Francesco Pacelli
(Italy, b. 1988)

Francesco Pacelli (1988 Perugia, Italy. Lives and works in Milan) graduated in Design at Politecnico university. He worked as assistant for Roberto Cuoghi and was part of the artistic direction of the project space Dimora Artica in Milan. His research takes origin from multiple spheres of contemporary culture, proposing formal syntheses with imaginative and deliberately ambiguous features, assuming unrealistic but potentially plausible tones for the spectator. Through repeated semantic stratifications and a continuous tension for experimenting with materials, the work puts together collective imaginery and the personal sphere in a loop of visual references, destabilizing and familiar at the same time. His research is an attempt to connect different worlds and references inspired by science, spirituality, the relationship between nature and artifice, cosmic stories and more. The resulting imaginaries often merge into fantastic and alternative environments, creating unreal but plausible scenarios, in a constant search for escapism.


2022 - Postnature and contemporary creation, Seminar / Institute for Postnatural studies, Madrid, ES
2013 - MS in Industrial Design, Politecnico di Milano, Milan, IT

Selected Solo and Duo Exhibitions

2021 - Holobiont Parsody, Eastcontemporary, Milan, IT
2020 - Notturno, UnaVetrina, Rome, IT
2019 - Fishy Fishy Fishy x Rehearsal, Milan, IT
2019 - Abisso Elastico, Current Project, Milan, IT 
2018 - Ballata Vogelkop, Display, Parma, IT

Selected Group Exhibitions

2022 - On Hearing of an Absence, Haus N, Athens, GR
2022 - Formes Vivantes, Manufacture et Musée National, Sèvres, FR
2022 - Poggio Tempesta, Contemporary fire, Cerreto Guidi, IT
2022 - Abbiamo Invitato un po di Artisti Nello Spazio pt II, Osservatorio Futura, Turin, IT
2022 - This Must Be The Place, Composit Flagship store, Milan, IT
2021 - Macina, ViaFarini.Work, Milan, IT
2021 - Les Danses Nocturnes, Spread Museum, Entrevaux, FR
2021 - Starry Speculative Nights, Spazio Volta, Bergamo, IT
2021 - In-Festa, Coatto project space, Milan, IT
2020 - Luna Calante, Residenza La Fornace, IT
2020 - Baitball (01) Palazzo San Giuseppe, Polignano a Mare, IT
2018 - Tetsuo’s Body, 9hours Hotel Otemachi, Fuchu, Tokyo, JP

2018 Formes Vivantes, Musèe National Adrien Dubouchè, Limoges, FR
2016 Future Artists, Nerve Visual Gallery, Londonderry, Northern Ireland