Biography

Joseph Pace was born in 1959 in Morbegno (Lombardy, Italy). He is a central figure in the filtranisme movement, founded in Paris in the mid-1980s. He studied literature at the Sorbonne University of Paris, and Sociology and Neurosociology at the Sapienza and Roma Tre Universities of Rome. He lives and works in Hammamet, Tunisia.

Not afraid to provoke, Pace taught Sociology of Knowledge, Neurosociology and History of Sociology at the Sapienza University of Rome for twelve years (1996–2008). Former students say he tested many of his artworks in the classroom.

Joseph Pace earned notoriety for his large abstract paintings and his luxury sculptures, such as the jewelry sculpture “Future Eve – Algorithm-Mind-Map#92”, shown at the Boncompagni Decorative Arts Museum of the National Gallery of Modern Art in Rome (October 3, 2014 – February 24, 2015). Another sculpture, “Mundial Brasileiro – Look At Yours Algorithms-Mind-Map When You Look At Me #34”, was definitely installed at the Museum Afro Brasil in São Paulo for the 2014 FIFA Football World Cup Brazil celebrations (May 24 – November 28, 2014). In January 2015 was held at Venanzo Crocetti Museum in Rome a retrospective which traveled to Circolo Italiano Edificio Italia in São Paulo for the 2015. 2 June, Italian National Day celebrations. His sculptures was more recently on view at the Cà Foscari University of Venice (2016), in Itapevi in Brazil (2018),  Pantheon of Rome (2018), National Library of Agriculture in Rome (2019), Papal Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls in Rome (2019). 

Joseph Pace has received numerous awards and honors in recognition of his cultural achievements, notably by the ALESP Superintendência do Patrimônio Cultural do Estado de São Paulo, Sapienza University of Rome, University of Konstanz, ANS Italian National Sociological Association, IPH Instituto de Recuperação do Patrimônio Histórico no Estado de São Paulo.