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SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS:


2016

- Death & Romance in the XXI Century - Palazzo Lucarini Contemporary, Trevi (Perugia), Italy

- Stitched Heart - NonostanteMarras, Milan, Italy

- Insignificant - East Street Arts, Leeds, UK


2015

- Woof Woof I’m Back!! - The Mayor’s Parlour Gallery, London


2013

- Fil Rouge - Nonostante Marras, Milan, Italy

- Reading Franko B: Moments in Love - University of Bristol Theatre Collection, UK


2011

- Someone to Love - Peter Scott Gallery, Lancaster, UK

- I Still Love - The Nunnery Gallery, London , UK


2010

- I Still Love - PAC Padiglione d'Arte Conemporanea, Milan, Italy

- Black + Blood - Galleria Pack, Milan, Italy

- Love In Times Of Pain - Globe Gallery @ Monument Mall, Newcastle, UK


2009

- Love in Times of Pain - Globe gallery, Newcastle , UK


2008

- I’m Thinking of You - Galleria changing role, Naples, Italy

- The Golden Age - Lipanjepuntin artecontemporanea, Rome, Italy

- Franko B/Zhang Huan: Position and Deposition - Galleria Pack, Milan, Italy


2007

- Love in Times of Fear - RuArts, Moscow, Russia

- Full of love, Marena Rooms Gallery, Turin, Italy


2006

- The Black Period - Galleria Pack, Milan, Italy


2005

- Long Live Romance - Galleria LipanjePuntin, Trieste, Italy


2004

- Volume 2: Franko B - Galleria Pack, Milan, Italy


2003

- E-FEST - Great Eastern Hotel, London, UK

- This Is For You (selected works: 1997/2003) - Luke & A Gallery, London, UK

- Poverty Is Not A Crime - Neon Gallery, London, UK


2001

- Oh Lover Boy: The Exhibition - Home, London, UK

- Now You Know Me - Klaus Engelhorn 20, Wien, Austria


2000

- Franko B, I miss you - Icon Gallery, London, UK

- Oh Lover Boy (Collages) - Chamber Of Pop Culture, London, UK

- Franko B: Paintings - The Centre Of Attention, London, UK


1999

- I Miss You - Toynbee Studios, London, UK

- I Miss You - Walter Van Beirendonck’s Window Gallery, Antwerpen, Belgium


1998

  1. -Who’s Going to Lick My Wound? - Galleria Luciano Inga-Pin, Milan, Italy



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DESIGN:


2016

- Antonio Marras & Franko B T-Shirt & Bag Collaboration - Capsule collection of 4 unisex T-shirts, each with a corresponding tote bag, designed by Antonio Marras from stitched drawings by Franko B


2015

- BAD - Boots with embroidered design by Franko B, produced by Piu Bello Quality Store, Italy

- Fai Bene - Unisex fashion range designed by Franko B, produced by Rruna, Italy.


2013

- Franko B designed the album artwork for the album, New Hope For the Dead, by UK Decay.

- Heart & Soul [2] - Bass Guitar commissioned by Eko, Italy for Saturnino


2012

- My Home - Fender guitar with modification designed by Franko B, produced for Rewind (exhibition marking 50 years of Fender in Italy, curated by Luca Beatrice)


2010

- Heart & Soul - guitar designed by Franko B, commissioned by Eko for Giovanotti, used in his tour and the video for his single, Il Piu Grande Spetacolo Dopo il Big Bang Sai Tu.



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SELECTED SCREENINGS - VIDEO, TELEVISION AND RADIO


- Ouch! Pain and Performance - Askioma, Ljubljana, Slovenia

- LADA Screens: Because of Love: A Film About Franko B - Live Art Development Agency, London, November 2016

- Le Corps, Arme Artistique de Franko B - Tracks - Arte, France / Germany, October 2015

- Art News - Rai Educational, Italy, April 2011

- I Still Love - Documentary video screening at the Nunnery Gallery, London

- The Body of Art - BBC Radio 4, June 2009

- My Heart is Broken - National Review of Live Art, Glasgow, March 2004

- Taxonomy (video collaboration with Tim Etchells) - Exhumed, Museum of Garden History, London, July 2003

- Red Room - Tricycle Theatre, London, March 2003

- Oh Lover Boy (Theme) - Rotterdam Film Festival, Holland, January 2003

- You Make My Heart Go Boom Boom - South London Gallery, London, November 2002

- The Last Few Years - Arnolfini, Bristol, March 2002

- I’m Not Your Babe, parts 1 & 2 - Performing Bodies, Tate Modern, London, October 2000

- Dead Mother - The Lux Cinema, London, February 2000

- The South Bank Show: body art - LWT Television, April 1998

- Protect Me - Renegade TV, Channel 4 Television, August 1997

- Midnight Underground - Channel 4 Television, August 1996

- When I Grow Up I Want to be Beautiful - National Film Theatre, London, 1993



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PUBLISHED MONOGRAPHS


- I Still Love - catalogue to the exhibition at PAC, Milan, Italy, 2010 - published by 24 Ore Cultura


- Blinded by Love, with texts by Dominic Johnson, Amelia Jones, Ron Athey, David Thorp, Vaginal Davis, Jennifer Doyle, Achille Bonito Oliva - Damiani Editore, Bologna 2006


- Still Life, with a text by Tim Etchells - Black Dog Publishing, London, 2003


- Oh Lover Boy, with a text by Sarah Wilson and an interview by Gray Watson - Black Dog Publishing, London, 2001


- Franko B, with texts by Lois Keidan and Stuart Morgan and photographies by Nicholas Sinclair - Black Dog Publishing, London, 1997


- Franko B - Costa & Nolan/Virus & Mutation,

Milan, 1997



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ARCHIVE


Franko B's archive is held at the University of Bristol.



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SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:


2017

- Cortesie Per Gli Ospiti- Palazzo Collicola, Spoleto, Italy


2016

- Sacrosanctum - Oratorio di San Mercurio, Palermo, Italy

- Medium Media Mediocritas - Galleria Six, Milan, Italy

- Opera Scelte Dalla Collezione do Lino Baldini - Studio Baldini Art Gallery, Piacenza, Italy

- Dipingere il Presente - Silk Road Cultural Expo, Dunhuang, China

- Dipingere il Presente - Peninsular Art Museum, Weihai, China

- Dittico - Franko B & Michele Carbonari - Piu Bello Quality Store, Montegranaro, Italy


2015

- Dipingere il Presente - 13 Italian artists / 13 Chinese artists - Certosa di San Giacomo, Capri, Italy

- Deep East Winter - The Mayor’s Parlour Gallery, London

- What Was I Thinking? - Work Gallery, London


2014

- BLOOD - Science Gallery, Dublin

- Me is You - [artworks displayed on bill-boards on the streets of Milan and London] - Tender To Art

- Creating a Scene - National Centre for Craft and Design, Sleaford, UK

- Mercury & Electric Shocks - Hopkinson Gallery, Nottingham, UK


2013

- Serial Killer - Galleria Porta Latina, Rome

- Freeze '13 - The Mayor's Parlour, London

- Corps en Oeuvre - Coullaud & Koulinsky, Paris

- Performance / Audience / Film - John Hansard Gallery, Southampton, UK

- Fuck Simile - Medioarea Gallery, Terni, Italy


2012

- Untouchable - The Flying Dutchman, London, UK

- In The Light of the Overhead - Postbox Gallery, London, UK

- Plus Art at the Mayor's Parlour - London, UK

- La Pelle che Abito - Galleria Pack, Milan, Italy

- The Flash of Nature - Salone degli Incanti, Trieste, Italy

- In Your Face - Show Studio, London, UK


2011

- Neon + Vinyl - Londonewcastle Project Space, London, UK

- Fraternize Salon - Beaconsfied gallery- London , UK

- Banking on Your Support - Globe Gallery , Newcastle, UK

- Spill Tarot exhibition - Barbican Centre, London, UK

- Drawing 2011 - Drawing Room, London, UK

- Achtung! Achtung! - Ex Gil, Rome, Italy, UK


2010

- Plus Art - Britannia House, London

- The Wall - FAC ROOM, Milan, Italy

- Kate Brandt Pink - Union Art Gallery, Milwaukee, USA


2009

- All That is Solid Melts into Air Muhka ,Mechelen, Belgium

- Darkrooms - Homme Made - Daneyal Mahmood Gallery, New York , USA


2008

-Gothic - Fieldgate Gallery, London, UK

- Still Life - T1+2 Gallery, London


2007

- Paranoia - Freud Museum, London, UK


2006

- Paranoia - Leeds City Art Gallery, Leeds, UK

- Paranoia - Focal Point Gallery, Southend, UK

- Print Now - Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK


2005

- Corpo-Moda-Mente - Galleria Lipanjepuntin, Trieste, Italy

- Faltering Flame - Graves Gallery, Sheffield, UK

- Resonance - Netherlands Instituut voor Mediakunst, Amsterdam, Nederland


2003

- Urban Networks - Courtauld Institute of Art, London

- Art, Lies and Videotape - Tate Liverpool, Liverpool

- Independence - South London Gallery, London

- Open 2003 - arts & cinema, Venice

- Flesh for fantasy - Palazzo delle Papesse, Siena, Italy


2002

- The Centre of Attention at Shoreditch Church - St Leonard’s Church, London, UK

- Jesus_C_Odd_Size, Nikolaj - Contemporary Art Center, Copenhagen, Denmark


2001

- I Feel Lonely Please Call Me… (part of Please disturb me) - The Great Eastern Hotel, London, UK

- The Antwerp Open, Antwerp, Belgium 1999 - Rosso vivo - PAC, Milan, Italy



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CURATING:


2015

- Fuori Posto - Piu Bello Quality Store, Montegranaro, Italy


2013

- Untouchable - The Flying Dutchman, London, UK

- Arte e Aperitivo - a monthly exhibition with students and teachers of Accademia di Belle Arti di Macerata, At Roxy Bar, Macerata, Italy.


2012

- Untouchable - The Flying Dutchman, London, UK


2010

- Can You Hear it? - The Nunnery Gallery, London, UK


2005

- Long Live Romance - Galleria Pack, Milan, Italy

- Long Live Romance - Lipanje Puntin, Rome, Italy



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CONFERENCES, TALKS AND OTHER SELECTED EVENTS


- Death & Romance- International workshop in performance with 16 participants, Palazzo Lucarini Contemporary, Trevi (Perugia), ITaly, August - September 2016

- Franko B Masterclass - presentation at Contemporary Festival di Musica e Arte d’Avanguardia, Cagliari, Sardinia, August 2016

- Action Lectures: Artists on Performance - Queen Mary University, London, 2016

- Corpo e Crudelta - workshop curated by Franko B in association with Accademia di Belle Arti di Macerata, Italy

- Scream Your Autobiography - Workshop at ArtsAdmin, London

- Wishful Wednesdays - talk at Chelsea Theatre, London

- Franko B Residency Workshop - 5 days workshop at First Site, Colchester, UK

- Who Are You? - Franko B workshop at Short Theatre, Rome - September 2012

- Performance Week at the RCA - Royal College of Art, London, UK - November 2011

- I Still Love - Artist Talks - Franko B in conversation with Michele Robecchi at the Nunnery Gallery, London - June 2011

- Franko B Summer Salon - SE1 Project Space, London, UK - June 2011

- I Still Love - conference with Lea Vergine and Francesca Alfano Miglietti at PAC, Milan, Italy, 2010

- Arts Politics Sex - series of salons run by Franko B, in association with Bow Arts Trust - 2010

- Long Live Romance - [18 days] international workshop in performance and visual art, Macerata, Italy, 2009

- Who are you?  5 days workshop at NRLA , Glasgow  2008

- Franko B was artist mentor at East End Collaborations - platform for emerging performance artists, run by Queen Mary University of London / Live Art Development Agency, London, annually from 2003 - 2008.

- Franko B Mentoring Scheme - Artsadmin, London [year long professional development mentoring scheme for 8 emerging artists], December 2006 - December 2007

- Means to Activism: Unbearable acts, Relational Aesthetic and Hyperbolic Liveness, with Amelia Jones, Jennifer Doyle and Nao Bustamante, Twelfth International Studies of performance: Performing rights - Queen Mary, University of London, June 2006

- Franko B winter school - Colchester Art Centre, February 2006

- Franko B mentoring scheme - Artsadmin, London [year long professional development mentoring scheme for 10 artists], December 2005 - December 2006

- Bodily Functions - University College Cork, September 2005

- NAKED: Solo Aktion Intervention Reaction (Winter school) - National Review of Live Art, Glasgow, Febrary 2005

- Conversation with Ron Athey - National Review of Live Art, Glasgow, Febrary 2005

- Tecnika Radica - San Diego University, January 2004

- Is the Artist Truly Independent? with Frances Morris - part of: Independence, South London Gallery, London, June 2003

- Architecture and the Contemporary Body - part of: Body-Space, Sheffield Halem University, April 2003

- Agenda with Gray Watson - Tate Britain, London, March 2003

- Talk with Sarah Wilson - South London Gallery, November 2002

- The Agony and the Ecstasy, part of Ego: a series of four symposia - Old Operating Theatre, London, May 2001

- Milano Oltre Symposium - Milan, October 1998

- Upgrade 3 Symposium - Niedescachesen, Germany, 1999



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SELECTED PERFORMANCES:


2017

- Milk & Blood - Backlit Gallery, Nottingham


2016

- I’m Thinking of You: Version 2 - Venice International Performance Art Week

- Milk & Blood - East Street Arts, Leeds

- Milk & Blood - Teatro Massimo, Cagliari, Sardinia

- Milk & Blood - MAC, Birmingham

- Milk & Blood - The Bluecoat, Liverpool

- Milk & Blood - Rich Mix, London


2015

- Milk & Blood - Norwich Arts Centre

- Milk & Blood - Toynbee Studios, London

- Milk & Blood - a/political, London


2014

- Because of Love - Volume 1 - Theater in Pumpenhaus, Munster, Germany

- MFOTWU Against Oppression - Norwich Arts Centre, UK


2013

- Because of Love - Volume 1 - The Place Theatre, London

- Because of Love - Volume 1 - Norwich Arts Centre, UK

- Because of Love - Volume 1 - Warwick Arts Centre, UK

- Because of Love - Volume 1 - Toynbee Studios, London


2012

- Because of Love - Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts, UK

- Because of Love - Colchester Arts Centre, UK

- Because of Love - Laban Theatre, London

- I'm Thinking of You - Short Theatre, Rome, Italy


2011

- I'm Thinking of You - GRU, Geneva

- I'm Thinking of You -  Beaconsfied, London , UK

- I'm Thinking of You -  il Mercato delle Erbe , Macerata ,Italy 

- I'm Thinking of You -  Globe gallery,newcastle , UK,

- I'm Thinking of You -  Montepellier Danse Festival, Montepelier, France,


2010

- I'm Thinking of You - Nunnery gallery, London, UK

- Love in Times of Pain - PAC Padiglione d'Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy

- I’m Thinking of You -  Colchester Art Centre, Colchester, UK

- Me, You, Nothing - Battersea Art Centre, London, UK

- I’m Thinking of You - Trouble Festival - Brussels, Belgium

- I’m Thinking of You - Royal College of Art, London, UK


2009

- I’m Thinking of You - Chelsea Theatre , London, UK

- I’m Thinking of You - Thessaloniki, Grece

- Don’t Leave Me This Way - Incubate festival, Tlburg, Holland

- I’m Thinking of You - centre international of the arts and action, Madrid, Spain

- I’m Thinking of You - Centro Contemperaneo L. PECI, Prato, Italy

- I’m Thinking of You - Visions of Excess - SPILL festival, London , UK

- I’m Thinking of You - National Review of Live Art, Glasgow, UK


2008

- Don’t Leave Me This Way - Green Room, Manchester, UK

- Don’t Leave Me This Way - Hebel Theatre, Berlin, Germany

- Don’t Leave Me This Way - Teatr Dramatyczny, Warsaw, Poland

- Don’t Leave Me This Way - ICA, London, UK

- Don’t Leave Me This Way - Galerija Kapelica, Ljubljana, Slovenia

- Don’t Leave Me This Way - The Bluecoat Centre, Liverpool, UK

- Don’t Leave Me This Way - Globe Gallery, Newcastle, UK

- Don’t Leave Me This Way - Colchester Arts Centre, Colchester, UK

- Don’t Leave Me This Way - SITE Gallery, Sheffield, UK


2007

- Don’t Leave Me This Way - Arnolfini, Bristol, UK

- Don’t Leave Me This Way - CENDEAC, Murcia , Spain

- Don’t Leave Me This Way - Salamanca, Spain

- Don’t Leave Me This Way - Fierce festival, Birmingham, UK


2006

- Don’t Leave Me This Way - Teatro dei Contrari, Rome, Italy

- Don’t Leave Me This Way - Certosa di Padula, Salerno, Italy

- Still Life - Colchester Arts Center, Colchester, UK


2005

- Oh Lover Boy - The Crawford Municipal Gallery, Cork, Ireland

- I Miss You - Kunsten festival des arts, Palais des Beaux - Arts, Brussels, Belgium

- Aktion 893 (Why Are You Here?) - National Review of Live Art, Glasgow, UK

- Still Life - National Review of Live Art, Glasgow, UK


2004

- Still Life - South London Gallery, London, UK


2003

- I Miss You - Live Culture - Tate Modern, London, UK

- Still Life - Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry, UK


2002

- I Miss You - Circolo de Bellas Artes, Madrid, Spain

- Aktion 398 - Casa de America, Madrid, Spain

- I Miss You - Cenpi, Beograd, Serbia

- Aktion 398 - Fierce!, Warwick Arts Center, Coventry, UK

- I Miss You - Break 21, Galleria Kapelica, Ljubljana, Slovenia


2001

- Oh Lover Boy - Live Art at Kanonhallen, Copenaghen, Denmark

- Oh Lover Boy -  Beaconsfield, London, UK

- Oh Lover Boy - Fierce! - Custard Factory, Birmigham, UK

- You Make My Heart Go Boom Boom - Kit, Copenaghen, Denmark

- Oh Lover Boy - Arsenic, Losanna, Switzerland

- Aktion 398 - Klaus Engelhorn 20, Vienna, Austria

- Aktion 398 - Toynbee Studios, London, UK

- Aktion 398 - National Review of Live Art, Glasgow, UK


2000

- Aktion 398 - Zurich, Switzerland

- I Miss You - Art Live, Turin, Italy

- I Miss You - Malmo, Sweden

- I Miss You - Fierce! in association with Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, UK

- I Miss You - Beaconsfield Gallery, London, UK

- Mama I Can’t Sing - Malmo, Sweden


1999

- Aktion 398 - South London Gallery, London, UK

- I Miss You - Antwerp, Belgium


1998

- Aktion 398 - Luciano Inga-Pin, Milan, Italy

- Aktion 398 - Ex-Teresa Arte Actual, Mexico City, Mexico


1997

- I’m Not Your Babe, Part 3 - Festival: Il Corpo Sterminato, Florence, Italy

- I’m Not Your Babe, Part 1 - Eurokraz Festival, Zagreb, Croatia

- Mama I Can’t Sing - Voltaira, Italy

- I’m Not Your Babe, Part 4 - Teatro Scandici, Florence, Italy


1996

- Mama, I Can’t Sing, Part 3 - Totally Wired, ICA, London, UK

- I’m Not Your Babe, Part 3 - Totally Wired, ICA, London, UK

- I’m Not Your Babe, Parts 1 and 2 - ICA, London, UK


1995

- I’m Not Your Babe, Part 2 , Rapture, ICA, London, UK

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