Franco Cervi was born in Milan in 1968. For over ten years he worked with the studios Sottsass Associati and Matteo Thun & Partners. In 2006 he founded the publishing company 279 Editions, after which he began his own artistic practice. Cervi’s research focuses on the essence of existential thought: man’s way of being is formulated in its various aspects through numerical decoding that becomes the genetic mapping of infinity. On a formal level, the work expresses the boundary beyond which no further simplification is possible, the point in which concept and form coincide in a resolving synthesis. Cervi lives and works in Milan.

 

Education

1994

Degree in Architecture, Politecnico di Milano

1986

High school diploma, Liceo Artistico Statale di Brera, Milan

 

Solo Exhibitions

Upcoming:

February 2019

Palazzo Monti, Brescia, Italy
Curated by Giovanni Cavalleri

2016

Selected Works
Baiettini 18 Temporary Art Space, Verbania, Italy
Curated by Jill Mathis and Valerio Tedeschi

2015

Logos

Effearte Gallery, Milan, Italy

 

Group Exhibitions

2016

On and Off Line Art Extravaganza
Antonio Colombo Gallery, Milan, Italy

 

Residencies

2018

Palazzo Monti, Brescia, Italy

 

Publications

2018

Unit
Published by 279 Editions, January 2018
English, 16 pages
ISBN: 978-88-95165-20-2
Edition of 150, individually numbered

2015

Death
Published by 279 Editions, October 2015
English, 16 pages
ISBN: 978-88-95165-19-6
Edition of 150, individually numbered

2014

Base
Published by 279 Editions, January 2014
English, 16 pages
ISBN: 978-88-95165-15-8
Edition of 150, individually numbered

2008

Design Code
Published by 279 Editions, September 2008
English and Italian, 336 pages
ISBN: 978-88-95165-00-4
Edition of 500, individually numbered
A first, private edition of 500 has been previously printed in September 2005

 

Links

2017

Franco Cervi.
Minimalissimo

2016

Franco Cervi. Selected Works.
Exibart

2015

Franco Cervi. Logos.
Wall Street International

2015

Franco Cervi. Logos.
Artribune

2015

Franco Cervi. Logos.
Exibart

 

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