Sprovieri is delighted to present Due ritratti con persona, the second solo show at the gallery of Italian artist Francesco Arena. The exhibition is centred around Two portraits with person (between Franco and Francesco), the first work of a new series by the artist, which deals with two of the most recurring themes of Arena's practice, portrait and time.
Francesco Arena was born in Torre Santa Susanna, Brindisi, in 1978. He lives and works in Cassano delle Murge, Bari. He graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Lecce. His work has been exhibited internationally: recent exhibitions include Mario Merz Prize, Fondazione Mario Merz, Turin (2017); Maxxi, Rome (2017); La Capella, Barcelona (2017); Triennale di Milano, Milan (2015); Palazzo Strozzi, Florence (2015); Castello di Rivoli, Turin (2015 - 2014 and 2012); OSAP - Olnick Spanu Art Programme, Hudson Valley (2014); Museion Bolzano (2012); Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin (2012); Peephole, Milan (2011); Nomas Foundation, Rome (2008). In 2013 he participated in the 55th Venice Biennale.
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