Francesco Simeti

April-May 2017

Francesco Simeti, An Artful Confusion, 2012, Galleria d'Arte Moderna, Palermo

Francesco Simeti, An Artful Confusion, 2012, Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Palermo

Born in Palermo in 1968, and graduated in Sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bologna, Francesco Simeti lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Among the most internationally acclaimed Italian artists, Simeti is currently engaged in a number of public art projects in the United States, including the Brooklyn subway stop in New York, and has made site-specific installations in various museum spaces including MACRO of Rome, the Risd Museum, Providence, Art & Idea Gallery in Mexico City, Columbia University in New York. His work has been featured at the 9th Shanghai Biennial, just ended, the Gallery of Modern Art in Palermo in the solo exhibition An Artful Confusion, and among others, at MASS MoCA, Massachusetts, at the Gallery of Modern Art of Bologna, at Mu.dac, Musée de Design et d’Arts Appliqués Contemporains of Lausanne, at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia and the Riso Museum of Palermo. Some of his wallpapers have been acquired by major international museum collections such as the Smithsonian Cooper Hewitt, National Museum of Design in New York, Victoria and Albert Museum in London, Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadelphia.

His work is inspired by the ambiguity in printing that characterizes the relationship between form and content, by creating a kind of continuous and endlessly changeable landscape. His research emphasizes on the one hand that interest for the aesthetic factor that threatens to deny the actual content of the images, on the other hand the risk of flattening brought about by the excess of visual information. The first impact with his ornamental patterns brings about an aesthetic pleasure and a reassuring feeling; on looking closer, however, one cannot fail to notice unexpected details.



on view now

Liinu Grönlund: It could have been

It could have been | Press release | Artist talk February 25-April 8, 2017 Opening reception: February 25, 7-9pm Artist talk: February 27, 7-9pm “But at the risk of sounding anti-human–some of my best friends are human!–I will say that it is not, in the end, what’s most worth attending to. Right now, in the […]

upcoming

2017 Exhibitions
Liinu Grönlund: It could have been
Francesco Simeti
Sana Obaid
Andrew Snyder
Omar López-Chahoud
Kimberly Mayhorn

past

The Middle Passage
Soup Kitchen 2016
2016 Exhibitions
Another Space: Permanent Construction
i Collective: Once Upon Unfolding Times
Dimensions Variable: Multidisciplinary
South Slope Derby 2016
Boa Mistura: Spread Love, It’s The Brooklyn Way
SiTE:LAB: Nothing Is Destroyed
guerilla-art.mx: Transgression
Rawiya: In Her Absence I Created Her Image
HAI: Sole Exchange
Videokaffe: Para-sites & Proto-types
Prosjektrom Normanns: Transcendental Tactility
/rive: Anamorphosis
Soup Kitchen 2015
Mira Gaberova: Statue of Everything
Savas Boyraz: Back Drop
Cristian Bors & Marius Ritiu: Venus von Hamburg
Soap Box Derby 2015
Sara Morawetz: How the Stars Stand
Whitney Lynn: Rummage
Yun-Woo Choi: Endless, Seamless
Jasmine Murrell: Some Impossibility Without A Name
Tirtzah Bassel: I Want To Hold You Close
B. David Walsh: Extracted Bedroom Project
Lena Lapschina: Yes/No
Soup Kitchen 2014
Sofia Szamosi: Eat Me
Corina Reynolds: Northwestern Expansion
Emanuele Cacciatore: A Conversation with Consequence
Box Car Workshops and Derby 2014
Mark Stilwell: The Super Defense Force vs The Tittanno Beast (The Power of the Constructonauts)
Hubert Dobler: Roundabout
Arne Schreiber: Your Stripes
Katerina Marcelja: Fragment Series
Fuse-Works: Some Assembly Required
Anja Matthes: Out-Sight-In In-Sight-Out
Soup Kitchen 2013
Katarina Poliacikova: Until We Remember The Same