Franko B

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Franko B

Franko B

    Nato a Milano, Italia, nel 1960.

    Vive e lavora a Londra, Regno Unito.

    Born in Milan, Italy, in 1960.

    Lives and works in London, UK.

    Performances selezionate / Selected performances2008

    Don't leave me this way, ICA, London, UK

    Don't leave me this way, Colchester Arts Centre, Colchester, UKDon't leave me this way, Global Gallery, Newcastle, UKDon't leave me this way, The bluecoat, Liverpool, UK

    Don't leave me this way, Galerija Kapelica, Ljubljana, SloveniaDon't leave me this way, SITE Gallery, Sheffield, UK


    Don't leave me this way, Arnolfini, Bristol,UK


    Don’t live me this way, Teatro dei Contrari, Rome, Italy Don’t live me this way, Certosa di Padula, Padula, ItalyStill life, Colchester arts centre, Colchester, UK2005

    Oh lover boy, Crawford municipal Gallery, Cork, Ireland I miss you, Kunsten festival des arts, Palais des Beaux- Arts /Palais voor Schone Kunsten, Brussels,


    Aktion 893 (Why Are You Here?), National Review of Live Art, Glasgow, UK Still Life, National Review of Live Art, Glasgow, UK 2004

    Still Life, South London Gallery, London, UK


    I Miss You!, part of Live Culture, Tate Modern, London, UK

    Still Life, Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry, UK 2002

    I Miss You!, part of Break 21, Gallerija Kapelica, Lubljana, SloveniaAktion 398, part of Fierce!, Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry, UK I Miss You!, Cenpi, Belgrade, Serbia

    I Miss You!, Circolo de Bellas Artes, Madrid, SpainAktion 398, Casa de America, Madrid, Spain


    Oh Lover Boy, part of Arsenic, Lausanne, Switzerland

    Aktion 398, Klaus Engelhorn 20, Wien, Austria You Make My Heart Go Boom Boom, Kit, Copenhagen, DenmarkOh Lover Boy, part of Fierce!, Custard Factory, Birmingham, UK Oh Lover Boy, Beaconsfield, London, UK

    Oh Lover Boy, part of Live Art at Kanonhallen, Copenhagen, Denmark 2000

    Aktion 398, Zurich, Switzerland

    I Miss You!, part of Art Live, Turin, Italy

    I Miss You!, Malmo, Sweden

    I Miss You!, part of Fierce!, Custard Factory, in association with Ikon Gallery,

    Birmingham, UK

    I Miss You!, Beaconsfield Gallery, London, UKAktion 398, Toynbee Studios, London, UK

    Aktion 398, part of National Review of Live Art (NRLA), Glasgow, UK 1999

    I Miss You!, curated by Lois Keidan and Catherine Ugwu, Antwerp, Belgium

    Aktion 398, South London Gallery, London, UK1998

    Aktion 398, Ex Teresa Arte Actual, Mexico City, MexicoAktion 398, Luciano Inga-Pin Gallery, Milan, Italy 1997

    I’m Not Your Babe Part 1, part of Eurokaz Festival, Zagreb, CroatiaI’m Not Your Babe Part 3, part of Il Corpo Sterminato Festival, Florence, Italy1996

    I’m Not Your Babe Parts 1 & 2, ICA, London, UK

    I’m Not Your Babe Part 1, part of Totally Wired, ICA, London, UK Mama I Can’t Sing Part 3, part of Totally Wired, ICA, London, UK 1995

    Mama I Can’t Sing Part 2, part of Rapture, ICA, London, UK

    Mostre personali selezionate / Selected solo exhibitions2007

    The artist's body, then and now, Centre d'Art Contemporain Geneve, Geneve, SwitzerlandFull of Love, Marena Rooms Gallery, Turin, Italy

    In Times of Fear, RuArts Foundation, Moscow, Russia


    The Black Period, Galleria PACK, Milan, Italy


    Long Live Romance ,Galleria LipanjePuntin, Trieste, Italy Franko B: Volume 2, Galleria PACK, Milano, Italy


    E-FEST, (large-scale installation) Great Eastern Hotel, London, UKPoverty Is Not A Crime, Neon Gallery, London, UK

    This Is For You (works from 1997-2003), Luke&A Gallery, London, UK 2001

    Now You Know Me, Klaus Engelhorn 20, Wien, Austria

    Oh Lover Boy: The Exhibition, Home, London, UK


    Oh Lover Boy (Collages), Chamber Of Pop Culture, London, UK Franko B, (Paintings), The Centre Of Attention, London, UK 1999

    I Miss You!, Walter Van Beirendonck’s Window Gallery, Antwerp, BelgiumI Miss You!, Toynbee Studios, London, UK


    Who’s Going to Lick My Wound? Luciano Inga-Pin Gallery, Milan, Italy

    Mostre collettive selezionate / Selected group exhibitions2008

    Gothic, Fieldgate Gallery, London, UK

    Deposizione e posizione: Franko B e Zhang Huan, Galleria Pack, Milan, ItalyScreen Music 2, Fortezza da Basso, Florence, Italy


    The Trip-Pop Game, LipanjePuntin arte contemporanea, Trieste, ItalyFrom the Vault, Galleria Pack, Milan, Italy

    Arte Fiera, Galleria Pack, Bologna, Italy

    Arte e omosessualità, Palazzina Reale, Florence, Italy

    Paranoia, Freud Museum, London, UK

    Don't leave me this way (performance), Arnolfini, Bristol-15 December 2007 (UK)

    Il velo, Il filatoio, Caraglio, Italy

    My land. Second edition, many places, San Miniato, Italy13x17, Berengo studio, Venice, Italy


    Paranoia, Focal Point Gallery, Southend, UK

    Print now [ direction and definitions ], Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK Paranoia, Leeds City Arts Gallery, Leeds, UK


    Corpo-moda-mente, Franko B - Caroline Broadhead - Jessica Odgen, galleria Lipanjepuntin, Trieste, Italy

    Resonance, Netherlands Instituut voor Mediakunst, Amsterdam, HollandFaltering Flame, Graves Gallery, Sheffield, UK


    Flesh for Fantasy, Palazzo delle Papesse, Siena, ItalyArt, Lies and Videotape, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, UK

    Urban Networks, Courtauld Institute of Art, London, UK Open 2003: arts & cinema, Venice Lido, Italy

    Independence, South London Gallery, London, UK


    The Antwerp Open, Antwerp, Belgium

    I Feel Lonely Please Call Me… (Please Disturb Me season), Great Eastern Hotel,London, UK


    Rosso Vivo, Pac/Contemporary Art Pavilion, Milan, Italy

Apparizioni selezionate: video e televisione (Gran Bretagna) / Selected screenings: video and

    television (UK)


    My Heart is Broken (video installation), part of National Review of Live Art (NRLA),

    Glasgow, UK


    Taxonomy (video collaboration with Tim Etchells), part of Exhumed, Museum of GardenHistory, London, UK; and at Red Room, Tricycle Theatre, London, UK

    Oh Lover Boy (theme), Rotterdam Film Festival, Rotterdam, Holland2002

    You Make My Heart Go Boom Boom, South London Gallery, London, UKThe Last Few Years (extracts), Arnolfini, Bristol, UK2000

    I’m Not Your Babe parts 1 & 2 (extracts), part of Performing Bodies, Tate Modern,London, UK

    Dead Mother, The Lux Cinema, London, UK


    The South Bank Show: Body Art, LWT Television


    Protect Me, part of Renegade TV, Channel 4 Television


    Midnight Under Ground, Channel 4 Television


    When I Grow Up I Want To Be Beautiful, National Film Theatre, London, UK

Premi e riconoscimenti / Awards and prizes

    ACE Grant for personal development, 2003-2004

    Combined Art Grant, London Arts, 2002-2003; 2000-2001

    Visual Arts Fund, London Arts, 2001-2002

    One To One Bursary, Live Art Development Agency, 2000-2001

    Artsadmin Individual Artist's Bursary 1999

    London Hybrid Arts Grant (with Gilles Jobin), London Arts, 1998Monografie pubblicate / Published monographs

    Blinded by love, texts by Dominic Johnson, Amelia Jones, Ron Athey, David Thorp, Vaginal Davis, Jennifer Doyle, Achille Bonito Oliva. Damiani Editore, Bologna 2006.Still Life (photographic project), text by Tim Etchells. London: Black Dog Publishing,2003.

    Oh Lover Boy, essay by Sarah Wilson, interview by Gray Watson. London: Black DogPublishing, 2001.

    Franko B, essays By Lois Keidan and Stuart Morgan, photographs by Nicholas Sinclair.London: Black Dog Publishing, 1997.

    Franko B, Italy: Costa Nolan/Virus & Mutation,1997.

Segnalazioni della critica Britannica e internazionale / UK & International critical coverage

    LA REPUBLICA 13 March 1998, IL CORRIERE DELLA SERA 24 January2001, IL SOLE 24 ORE 15 March 1998, PAIS VASCO 21 May 1998, DESTANDARD 29 October & 2 November 1999, THE GUARDIAN 1 April1998 & 2 March 1999, TIME OUT 10 / 17 December 1997, BERGENSTITENDE 9 October 1998, THE INDEPENDENT 26 April 1996 & 1 April1998 & 26 April 2000, THE SUNDAY INDEPENDENT 22 April 2000, THEOBSERVER 30 July 2000, TDR 42, 4 [ t 160 ] winter 1998, {THE MALENUDE} BY MANUEL COOPER 1995 edition, DON’T TELL IT December /January 1996, ART MONTLY December 99, LIVE ART MAGAZINE, July /September 1997, 1999, 2000 issue no. 30, 31 VIRUS MUTATION 1997,ART AND DESIGN CURATING 1997, TOTAL TEATRE winter 1997 / 8,December 2000, HONCHO May 1998, FRANCESCA ALFANO MIGLIETTI{identità mutanti} 1998, March SLEAZE NATION February 2000, FLUXApril / May 2000, PARIS MATCH 15 May 2001, DAZED & CONFUSEDMarch 2001, BUTTERFLY issue 5 May 2000, LEA VERGINE {BODY ARTAND PERFORMANCE edition 2000}, TRACEY WARR & AMELIA JONES,{THE ARTIST BODY} June 2000 STUDIJA 2000, POLITIKEN 27 January2001, ES life style supplement, 30 March 2001, EVENING STANDARD 3April 2001, 2 May 2001, TIMES 9 May 2001, EL MUNDO 6 May 2001,ART REVIEW July / August 2001, POLITIKEN 13 AUGUST 2001,COMPOSITE June 2001, ABC , 21 January 2002, LA RAZON , 21 & 23January 2002, EL MUNDO, 23 January 2002, LA LUNA


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