FRANCESCO VILLICICH

FRANCESCO VILLICICH

Education

1978 – 85  Diploma as Ballet Dancer, Classical Ballet Academy of Liliana Cosi and Marinel Stefanescu, Reggio Emilia, Italy

1979 – 84  Institute of Art ‘Gaetano Chierici’, Reggio Emilia, Italy

1979 – 82  Diploma ‘Maestro d’Arte’ specialising in Ceramics, Reggio Emilia, Italy

1984  Maturità Artistica, Institute of Art ‘Gaetano Chierici’, Reggio Emilia, Italy

 

Professional Experience

1985 – 2003  International Dance Career as Principal Dancer and Guest Artist working with some 20 different Ballet Companies in many countries around the world including Italy, England, France, Portugal, Spain, Germany, China and Japan.

2003 – Present: Visual Artist.

Awards and Residencies

2018  Artalpha Residency, in collaboration with ‘George Enescu’ Fine Arts University and the National College of Art ‘Octav Bancila’, Iasi, Romania. The project required holding conferences for students and professors of both institutions, the accession of art works for the institutions’ collections and a final solo exhibition in a state gallery.

2018  Winning candidate – Selection of an expert for the realisation of a contemporary art project ('Guernica') in the English language,       awarded by the Ministry of Education, Universities and Research - I.I.S of Valle Sabbia ‘Giacomo Perlasca’

2017  Winning candidate – Selection of an expert for the realisation of a contemporary art project in the English language,
          awarded by the Ministry of Education, Universities and Research - I.I.S of Valle Sabbia ‘Giacomo Perlasca’.

2016  Charcoal Home Art Residency, Zhanjiang, China.

2011  Artflight Grant  –  Department of Culture and the Arts, Perth, Australia

2000  Premio d’Arte ‘Città di Cremona’, First Prize for Figurative Painting, Cremona, Italy

 

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2018 ‘Thanatopraxy’, Galeria Labirint, House of Culture ‘Mihai Ursachi’, Iasi, Romania

2016  Kolner Liste International Art Fair, Cologne, Germany

2014  ‘Torrents’, Linton & Kay Galleries, Perth, Australia

2013  ‘The Well’, Linton & Kay Galleries, Perth, Australia

2012  ‘Frankenstein’, Linton & Kay Contemporary, Perth, Australia

2011  ‘New Landscapes’, Rex – Livingston Projects, Sydney, Australia

2009  ‘Vespers’, Emerge Art Space, Perth, Australia

2008  ‘Paesaggi’, Moores Building Contemporary Art Gallery, Fremantle, Australia

2002  Personale Spazio Espositivo ex Biblioteca Piazza Mercato delle scarpe, Bergamo, Italy

2001  ‘Natura e Luce’, Galleria Rota, Bergamo, Italy

2000  Galleria Immagini – Spazio Arte, Cremona, Italy

1999  Galleria Rota, Bergamo, Italy

1997  First personal exhibition, Arches Gallery, Windsor, England

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2016  Charcoal Home Residency Exhibition, City Art Museum, Zhanjiang, China

2014  ‘Sedimentation’ curated by Alessandra D’Arbe, Linton & Kay Galleries, Perth, Australia

2012  ‘Celebrate’, Linton & Kay Galleries, Perth, Australia

2012  ‘The Last Hurrah’, Linton & Kay Galleries, Perth, Australia

2010  ‘Reconfigured’, Emerge Art Space, Perth, Australia

2010  ‘Director’s Choice’, Rex – Livingston Art Dealer, Sydney, Australia

2009  ‘The Great Deck Chair Auction’, Deckchair Theatre, Fremantle, Australia

2009  ‘Moving Land’, exhibition with Damion Blundell, Moores Building Contemporary Art Gallery, Fremantle, Australia

 

Selected Collections

‘George Enescu’ Fine Arts University, Iasi, Romania

‘Octav Bancila’ National College of Art, Iasi, Romania

Charcoal Home Collection, Zhanjiang, China

St Vincent’s Hospital Art Collection, Sydney, Australia

 

Publications

2015  ‘Strategic Direction Framework 2015 – 2030’, Government of Western Australia,Department for Culture and the Arts. Publication of the painting ‘Bush’.

2014  ‘Annual Handbook’, Government of Western Australia, Department for Culture and the Arts. Publication of the painting ‘Kimberly’.

2013  ‘The Well’, exhibition catalogue, foreword by Dr. Stefano Carboni, Director, Art Gallery of Western Australia; essay ‘Art and the Unconscious –  Symbology and Eternal Language’ by Alessandra D’Arbe, curator. Published by Linton and Kay Galleries, Perth, Australia. Copy archived in the National Library of Australia.

2012  ‘Frankenstein’, exhibition catalogue, essay ‘Introducing an Artistic Journey’ by Dr. Stefano Carboni, Director, Art Gallery of Western Australia; essay ‘The Frankenstein Series’ by Alessandra D’Arbe, curator. Published by Linton and Kay Contemporary, Perth, Australia. Copy archived in the National Library of Australia.

2008  'Paesaggi’, exhibition catalogue, foreword by Hon. Sheila McHale MLA, Minister for Culture and the Arts of Western Australia; essay ‘Paesaggi: Drawn to the Light’ by Jody Fitzhardinge, curator. Moores Building Contemporary Art Gallery, Fremantle, Australia. Copy archived in the National Library of Australia.