Luca Francesconi was born in Mantua in 1979. He lives and works in Mantua and Paris.
He has participated in numerous exhibitions in public and private spaces such as: Ratti Foundation (2000), Tirana Biennial (2001), Fuori Uso (2004), Galleria Civica di Trento (2004), Cristina Guerra Gallery – Lisbon (2006), Maison Populaire – Montreuil (2007), Palais de Tokyo (2009), Galleria Umberto di Marino (2006, 2009), Sandretto Foundation, Crac Alsace, Magasin – Grenoble, Fluxia (2010), Mot – Bruxelles, Chez Valentin – Paris (2011), Musées de Montbéliard, Arte Nova-Art Basel Miami (2012), Man – Nuoro and the Marino Marini Museum (2013). Between 2008 and 2010 he co-directed Brown project space in Milan together with Luigi Presicce and Valentina Suma. In 2009 he won the Illy Present / Future award together with the Umberto Di Marino gallery, with a jury composed of Alexis Vaillant, Hans-Ulrich Obrist and Jens Hoffman, during Artissima in Turin. In 2011 he was invited by Bice Curiger to Illumination, 54th Venice Biennale. Giovanni Carmine, director of the Kunsthalle Sant Gallen, and Alexis Vaillant, chief curator of the Capc-Bordeaux, invited him to TheNnow – Miart 2013, with a work carried out in collaboration with Jimmie Durham. In recent years he has exhibited both in design spaces and in other institutional realities such as Maxxi, Kunsthalle Lissabon, Man – Nuoro, Gnam – Rome, Maga – Gallarate, Oslo 10 – Basel, Tonus – Paris, Eli and Edythe Museum Michigan State University and many other realities.
His research moves from an interest in anthropological themes such as traditions and popular culture, to reflections that include the food and the production system of food, its distribution and the human implications that it entails. Collaborate with the magazine Il Gambero Rosso.