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Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and based in San Francisco, California, Florencia Montefalcone is an artist whose practice spans textiles, photography, performance, and installation art. Initially pursuing a career in fashion design at the University of Buenos Aires, Montefalcone shifted her focus to performance and photography to explore deeper questions of identity and self-expression. She later earned a dual BFA in Photography and Textiles from the California College of Arts.


Montefalcone's work is characterized by a bold, colorful style that emphasizes the handmade nature of her creations. Her themes include beauty, perfection, the objectification of female bodies, femininity, and gender. Through wearable art and painted silks, she transforms feelings of vulnerability into powerful statements of identity.


Montefalcone is the founder of Pelota Gallery in San Francisco, a curatorial laboratory open for artists and curators to conduct research, host exhibitions, and participate in residencies. Notable projects include collaborations with Bay Area designers for an exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Art of San Francisco and creating the atrium piece for "As We Summon Other Worlds" at the Minnesota Street Project.

Appropriation of Whitney Hubbs by Florencia Montefalcone, Body Surrogate #2 (self portrait), 2021

Selected Exhibitions



“WAKE UP”, Good Mother Studio, Oakland, CA; curated by Saleem Mboge and Jimmie Flora


“Puedo ser una pelota”, Pelota Gallery, San Francisco, CA. Inaugural gallery exhibition curated by Florencia Montefalcone.

“Meantime: ICA SF x MAC”, Institute of Contemporary Art San Francisco, CA. 


BFA Thesis Exhibition, SOMARTS, San Francisco, CA.

Pyramid Scheme”, Bass & Reiner, San Francisco, CA. 

As you summon other worlds”, Minnesota Street Project, San Francisco, CA; Curated by Meghan Smith and Nunca No (Charles Lee & Claire Dunn).


Phenomenal Will”, Thirdspace (former Eros bathhouse), San Francisco, CA. Curated by Claire Dunn


"Entanglement(s) at Bass & Reiner Gallery, San Francisco, CA.

Precollege Instructors Show at Diego Rivera Gallery, SFAI, San Francisco, CA.

"Sex, Magic and Film" film screening at ATA, San Francisco, CA.


"Jalea Cultural Factory", at Kite Beach Arts, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Grants & Awards

2020-2023 Faculty Honors Award Scholarship CCA

2018 Presidential Scholarship of the San Francisco Art Institute

2018 UG Aid Grant SFAI

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