Franco Angeli

b. 1935, Rome, Italy
d. 1988, Rome, Italy

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Biography

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.

Exhibitions

2017 Franco Angeli: A Selection of Works from Important European Collections, Ronchini Gallery, London, UK

Tribute: Teatro Delle Mostre (1968/2017), Frieze Projects, Frieze New York, USA

Roma Pop City 60-67, Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome, Rome, Italy

2016 Imagine, New Imagery in Italian Art 1960-1969, Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, Italy

Italian Pop, Tornabuoni Art, London, UK

2015 Franco Angeli (1935-1988), Studio Garibaldi, Milan, Italy

The World Goes Pop, Tate Modern – Star   Auditorium, London, UK

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

Angeli – Festa – Schifano – Trilogia, Galleria Fontanella Borghese, 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

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