Franco Angeli (b. 1935, d. 1988 in Rome, Italy).
Angeli began working in art in the mid-1950s as a reaction to the devastation of WWII and as a platform to expose his leftist/communistic views. One of the most significant Italian artists of his generation and one of the main characters of the Roman art scene, Angeli’s work references socio-political issues with minimalist aesthetics that typify Italian artistic heritage taken from the eternal, urban Roman landscape. His aesthetic and attention to social politics identifies with Arte Povera members such as Lucio Fontana, Jannis Kounellis and Piero Manzoni.
Italian Pop, Tornabuoni Art, London, UK
2015 Franco Angeli (1935-1988), Studio Garibaldi, Milan, Italy
Egosuperegoalterego, Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome, Rome, Italy
2013 Portrait of a City #2 Art in Rome 1960-2001, MACRO – Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome, Rome, Italy
2012 Portrait of a City Art in Rome 1960-2001, MACRO – Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome, Rome, Italy
2009 Love Letters: Ampliamento e Allestimento della Nuova Collezione del MACRO, MACRO – Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome, Rome, Italy
Memories of Antiquity in twentieth-century art, Galleria dell’Accademia, Florence, Florence, Italy
2002 Roma, London, Paris, Galleria il Ponte, Florence, Italy
1995 46th International Art Exhibition Venice Biennial, Venice, Italy
1978 From Nature to Art, from Art to Nature, Venice Biennial, Venice, Italy