Azimuths of Celestial Bodies

Visual Art

Francesco Levy

There are as many ways to tell a story as there are to lie about it. Mine is a journey across the tales and personas that together formed the core of my family. A metaphorical flow of lives now merged into myself: the last of my kin. The great wars that upset Europe during the last century are the common thread, the grim background and prime mover of the migrations that allowed the paths to intertwine.
A discourse 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.
About the Author
Francesco Levy

Francesco Levy

Francesco Levy was born in Livorno, Italy in 1990. In 2013, he earned a BA in Visual Arts and Multimedia at the Academy of Fine Arts of Venice, and then moved to Florence to attend a Three-year Course in Photography at Fondazione Studio Marangoni where, on top of the diploma (certificate), he was awarded the scholarship ex aequo as most promising student of the program. In 2017, he exhibited at the second edition of the International Photo Project in Milan curated by Elio Grazioli. He is also among the seven under 35 finalists of LOOP | Young Italian Photography, within the Fotografia Europea festival. He is one of the ten finalists of Premio Celeste | Visible White Photo Prize, curated by Laura Serani. He has also participated in the collective exhibit "Questione di Famiglie" at the CIFA (Centro Italiano Fotografia d'Autore) in Bibbiena. Lately, he has been chosen to be one of the eight Italian artists to participate to the next Biennale of Contemporary art JCE Jeune Creation Europeenne, inaugurated October 11th 2017 in Montrouge, Paris. He lives and works in Tuscany.