About

 

Francesco Orazzini is an Italian visual artist, painter, illustrator and animator.

He was born in Livorno in 1988 and raised in Rosignano Solvay where his hometown hosts a daunting industrial chemical plant that is in direct conflict with nature’s splendor; transformed the color of the golden beach into white bleached sand, and the blue seas saturated with shades of fluorescence.
Growing up in such a contradictory environment superimposed with Christian art and pop TV mania, Orazzini developed bodies of works that comprise imaginary dark and grotesque themes that are simultaneously critical and satirical; narrations of human behavior in the social, spiritual, and political spheres.   At the age of eighteen he moved to Rome where he obtained an honors degree in Illustration and Animation from the European Institute of Design (IED Rome). In 2010 he moved to New York City where he worked as a freelance illustrator and as a studio assistant for Nancy Lorenz. In 2013 he moved to México City, where he still resides and works full-time as a freelance visual artist and illustrator. He held solo exhibitions  and participated in several collective exhibitions in galleries and museums of America and Europe. He illustrates books and currently gives workshops on both painting and illustration, focusing on aesthetic semantics and symbols.

 

 

 

STUDIES

2007 – 2010 IED European Institute of Design, Rome

Honors Degree – Illustration and Animation

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018 Siniestro & Co. Cultural Center- Retrospective 2010-2018 – México City

2017 Galeria Arca MX and MUTEM Museum- Vislumbramento – México City

2016 Art Space Mexíco – Carne Viciosa – México City

2010 SguardoContemporaneo/Lab 51 – Vuoture – Rome

SELECTED COLLECTIVE EXHIBITIONS

2018 Archive Gallery / The Rose Lipman Building- Modern Panic – London

2018 Gallerie di Italia – Premio Illustri – Milan, Italy

2018 Fondazione L’Arsenale  – ContemporaneaMenti – Iseo, Italy

2018 Museum of  Geology – Nekros Opsis – México City

2018 Aguafuerte Gallery – Lo Politico en el Arte – México City

2018 Centro de Cultura Digital – Biennial of Illustration – México City

2018 Univeristy of Leipzig- Otherness – Leipzig

2017 ArtSpace México – Demiurgo – México City

2017 Soumaya Museum – Rodin Royal Talens, Watercolors Honorable Mention- México City

2016 Aguafuerte Gallery – Migración, el exodo a través de México – México City

2015 Cultura Colectiva & Mextropoli Festival -Intersticios Corporeos – México City

2014 Méxican Museum of Design – Death with a Smile- México City

2012 Gallery New World Stage – First Contact – New York City

2010 Triennial of Milan – Violenza Invisibile Filmfestival – Milan

2010 Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome – Violenza Invisibile Filmfestival – Rome

BIENNIALS

2018 Biennial of Illustration Pictoline México

ART FAIRS

2018 Foto Museo Cuatro Caminos- Feria del Millon/Arte Diez- México City

2013 Pulse New York – Velodyne Acoustic Fine Arts – New York City

SYMPOSIUMS

1st International Symposium of Plastic Artists  “En el Ombligo de la Luna” –  México City

RESIDENCY

2018 My Little House, Rivello, Italy