Francesco Orazzini (1988) was born in Livorno, Italy and raised in Rosignano Solvay, where he used to swim, play cards, and staring at sunsets and sunrises at one of the most fascinating beaches in the world : blue waters and caribbean white sand juxtaposed with an imposing and disturbing chemical plant.
In 2007 he moved to Rome where he studied and 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.
In 2013 he left New York City and moved to México City, where he currently resides and works full-time as a freelance visual artist and illustrator.
Besides his solo exhibitions he has participated in several collective exhibitions in Italy and Mexico such as The Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome and Museum Soumaya, Mexico.
He illustrates books and currently gives workshops on both painting and book illustration.
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2016 Art Space Mexíco – Carne Viciosa – México City
2017 Galeria Arca MX and Museum of Tequila and Mezcal – Vislumbramento – México City
SELECTED COLLECTIVE EXHIBITIONS
2010 MACRO Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome – Violenza Invisibile Filmfestival -Rome
2010 Triennial of Milan – Violenza Invisible Filmfestival – Milan
2011 LES Filmfestival of New York – Animation screening- New York City
2012 Gallery New World Stage – First Contact – New York City
2013 Pulse Art Fair – Velodyne Acoustic Fine Arts – New York City
2014 Méxican Museum of Design – Death with a Smile- México City
2015 Cultura Colectiva & Mextropoli Festival -Intersticios Corporeos – México City
2016 Aguafuerte Gallery – Migración, el exodo a través de México – México City
2017 Soumaya Mouseum Plaza Carso – Rodin Royal Talens – México City
2017 ArtSpace México – Demiurgo – México City
2018 Foto Museo Cuatro Caminos- Feria del Millon/Arte Diez- México City