In silentio et spe cogita aeternitatem

Francesca Pompei
September 27, 2022
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My photographic approach reflects my research for the disquieting, intimate feelings evoked by places that rule our daily life. Within this itinerary, the human being is practically absent: what is visible is the trace of physical actions that mark the passage of time. There are different shades of loneliness and emptiness but sometimes the absence makes it easier to re-invent our perception. In this way space and time interweave with the mood of memory, creating a visual synthesis always new that appeals to our sense of place.

Francesca Pompei graduated with honour in Philosophy, is a photographer focused on arts and architectural images, a member of the board of Italian Association of Professional Photographers-TAU Visual from 2014 to 2020 and an artist of the Giornata del Contemporaneo- Italian Contemporary Art 2021. Her photos have been featured in national and international exhibitions such as Art Basel Miami Beach 2013, Select Fair-Frieze Art Fair New York 2014, FOTOGRAFIA-Festival Internazionale di Roma 2014, Art Fair Tokyo 2015, Oltre le Mura di Roma 2016, Museo MACROdi Roma, Premio Arte Laguna 2016- Nappe dell’Arsenale Venice, Oltre i libri-Biblioteca Angelica Rome, Celeste Prize 2016 Oxo Tower Wharf London, Art Basel Miami Beach 2016, Art Fair Tokyo 2017, Art Busan 2017, PhotoPlus Expo New York 2017, Artissima 2017- Museo MIIT Turin, Architectural Digest Design Show New York 2018, Making Strange, Praxis Gallery & Photographic Arts Center di Minneapolis, 5th Biennial of Fine Art & Documentary Photography-Barcellona, Photokina 2018, Paratissima Art Fair 2018, Artrooms Fair London 2019, Art Fair Paris 2019, Trieste Photo Days 2020, PHOTO IS:RAEL’s 8th International Photography Festival, Aesthetica 2021-York Art Gallery, New Buildings 2021-Milano Fuorisalone, Sharada-Qatar National Library 2022, Eur Photo Project, La Nuvola, Rome 2022. Her work is in the permanent collection of the Fondazione Dario Mellone in Milan, and it is online on LensCulture, blink, Dodho, Fondo Malerba per la Fotografia, L’Oeil de la photographie, Saatchi Art, Aesthetica Magazine, All About Photo, OpenEye, Glamour Affair, Artribune, Il Giornale dell’Architettura, Exibart, Marika Magazine, Iconic Artist Magazine, Aesthetics of Photography, Perimetro and Better Photography. Her works have been among the top-rated entries in the Magnum Photography Awards 2016 and her name has been included in Art in America's Guide to Museums, Galleries and Artists 2017 , in the TOP 100 artists 2018 by the Circle Foundation for the Arts-France, in the top 10% of all entries at the World Press Photo 2019 and among the artists selected to celebrate Italy’s Republic Day 2020 and 2021. She is a member of PhotoVogue and she is represented by the Art+Commerce Agency- PhotoVogue Collection New York.
Francesca Pompei
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