Francesco D’lsa // Italy

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Since he was born in September 1980 (Firenze – Italy), Francesco D’Isa loves synthesis and hates biography.

Formation
* Graduated with 110/110 cum laude in Philosophy, at the University of Florence (Italy)

Group Art Shows

* (2009) MAYDAY, Art Whino Gallery, National Harbor, Maryland (USA)
* (2009) Draw, Shooting Gallery, San Francisco (USA)
* (2009) Dirty Show X, Museum of Porn in Art, (Zurich, SWITZERLAND)
* (2009) Dirty Show X, Bert’s Warehouse Theater (Detroit, USA)
* (2008) Italian factory 2008 – Fabbrica del Vapore, (Milano, ITALY)
* (2008) Francesco D’ Isa – Pornsaints, A&D Gallery (London, UK)
* (2008) “Greeting from” art show, Sunshine Studio, (Tokyo, JAPAN)
* (2008) Pornsaints #2, @ Hotmovies.com Grand Gala, Transit, (Philadelphia, USA)
* (2008) Passing Time Monuments Project at Borey gallery, (St. Petersburg, RUSSIA)
* (2008) Fools for Feet at Antebellum Gallery (Hollywood, USA)
* (2008) Biennale delle Arti dell’ Unità d’Italia (San Leudio, Caserta, ITALY)
* (2008) La Femme, at Art Whino Gallery (Alexandria, VA, USA)
* (2007) Segni 20×20, Cenacolo Felice Casorati (Torino, ITALY)
* (2007) Dirty Show 8, Bert’s Warehouse Theater (Detroit, USA)
* (2007) Create:Fixate Art Show, Create:Fixate (S. Monica, USA)
* (2007) Private Flat 3.1, Extraneo Design Studio, (Firenze, ITALY)
* (2006) The Body Digital: Fantasy and Function, at ICA (London, UK)
* (2006) Sushi for Beginners, Abitart Hotel, (Roma, ITALY)
* (2006) International Exhibit “M.I.A.D.” (Venado Tuerto, Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA)
* (2006) Surreal September, The Paper Heart (Phoenix, Arizona, USA)
* (2006) Snap to Grid, LACDA, (Los Angeles, USA)
* (2006) Terror?, Intersection for the Arts (San Francisco, CA, USA)
* (2006) International Group Show, Caelum Gallery (New York, USA)
* (2005) The Photograph of Dorian Gray, Perform Contemporary Art (La Spezia,ITALY)
* (2005) Digiarte 2005, at the Galleria della Facoltà di Chimica (Firenze, ITALY)
* (2005) VII settimana della Cultura, Casa Morassi (Gorizia, ITALY)
* (2005) Mostra di arte digitale, (Agliana, ITALY)
* (2005) with the magazine “Mostro” at Crack! Fumetti dirompenti (Roma , ITALY)
* (2005) BODY METAMORPHOSIS at SCZERODUE ARTECONTEMPORANEA (Roma , ITALY)
* (2005) Erotic Award Art Show, Coffee Cake and Kink, Covent Garden (London, UK)
* (2005) Japanese Group Art show, at Taisho Cura Cube, (Osaka, JAPAN)
* (2005) Proiezioni digitali at “Ministry” (Firenze , ITALY )
* (2005) Hype Gallery, at Hype Gallery, (Milano , ITALY )
* (2005) KRAGOS – Le strade naturali della violenza, at GOGANGA, (Milano, ITALY)
* (2004) 01! Graphola Digital Art Expo, (Recanati, ITALY)
* (2004) BananaRAM Art Festival 2004, Mole Vanvitelliana (Ancona, ITALY)
* (2004) International Digital Award Show, QUT ART MUSEUM, (Melbourne, AUSTRALIA)
* (2003) Venerantj, PALAZZO PIACENTINI (San Benedetto del Tronto, ITALY)
* (2003) Arredi Digitali, Graphola, (S.Benedetto del Tronto, ITALY)
* (2002) E/H/B/ (Bodly Erotic Hybridization), Galleria Sekanina (Ferrara, ITALY)

Solo/Duo Shows

* (2009) The compromise of beauty – F. D’Isa @ Angel (Firenze, ITALY)
* (2008) Francesco D’Isa solo show @ Rialto Santambrogio (Roma, ITALY)
* (2008) Francesco D’ Isa – Pornsaints, Galerie Zero, (Berlin, GERMANY)
* (2007) Francesco D’ Isa, Cafè S. Ambrogio (Firenze, ITALY)
* (2007) Francesco D’ Isa, ZURMOEBELFABRIK Galerie, (Berlin, GERMANY)

As curator and artist

* (2008) Francesco D’ Isa – Pornsaints, A&D Gallery (London, UK)
* (2008) Francesco D’ Isa – Pornsaints, Galerie Zero, (Berlin, GERMANY)
* (2008) Francesco D’ Isa – Pornsaints #2, @ Hotmovies.com Grand Gala, Transit, (Philadelphia, USA)

Awards

* (2009) Erotic Signature (book winner) 2009
* (2008) Finalist for the prize Italian factory (Italy)
* (2006) Selected between finalist at TORAY DCA (Digital Creation Award) 2005 (JAPAN)
* (2006) Selected between best works at “premio Ofelia 2006″ (ITALY)
* (2006) Finalist for the prize M.I.A.D Venado Tuerto 2006 (ARGENTINA)
* (2005) Expose III Excellence Award (surreal – 2d) 2005 Ballistic Publishing, Melbourne, Australia.
* (2005) Finalist at the Erotic Award 2005 ( London , UK )
* (2004) Selected between finalists at the International Digital Award (IDAA) 2004 ( Melbourne, Australia )
* (2004) Honorable mention at al MOCA (Museum of computer art) digital art contest 2004
* (2004) Website “Gizart” win the Digital Art Site Award (Ericart) and the NEWEBPICK QUALIFICATION.
* (2004) Winner of Elexpo 2004
* (2003) Second prize at Firenze a Fumetti, Scuola Internazionale di Comics.
* (2001) First prize at EurArt 2001, associazione culturale Graphiti (Gorizia) and Narodni Muzej of Lubiana.

Some press

* Mostro, issues from 1 to 18 ( ITALY )
* Applicando, Editoriale Quasar S.p.A. (ITALY)
* Desktop Magazine, issue.192, Niche Media Pty Ltd (AUSTRALIA)
* Courier Mail ( Australia ), Monday June 7, Page 16. ( AUSTRALIA )
* Computer Graphics & Publishing 06/04, IHT gruppo editoriale, Cover and interview. ( ITALY )
* Revelation 2.2, Forth Horseman editions, (dic. 2004) ( USA )
* Sphera Medical Journal, Edizioni Imagement, Jan. 2005 ( ITALY )
* Practical Web Projects – Photoshop. n.27, Highbury Entertainment’s (UK)
* Expose III, Ballistic Publishing (AUSTRALIA)
* Computer Grafica n.44, Imago Edizioni (ITALY)
* Pixel Surgeons: Extreme manipulation of the figure in Photography, Mitchell Beazley Art & Design S., Octopus ed., (UK)
* Empty magazine, issue 4 (USA)
* My Media – Osservatorio di cultura digitale, n. 08, 2F Multimedia S.r.l. (ITALY) (interview)
* Design 360° Sandu culture ed. (CHINA)
* Black magic, White Noise (Die Gestalten) (GERMANY)
* Arktip (Hollywood, USA)
* Juxtapoz online
* Pig Magazine (Italy)
* Erotic Signature 2009

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