Francesco Sena

 Institution (2)

 About Artist

1966 born in Avellino, Italy
Lives & works in Turin, Italy

Francesco SENA’s works are often described as mystic, fantastic, cryptic and spheric. And it is true: The surface made of wax seems to dip the picture’s content into fog. Trees, forests and landscape become blurred, they are distant and strange, so you want to come closer to study and focus on details. There is neither light nor shadow and still his work has atmosphere and spatial depth. Sena removes saturation and nevertheless these monochrome images do not seem plain or two-dimensional. 
He creates his own world, a world that one wants to know more about.


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2010 
Tempo di Cenere - Galleria Paola Verrengia, Salerno, Italy
Francesco SENA – "Di Mille Rivoli", Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art Vienna, Austria

2007 
OTTOBRE, Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art, Salzburg, Austria
Pochi di me, Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art, Vienna, Austria

2006 
Attraversami in 13 secondi, Galleria GAS, Turin, Italy

2004 
Le mani in faccia, Andrea Ciani Arte Contemporanea, Geneva, Switzerland

2003 
Come sparire completamente, Galleria Alessandro Bagnai, Florence, Italy

2002 
F. Sena – A. Sonzogni, Galleria Amste, Monza, Italy

2001 
Sorvegliato speciale, Galleria Carini, Rimini, Italy
Punching Ball, Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Turin, Italy

2000 
Tilt, Galleria Carbone, Turin, Italy

1999 
Start, Galleria Carbone, Turin, Italy

1997 
Ossigeno, Galleria Recalcati, Turin, Italy


GROUP EXHIBITIONS 

2012 
Scatola Nera - Allegretti Arte Contemporanea, Turin, Italy

2011 
SU NERO NERO / OVER BLACK BLACK - Castello di Rivara - Centro d´arte contemporane, Rivara, Italy
Gran Torino: Italian Contemporary Art - Frost Art Museum, Miami, FL, USA

2010 
nouvelles acquisitions - Galerie Placido, Paris, France

2009 
Fragile - Daejeon Museum of Art, Daejeon, South Korea
FRAGILE - Terres d´empathie - Musée d´Art moderne de Saint-Etienne, Saint-Etienne

2008 
Mediation Biennale 08 - Mediation Biennale, Poznan, Poland
Qui Vive? - I Moscow International Biennale for Young Art - Moscow International Biennale for Young Art, Moscow

2007 
Gruppenausstellung - MAM Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art Salzburg, Salzburg 
Paolo Grassino - "Dio non e qui" / Francesco Sena - "Pochi di me" / Hubert Kostner "Passo Sella" - MAM Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art, Vienna 

2006 
FiguraLmente - City Art Museum Ljubljana - Mestna Galerija 1, Ljubljana
WALK-IN, Galleria Alessandro Bagnai, Florence, Italy
Natura e metamorfosi, Urban Planning Exhibition Center, Shanghai, China
Natura e metamorfosi, Beijing Creative Space Art Center, Beijing, China
Something happened, Slovak National Gallery, Bratislava, Slovakia

2005 
Il corridoio dell’arte, Provincia di Torino, Turin, Italy
Paesaggio che non ho mai visto, Amste, Lissone, Italy
Fan City/City Explosion, Gas Gallery, Turin, Italy
In sede, Cat. Divisione Servizi Culturali, Turin, Italy
La città che sale, Ex-chiesa di S. Agostino, Bergamo, Italy

2004 
Antologia, Accademia Albertina di Belle Arti, Turin, Italy
XI. Biennale d’Arte sacra contemporanea, Santuario di San Gabriele, Teramo, Italy
Farsi Spazio, Scuola Media Nievo, Turin, Itay

2003 
Pittura come concetto, Palazzo Ducale, Massa, Italy

2002 
Four Ways, Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Udine, Italy
301-302 Km2, Galleria Alessandro Bagnai, Florence, Italy

2001 
Corporate Identity, Galleria En Plein Air, Pinerolo, Italy
Farsi spazio-Arte al muro, Centre Culturel Français/Uffici BIG, Turin, Italy
Care of, Emporio, ViaFarini, Milan, Italy
Video Night, Palazzo delle Papesse, Siena, Italy

2000 
L’assurdo quotidiano, Galleria Civica d’Arte Contemporanea, Rome, Italy
Video.it, San Pietro in Vincoli, Turin, Italy
Present Continuous, Galleria Neon e Cassero, Bologna, Italy