Francesco Clemente

The artist

Born in Naples in 1952, Francesco Clemente lives and works in New York. A great traveler, the artist regularly goes to Rome, New Mexico and India, where he draws great inspiration. He was one of the main protagonists of the Italian Trans-avant-garde, which gave new life to international figurative painting in the 1980s. Oil or fresco painting, watercolor and pastel, sculptures, books , the artist uses a wide variety of media to explore his favorite themes: spirituality, human identity, the ambivalence of feelings.



Born in Naples (Italy) in 1952
Lives and works in New-York City


Francesco Clemente: Watercolors, Lévy Gorvy with Rumbler, Zürich, Switzerland
Self-Portraits and Sirens, Albertina, Vienna, Austria
Francesco Clemente, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow, Russia

Francesco Clemente. Watchtwoer, Keys, Threads, Gates, Dallas Contemporary, Dallas, USA
Francesco Clemente, Blain | Southern, Berlin, Germany

Francesco Clemente : Works 1978-2018, The Peter Brant Foundation, New York, USA
Francesco Clemente : Black Light, Centre de Cultura Contemporania de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
Francesco Clemente : After Garcia Lorca in New York, Lorcan O’Neill Gallery, Rome, Italy
Francesco Clemente : Napoli è Casamadre Gallery, Naples, Italy

Francesco Clemente : Standing with Truth Villa Rufolo, Ravello Festival, Italy
Francesco Clemente : Alba Galeria Javier Lopez & Fer Frances, Madrid, Spain

Pirate Heart, Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris, France
Winter Flowers In NYC, Complesso Museale Santa Maria Della Scala, Siena, Italy
A Normadic Life, Spring Center of Art, Beijing, China
After Omeros, Coro Della Maddalena, Alba, Italy
Encampment, Carriageworks, Melbourne, Australia
After Omeros, Fergus McCaffrey, Saint-Barthélemy, France
Francesco Clemente : Dormiveglia NSU Art Museum, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, USA

Francesco Clemente, Art Changsha, China
Fergus McCaffrey Gallery, Saint-Barthélemy, France,
Emblems of Transformation, Blain|Southern, London, UK
Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (Mass MoCA), Massachusetts, USA

Inspired by India, Rubin Museum of Art, New York, USA
Francesco Clemente, Mary Boone Gallery, New York, USA
India, Beloved, Galerie Bruno Bischofberger, St. Moritz, Switzerland
Francesco Clemente, Casamadre Arte Contemporanea, Naples, Italy
The Chinese Shadows and Selected Watercolors, James Cohan Gallery, Shanghai, China

Tents Berlin, Blain/Southern, London, United Kingdom
Francesco Clemente, Thomas Ammann Fine Art, Zurich, Switzerland
Francesco Clemente “Clemente > Brazil > Yale”, Yale School of Art, 32 Edgewood Gallery, New Haven, USA

Mandala for Crusoe, Blain Southern, London, United Kingdom
Nostalgia/Utopia, Mary Boone Gallery, New York, USA

The Tarots, Uffizi Gallery, Florence, Italy
Francesco Clemente, Palimpsest, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, Germany
Francesco Clemente JKs Walk, Galeria Javier Lopez, Madrid, Spain
Francesco Clemente Pastels, Jablonka Galerie, Cologne, Germany
Winter Women, Summer Self, Galleria Lorcan O’Neill Roma, Rome

Francesco Clemente : Accrochage, Jablonka Galerie, Cologne, Germany
A Private Geography, Mary Boone Gallery, New York, USA
Captive Pleasures, Galerie Bruno Bischofberger, Zurich, Switzerland

Francesco Clemente : A History of the Heart in Three Rainbows, Deitch Projects, New York, USA
Francesco Clemente : Shipwreck with the Spectator 1974-2004, Museo Madre, Naples, Italy
Jigsaw Puzzle Pastels et Aquarelles, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France

New York Muses, Galería Javier López, Madrid
The Sopranos, The Arnold and Mary Schwartz Gallery Met, Metropolitan Opera House, Lincoln Center, New York, USA

Portraits, Mary Boone Gallery, New York, USA

Francesco Clemente: Self portraits, Gagosian Gallery, Britannia St., London, United Kingdom
Works on paper, Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills, USA

Drawings, Gagosian Gallery, Heddon St., London, United Kingdom
Francesco Clemente : New Works, Reyjavik Art Museum, Reyjavik, Iceland
Francesco Clemente, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria
Francesco Clemente : New Works, The Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland

Francesco Clemente: Paintings 2000 – 2003, Gagosian Gallery, New-York, USA
Francesco Clemente: Paintings 2000 – 2003, Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills, USA

The Book of the Sea, Gagosian Gallery, Heddon Street, New-York, USA
Francesco Clemente, Museo Archaelogico Nazionale, Naples, Italy
Clemente in Taos, the Harwood Museum of Art, The University of New Mexico, Taos, Mexico

Galleria Civica di Arte Contemporanea, Trento, Italy
Francesco Clemente: Painter’s Wardrobe, Anthony d’Offay Gallery, London, United Kingdom

Clemente, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA ; traveled to Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Spain
Francesco Clemente: Opere su carta, Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Bologna, Italy
Francesco Clemente: Broken Women, Neue Pastelle, Jablonka Galerie, Cologne, Germany
Kustsammlung Nordhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf, Germany
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA

Francesco Clemente : Three New Paintings, Gagosian Gallery, New-York, USA
Portraits obscured, Gagosian Gallery, Madison Avenue, New-York, USA

Francesco Clemente: Indian Watercolors, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, traveled to Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth ; Indianapolis Museum of Art, USA
Francesco Clemente: The Paintings of the Gate, Galerie Jérôme de Noirmont, Paris, France
Francesco Clemente: Portraits, The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, USA
Fifty One Days on Mount Abu, Anthony d’Offray Gallery, London, United Kingdom
Francesco Clemente: Anamorphosis, Gagosian Gallery, New York, USA

Francesco Clemente : New Works, Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills, USA
Francesco Clemente : Pastels récents, Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills, USA

Mothers of Hope, Museum für Moderne Kunst, Francfort, Germany
Francesco Clemente: Frescoes and Pastels, Anthony d’Offray Gallery, London, United Kingdom
Francesco Clemente, Jablonka Galerie, Cologne, Germany
Francesco Clemente: Works from 1980 to 1990, Peter Blum, New York, USA

Francesco Clemente: Purgatorio, Madison Avenue, New-York, USA

Anthony d’Offay Gallery, London, United Kingdom
Francesco Clemente: The Black Paintings, Gagosian Gallery, Madison Avenue, New-York, USA

Testa Coda, Kunstmuseum, Basel, Switzerland
Francesco Clemente, Gallery Bruno Bischofberger, Zurich, Switzerland
Francesco Clemente: Watercolors, Gagosian Gallery, New-York, USA
Galerie Michael Haas, Berlin, Germany
Works on Paper 1974-1983, Leccese Spruth Galerie, Cologne, Germany

Francesco Clemente: Testa Coda, Madison Avenue, New-York, USA
Francesco Clemente: New Paintings, Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY, USA
Francesco Clemente, Perry Rubenstein, New York, USA
Francesco Clemente: Œuvres récentes, Galerie Templon, Paris, France
Francesco Clemente, Galerie Albrecht, Munich, Germany

Clemente/Pastels, Anthony d’Offay Gallery, London, United Kingdom
Clemente: Three Worlds, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, USA
Clemente: A Retrospective of the Prints 1980-1990, Dolan/Maxwell, Philadelphia, USA
Francesco Clemente – New Editions, Crown Point Press, New York, USA
Francesco Clemente: New Paintings, Gagosian Gallery, New York, USA

Dia Art Foundation, New-York, USA
Story of My Country, Anthony d’Offay Gallery, London, United Kingdom
Francesco Clemente, Pace Prints, New York, USA
Francesco Clemente/Woodcuts, Paul Cava Gallery, Philadelphia, USA

Sperone Westwater, New-York, USA

Galerie Bruno Bischofberger, Zurich, Switzerland

Sperone Westwater, New-York, USA

Sperone Westwater, New-York, USA
Leo Castelli, New-York, USA
Mary Boone Gallery, New-York, USA
Woodcuts, Paul Cava Gallery, Philadelphia, USA

Galleriat, Lund, Sweden

Bruno Bischofberger, Zurich, Switzerland
Francesco Clemente: The Fourteen Stations, The Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, United Kingdom, traveled to Groninger Museum, Groningen, Germany ; Badischer Kunstverein Karlsruhe, Germany ; Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Finlande; Anthony d’Offay et Gian Enzo Sperone, London, United Kingdom ; Mario Diacono, Rome, Italy
Francesco Clemente: Drawings, A Space, Toronto, Canada
Sperone Westwater and Mary Boone Gallery, New-York, USA

Œuvres récentes, Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris, France
Il Viaggiatore Napoletano, Paul Maenz, Cologne, Germany
Mario Diacono, Rome, Italy

Sperone Westwater Fischer, Germany
Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, Ghent, Holland
Anthony d’Offay, London, United Kingdom
Bruno Bischofberger, Zurich, Switzerland
Francesco Clemente/Matrix 46, University Art Museum, University of California, Berkeley, USA, traveled to Wadsworth Athenaeum, Hartford, USA

Sperone, Westwater Fischer, New-York, USA
Paul Maenz, Cologne, Germany
Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea de Milano, Milan, Italy
Art and Project, Amsterdam, Holland
Mario Diancono, Rome, Italy
Gian Enzo Sperone, Rome, Italy

Art and Project, Amsterdam, Holland
Lisson Gallery, London, United Kingdom
Emilio Mazzoli, Modena, Italy
Giuliana de Crescenzo, Rome, Italy
Lucia Amelio. Naples, Italy
Gian Enzo Sperone, Turin, Italy
Paul Maenz, Cologne, Italy

Paolo Betti, Milan, Italy

Massimo Minini, Brescia, Italy
Lucrezia de Domizio, Pescara, Italy

Gian Enzo Sperone, Rome, Italy
Massimo Minini, Brescia, Italy
Franco Toselli, Milan, Italy

Galleria Area, Florence, Italy


Happy!, NSU Art Museum, Fort Lauderdale, USA
United Artists For Europe, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, London, UK

Black Light, Centre de Cultura Contemporania de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

The Myth of India in Western Culture 1808-2017, Museo d’arte della Svizzera italiana (MASI Lugano) Lugano, Switzerland
Everything we do is music, The Drawing Room, London, UK

12 Solos, Blain|Southern, Berlin, Germany

Art Changsha, China

Francesco Clemente, George Condo, Chuck Connelly, Julio Galan and Daniel Lezama in the Pellizzi Family Collections, Mana Contemporary, Jersey, USA
Imaginary Portraits/Prince Igor, The Arnold and Marie Schwartz Gallery Met, Metropolitan Opera House, Lincoln Center, NYC, NY
Urban Theater: New York in the 1980s, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, Texas, USA

“Ménage à Trois – Warhol, Basquiat, Clemente”, Federal Art and Exhibition Hall, Bonn, Germany
Don’t Be Shy, Don’t Hold Back : The Logan Collection at SFMOMA, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California

Creating the New Century : Contemporary Art from the Dicke Collection, The Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, Ohio, USA
Carolina Collects : 150 Years of Modern and Contemporary Art, Ackland Art Museum, The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
The Influentials, Visual Arts Gallery, School of Visual Arts, NYC, NY

The Figure – A Group Exhibit, Crown Point Press, San Francisco, USA
Brucennial 2010 : Miseducation, The Bruce High Quality Fondation at 350 West Broadway, NYC, NY
Your History is Not Our History, Haunch of Venison, NYC, NY

A Tribute to Ron Warren, Mary Boone Gallery, NYC, NY
Traces : IMMA Limited Editions, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland

InventionTradition, Crown Point Press, San Francisco, USA

Radar : Works from the Kent and Vicki Logan Collection, Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colorado

Drawings, Gagosian Gallery, Heddon Street, London, United Kingdom
Site Santa Fe’s fifth International Biennial: Disparities and deformations: Our Grotesque, curated by Robert Storr, Santa Fe, USA

David Salle, Francesco Clemente, Eric Fischl, Gagosian Gallery, Madison Avenue, New-York, USA

Summer Group Show, Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills, New-York, USA
Transavanguardia, Museum Wüerth, Kuenzelsau, Germany

Summer Group Show, Gagosian Gallery, New-York, USA

Sperone Westwater, New York, USA
Portrait of the Artist, Anthony d’Offay Gallery, London, United Kingdom
Collaborations : Warhol, Basquiat, Clemente, Museum Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany
Tenth Biennial of Sydney: Jurrassic Technologies, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Artspace, and Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney, Australia

Gallery Bruno Bischofbeiger, Zurich, Switzerland

Early Works – Julian Schnabel & Francesco Clemente, Akira Ikeda Gallery, New-York, USA
The Spirit of Drawing, Sperone Westwater, New York, USA
1982-1983, Ten Years After, Tony Shagrazi Gallery, New-York, USA
Montgomery Glasoe, Minneapolis, USA
Utopia, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France
Gagosian Gallery, New-York, USA
New York on Paper, Galerie Beyeler, Basel, Switzerland
Metamorphosis-Surrealism to Organic Abstraction, 1925-1993, Marlborough Graphics, New-York, USA

Allegories of Modernism: Contemporary Drawing, MoMA, New York, USA
Recent Publications & Acquisitions, Brooke Alexander Editions, New-York, USA
Illumination, Capital Cities/ABC, Art Advisory Service, MoMA, New-York, USA
Prints from Pace, Augen Gallery, Portland, USA
Directions in Bay Area Printmaking: 3 Decades, Palo Alto Cultural, Palo Alto, USA
Age of Bronze, Ramnarine Gallery, Long Island City, USA
Mythologies contemporaines, Galerie Mansart, Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris, France

Contemporary Woodblock Prints from Crown Point Press, the Leif E. Johnson Memorial Exhibition, Edison Community College, Fort Myers, USA
Clemente, Dorner, Iglesias, Mol, Sarmento, Louver Gallery, New-York, USA
Concerning Nature, Zen Center Hospice Guest House, San Francisco, USA
Art in Iner Cultural Limbo, Rooseum Center for Contemporary Art, Malmo, Sweden

Prints of the Eighties, Guild Hall Museum, East Hampton, USA
Woodblock Prints from the People’s Republic of China, Group Show, Crown Point Press, USA
Recent Releases, Crown Point Press, USA

Landscape, Vrej Baghoomian Gallery, New-York, USA
Magiciens de la Terre, Centre Pompidou et Parc de la Villette, Paris, France
European Painting and Sculpture, L.A.Louver Gallery, New-York, USA
Contemporary Environment, General Electric, organized by the Art Advisory Service of the Museum of Modern Art, New-York, USA
Paul Klee, Francesco Clemente, Papunya Tula, the Cultural Foundation, Polanco, Mexico

Giant Prints, Edition Schellmann, Munich, Germany
The M. Anwar Kamal Collection of Art, The Cummer Gallery of Art, Jacksonville, USA
New Paintings: Chia, Clemente, Le Brun, Paladino, Richter, Rothenberg, Carnegie International, Pittsburgh, USA
Altered Images, Penson Gallery, New-York, USA
Contemporary Environment, General Electric, organized by the Art Advisory Service of the Museum of Modern Art, New-York, USA

Figuration, the American Express Company in collaboration with the Art Advisory Service of The Museum of Modern Art, New-York, USA

Paul Cava Gallery, Philadelphia, USA
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, USA
Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, USA
Ackland Art Museum, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA

New Italian Art, the New Gallery of Contemporary Art, Cleveland, USA
Trustee’s Choice, the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, USA
Bilder, Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany
Galleria Emilio Mazzoli, Modena, Italy
Artists from Sperone Westwater Fischer Inc., SVC/Fine Arts Gallery, University of South Florida, Tampa, USA
New Image/Pattern and Decoration, Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo, USA
Concetto-Imago: Generationswechel in Italyn, Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn, Germany
Galerie Bischofberger, Zurich, Switzerland
Nigel Greenwood, Inc., London, United Kingdom
Intoxication, Monique Knowlton, New-York, USA
New Work, New York, Newcastle Festival ’83, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, United Kingdom

Rosa Esman Gallery, New-York, USA
Myth, The Bonlow Gallery, New-York, USA
Issues: New Allegory I, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, USA
Documenta 7, Kassel, Germany
Homo Sapiens: the Many Images, the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, USA
The Pressure to Paint, Marlborough Gallery, New-York, USA
Five Painters: Chia, Clemente, Kiefer, Salle, Schnabel, Anthony d’Offay, London, United Kingdom
New Works on Paper 2: Borofsky, Clemente, Merz, Penck, Penone, the Museum of Modern Art, New-York, USA
kunst nu/kunst unserer zeit, Kunsthalle Wilhelmshaven, Wilhelmshaven, and Groninger Museum, Groningen, The Netherlands
Avanguardia Transavanguardia 68, 77, Mura Aureliane, Rome, Italy
Galleria Emilio Mazzoli, Modena, Italy
Zeitgeist, Internationale Kunstausstellung, Berlin, Germany
How to Draw/What to Draw: Works on Paper by Five Contemporary Artists, The Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, New-York, USA

Group show, Daniel Templon, Paris, France
Gian Enzo Sperone, Turin, Italy
Westkunst, Rheinhallen der Kolner Messe, Cologne, Germany
Paola Betti, Milan, Italy
Italians and American Italians, Crown Point Gallery Oakland, USA
Group show, Sperone Westwater Fisher, New-York, USA
Figures: Forms and Expressions, Buffalo, New-York, USA (sponsorisé par : Albright‘Knox Art Gallery, CEPA Gallery and Hallwalls)
Large Format Drawings, Barbara Toll Fine Arts, New-York, USA
Tesoro, Emilio Mazzoli, Modena, Italy
Aspects of Post-Modernism, the Squibb Gallery, Princeton, USA

The Cut-off Hand – 100 Drawings from Italy, Kunstverein, Bonn; Stadtische Galerie, Wolfsburg; Groninger Museum, Germany
Egonavigatio, Kunstverein, Mannheim, Germany
Francesco Masnata, Genoa, Italy
Aperto ’80, Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
Kunsthalle Basel, Basel, Switzerland, traveled to Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Pas-Bas
Group show, Sperone Westwater Fischer, New-York, USA
Neuerwerbungen, Galerie Rudolph Zwirner, Cologne, Germany

Perspective 79, Basel Artfair, Basel, Switzerland
Arte Cifra, Paul Maenz, Cologne, Germany
Clemente, de Maria, Paladino, Annemarie Verna, Zurich, Switzerland
Europa 79, Stuttgart, Germany
Parigi, O Cara…, Yvon Lambert, Paris, France
Opere Fatte ad Arte, Palazzo de Citta, Acireale, Italy
Le Stanze, Colonna Castle, Genazzano, Italy

Pas de deux, Galleria la Salita, Rome, Italy

Drawing/Transparency, Studio Cannaviello, Rome, Italy
Wednesday 16 February 1977, Gian Enzo Sperone, Rome, Italy
Tenth Biennale de Paris, Musée d’Art Moderne, Paris, France
Progetto 80, Bari, Italy

Merz, Pisani, Clemente, Gian Enzo Sperone, Rome, Italy

XII Biennale, Sao Paulo, Brazil
24 Hours of 24, Galleria L’Attico, Rome, Italy

Studenteski Center, Belgrad, Yugoslavia

Italy Two, Civic Center Museum, Philadelphia, USA


Altana Kulturstftung Im Sinclair – Haus, Bad Hombourg, Germany
Mmk – Museum Für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany
National Gallery Of Canada – Musée Des Beaux Arts Du Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
National Gallery, Victoria, Australia
Art Gallery Of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Queensland Art Gallery – Gallery Of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia
Groninger Museum, Groningen, Netherlands
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Art & Project, Slootdorp, Netherlands
Australian National Gallery, Canberra, Australia
Berardo Museum – Collection Of Modern And Contemporary Art, Lisbon, Portugal
Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris, France
Caixaforum Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
Es Baluard, Palma De Mallorca, Spain
Macba – Museu D’art Contemporani De Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
Cgac – Centro Galego De Arte Contemporánea, Santiago De Compostela, Spain
Museo Guggenheim De Arte Moderno Y Contemporáneo, Bilbao, Spain
Madre – Museo D’arte Contemporanea Donna Regina, Naples, Italy
Mart – Museo D’arte Moderna E Contemporanea Di Trento E Rovereto, Rovereto, Italy
Ca’la Ghironda – Museo D’arte Classica, Moderna E Contemporanea, Zola Predosa, Bologna, Italy
Museo D’arte Contemporanea Castello Di Rivoli, Turin, Italy
Collezione Maramotti, Reggio Emilia, Italy
Centro Cultural D’arte Contemporaneo, Mexico, Mexico
Hara Museum Of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan
Kawamura Memorial Museum Of Art, Chiba, Japan
21st Century Museum Of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan
Kitakyushu Municipal Museum Of Art, Kitakyushu, Japan
Kiasma – Museum Of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Sweden
Kunstmuseum Basel, Bâle, Switzerland
Schaulager, Münchenstein, Bâle, Switzerland
Museum Für Gegenwartskunst – Emmanuel Hoffmann – Stiftung, Bâle, Switzerland
Fotomuseum Winterthur, Winterthur, Switzerland
Trevi Flash Art Museum Of Contemporary Art, Trevi, Italy
Mfa – Museum Of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Mit List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, Maine, USA
Fisher Landau Center For Art, Long Island, USA
MAM – Miami Art Museum, Miami, Floride, USA
Miami University Art Museum, Oxford, Ohio, USA
Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, USA
MOCA Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, Californie, USA
MoMA – Museum Of Modern Art, New York, USA
New York Public Library, New-York, USA
Philadelphia Museum Of Art, Philadelphia, USA
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA
The Cleveland Museum Of Art, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
The Risd Museum – University Of Rhode Island, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, USA
The Whitney Museum Of American Art, New York, USA
Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, USA
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, USA
Saatchi Collection, London, UK
Tate Britain, London, UK


Encyclopedia Britannica - mars 2020

Francesco Clemente

James W. Yood

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L'Oeil - décembre 2016

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Télérama - novembre 2016

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Francesco Clemente


The Brant Foundation Art Study Center is pleased to announce a survey of works by Francesco Clemente, on view from November 12, 2018 through March 2019. The exhibition brings together a concise but comprehensive selection spanning 40 years of the artist’s work including self-portraits and portraits, works on paper, frescoes, monumental oil and watercolor paintings, and one of the artist’s notable hand painted tents. Executed in Rome, New York, Taos, Varanasi, Jodhpur, Orissa, Pondicherry, and Madras, the works have traveled far and been dispersed among museum collections and art patrons. They now come together for Francesco Clemente: Works 1978–2018, each with its own story to tell. Non-chronological in nature, the exhibition interweaves threads that have been a constant in Clemente’s long-spanning oeuvre, and presents ideas and questions that persist throughout his various transformations in medium.

Francesco Clemente

DALLAS CONTEMPORARY MUSEUM, DALLAS, USAFrom 13/04/2019 to 25/08/2019

Watchtowers, Keys, Threads, Gates is a large-scale installation by Francesco Clemente consisting of a site-specific mural and two series of sculptures produced in the artist’s signature dreamlike aesthetic, and which reflect his ongoing exploration into notions of movement, transition, vulnerability, and mythological narratives. Both bodies of sculpture were created over the past five years in collaboration with artisans in Jodhpur, India. This exhibition provides a rare glimpse into Clemente’s forays in sculpture, denoting one of the few occasions in which he has worked in the medium.

Francesco Clemente

VILLA RUFOLO, RAVELLO, ITALYFrom 6/07/17 to 30/09/17

This year, the Ravello festival – a renowned celebration of classical music and the arts – program includes the exhibition Standing with Truth by Francesco Clemente featuring a tent from Clemente’s Encampment series.

Francesco Clemente

CORO DELLA MADDALENA, ALBA, ITALY From 9/15/2016 to 11/13/2016

Francesco Clemente this year will be to bring together contemporary art with the marvelous setting of the Baroque Choir. The artist will lead to Alba his recent works never exhibited in Italy. After Omeros will be composed of two installations and forty watercolors inspired by the epic poem Omeros which earned the writer Derek Walcott the Nobel Prize for literature. The exhibition will be accompanied by a series of readings, taken from the work of Derek Walcott.  

Francesco Clemente

SPRING CENTER OF ART, BEIJING, CHINAFrom 9/03/2016 to 10/31/2016

The Springs Center highlights with the solo exhibition « Nomadic Life » the work of the internationally known artist Francesco Clemente. Clemente is considered one of the most representative artists of the Transavantgarde.  For this exhibition, he has spent one month to paint a large mural in the exhibition space, “The Tide of the Ocean of Stories”. His paintings on the wall are visual sediments that embody the deep and profound cultural tones of the two ancient civilizations – India and China. His understanding of the nomadic life is thinking globally and acting locally. The exhibition’s curator Huang Du brings together large–scale artworks, paintings, murals, works on paper as well as Clemente’s equipment, valuable photographs and documentary films.  

Francesco Clemente


This exhibition is a tribute to Siena. The artist has created ten new works of art, divided into two distinct cycles, to be exhibited in the city. The series of “Winter Flowers in New York City” consists of five works that engaged the artist for more than five years (2010-2016). This cycle was created in collaboration with the artist’s wife, Alba Primiceri, well-known actress and choreographer, who has picked some flowers in New York in the winter months.