Francesco Fossati (1985) is visual artist and curator, lives and works between Milan and Macherio.

In 2008 he recived the BFA in Painting from the Accademia di Belle Arti of Brera, Milan, and from the same institution in 2010 received the MFA in Painting.

In 2008 he took part in the 1st Festival Internazionale dell’ Arte Contemporanea, directed by Carlos Basualdo, Pier Luigi Sacco and Angela Vettese, in Faenza, Italy.

In 2009 he is the artist selected by ARTHUB (a project of the association Free UnDo.net) to take part in the artist-in-residency program organized by the Dena Foundation For Contemporary Art in Paris at the Centre International d'Accueil et d'Echanges des Récollets.

In 2010 he initiated the project that led the rebirth of the artist-run magazine E IL TOPO, a publishing project born in 1992, from an idea by Gabriele Di Matteo, Vedovamazzei, Franco Silvestro and Piero Gatto, and originally ended in 1996

In 2013 he is the moderator of the series of roundtables titled Punti di Fuga, dove si incontrano le prospettive (Vanishing points, where the points of view converge), project for the creation of a contemporary art network

Between the exhibitions realized in these years there are the solo shows at MARS, Milan [Vertical Depth, 2014], MAC Lissone, Museo di Arte Contemporanea of Lissone [Displace, 2013], FlashArt Event, Milan [Non-Specificity of Medium, 2013], Galleria Cart, Monza [Francesco Fossati, 2012], VANNI, Turin [Volume 2, 2011], Galleria 42 Contemporaneo, Modena [quattro o cinque volte F, 2010], Studio Apeiron, Macherio [Hippy Architecture, 2010] and Mon Ego Contemporary, Como [Manifatture,2009],

Instead the group shows: Mediterranea 16 Young Artists Biennial – Errors Allowed [Mole Vanvitelliana, Ancona, 2013]; Museo Tornielli, Ameno IT [Studi Aperti, 2013]; Museo di Arte Contemporanea of Lissone IT [Premio Lissone, 2012]; Museo di Castel Sant'Elmo, Naples [Un'opera per il castello, 2012]; Careof, Milan [Coordinate Ellittiche, 2012]; Palazzo Appiani, Piombino [déjà made_ready vu, 2012]; Museo Centrale Montemartini, Rome [Talent Prize, 2010]; Kaiserliche Hofburg of Innsbruck [Dialog Und Identität, 2009]; Isola Art Center, Milan [L’ Indiano in Giardino, 2009]; Contemporary Art Museum, Mendoza, Argentina [No Boundaries, 2008]; Museo Carlo Zauli, Faenza IT [Gradisca, 2008]; GAMeC of Bergamo [Alberi d’artista 2007].

In 2011 he has curated the retrospective of the Libian-Italian artist Giannetto Bravi titled “1965-1975” (StudioApeiron, Macherio, IT).

In 2013 he has curated the solo exhibitions of Francesco Locatelli (L'immane Concretezza) and Claudio Corfone (Lampo Legenda) both at Studio Apeiron (Sovico, IT)


Francesco Fossati, 2013, photo by Paolo Broggio

Francesco Fossati, 2013, photo Paolo Broggio