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Francesco Camponovo

Constructive Art and Geometric Abstraction

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Born 1951 in Mendrisio, Switzerland.

Lives and works in Basel, Switzerland and Ferrette, France. 


1970                Federal Scientific Matura

1975                M Sc ETH Zurich

1979                Dr Sc ETH Zurich

Training in painting 

1990-1993     Basic painting course with Marie-Thérèse Vacossin (Atelier Fanal) in Basel

1993-2005    Advanced course and workshops with Marie-Thérèse Vacossin

1995               Course on painting technique with James Juszczyk in New York

Memberships and nominations 

2019              Admission to the „Salon des Réalités Nouvelles“ in Paris

2019              Member of Visarte Switzerland, Section Basel

2021              Nomination for the 6th international Award André Evard in Riegel

2017-2021     Atelier Editions FANAL, exhibition manager for the Espace FANAL in Basel




Salon des Réalités Novelle. Paris, France

Espace Fanal, together with Joël Besse. Basel, Switzerland. 


Basel, Switzerland.Rappaz Museum: „Listen to the Painting“ live performance Juan María Braceras (violine) and Miguel Angel Viñuela (cello). 

Riehen, Switzerland. Sutra House: Concert exhibition. 

Paris, France.Galerie Abstract Projects: „Six regards sur le carré“ together with Milija Belic, Christine Boiry, Bogumila Strojna, Ada Weber and Marian Weber. 

„Art Market Budapest 2022“, 37 Gallery with Baran Benedek, Judith Neues and Katalin Vilim. Budapest, Hungary.


Rappaz Museum: „Lines – Grids & Cut-Outs“. Basel, Switzerland.


Zavodny Gallery, together with Roger Vilder. Mikulov, Czechia.


Salon des Réalités Novelle. Paris, France.

Galerie Olivier Nouvellet. „Carte blanche à André Le Bozec“ together with Jean-Luc Bruckert and Fabienne Sylvestre. Paris, France.


Basel, Switzerland. Espace Fanal: „Construit – expressif“. 

Galerie Carrespace, together with Claude Frossard. Vallorbe, Switzerland. 


Exhibition for the opening of the private clinic ZFBC in Bern, Switzerland. 


Vallorbe, Switzerland.Galerie Carrespace, together with John Grüniger. 

Collector’s Exibition. Zurich, Switzerland


Galerie Le Cube: „Couronnes“. Estavayer-le-Lac, Switzerland.


Galerie Carrespace. Vallorbe, Switzerland. 


Galerie Carrespace, together with Claude Pasquer, Otto Ulrich and Claudio Bernasconi  Vallorbe, Switzerland. 


Studio exhibition. Basel, Switzerland.  


Galleria La Perla, together with Flavio Paolucci Gallery. Ascona, Switzerland. 

Group exhibitions


Espace Fanal: „Présence de la ligne“is, „Edition.2“. Basel Switzerland. 

Opening of Atelier 13.  Ferrette, France.

Cité Danzas. Saint-Louis, France. 


Rappaz Museum: „ARTconcret“. Basel, Switzerland.

Espace Fanal: „Transparence – Volume“. Basel, Switzerland.

Institut Français: „Cinetique 2“. Bratislava, Slovakia.

Rappaz Museum: „Bild Hört Musik“. Basel, Switzerland.

Einszwei Gallery: „Cinetique 2“. Prague, Czechia.


37 Gallery: „Options“. Budapest, Hungary.

Messmer Kunsthalle in Riegel, „6th international award André Evard“. Riegel am Kaiserstuhl, Germany.

Espace Fanal: „Nouvelles Editions“. Basel, Switzerland.

Kunstraum Stoffen: „Cinetique 2“. Stoffen, Germany.

Espace Fanal: „Oeuvres à découvrir. Basel, Switzerland.


Projektraum M54: „Entrée & Hommage 2020“. Basel, Switzerland.

Museum Lapidarium: „Cinetique 2“. Novigrad, Croatia.

Rappaz Museum: „ARTconcret“. Basel, Switzerland.

37 Gallery: „Cinetique 2“. Budapest, Hungary.

Sehsaal Galerie „Cinetique 2“. Vienna, Austria. 


Galerie Renate Kammer: „Cinetique 2“. Hamburg, Germany.

Umelka Gallery: „Concrete Summer“. Bratislava, Slovakia. 

Espace Fanal: „Cinetique 2“. Basel, Switzerland. 


Galerie Abstract Projects: „Cinetique 2“. Paris, France. 


Art Basel, Editions Fanal. Basel, Switzerland.

Espace Fanal: “Nouvelles Éditions“. Basel, Switzerland.


Work catalogues

Francesco Camponovo „Lines – Grids & Cut-Outs“ with foreword of Eugen Gomringer, Chamaeleon Verlag, Basel (2021), ISBN 978-3-9525263-5-4, © 2021 ProLitteris, Zürich (Switzerland)

Francesco Camponovo „Art Construit“ with foreword of Gérard Xuriguera, Chamaeleon Verlag, Basel (2020) ISBN 978-3-9525263-2-3, © 2020 ProLitteris, Zürich (Switzerland)


Exhibitions catalogues

Six regards sur le carré, © Abstract Project 2022, Paris, France.

6. internationaler André Evard Preis für konkrete Kunst, Messmer Foundation, © VG Bild-Kunst 2021, Bonn, Germany

Gallery Zavodny Exhibitions 2020, © Galery Zavodny 2020, Mikulov, Czechia.

Cinétique 2, © Galerie Renate Kammer 2019, Hamburg, Germany.

Réalités Nouvelles 2019, © Réalités Nouvelles 2019, Paris, France. 

Cinétique 2, © Abstract Project 2018, Paris, France.

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