Painter and musician, Francesco D’Adamo was born in Siena, Italy in 1979.
In 2006 he moved to Bologna, where painting came back as a constant and fundamental presence in his life and over time gradually became his main activity. The following years saw his first exhibitions in the city and the participation at various art fairs and events over Europe and Asia. This first decade of painting research and experimentation brought on Francesco the interest of collectors and art lovers from all over the world and culminated in the prominent solo exhibitions Chimere (2017),Discanto (2018) and Dyssomnia (2019, Hong Kong).
His painting research is rooted in the Italian informalism and American abstract expressionism, with particular emphasis to a continuous dialogue between visual and musical language. The sign and its rhythm, layered surfaces, a strong palette and the use of different techniques, they all flow together to create a lyrical and yet deeply concrete image.
18.06.18 - Featured in Summer of Travel: Spotlight on Italian Artists
3.12.18 - Featured in "New This Week 12-3-2018"
12.9.17 - Chimere video published
10.9.17 - Featured in "New This Week 10-09-2017"
7.24.17 - Featured in "New This Week 7-24-2017"
9.19.16 - Featured in "New This Week 9-19-2016"
2.28.16 - Artist of the Day on Saatchi Art
3.1.16 - Featured in "Spotlight on Italy" collection on Saatchi Art
AAF Milan (7-9 February)
AAF London Battersea Autumn (17-20 October)
Arte in Studio - Milan (25 June - ongoing)
La mi porti un bacione a Firenze? - St. Gallen, CH (21 June - 30 August)
Coolstreet Tour 2019 Bologna (17-30 June)
AAF Art Fair Hong Kong (17-19 May)
AAF Art Fair London Hampstead (9-12 May)
Biennale Soliera (25 April - 1 May) winner of "Best Young Artist Prize"
Dyssomnia, solo exhibition - Hong Kong (13-26 April)
AAF Art Fair Brussels (15-17 March)
AAF Art Fair Milan (25-27 January)
Discanto, solo exhibition
Gallery 212 - Bologna (8-16 December)
AAF Art Fair Amsterdam (1-4 November)
AAF Art Fair London Battersea (18-21 October)
AAF Art Fair Stockholm (11-14 October)
Art Bodensee, Austria (13-15 July)
AAF Art Fair Hong Kong (18-20 May)
AAF Art Fair London (10-13 May)
AAF Art Fair Brussels (15-18 March)
Paratissima Bologna @ IAAD (2-4 February)
AAF Art Fair Milan - (26/28 January)
Trame di Carta - solo exhibition (16 December-14 January 2018), Mondadori Bookstore, Cesena (FC)
CHIMERE - solo exhibition (13-23 October)
Palazzo SS. Salvatore, San Giovanni in Persiceto (BO)
AAF Art Fair Stockholm - 12-15 October
Antwerp Art Fair - Antwerp Expo (5-8 October)
"When Classic meets Rock" - solo exhibition
Habitu, Hong Kong (1st March - 30th May) - in collaboration with Eye Contemporary Art Gallery
21° Biennale Nazionale di Pittura - group exhibition (23rd April - 1st May) Castello Campori, Soliera (MO)
Perlarte - group exhibition (25th March - 4th April)
Loggia della Fornace, Rastignano (BO)
AAF Art Fair Brussels - w/ Eye Contemporary Art Gallery - Brussels (16-20 February)
AAF Art Fair Milano - w/ Eye Contemporary Art Gallery
Milano (9-12 February)
Lux Art Fair - The Eye Contemporary Art Gallery, Stand 70 - Luxembourg (8th-11st December)
AAF Art Fair Stockholm - The Eye Contemporary Art Gallery, Stand B04 - Stockholm (13rd-16th October)
AAF Art Fair Hong Kong - The Eye Contemporary Art Gallery, Stand B03 - Hong Kong (13rd-15th May)
Mikrokosmos @ Moliendo - Bologna (11th December-30th January 2016)
Quinta Rassegna Arte Contemporanea @ Ca' dei Carraresi - Treviso (5th-13th September)
Limbico @ Black Market Studio – Bologna (27th February – 26th March)
Preludi - ArtCity White Night @ Sancini Laboratorio Orafo – Bologna (19th-26th January 2015) - Artefiera 2015
Sinestesie @ Moliendo Cafè – Bologna (3rd October-15th November 2014)
Dissonante @ Der Standard – Bologna (May 2014)
Diffrazioni - ArtCity White Night @ Mani di Forbice – Bologna (January 2014) - Artefiera 2014
La Loggia della Fornace – Rastignano (BO) (December 2012)
La Loggia della Fornace – Rastignano (BO) (December 2011)