Fabrizio Corneli


Born in 1958 in Florence, where he lives and works. After high school he studied at the Accademy of Fine Art in Florence and the DAMS in Bologna.

In 1979 he participated in his first show “Le alternative del nuovo” in the Palazzo delle esposizioni in Rome with works of light and shadow, elements that would mark his entire work. In 1993 he moved to Cologne in Germany, where he worked for 5 years. There he created his first solar installation of big dimensions called “Augenblick” (moment) in the Parkplatz palace of “Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger”. In 1997 he made the second installation for the Villa Celle collection and two years later he participated in the collective exhibitions of “Arcadia in Celle-Gori Collection” in the Kamakura, Mie e Sapporo museums.

In 2000 he opened his first personal exhibition in Japan in the Mssohkan gallery in Kobe soon after he fabricated many other exhibition in Japan, for example his personal show at Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, a public installation of large scale in Kobe and a personal show in Yokohama Portside Gallery. During a personal exhibition in 2005, he set up a big piece with external artificial light “Micat in vertice”,

contributing to the permanent collection at the “Villa Medicea La Magìa” in Prato, Italy. In 2006 he exhibited “Grande Volante III” in a public space in the area of Anderlecht in Bruxelles, the first big permanent external installation with solar and artificial light, in collabotation with Artiscope gallery. In 2007 he created the piece “Duetto” with solar light on an external wall of the Sannomya Tower skyline, in the center of Kobe in Japan.

In April 2012 a personal exhibition “JETZT Archäologische Schatten” in Frankfurt, in the same period of the event Luminale 2012. In November 2012 a personal show “Rayon dʼombre” at Espace dʼArt Contemporain André Malraux in Colmar, France. In January 2013 he participated in the exhibition “Cadavre Exquis” in the Granet Museum in Aixen- Provence, France which was dedicated to artists from the Mediterrenean area and he was the representative artist of Italy.

Through his career he has given lessons and lectures of his works at the Architect University in Florence, the University of Art History in Siena, Kunstverein Graftschaft Bentheim in Neunhaus, the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, the Accademy of Fine Art in Bologne, Florence and Milan, and the Politecnico di Milano.

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