Francesco Del Conte
Francesco Del Conte (1988, Milan) lives and works in Turin. In 2012 he has achieved a bachelor's degree in printmaking at the Albertina Academy of fine Arts in Turin. Because of his new interest in photography, he has moved to Belgium in 2013 to study at the LUCA School of Arts in Brussels, where he graduated with a master's degree in fine arts under the photography department. In the first ten years of his activity, Del Conte investigates in particular the design and the history behind a series of tools employed in the architecture, in the industrial and in the artisanal fields. On the line between a very objective feel and an enigmatic atmosphere, these photographic works are displayed not just as gelatin silver prints but as installations in dialogue with the exhibition spaces.
In 2016 he has been invited by the Centre for Contemporary Art CCA Kitakyushu in Japan to attend a fellowship program of seven months which will turn out to be very important to his research. In the following years, the artist starts work with subjects characterized by scientific and socio-cultural interests. Recently, Del Conte has shaped a new approach to the photographic medium which considers the camera a light recorder and not a tool that allows the photographer to explore the concepts of narrative, space and composition. This change of paradigm led the artist to produce a new body of works that studies a series of natural and artificial luminous phenomena observable through the camera lens. Del Conte's projects are part of private and public collections and have been exhibited internationally.
Fräsen, solo exhibition in Milano at the Basilica di San Celso Opening reception: 03.10.2020 | 6 - 21 pm
Fotografia e Tassonomia di Angela Madesani
Artribune Magazine # 49
Hortus Conclusus, exhibition at Fondazione 107, Torino Opening Reception: 13.04.2019 | 5-9 pm
DIP Talks#7: LUCA School of Arts, 27.02.2019 | 7-9 pm Campus Sint-Lukas, Paleizenstraat 70, Bruxelles
Acquisition by the De Pietri-Artphilein Foundation of two works part of the series Fräsen
Sguardi sul Futuro, exhibition at Galleria San Fedele, Milano Visiting period: 9.01 - 2.02.2019
Solo exhibition at Wop Art Fair with Heillandi Gallery 20 - 23 September 2018, Lugano
La città, exhibition at Galleria San Fedele, Milano
Opening reception: 20.09.2018 | 6 pm
Serie Inversa #4, Diogene, Torino, 2017
CCA Kitakyushu research program exhibition, Kitakyushu, 2017
Fräsen, exhibition at Fondazione 107, Torino, 2016