Azimuths of Celestial Bodies
“Many are the ways to tell a story and just as many are the ways to lie in the process. Mine is through a journey within the stories and people of my family core. A stream of lives now flowed into me: the last of my kin.
The common thread of my story are the great wars that upset Europe during the last century, along with the grim background and prime mover of the migrations that allowed the paths to intertwine. A story which is a dissertation on lineage, linking together what is with what has been: a restitution of memories that have been passed down to me, which I have made mine and freely reinterpreted. It is a visual journal, an illustrated topography of the autobiographic journey undertaken to explore my own geography.”
(Livorno, IT, 1990)
After graduating at the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice, Francesco Levy completed the three-year photography course at the Fondazione Studio Marangoni in Florence. Since 2017, he has been exhibiting his works in festivals, group and solo exhibitions; he is a finalist of the Celeste Prize and winner of the Art Tracker Prize of the Combat Prize. In 2018 he developed the project Random Notes for a Necessary Urban Planning, as part of an art residency for the Italian Cultural Institute in Paris. In 2019 he was included by Exibart in the catalog 222. Young Artists to Invest in in 2019. In 2020, he published his first book Azimuths of Celestial Bodies released by Crowdbooks publishing.