Joseph Pace (b.1959, Morbegno, Italy) studied literature, law, social sciences and psychoanalysis at the Universities of Rome and Paris. Founder of filtranisme movement, he was named Assistant of Sociology of Art, Sociology of Knowledge and History of Sociology at the Sapienza University of Rome. He held other part-time academic positions abroad in universities on Visual Arts.

Institutions and museums have been intrested to his work as National Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art of Rome, Holy See, Italian Ministry of Culture (Direzione dei Musei Statali di Roma, Polo Museale del Lazio, the Polo Museale of Puglia, Polo Museale dll’Umbria), Italian Institute of Culture in São Paulo, Italian Institute of Culture in Tunis, Italian Embassy in Brasilia, Italian Embassy in Tunis, Superintendency of Cultural Heritage of the State of São Paulo, Institute for Recovery of the Historical Heritage in the State of São Paulo, National Historical Library of Agriculture in Rome, Jaguariuna Theater, Italian Association of São Paulo, Cà Foscari University of Venice, University of Lorraine, Sapienza University of Rome.

In Europe and especially in South America, his work has been shown in major museum and institutions throughout the world. Pace’s work was the subject of two major exhibitions organized at the Pantheon of Rome, Vatican, Ministry of Culture, Direction of the State Museums of Rome, Joseph Pace, Sacra Sacrorum (2018), and Joseph Pace, Ave Crux Spes Una (2021). In 2019, Sacra Sacrorum travelled to the National Historical Library of Agriculture, Ministry of Agriculture.

Recent solo exhibitions include Joseph Pace: Luxarchaeology at National Museum of Archaeology of Civitavecchia (2022); Il Gioiello nelle Moda e nel’Arte at Boncompagni Ludovisi Decorative Arts Museum (2022); Joseph Pace, Gold, La Révélation des Formes at National Museum of Bardo of Tunis (2021); Joseph Pace: Ave Crux Spes Una at Basilica of Saint Lawrence and Lucina, Holy See (2021); A Expessividade de Joseph Pace na Criaçao das Suas Joias Esculturais at CRC in São Paulo (2020); Joseph Pace: Entre o Informal e a Pop Art at Museu de Arte do Parlamento de Itapevi (2020), Libri d’Artista, L’arte da Leggere, Copertino Castle (2020) and Swabian Castle of Bari of the State Museums of Apulia, Joseph Pace: Sacra Sacrorum, The Saced of the Sacred Things at National Historical Library of Agriculture (2019).

Pace is widely known for his luxury iconic sculptures and his elaborated paintings shown at the Museum of Art of the Parliament of São Paulo, Museu Afro Brasil in São Paulo, Florence Biennale, Fondazione Museo Venanzo Crocetti, Università Cà Foscari of Venice, Diocesan Museum of Amalfi and permanently installed at the Museum Afro Brasil São Paulo, Boncompagni Ludovisi decorative arts Museum, Coleçao de Arte do Conselho de Contabilitade do Estado de São Paulo,Teatro de Jaguariuna, Italian Embassy in Brasilia, Museu de Arte do Parlamento de Itapevi, Circolo Italiano, Palazzo Italia in São Paulo, Diocesan Museum of Amalfi, Museu de Arte do Parlamento de São Paulo, Instituto de Recuperaçao do Patrimonio Historico no Estado de São Paulo.

His work was on view at the International Film Festival of Ostia, Florence Biennale, Universal Exposition of Sevilla.

Joseph Pace has received numerous honors in recognition of his cultural achievements, notably by the University of Loraine, Universität Konstanz, Sapienza University of Rome, Italian Embassy in Brasilia, Italian Institute of Culture in São Paulo, Superintendência do Patrimônio Cultural do Estado de São Paulo, Italian Ministry of Agriciultural Policies, Instituto de Recuperação do Patrimônio Histórico de São Paulo, Holy See, Circolo Italiano di São Paulo, Municipal Theater of Jaguariuna, Italian Sociologists Association.

Public Collections

(.) Boncompagni Ludovisi Decorative Arts Museum, Rome, Italy (.) Pantheon, Rome, Italy (.) Museu de Arte do Parlamento de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil (.) Diocesan Museum of Amalfi, Amalfi, Italy (.) Museu Afro Brasil, São Paulo, Brazil (.) Italian Embassy in Brasilia, Brazil (.) Camara Municipal de Itapevi, Brazil (.) Museu de Arte do Parlamento de Itapevi, Brazil (.) Basilica di San Lorenzo in Lucina, Rome, Italy (.) National Historical Library of Agriculture, Rome, Italy (.) Municipal Theater of Jaguariúna, Brazil (.) Prefeitura de Jaguariúna, Jaguariúna, Brazil (.) Circolo Italiano, Edificio Italia, São Paulo, Brazil (.) Museo Fondazione Venanzo Crocetti, Rome, Italy (.) Coleçao de Arte do Conselho de Contabilitade do Estado de São Paulo, Brazil (.) Instituto de Recuperaçao do Patrimonio Historico no Estado de São Paulo, Brazil.