Francesco Esposito obtained a degree in set design at the Academy of Fine Arts in Naples, in 2008. Soon after graduating, he began collaborating with Teatro Bellini and director Gabriele Russo. Both as stage designer and costume designer, he has been involved in several productions by playwright Rafael Spregelburd, under the direction of Manuela Cherubini, but since 2011, he has been working closely with director Giorgio Barberio Corsetti, including creating costumes for the stage adaptation of Franz Kafka’s, The Castle. Together with Corsetti and a team of varied artists, they formed the collective, Officine - K.
In collaboration with Corsetti, Esposito has designed costumes for John Adams’ songplay, I Was Looking at the Ceiling and Then I Saw the Sky (Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris, 2013); Francesco Niccolini’s play, The War of Kurukshetra; Fattore K Company’s production of Alias Gospodin (2015), directed by Philipp Löhle; Gioachino Rossini’s opera Cinderella (Teatro Massimo, Palermo, 2016); Aristophane’s comedy, Frogs (Greek Theater, Syracuse, 2017); and Daniel Auber’s Fra Diavolo (Teatro dell'Opera, Rome, 2017); as well as stage design and costumes for Heinrich von Kleist's The Schroffenstein Family (Système Friche Théâtre, Marseille, 2014); Igor Stravinsky's Soldier's Tale (2015); and William Shakespeare's King Lear (Teatro di Roma, 2017).
Esposito also created costumes for The Duellists, a stage adaptation of Joseph Conrad's novel, The Duel, directed by Alessio Boni and Roberto Aldorasi (2015). Since 2017, he has been collaborating with the Silvio D'Amico National Academy of Dramatic Art, in Rome.