LOST BOYS E ALTRE STORIE - exhibition in Milan

FRANKO B - Lost Boys e Altre STORIE - Curated By Francesca Alfano Miglietti

Opening 12th December 2018, 19.00. Exhibition continues until 31st January 2019.

NonostanteMarras, via Cola di Rienzo 8, Milan, Italy


Franko B will have a stall with ceramics, embroideries and other small artworks at The Live Art Development Agency's first ever Festive Fair.

9th December 2018, 12:00-18:00
Live Art Development Agency,
The Garrett Centre,  117A Mansford Street,  London E2 6LX


US OR CHAOS - group exhibition in Belgium


a/political collection
Curated by Becky Haghpanah-Shirwan

22nd September 2018 - 6th January 2019

Musee d'Art de la Province de Hainaut
BPS22 - Boulevard Solvay, 22
B-6000 Charleroi

Under the title US OR CHAOS, the unique a/political private collection on the dual theme of order and chaos is on show at the BPS22. Curated by Becky Haghpanah-Shirwan, director of the a/political collection, US OR CHAOS brings together around forty powerful works that are at times monumental, at times minimalist.

Based in London, the a/political private collection has been built up around relations that it has created with international artists who are used to dealing with today's major political and social problems. In parallel with the acquisition of works, a/political regularly initiates and produces ambitious artistic projects and gets involved in their international dissemination.

Inspired by an anti-riot policeman's retort to a member of the Spanish artists collective Democracia, the exhibition takes a look at control techniques and resistance strategies, attempts to order the chaos and tendencies to challenge the prevailing order with works by Franko B, Erik Bulatov, Democracia, Teresa Margolles, Andrei Molodkin, Petr Pavlensky, Andres Serrano, Santiago Sierra, Kendell Geers and Nancy Spero.

YOUNG AT HEART OLD ON THE SKIN - group exhibition curated by Franko B

Group exhibition curated by Franko B at Palazzo Lucarini Contemporary, Trevi (Perugia), Italy

28th September - 4th November 2018
Extended to 8th January 2019
Inauguration: 28th September, 18.30

Friday - Sunday, 15.30 - 18.30 or by appointment: +39 3386772711, info@officinedellumbria.it

Valentina Aceto, Franko B, Mohsen Baghernejad Moghanjooghi, Niccolò Calmistro, Vittorio Campanella, Alessia Castelli, Giorgiomaria Cornelio, Branko Jankovic, Jacopo Mandich, Marco Marasciuolo, Raffaele Mondazzi, Jacopo Pannocchia, Giorgio Pignotti, Nicholas Polari, Elena Radovix, Michele Rava, Lucamatteo Rossi, Stefano Scagliola,  Chloe Wing

THE HOUSE ON THE LAKE - solo show at the Italian Cultural Institute, London

The house on the lake _ Franko B’s solo
show curated by Lavinia Filippi
14 June – 7 September 2018
39, Belgrave Square - London SW1X 8NX

The works exhibited in the project room of the ICI in London have been produced recently and include a series of drawings, stitched treads on paper, and a number of sculptures in ceramic. Franko B’s practice is about his experiences and about the world we live in. He works with images that for some reasons got impressed in his mind. They often come from his personal memories or from the news and social media.

The bleeding heart, the simplified shape of a house and the red cross are recurrent symbols in Franko’s practice, they tell about his childhood in an orphanage run by the Italian Red Cross, about his quest for love and stability, and about his passion for art and for life. The series of Lost boys are small size human-shaped ceramics that reflect on human condition and diversity; and explore the possibility of creating alternative communities.

A MONUMENT - solo exhibition in Belgrade

Franko B: A Monument
Opens 8th June 2018
Exhibition continues until 8th August 2018

Eugster || Belgrade
Eugster Association Viline Voda BB (Objekat 5/3)
11060 Belgrade


Franko B’s work is about control, regardless of form and genre; control over one’s body and over one’s own life, against labels and rules that corrupt or commodify freedom. In a special series of work deploying flags and monuments, Franko B transfigures this concept into a narrative, reflecting on political constellations, institutions and powerholders that penetrate human lives, our behavior, our reality, our vulnerability and sexuality.

TIME / PROCESS - group exhibition in London

TIME / PROCESS - opens 26th May, 6-9pm, 139 Artspace, 139 Greenwich South Street, London.

Exhibition continues until 27th July 2018.

Marco Ciuffetta, Maria Claudia Farina, Franko B, Sara Ciuffetta

BECAUSE OF LOVE - book launch at the Italian Cultural Institute, London

Because of Love: Franko B's Story

Book Launch at the Italian Cultural Institute, 39 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8NX

25th May 2018, 19:00 - 20:30

Includes a conversation between Franko B and Lois Keidan, moderated by Lavinia Filippi

More information and tickets here >

Because of Love is edited by Lois Keidan and Megan Vaughan, with a preface by Tim Etchells, designed by David Caines, illustrated by Giuditta Fullone, and published by Live Art Development Agency, 2018.


A selection of artworks, including ceramics and stitched drawings on paper available to buy directly from Franko B.

Visit shop.franko-b.com

For sales enquiries, contact sales@franko-b.com

YOUNG AT HEART | OLD ON THE SKIN - a workshop with Franko B


Applications now open. 
Deadline 24th June 2018

_International call for residence and summer workshops on Performance Art.
Location_Trevi (PG), Italy
Date_from 8 to 15 of september 2018
Teacher_Franko B.
Curated by_Maurizio Coccia
Coordination of Teaching_Mara Predicatori

Description_The project aims to bring together the radical performative experience of the renowned international artist Franko B within the habitat of Trevi. We envisage a new meeting place for developing themes and personal techniques. The rural setting and the bucolic ambience will be the setting for an extremely rigorous training programme based on strong methodological soundness. 

 • Hospitality (food and lodging) for 7 days;
 • Minimum number of participants to hold the workshop: 10 young artists or Visual Arts students, architects, curators, up to a maximum of 15.
 • Board in rustic building with panoramic views of the Umbrian Valley. Dormitory accommodation .
 • Workplace: Trevi and surroundings.

Applications_Candidates must send their application (consisting of their CV, a portfolio of 5 images of their recent work (or a link to a short video), and a text of no more than 150 words about why they want to participate in the workshop) to the following e-mail addresses: frankobartist@yahoo.co.uk; info@palazzolucarini.it

Deadline_The deadline for submission of applications is set for 24/06/2018.

Cost_The full cost of the workshop is to 380.00 € per person. Included are registration fees and material for the workshop, hospitality and meals.

Info_PALAZZO LUCARINI CONTEMPORARY Via B. P. Riccardi, 11 06039 Trevi, Italy info@palazzolucarini.it info@officinedellumbria.it

Participation in the workshop includes authorisation for full use by the organisation of all graphics, audio, video and photographic materials produced during the course, for all future publications,(paper and/or digital).

BECAUSE OF LOVE: FRANKO B's STORY - book launch audio and photos

Franko B's Autobiography, BECAUSE OF LOVE was launched at an event at The Live Art Development Agency, London on Valentine’s Day 2018 (14th February) with contributions from Marcia Farquhar, Anna Thew and Dominic Johnson. Listen to the audio from the launch here:

View photo gallery from the event here >

Because of Love is edited by Lois Keidan and Megan Vaughan, with a preface by Tim Etchells, designed by David Caines, illustrated by Giuditta Fullone, and published by Live Art Development Agency, 2018.

For more information and to order the book, visit

GEOGRAPHIE UMANE - group exhibition in Cagliari

International Contemporary Art from a private collection, curated by Simona Campus in collaboration with Antonio Manca, produced and organised by Consorzio Camù Centri d’Arte e Musei

25th February - 20th May 2018

Consorzio Camu'
via San Lucifero 71
09124 Cagliari, Italy


Artists: Franko B, Matteo Basilé, Joseph Beuys, Daniele Buetti, Franco Fontana, Luigi Ghirri, Mario Giacomelli, Robert Gligorov, Tilman Hornig, Urs Lüthi, Emanuele Magri, Francis Naranjo, Paolo Navale, Hermann Nitsch, Erwin Olaf, ORLAN, Lucy+Jorge Orta, Odinea Pamici, Panamarenko, Roberto Pugliese, Tamara Repetto, Franck Scurti, Lamberto Teotino.


14th February 2018, 19:00
Live Art Development Agency, The Garrett Centre, 117A Mansford Street, London E2 6LX
Tickets: Free (RSVP)

‘I wanted to tell my story, or more like try to make sense of what my story was, or what I thought it was.’ Franko B

Franko B is an extraordinary, internationally acclaimed artist who has been making drawings, installations, sculptures, and performances for over 30 years. Because of Love tells the story of his childhood in Italy in an orphanage and at the hands of his abusive family, his journey to London as a young man, his return to Italy many years later as an accomplished artist, and, in between, the story of his life and loves and his becoming an artist.

Please join us for a special Valentine’s Day event to mark the launch of the publication and to celebrate Franko’s birthday. The evening will feature contributions from Franko B, Marcia Farquhar and Dominic Johnson. Drinks and cake will be served.


BECAUSE OF LOVE: Franko B's Story

BECAUSE OF LOVE: Franko B's Story will be released on 14th February 2018.

Available to pre-order from Unbound >

Written by Franko B, edited by Lois Keidan and Megan Vaughan, with a preface by Tim Etchells, designed by David Caines, illustrated by Giuditta Fullone.

ISBN: 978-0-9935611-5-3 Published by Live Art Development Agency, 2018 164 pages, paperback with colour illustrations throughout
“Franko B’s was a painful, unavoidably compromised childhood - a tale in which the calm and quiet features of a family have fled, and he is dropped into a future that he had to forge for himself. Stolen from a conventional destiny, his body rises to become a glorious body - a body of art. It is also an eternal body, since there is a bond between the physical body and the art body. This is the condition of his freedom”.
 - Francesca Alfano Miglietti (FAM), curator, writer, art historian