Joseph Pace’s work has been shown in institutions and museums in throughout the world. His work was the subject of a major exhibition organized by the National Gallery of Modern Art of Rome and held at the Boncompagni Ludovisi Decorative Arts Museum Joseph Pace: L’Eva Futura (November 26, 2014 – February 13, 2015).
Recent exhibitions include Joseph Pace: Sacra Sacrorum, Pantheon in Rome, which travelled to the National Historical Library of Agriculture. A expressividade de Joseph Pace na criação de suas joias esculturais, CRC in São Paulo. Libri d’Artista. L’Arte da Leggere, Castle of Bari, Polo Museale della Puglia, Mibac, which travelled to the Castle of Copertino, will be on view in Rome at the Museo Boncompagni Ludovisi of Decorative Arts, from May 21, 2021 through October 17, 2021.
Pace is widely known for his paintings and his iconic jewel sculptures on exhibition at the Museum of Art of the Parliament of São Paulo, Museu Afro Brasil in São Paulo, Florence Biennale, Museo Venanzo Crocetti in Rome. Others works were installed at the CRC in São Paulo, Forte Sangallo in Nettuno, Teatro de Jaguariuna, Diocesan Museum of Amalfi, Camara Municipal de Itapevi, Ostia International Film Festival.
The coherence and the originality of Joseph Pace was well desrcibed by the National Gallery of Modern Art of Rome in 2015: “Pace is one of the greatest exponents of the filtranisme movement. As was for the existentialism of Jean-Paul Sartre and Albert Camus, the filtranisme also is artistically expressed through the work by Joseph Pace. His sculptures are created with thousands of pieces of rare fashion jewelry, mostly vintage which the artist search all over the world, thus creating a sort of ‘Industrial Archeology Research’ applied to the decoration of the bodies of our time. Pace’s work is made with a refined and aestheticizing language. Inspired by sources as diverse as fashion, history and decorative arts, the Italian artist uses techniques different influenced by the iconography of mass society, philosophy and psychoanalysis. His work gives an artistic and intellectual pathway with which the artist reinterprets many of our psychic realities.”
For the 2 June National Day celebrations, Pace’s work was on view at the Italian Embassy in Brasilia, Arte Italo-Braileira (June 2, August 5, 2013), Octavio Café of São Paulo under the aegis of the Italian Embassy in Brasila, Joseph Pace, Emoçoes (June 13, June 27, 2015), Edificio Italia, Circolo Italiano, São Paulo, Dinamismo Cosmico de Joseph Pace (June 25, July 30, 2016).
Joseph Pace has received numerous awards and honors in recognition of his cultural achievements, notably by the University of Konstanz, Sapienza University of Rome, Brandeis University, Superintendência do Patrimônio Cultural de São Paulo, Instituto de Recuperação do Patrimônio Histórico de São Paulo, Unicef, ANS National Sociologist Association. He is the author of unpublished novels and dramas about the war (Le novelle del pozzo, Raimond n’est pas retourné, Twins). In 2020 he appeared in Tunisia in the Gianni Amelio Film “Hammamet”.