Francesca Leone

Francesca Leone was born in Rome from a family of artists. After her participation at the group exhibition Arte Contemporanea per i Rifugiati (Musei Capitolini, Rome, 2007), she had her first solo exhibition at Loggiato di San Bartolomeo, Palermo (Riflessi e riflessioni), and Palazzo Venezia, Rome (Primo Piano, then Castel dell’Ovo, Naples, 2009). In 2009 she exhibited at the MMOMA-Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Moscow with the project Beyond their gaze and she was appointed Honorary Member of the Russian Academy of Fine Arts. In 2011 she has been invited to exhibit at the LIV International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale within the Italian Pavilion and in 2013 she participated in the LV International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale with the Cuba Pavilion. The exhibition, entitled “La Perversión de lo Clásico: anarquía de los relatos”, is a dialogue between 7 Cuban and 7 international artists.  In 2014, she had three solo-exhibition: at MAC-Museum of Contemporary Art in Santiago de Chile; at MACBA-Museum of Contemporary Art in Buenos Aires; at Museum of the Academy of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg. In 2015, “Our Trash” a solo exhibition hosted at La Triennale in Milan, followed, in 2017, by “Giardino” at MACRO-Museum of Contemporary Art in Rome. In June 2018 as a project of Palermo Capitale della Cultura 2018 and the collateral events of Manifesta 12, she exhibited in Palermo the installation “Monaci”, curated by Danilo Eccher at the Real Albergo dei Poveri, followed by the solo exhibition “Domus” at the Palacio de Gaviria in Madrid. In 2020, Magazzino Gallery in Rome hosted the artist’s first solo exhibition in a gallery, “Si può illuminare un cielo melmoso e nero?”. In 2021, in Milan, at Sala delle Colonne in Gallerie d’Italia, the solo-exhibition “Ulteriori gradi di libertà, nella città che resiste”, curated by Andrea Viliani.