Francesco Gioacchini is a Berlin-based Italian artist, his research moves between painting, drawing and installation. In 2011 he got a master’s degree in Editorial Communication at the University of Macerata, after attending the Ramón Llull University in Barcelona between 2008 and 2009. In 2014 he joined the Summer school in Painting at the Slade School of Fine Art in London and in 2016 he worked on the installation 'The Floating Piers' by artist Christo, at Lake Iseo. In 2018, he obtained a master's degree in Painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Macerata and part of his thesis, with the title 'Glenn Ligon. Border Thoughts', has been published by Arshake in the art text series 'Critical Grounds'. In 2019, after being selected for a residency, Francesco Gioacchini moved to Berlin, where he now lives and works. In 2021 he was selected as one of the finalists for the painting section of the Combat Prize and in the same year he was among the winners of the 'Group exhibition prize' at ReA art fair in Milan. In 2022 he received an honourable mention in the open call 'Art Matters #5' from Galerie Biesenbach. 

Between 2022 and 2023, he worked on a mural commissioned by Soho House in Berlin, and he took part in the art event ‘48 hours Neukölln’ presenting a site specific installation. During the years, Francesco Gioacchini has exhibited his works in Italy, Germany and the UK and he has been published in catalogues, magazines and websites such as Artribune, Exibart, Segno, Lampoon, Artsy, Artland, Arte, Juliet, and Arshake among others. His work, through the adoption of a minimal and conceptual painting, along with the exploration of cancellation as an aesthetic approach, deals with the idea of relation between painting and drawing, canvas and image, sign and meaning. Moving from references related to art history, literature and contemporary aesthetic, Francesco Gioacchini pursues a visual research made of contrasts, collisions and overlapping of meanings and media.

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