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The house on the lake - Franko B’s solo show



The house on the lake - Franko B’s solo show

The house on the lake _ Franko B’s solo show
curated by Lavinia Filippi
14 June – 24 September 2018

‘It seemed that in an instant I had found a reason, a strategy to be and to want to stay alive because I could try to express the inexpressible using art as a language to try to somehow make sense of what I’m doing here and how this can be shared’. ‘Because of Love: Franko B’s Story’, LADA, 2018

Franko B is an Italian-born, London-based visual artist who constantly experiments the possibilities of different media and disciplines. He studied painting at the Chelsea School of Art in London and over the past thirty years he became internationally known, making drawings, installations, sculptures, film and performances. Franko B is also Professor of Sculpture at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Torino and a guest visiting lecturer at the Royal College of Art, London.

The works exhibited in the project room of the ICI in London have been produced recently and include a series of drawings, stitched treads on paper, and a number of sculptures in ceramic. Franko B’s practice is about his experiences and about the world we live in. He works with images that for some reasons got impressed in his mind. They often come from his personal memories or from the news and social media.

The bleeding heart, the simplified shape of a house and the red cross are recurrent symbols in Franko’s practice, they tell about his childhood in an orphanage run by the Italian Red Cross, about his quest for love and stability, and about his passion for art and for life. The series of Lost boys are small size human-shaped ceramics that reflect on human condition and diversity; and explore the possibility of creating alternative communities.

Franko B has exhibited extensively in Italy, UK and the rest of Europe, and he performed in some major international institutions including the Colchester Arts Centre, Venice International Performance Art Week, Italy, East Street Arts Leeds, MAC Birmingham, ICA London, the South London Gallery, the Centre of Attention London, Tate Modern London, the Ikon Galley Birmingham, Arnolfini Bristol, The Bluecoat Liverpool, Norwich Arts Centre, Toynbee Studios London, GRU Geneva, CENDEAC Murcia, Spain and The Crawford Municipal Gallery in Cork, Ireland. For more information please visit

Exhibition opening: 14 June 2018 [Book now]



Data: Da Gio 14 Giu 2018 a Lun 24 Set 2018

Organizzato da : Italian Cultural Institute

Ingresso : Libero


Italian Cultural Institute