Luca Pancrazzi was born in Figline Valdarno (Florence) in 1961. After high school and academic studies in Florence, in the second half of the eighties he traveled to the United States, where he worked at Jo Watanabe studio to create graphics and wall drawings by Sol Lewitt and then in Rome in the study of Alighiero Boetti. Since the nineties he is the author of a research based on the analysis of the artistic medium, on its ramifications, on the creative possibilities of error and the composite use of techniques and materials. The metropolitan space and the landscape, in their continuity with the anthropic gaze that defines them, are the topics dealt with most frequently. He is expressed through painting, drawing, photography, video, environmental installation, sculpture, actions shared with other artists and publishing projects.
Among the projects of which he is the founder we remember: Importé d’Italie (1982), ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ (1993), De-ABC (2002), from 2010 Madeinfilandia and from 2015 Spazio C.O.S.M.O. in Milan. He began to exhibit in the mid-eighties and since 1996 he has been invited to participate in a series of international exhibitions including the Venice Biennale (1997), the New Dehli Triennale (1997), Biennal of Cetinje (1997), Vilnius Triennial (2000), Whitney Museum of American Art at Champion (1998), Biennal of Valencia (2001), Moscow Biennal of Contemporary Art (2007), Rome Quadrennial (2008). Some of the several public spaces that presented his work: PS1 Contemporary Art Center (1999), Galleria Civica di Modena (1999), Museo Marino Marini (2000), Palazzo delle Papesse (2001), Museo Revoltella (2001), Galerie Lenbachhaus und Kunstbau (2001), GAMEC (2001), Cantonal Art Museum of Lugano (2002), Center for Contemporary Art Luigi Pecci (2002), Zentrum Fur Kunst und Medientechnologie (2003), PAC (2004), MAN (2004), MART Trento and Rovereto (2005), MAMbo (2006), Macro (2007), Vietnam National Museum of Fine Arts (2007), Pomodoro Foundation (2010), Siena Children’s Museum (2010), Palazzo Te , (2016). His works are present in numerous private and public collections, including: UBS, Zurich. Findomestic, florence. Unicredit, Milan. Farnesina Collection, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Rome. MAMBO, Bologna. Center Pompidou, Paris. Padula Contemporanea, Certosa di San Lorenzo, Padula, Ministry of Heritage and Cultural Activities and Tourism, Campus Museum of Campania. Isola Art Center, Milan. Assab One, Milan. Teseco Foundation, Pisa. Santa Maria della Scala Children’s Museum, Siena. Sammlung Goetz collection, München. Civic Gallery of Modern Art and Contemp., Turin. Paolo Pini Museum of Art, Milan. M.O.M.A., artist book collection, New York. Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston. He lives and works between Filandia and Milan.