa Di S. Clemente", Velletri, Rome

2008 - Participation in the event "Il Percorso dell'arte," Ariccia, Rome

2008 - Solo exhibition at the Institute of Italian Culture "Arco Di Druso" Rome

2007 - Personal at "Le Cantine Della Casal Pilozzo" in Monte Porzio Catone, Rome

2007 - Personal at the "Museo dell'Infiorata" in Genzano di Roma under the patronage of the Municipality and the Province of Rome

2005 - Participation in the "Art Showcase at St. Peter's," sponsored by the XVIII Municipio Di Roma

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Untitled  Francesco Straface Etching 2023       30 x 20 cm.
no title Francesco Straface 90 x 260 cm.  Acrylic on canvas
Performance Anticoli Corrado 2023
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Events at Rome Art Week

28 Oct 2023 | 19:30-23:30
Francesco Straface

Admission only by invitation
Open Studio
Studio Francesco Straface
Via Paolo II, 3 - Roma
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