Francesco Simeti

Francesco Simeti (b. 1968, Palermo, Italy) is an artist known for his site-specific installations, which aesthetically present enchanting scenes that reveal a more complex subtext upon closer inspection. His work often appropriates photographs from newspapers and magazines to raise questions about the role of images in contemporary discourse.

Public Art is a fundamental aspect of his practice, he has worked with Percent for Art and Public Art for Public Schools in NYC, the Multnomah county in Oregon and has created permanent additions to subway stations in Brooklyn and Chicago.

He is currently working on a public art installation for the Los Angeles Metro.

He has had solo exhibitions at venues such as XNL, Piacenza (2022), Francesca Minini, Milano (2021), Assembly Room, New York, (2019); Open Source Gallery, New York (2017); Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Palermo (2012); and Artists Space, New York (2009). His work has been included in group exhibitions at PAC, MIlano (2022), MACTE, Termoli (2022), Magazzino d’Arte Italian, Cold Spring, NY, (2020); Museo Civico di Castelbuono, Palermo (2019); ICA Singapore (2017); Palazzo Reale, Milan (2016); and Castello di Rivoli Museum of Contemporary Art, Turin (2014). He has also exhibited work at the Triennale di Milano (2014 and 2013).

His works are featured among the contemporary art collection of Fondazione Luigi Rovati in Milano.

Simeti lives and works in New York. He works with the gallery Francesca Minini in Italy.

He is involved in ongoing design collaboration with Maharam, New York.