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Francesco Clemente    (Italian, 1952)




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Biography
1952 Born in Naples, Italy
1970 Enrolled as an architecture student at the Università degli Studi di Roma, La Sapienza, Italy
1971 Had his first solo exhibition at the Galleria Valle Giulia
1972 Met Alighiero e Boetti in Rome
1980 Participated in the Venice Biennale
1981 Studied Sanskrit
1981 - 1982 Created The Fourteen Stations, a series of twelve large oils
1984 Collaborated with Jean-Michel Basquiat and Andy Warhol on a group of works
2002 Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters
Lives and works in New York, NY, Rome, Italy, and Madras, India

Exhibitions
2010 “A Private Geography”, Mary Boone Gallery, NYC, NY. (solo)
2009 Shipwreck with Spectator 1974-2004, MADRE (Contemporary Art Museum Donnaregina), Naples, Italy
2008 Francesco Clemente and Ron Arad, Jablonka Galerie, Cologne, Germany
2007 Exposures, the contemporary self-portrait, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac - Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria
Atlantic Avenue Paintings, Jablonka Galerie, Berlin, Germany
2007 “Portraits”, Mary Boone Gallery, NYC, NY. (solo)
2006 Chairs, Galerie Bruno Bischofberger, Zurich
Self-Portraits, Gagosian Gallery, Britannia Street, London, UK
2005 Looking at Words, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY
Jablonka Galerie, Cologne, Germany
2004 Happy Birthday, Galerie Jerome de Noirmont, Paris, France
Drawings, Gagosian Gallery, Heddon Street, London, UK
Francesco Clemente: New Works, Reykjavik Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland
Francesco Clemente, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria
Francesco Clemente: New Works: The Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland
2003 Francesco Clemente: Paintings 2000-2003, Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA; Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY
2002 Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
Museo Archeologico Nazionale, Naples, Italy
The Book of the Sea, Gagosian Gallery, London, UK
Clemente in Taos, The Harwood Museum of Art, The University of New Mexico, Taos, NM
1994 - 2002 Centre Georges Pompidou, Musee national de l'art moderne, Paris, France
2001 Self Portraits, Jablonka Galerie, Cologne, Germany
Galleria Civica di Arte Contemporanea, Trento, Italy
Francesco Clemente: Painter's Wardrobe, Anthony d'Offay Gallery, London, UK
1999 - 2000 Clemente, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY; Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Spain
1999 Broken Women- Neue Pastelle, Jablonka Galerie, Cologne, Germany
Francesco Clemente: Opere su carta, Galleria d'Arte Moderna, Bologna, Italy
Kustsammlung Nordhein-Westfalen, Dusseldorf, Germany
1998 Portraits Obscured, Gagosian Gallery Madison Ave, New York, NY
Francisco Clemente: Three New Paintings, Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY
1997 Francesco Clemente: Indian Watercolors, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, TX; Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN
Francesco Clemente: The Paintings of the Gate, Galerie Jerome de Noirmont, Paris, France
Francesco Clemente: Portraits, The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA
Fifty One Days on Mount Abu, Anthony d'Offray Gallery, London, UK
Francesco Clemente: Anamorphosis, Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY
1996 Francesco Clemente, Galerie Daniel Temple, Paris, France
Francesco Clemente: New Works, Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA
1995 Paintings & Watercolors, Jablonka Galerie, Cologne, Germany
Mothers of Hope, Museum fur Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany
Francesco Clemente: Frescoes and Pastels, Anthony d'Offray Gallery, London, UK
Francesco Clemente: Works from 1980 to 1990, Peter Blum, New York, NY
1994 Quentin Crisp meets Bunuel, Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY
1993 Anthony d'Offay Gallery, London, UK
New Paintings, Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY
The Black Paintings, Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY
1992 Testa Coda, Kunstmuseum, Basel, Switzerland; Gagosian Gallery New York, NY
Francesco Clemente, Gallery Bruno Bischofberger, Zurich, Switzerland
Francesco Clemente: Watercolors, Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY
Galerie Michael Haas, Berlin, Germany
Works on Paper 1974-1983, Leccese Spruth Galerie, Cologne, Germany
1991 Francesco Clemente: New Paintings, Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY
Francesco Clemente, Perry Rubenstein, New York, NY
Francesco Clemente: Recent Works, Galerie Templon, Paris, France
Francesco Clemente, Galerie Albrecht, Munich, Germany
1991 Kunstmuseum, Basel, Switzerland
1990 Clemente/Pastels, Anthony d'Offay Gallery, London, UK
Clemente: Three Worlds, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
Clemente: A Retrospective of the Prints 1980-1990, Dolan/Maxwell, Philadelphia, PA
Francesco Clemente - New Editions, Crown Point Press, New York, NY
Francesco Clemente: New Paintings, Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY
1989 Dia Art Foundation, Bridgehampton, NY
Story of My Country, Anthony d'Offay Gallery, London, UK
Francesco Clemente, Pace Prints, New York, NY
Francesco Clemente/Woodcuts, Paul Cava Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
1988 Sperone Westwater, New York, NY
1987 Galerie Bruno Bischofberger, Zurich, Switzerland
1986 - 1987 Francesco Clemente, John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, FL; The Temporary Contemporary Museum, Los Angeles, CA
1986 Sperone Westwater, New York, NY
1985 Sperone Westwater, New York, NY
Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, NY
Mary Boone Gallery, New York, NY
Woodcuts, Paul Cava Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
1984 Galleriat, Lund, Sweden
1983 Bruno Bischofberger, Zurich, Switzerland
Francesco Clemente: The Fourteen Stations, The Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, UK; Groninger Museum, Groningen, Germany; Badischer Kunstverein Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany; Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden; Anthony d'Offay and Gian Enzo Sperone, London, UK; Mario Diacono, Rome, Italy
Francesco Clemente's Drawings, A Space, Toronto, Canada
Sperone Westwater and Mary Boone Gallery, New York, NY
1982 Daniel Templon, Paris, France
Il Viaggiatore Napoletano, Paul Maenz, Cologne, Germany
Mario Diacono, Rome, Italy
1981 Sperone Westwater, Fischer, Germany
Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, Ghent, Belgium
Anthony d'Offay, London, UK
Bruno Bischofberger, Zurich, Switzerland
Francesco Clemente/Matrix 46, University Art Museum, University of California, Berkeley, CA; Wadsworth Athenaeum, Hartford, CT
1980 Sperone Westwater, New York, NY
Paul Maenz, Cologne, Germany
Padiglione d'Arte Contemporanea de Milano, Milan, Italy
Art and Project, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Mario Diancono, Rome, Italy
Gian Enzo Sperone, Rome, Italy
1979 Lisson Gallery, London, UK
Emilio Mazzoli, Modena, Italy
Giuliana de Crescenzo,Rome, Italy
Lucia Amelio, Naples, Italy
Gian Enzo Sperone, Turin, Italy
Paul Maenz, Cologne, Germany
1977 Paolo Betti, Milan, Italy
1976 Massimo Minini, Brescia, Italy
Lucrezia de Domizio, Pescara, Italy
1975 Gian Enzo Sperone, Rome, Italy
Massimo Minini, Brescia, Italy
Franco Toselli, Milan, Italy
1975 Galerie Enzo Sperone, Rome, Italy
1974 Galleria Area, Florence, Italy

Literature
2003 Rimanelli, David. Paintings 2000 - 2003. New York: Gagosian Gallery, 2003
1999 Dennison, Lisa. Clemente. New York: Guggenheim Museum Publications, 1999
Eccher, Danilo. Clemente. Bologna, Italy: Umberto Allemandi & C, 1999
Katz, Vincent. Life is Paradise: The Portraits of Francesco Clemente. New York: PowerHouse Books, 1999
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