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FRANCESA-TULLI

Born in Rome, where she lives and works, Francesca Tulli has a Degree in Sculpture from the Academy of Fine Art in Rome. She has exhibited in private galleries and public institutions throughout Italy and in Beijing, Boston, Buenos Aires, Geneva, Helsinki, Sydney, Ubud and beyond. Regular solo shows have been held at Galleria Maniero in Rome, Galerie Bins & Kramer in Cologne and Lipanjepuntin Artecontemporanea in Trieste. In 2018 her work “UMANA NATURA” was placed in the SCULTURE IN CAMPO Park in Bassano in Teverina (VT) and in 2021 two personal exhibitions, “Mutanti” at the KOU gallery in Rome, and “Sculture” in the Municipal Park of Latina, were inaugurated.
Her work has been featured in the exibition “Altre opere – Artisti che collezionano Artisti” in Rome, in the Napoleonic Museum (2021) and in the Bilotti Museum (2020), the Italian Pavilion at the 54th Venice Biennale (2011), Premio Fabbri at the Villa delle Rose (MAMBO), Bologna (2009), “Sguardo Trasversale”, Kolnisches Stadtmuseum, Cologne and the XII Quadriennale di Roma (1996) and included in the collections of BNL – Paribas, Banca d’Italia, Comune di Latina and Galleria Comunale di Arte Moderna, Rome.

Francesca Tulli’s paintings and sculptures have developed as parallel practices, linked by her personal interpretation of a complex and visionary realism, balanced between the naturalistic and the surreal. Her paintings, in black-and-white or in audacious color, often depict lush domestic interiors which are seemingly comfortable, yet due to their tilted perspectives and ambiguous viewpoints, become strangely unsettling. Her recent canvases show patterned rugs which appear to be moved by subterranean forces or mysteriously sucked into vortexes. In her sculptures, the artist’s elongated figures are posed in dynamic equilibrium, sometimes malformed or “mutated”, or existing in dialogue with each other. Made from terracotta and bronze, her figures shift between classical and futuristic, integrated with different materials including rusty steel, photographs, sand and led-lights. Their faces are expressionless. They are beings which are simultaneously familiar and other-worldly, lost in their own profound thoughts but at the same time searching for their role as part of the bigger picture.

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITION

2020
MUTANTI – KOU GALLERY – Rome – curated by Massimo Scaringella
FRANCESCA TULLI – SCULPTURES – Giardini del palazzo comunale di Latina – curated by Fabio D’Achille
2015
SULLA CITTA’ SOSPESA – Aula Consiliare Municipio III – Rome – curated by Gianfranco Evangelista
2014
LO SGUARDO ALTROVE – Baccina Techne Gallery – Rome – curated by Gianfranco Evangelista
UN CONTEMPORANEO A PALAZZO – BNL Gruppo BNL PARIBAS – Sede di Via Veneto – Rome
2011
VIS A VIS – TULLI/IVANCHEVICH – Centro Culturale Borges – Buenos Aires – curated by Massimo Scaringella
2010
FRANCESCA TULLI – VerArte – Rome – curated by Mariella Palazzolo
2009
FRANCESCA TULLI “BRONZI” – LipanjePuntin Artecontemporanea – Trieste – curated by Jonathan Turner
2008
FRANCESCA TULLI – Maniero Gallery e Interno Ventidue Arte Contemporanea – Rome – curated by Jonathan Turner
2006
CONTROVERSO – Maniero Gallery – Rome – curated by Claudia Colasanti
2005
POINTS OF VIEW – Sede Dante Alighieri – Boston – U.S.A. – Ministero degli Affari Esteri e Società Dante    Alighieri – Texts by Claus Bach, Tiziana D’Acchille, Marinella Paderni
2004
TWO FOR TANGO – Tulli/Palosuo – Uusitalo Gallery – Helsinki – Text by Paolo Balmas
GIMNOSOFIE – Private Collection – Rome – curated by Ludovico Pratesi
2002
ORIZZONTI RELATIVI – Galerie Binz & Krämer, Cologne – Germany – curated by Claus Bach
2001
STORIE TRASVERSALI – Maniero Gallery – Rome – curated by Jonathan Turner
2000
CASA – TULLI/DI MARCO – Nuvole Incontri d’Arte – Palermo – curated by Eva di Stefano
FRANCESCA TULLI/ HANNU PALOSUO – Uusitalo Gallery – Helsinki – Text by Paolo Balmas, Gianluca     Marziani, Jonathan Turner
1998
INTÉRIEURS – Galerie Nota Bene – Geneva
1997
VISIONARIA – Marazzani Visconti Terzi Arte – Piacenza/Rome – curated by Gianluca Marziani
1996
FRANCESCA TULLI – Maniero Gallery – Rome – curated by Paolo Balmas
1995
BICE FRANCESCA KETTY – Roma e Arte – Rome – curated by Paolo Balmas
1994
AURA MOBILE – ES Gallery – Turin – curated by Michele Nigra
1992
ROMA 360° – Loplop Gallery – Rome – curated by Paolo Balmas
1990
SPAZIO CONTRO SPAZIO – Emanuel Gallery – Denver – U.S.A.

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITION

2021
LE ALTRE OPERE – ARTISTI CHE COLLEZIONANO ARTISTI – Francesca Tulli’s Collection, Napoleonico Museum – Rome – curated by Lucilla Catania and Daniela Perego
2020
LE ALTRE OPERE – ARTISTI CHE COLLEZIONANO ARTISTI – Laura Barbarini’s Collection, Bilotti Museum – Rome – curated by Lucilla Catania and Daniela Perego
RELAZIONI NOMADI DELL’ARTE – KOU Gallery – Rome – curated by Massimo Scaringella
PROGETTI – SCULTURE IN CAMPO, Bassano in Teverina borgo antico (VT) – curated by Lucilla Catania, Albero Dambruoso and Roberto Gramiccia
2019
SCULTURE IN CANPO: IPOGEO – Catania, Puxeddu,Timossi, Tulli – Bassano in Teverina (VT)
IL LABIRINTO DELLO SGUARDO – Palazzo Nicolaci – Noto – curated by Massimo Scaringella
2018
SCULTURE IN CAMPO – Parco di Sculture a Bassano in Teverina (VT) – curated by Alberto Dambruoso and Roberto Gramiccia
DIMENSIONE FRAGILE – Biblioteca Vallicelliana – Rome
UNIVERSI IMMAGINARI dalla Pop Art alle nuove tendenze – Teatro di Messina – curated by Laura Scaringella
QUATTRO – Spazio Concrete – Rome
PREMIO FABRIZIA DI LORENZO – Polo Culturale Civico Diocesano – Sulmona – curated by Carlo Fabrizio               Carli
2017
UMBRIA VERA – Stazione di Posta an Gemini – Ateliers dei Monti Martani – curated by Bianca Pedace
FIVE – Catania Art Gallery – Catania – curated by Aldo Gerbino and Elisa Mandarà
IN DIFESA DELLE ACQUE – Complesso Giannettino – Cisternino – curated by Francesca Pietracci
2016
HERO – CUS Unime – Messina – curated by Massimo Scaringella
IL PRIMATO DELLO SGUARDO – Palacultura Antonello da Messina – curated by Massimo Scaringella
TINY BIENNALE – Temple University – Rome – curated by Shara Wasserman and Susan Moore
VISIONI ALTROVE – Convitto Ragusa – Noto – curated by Massimo Scaringella
UN MOSAICO PER TORNARECCIO XI Edizione – Tornareccio – Chieti
2015
WATER ART WOMEN LIFE – A&M UNIVERSITY, College Station – Texas, U.S.A. – curated by Francesca Pietracci and Giulio Nicola Soldani
PITTURA ITALIANA – Catania Art Gallery – Catania – curated by Arnaldo Romani Brizzi
FLEUR – Catania Art Gallery – Catania
2014
TESTO A FRONTE – Galleria di Porta Latina – Rome – curated by Tiziana d’Acchille
“U LIOTRU” LA LEGGENDA DI ELIODORO – Catania Art Gallery – Catania – curated by Arnaldo Romani Brizzi
DEMETRA – PER MORGANTINA – Catania Art Gallery – Catania – Museo Aidone, Enna
AGUA ARTE MUJERES VIDA – Sede del SindacatoATE Posadas (Argentina) – Università de Los Lagos – Santiago (Cile) – curated by Francesca Pietracci and Giulio Nicola Soldani
STRADIVARIA – Studio Bazan – Palermo – curated by Francesco Gallo Mazzeo
2013
SUBCUTANEO – Viccaro/Pupillo/Tulli – AMA Artemercadoarte, CABA (Buenos Aires)
AMOR SACRO: SANT’ANNA RIVISITATA – ex Scuderie del Castello Ventimiglia – Castelbuono – curated by Luca Barreca
SPAZIO LIBERO IN MOSTRA – Via Costabella 30 – Rome – curated by Liliana Maniero
UN MOSAICO PER TORNARECCIO VIII Edizione – Tornareccio – Chieti
2012
XLV PREMIO VASTO – Scuderie di Palazzo di Aragona – Vasto – curated by Carlo Fabrizio Carli
INQUADRANDO PAESAGGI – “Antinum” Museum, Centro storico di Civita d’Antino (AQ) and Galleria Pio Monti Arte Contemporanea – Rome – curated by Nicola Monti
ALTROVE, LUOGO O POESIA – Catania Art Gallery – Catania – curated by Beatrice Buscaroli
2011
PROGETTO SCULTURA – Castel Sisimondo – Rimini – curated by Beatrice Buscaroli
54°BIENNALE DI VENEZIA – Padiglione Italia, Lazio – Palazzo Venezia – Rome – curated by Vittorio Sgarbi
FRATELLI D’ITALIA – Maniero Gallery – Rome – curated by Manuela Alessandra Filippi
IL MARE NEL MITO – Maratea Open Museion – Maratea – curated by Simona Caramia
2010
IL CIRCUITO DELL’ARTE. ARTISTI, GALLERIE, MUSEI, COLLEZIONISTI – Pietro Canonica Museum –
Rome – curated by ANGAMC
MATT DIVE GOLD – Smith & Hall Gallery – Sidney – curated by Jonathan Turner
2009
MATT DIVE GOLD – Lipanjepuntin Artecontemporanea – Rome – curated by Jonathan Turner
SURSUM CORDA – Interno Ventidue Arte Contemporanea – Rome – curated by Cinzia Fratucello
ARTABU’. ICONE DELLA TRASGRESSIONE – Giffoni Film Festival – Giffoni Valle Pisana (SA) – curated by Salvatore Colantuoni
CONTEMPLAZIONI. BELLEZZA E TRADIZIONE DEL NUOVO NELLA PITTURA CONTEMPORANEA Palazzo del Podestà, Castel Sismondo – Rimini – curated by Alberto Agazzani
PREMIO FABBRI PER L’ARTE 2009 III Edizione – Villa delle Rose sede MAMBO – Bologna – curated by Marina Mojana
2008
L’ENERGIA DELLA MATERIA – LA MATERIA DELL’ENERGIA – Casa Italia, Pechino – Promoted by ICE, Ministero dello Sviluppo Economico and Circolo del Ministero degli Affari Esteri – curated by Massimo Scaringella
2007
MODI MONUMENTAL – Internoventidue – Palazzo Taverna – Rome – curated by Jonathan Turner
UN MARE DI ARTE – Palazzo San’Elia, Palermo – Mole Michelangiolesca, Civitavecchia – curated by Marco di Capua, Tahar Ben Jelloun and Lorenzo Zichichi
XVI TRIENNALE D’ARTE SACRA – Palazzo Piccolomini – Celano – curated by Carlo Fabrizio Carli and Floriano De Santi
VIERZIGGRAD – Galerie Binz & Krämer – Cologne
2006
OPENING – LIBRA Arte Contemporanea – Catania – curated by Beatrice Buscaroli
2005
IL FASCINO INDISCRETO DELLA PITTURA – Maniero Gallery – Rome – curated by Lorenzo Canova
OVALITUDINE – Complesso “Le Ciminiere” – Catania – curated by Gianluca Marziani
FIGURE – Archivio Centrale dello Stato – Rome – curated by Carlo Fabrizio Carli
2004
ARTE ITALIANA PER IL XXI SECOLO – Collezione per la Farnesina – Ministero degli Affari Esteri – Rome – curated by Lorenzo Canova
2003
CUORE SELVAGGIO – Galleria Annovi – Sassuolo (MO) – curated by Marinella Paderni
PREMIO FERRUCCIO FERRAZZI – Sabaudia – curated by Carlo Fabrizio Carli and Alberto Serarcangeli
2002
SGUARDO TRASVERSALE – Museo Civico – Colonia
UNA BABELE POSTMODERNA – Palazzo Pigorini – Parma – curated by Edoardo Di Mauro
53° PREMIO MICHETTI – “LA CITTA’ E LE NUVOLE” – Museo Michetti, Francavilla a mare – Chieti – curated by Carlo Fabrizio Carli
2001
CANTIERI ROMANI – Galleria Comunale d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea – Rome –  curated by Arnaldo Romani Brizzi and Ludovico Pratesi.
EXTRA VERGINE – Trevi Flash Art Museum, Trevi (Perugia) – curated by Pio Monti – text by Lorella Scacco
OLTRE LA VISIONE – Galleria Nazionale Ubud – Bali, Indonesia – curated by Massimo Scaringella – text by E. Del Dotto
2000
OLTRE LA VISIONE – Istituto Italiano di Cultura – Jakarta, Indonesia – curated by Massimo Scaringella.
1999
DUPLICE VERSANTE – Art Biennial – Museo Internazionale dell’Immagine Postale – Belvedere Ostrense (Ancona) – curated by Arnaldo Romani Brizzi
UNA STANZA TUTTA PER SÉ – Cantieri Culturali alla Zisa – Palermo – curated by Lea Mattarella
LA PITTURA RITROVATA 1978/1998 – Comune di Roma – Risorgimento Museum – Rome – curated by Arnaldo Romani Brizzi
FINCHÉ C’É MORTE C’É SPERANZA – Trevi Flash Art Museum of Contemporary Art, Trevi (Perugia) Galleria Pio Monti – Rome
FABRIZI/FAGIOLI/TULLI – d’AC Galleria Comunale d’Arte Contemporanea – Ciampino (Rome) – curated by Lorenzo Canova and Tiziana d’Acchille
1998
MADE IN ROMA – Voipaalan Taidekeskus, Sääksamäki – Finlandia
FUTURO CLASSICO – Galleria Orti Sauli – Geneva – curated by Paolo Balmas
INVITO ALLA GARBATELLA – Percorsi d’Arte nella Città Giardino – Rome – curated by Ludovico Pratesi text by Paola Magni and Alessandra Sette
MISURE UNICHE PER UNA COLLEZIONE (Raccolta Fiocchi) Palazzo Ducale, Revere, Mantova – curated by Arnaldo Romani Brizzi
1997
ESPOSIZIONE PERMANENTE Museo D’Arte Paolo Pini – Ex Istituto Pini, Milan
1996
QUADRIENNALE DI ROMA – Nuove Generazioni – Palazzo delle Esposizioni – Rome
L’ARTE È DONNA – Art Gallery Banchi Nuovi – Rome – curated by Ludovico Pratesi
1994
40+40 – Galleria Eva Menzio, Torino – Galleria Continua, San Gimignano
SUL PERTURBANTE – Jartakor – Rome
1993
NEOINTIMISMO – Alliance Française – Bologna – curated by Paolo Balmas, presented by Vittoria Coen
LUOGHI – QUARANTA QUARANTA – Il Segno Gallery – Rome – curated by Ludovico Pratesi

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