Chronik

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

Ausstellungen

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

Öffentliche Sammlungen

New York Public Library, New York, NY
The National Gallery, Victoria, Australia
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
El Museo Tamayo, Mexico City, Mexico
Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI
Kunstmuseum, Basel, Switzerland
Centro Cultural d'Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico
Bibliotheque National, Paris, France
Australian National Gallery, Canberra, Australia
Art & Project, Slootdorp, The Netherlands
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT
The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT
Tate Gallery, London, UK
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Spain
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Saatchi Collection, London, UK
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA

Literatur

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