Francesca Leone

Francesca Leone was born in Rome, from a family of artists. She began her expository activities in 2007 with an exhibition at the Capitoline Museums; this was then followed by “Riflessi e Riflessioni” (“Reflections and Thoughts”), the artist’s first solo show, which took place at the St. Bartholomew Lodge of Palermo, in April 2008. At the end of the same year, Palazzo Venezia in Rome dedicated a solo exhibition to Francesca; it took the name of “Primo Piano” (“Close Up”) and was later replicated in 2009 at the Egg Castle in Naples. In the same year, she was invited to exhibit at the Moscow Museum of Modern Art (MMOMA) and nominated an Honorary Member of the Russian Academy of Fine Arts. She participated in the Venice Biennale in 2011 and 2013. In the year 2014, Francesca Leone was the protagonist of three solo shows: one at the MAC – the Museum of Contemporary Art of Santiago in Chile – one at the MACBA –the Museum of Contemporary Art in Buenos Aires – and one at the Museum of the Academy of Fine Arts in Saint Petersburg. In the same year, she was also present at the PAN – the Palace of the Arts of Naples – with the exhibition “Corpo Terra” (“Body Earth”). The year 2015 opened with a solo exhibition in Singapore and ended with the monumental exposition “Our Trash” at the Triennale of Milan. In 2017, she presented “Giardino” (“Garden”) at the MACRO Museum in Rome and, in June 2018, she returned, after ten years, to Palermo, the capital of European culture, to exhibit “Monaci” (“Monks”) in the Bourbon Hospice for the Poor, simultaneously with Manifesta 12. She lives and works between Rome and Miami.