Lorenzo Nassimbeni is a South African architect and artist based in Johannesburg. He works in the medium of drawing, printmaking, mural work, surface design, and sculpture.
Noteworthy group exhibitions featuring his work would include the 54th Venice Biennale, Padiglione Italiano del Mondo, Arsenale (2011), 10th Triennial for Form and Content 2011 - Materials Revisited, Museum for Applied Arts, Frankfurt (2011), Milan Triennial, L'architettura del Mondo. Infrastrutture, città e paesaggi nel mondo Contemporaneo (2012), the 14th Venice Architecture Biennale, at the Fittja pavilion, curated by the Botkyra Konsthall (Stockholm, Sweden), the New Biennale for Art and Architecture curated by the Botkyra Konsthall (Stockholm, Sweden) and the FNB Joburg Art Fair (2014, 2016).
Significant public artworks include a mural for BRT MyCiti Bus Terminus scheme (Potsdam, Blaauberg, Cape Town-2014), a mural at the Rahima Moosa Mother and Child Hospital, Johannesburg (in collaboration with 26’10 South Architects-2016), a mural at Westbury Park, Westbury (in collaboration with IYER Urban Design Studio-2016) and a tiled artwork at the Alice Lane Precinct, Sandton, Johannesburg (2016). His most significant solo exhibition to date was entitled Polygraph, held at David Krut Projects in Johannesburg (2018). It investigated the notion of urban language and emotive conditions through the representation of cities.
Nassimbeni has given numerous public talks and has taught extensively in the Department of Architecture at both WITS and UJ, Johannesburg.