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Francesca Lombardi
visual artist, costumes, masks and set designer

She was born in Italy in 1985.


Her educational and career paths start in the artistic context of Florence where she studied Art and Design. Later she moved to Milan to explore the world of Product Design, studying at Politecnico, where she had a teaching experience after an annual Master. She made experience and collaboration with Design Studios including the japanese Isao Hosoe. She always cultivated skills and passion to create manually and for this reason she also approached Stage and Costume Design, and the art of Textiles. She learned the importance to know the production phase of any industrial, crafts or artistic object starting from the first concept, to be able to direct the technique towards a form of free expression. In 2012 she started a series of works that explore the identity of the human being through portraits behind masks. She made paper masks, others composed by natural elements, others with doilies, always exploring new techniques and materials. She made masks also for Harper Bazaar Magazines USA and costumes for several music videoclips. Her projects were exposed also in London at The Book Club and in Milan at PAC, Palazzo Isimbardi, Palazzo delle Stelline and in Moscow at Gridchinhall Art Gallery, Saratov and Wroclaw . She believes that the creative works are a combination of multidisciplinary experiences which follow the imagination, and her imagination is directly connected with her hands. All her projects and collaborations have their own context and a message to send, she likes to say that she creates handmade items for those who have something to tell.


She currently works between Italy and Iceland, since 2016, as costumes, props and sets designer. She met with Lucas Rastoll at the Freezer Theatre in Iceland.


picture by Giacomo Favilla

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