Francesca Di Martino

She has graduated from the State Art School of Naples and graduated in Scenography, specializing in Visual Arts and Performing Arts, exactly Painting, at the Academy of Fine Arts in Naples. In 1999 she won the painting competition "Alfonso Marquez Prize", Portici, (Na). From then on she has participated in collective contemporary art, competitions, personal exhibitions, and pictorial-theatrical performances, in which she fully expresses her multifaceted nature.

With the first personal exhibition of 2011, "Kill your teacher", at the Caffè dell’Epoca literary space, Naples, she exhibits a gallery of portraits of his masters. It is present with some murals in the "open-air museum" of Diamante, (Cs). In 2015, with the personal exhibition "Inside and out of me", within the exhibition "Let's deal with art", at the headquarters of the Banca Popolare del Mediterraneo, Naples, she confirmed her interest in the face and human spirit.

On the occasion of the official commemoration for Pino Daniele, at the Maschio Angioino, Naples, she wins the “A postcard for Pino” competition. In the personal show entitled "Manga p'a capa" for the review "Human portraits", held at the Fonoteca, Naples, she exhibits a gallery of portraits taken from the souls of some famous manga from the 70s - 90s, which will be exhibited at the collective exhibition “Biennale del Comics in Art”, curated by Elena Ferrari, Passpartout Gallery, at Atahotel Expo Fiera Milano and at the pavilions of the Carousel du Louvre in Cannes and Paris.

Participates in the NAF Napoli Arte Fiera, the first market exhibition of modern and contemporary art, with the cultural association La Fenice and Resetart, Mostra D’Oltremare, Naples. Participate in the collective "An Eco for All", curated by Linda Irace and Tony Stefanucci, National Archaeological Museum of Naples and at the Miami Beach Regional Library, Florida.

Participates in the 19h Generative Art Conference GA2016 "Empathize with my Gaze" in collaboration with the Research and Design Center of the New Science University, Suor Orsola Benincasa University, Naples, at the Auditorium of the CRF Foundation, Florence. Participation through the "portrait of Charles of Bourbon" and related filing to the publication "Carlo The utopia of a kingdom" published by Paparo, promoted by DATABANC and by the Archaeological, Fine Arts and Landscape Superintendence for the Municipality of Naples.

In the personal "Decade 2007/2017", at the Casa della Corte di Agerola Civic Museum, Naples, she exhibits a selection of artworks relating to the last decade of her production. “Stories” is the personal exhibition of 2018 that inaugurates the Am Studio exhibition space by Antonio and Alessandro Minervini, Naples. In the Catalog of Modern Art, Italian artists from the early twentieth century to today, n°. 53, editorial Giorgio Mondadori.

It is featured in "Art Paths in Italy 2017", edited by Giorgio Di Genova, Enzo Le Pera, Rubbettino publisher.

Her artworks are acquired: in The collections of the Fondazione Circolo Artistico Politecnico di Napoli, whose catalog is edited by Isabella Valente, Editors Guide; in the Museum Complex of the Girolamini in Naples; in the Museum of the Nativity of Rivisondoli; in the Civic Museum of Santa Maria Capua Vetere; in the Casa della Corte di Agerola Civic Museum, Naples.

In 2019 she won the first prize, in the painting section, of the first edition of the "Creative World", S. Gennaro Vesuviano, Naples.

"Francesca Di Martino constructs portraits with the violent objectivity of her sign, of her reworked brushstroke, made of impulsive and dynamic color, the range of emotions and persistence of memory that contradict the precariousness of the ephemeral physical and temporal image and the plots of the existential misunderstandings of destiny, of one's own and of others ".

(Silvano Saccone)


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