Fabio Viscogliosi, born in Oullins (France) in 1965, lives and works between Lyon, France and Geneva, Switzerland. His artistic practice is focused on painting and drawing and inspired by different influences like comics, literature, burlesque cinema or graphic design. His artworks are usually untitled or named after songs and quotes from his favorite books and movies. Actually, the sentence by Robert Bresson « Not to use two violins when one is enough » is also a good statement to describe his work as an artist.
He has shown his work in places such as the Museum of Contemporary Art (Lyon), Museum of Decorative Arts (Paris), Galerie du Jour – Agnès B. (Paris), and more recently at the Intermediatheque in Tokyo. He has also published several novels in France – Apologie du Slow (Stock, 2014) or Mont-Blanc (Stock, 2011) which has been translated into Italian and Japanese.
He received the Prince Pierre de Monaco award for his book Je suis pour tout ce qui aide à traverser la nuit (Stock, 2010). In 2015, he wrote a fiction about a picture by Fischli & Weiss (Les Hors-la-loi, Confluences/FRAC Aquitaine). He also made comic books (Da Capo, L’association, 2010) and art zines, like the current Belvédères series in duet with Luca Retraite.
As a musician, he has recorded several albums, and has collaborated with artists like Amedeo Pace (Blonde Redhead) or Vanessa Paradis. His new record, « Camera”, was published in 2021.