2000 January: 22 Exhibition at Dusserdolf International
Boat Show in collaboration with
29 Non-profit charity auction “Franco Costa-Polsce”
(Franco Costa for Poland) of different art works in order to help
hospital, organized by Grazyna Kowalczyk and her Foundation “Sziachetne
zdrowie” in Katowice, Poland. Cooperation with the three
National TV, one cable and one private TV.
March: 13 Presentation at the Holocaust Museum
in Auschwitz, taken care of by the
Italian President Dr. Carlo Azeglio Ciampi.
May: 11 Exhibition at ART_QUAKE gallery in
25 Opening of the exhibition at Heimat Museum in Heiligenhafen
26 Malerischer Asflug nach Italien at restaurant L’Etoille,
June: 16 Exhibition at Artbarbakan, historical
museum in the old town in Warszawa, Poland.
Exhibition at Ginnastica Roma, Dr. Gianni Capellano and Coro Santa
Cecilia for a meeting with the children of Rome, helping poor
children for the project “2000 children for the year 2000”.
July: 5 Freilicht Museum, Molfsee, Germany in
collaboration with Am See Gallery of Plön.
August: 23 (till September 7th) Exhibition
in Berlin during the Golf-WM 2000
September: 12 Exhibition at Replay Café
and Italian Institute of Culture in Amsterdam,
October: 7 Presentation of different artworks
inspired by landscapes of Toscana and
the wines Chianti Classico & Riserva, at the Fattoria di Montecchio
Nuti in San Donato in Poggio – Florence, organized in collaboration
November: 2 Arte Vita and Finance, in Munich
– South Germany with Maiken
Exhibition at the “Beurs” in Rotterdam – Holland
2001 June: Franco was nominated as the Official
Artist for the Volvo Ocean Race 2001-2002. He created 5 original
artworks, and its limited edition of silkscreen.
August: 8 World preview of Franco’s V.O.R.
artworks at the Volvo Show Room in Kungstradgarden, Stockholm,
Franco was nominated as the Official Artist for the 150th America’s
Cup Jubilee in Cowes, England. He created an original artwork
with its limited edition of silkscreens (150 pieces). Those silkscreens
were especially numbered for the event from 1851 to 2001: a number
for each year since the birth of the America’s Cup. Each
piece was sealed with the original emblem of the America’s
Cup Jubilee. Franco was finally back in the sailing world.
December: Franco was present at the Sidney
and Auckland V.O.R. legs. He went to Australia and New Zealand
to be present, and to present his new artwork “Dreaming
and Sailing Down Under… Sidney and Auckland”, with
a limited edition of silkscreens.
2002 June: Franco Costa created a special painting
for the arrival of the Volvo Ocean Race in Kiel, Germany. He created
550 limited edition silkscreens as well.
August: 3 Inauguration of a personal exhibition
in the Malcesine Castle, on Lake Garda, Italy.
The president of the well known sailing association of Hamburg
(Norddeutsche Regatta Verein) asked Franco’s artistic collaboration
to create a whole new image for the Daimler Chrysler North Atlantic
Challenge 2003, nominating him as the Official Artist for the
September: 3 - 8 Exhibition at “Hiswa
te Water” in Seaport Marina Ijmuden, Netherlands.
November: 11 Nominated as the Official Artist
for “Kiel Sailing City” in Germany, during the candidacies
of Kiel as Olympic Sailing City 2012. He was officially presented
during the Lord Mayor’s (the Honourable Norbert Gansel)
2003 February: 25 (until the 2nd of March) Exhibition
at the Hiswa boat festival in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
March: 14 - 23 Exhibition at the Boat show
of Lillestrom, Norway.
April: 26 (until the 4th of May) Exhibition
at the Skallum Gallery in Stabekk, Norway.
June: 4 – 29 Exhibition at the Italian
Culture Institute of Salonicco, Greece.
19 (until the 30th of August) Exhibition for the Couturier Collection
of the “Girouettes” at the Modern Art Museum Lousiana
in Humlebaek, Denmark.
20 Exhibition and presentation of the new artwork “Kiel
Kai City” at the Kiel Kai City festival in Kiel, Germany.
July: 1 – 15 Exhibition and presentation
of the new Daimler Chrysler North Atlantic Challenge at the DCNAC
Village in Hamburg, Germany.
August: Exhibition at the Commeter Gallery
in Hamburg, Germany.
Exhibition at the Riera & Socii studio of Munich, Germany.
Other exhibitions during the year 2003:
Exhibition in Oslo, Norway.
Exhibition at the Porto Cervo Yacht Club, Sardinia, Italy.
Exhibition at the Greek College with King Constantine in London,
Exhibition at the Salon Nautique of Paris, France.
Exhibition at the Burg Gallery on the Fehmarn Isle, Germany.
2004 April: Exhibition at the Todini & Todini
gallery in Rome, Italy.
Cultural collaboration with the “Roma per 2”, a Roman
sailing Challenge in Ripa di Trajano.
May: Preparation of a project concerning 25
artworks describing Dubai’s aspects. They would have been
made for His Excellence Sheik HH Maktoum Bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
Presentation of a new original artwork for Citti Gross Markt
in Muhlendamm, Germany. Exhibitions at the Citti Gross Markt malls
in Flensburg, Lubeck, Kiel (Germany).
June: Great success while selling the CGM limited
edition of silkscreens.
Donation of 10,000 euro (the CGM income) to the FAO project FOOD
July: Creation of an original artwork for the
100 years Jubilee of Yacht, the biggest European Sailing Magazine.
2005 January: Presentation of an original artwork,
made for the city of Zingst, at BOOT, the Sailing Festival of
February: Exhibition at the Art and Industry
Museum “Roubaix la Piscine” in Roubaix, France with
the Daniel Couturier art collection.
Exhibition at the 50th Hiswa sailing festival in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Exhibition at the Boat Show in Lillestrom, Norway.
Realization of a new project “Painting with Children”
in Haugesund, Germany.
Exhibition at the Ancora Marina in Neustadt, Germany, by Simoneit
Sail and Service Team.
Preparation of new Scandinavian projects in Karlshamn, Bastad
May: Cultural participation for the Zingst
5th Match Race in Germany.
Exhibition with Roel M. van den Brink, Catch Projecten B.V. in
1st Exhibition at the ESN opening in Kiel, Germany.
3- 30 Exhibition at the Kieler Yacht Club in Kiel, Germany.
8 - 12 Exhibition on the Eolian Islands and Milazzo, Italy for
the 1st Eolian Sailing week, organized by New Sail s.r.l., Associazione
Yachting Club Antica Marineria, and the Community of Milazzo.
12 – 18 Nomination as Official Artist for the Societée
Rochelaises, La Rochelle, France.
17 Official Artist of “The Legend” for the Louis Vitton
18 - 26 Cultural participation at the Kieler Woche in Kiel, Germany.