Joseph Pace was born in 1959 in Lombardy, Italy. He grew up in Congo-Kinshasa in a family of historians of Africa. He studied Literature, Sociology, Neurosociology and Counseling at the Sorbonne University of Paris, and at the Sapienza and RomaTre Universities of Rome.
Since his first solo exhibition in 1988, Pace's work has been shown in museums and institutions throughout the world.
In 1996 Sapienza University confers him the academic title of "Assistant Professor" of Sociology of Knowledge and Art and History of Sociology at the Faculty of Sociology, where he taught for twelve years.
Pace is widely known for his large paintings and for his iconic sculptures installed for the first time at the Afro Brasil Museum in São Paulo for the 2014 FIFA Brazil World Cup.
In 2014-2015 his work was the subject of a major exhibition organized by the National Gallery of Modern Art of Rome GNAM, Joseph Pace, L'Eva Futura, and held at the Boncompagni Ludovisi Museum of Decorative Arts of Rome. Joseph Pace has received numerous awards and honors in recognition of his cultural achievements, notably by the Superintendência do Patrimônio Cultural da Assembléia Legislativa do Estado de São Paulo, Konstanz University, ANS Associazione Nazionale Sociologi.