Anna Franceschini
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Anna Franceschini

Anna Franceschini (1979, Pavia, Italy) lives and works in Milano, Italy. She is an artist, filmmaker, and researcher. Her films and videos investigates objects, spaces, and activities. The alien nature of these become apparent when the camera rests on them for extended periods. For her, the moving image is capable of conducting a silent, meditative observation of reality. Her static and repetitive cinematic language often involve an uncanny absence of human beings, which underlines our arbitrary and culturally fabricated relationship with the world around us.

Franceschini graduated in 2006 from IULM University in Milan and completed a residency at Rijksakademie, Amsterdam, in 2010. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Visual and Media Studies at the IULM University, Milan. Recent solo exhibitions include CARTABURRO, Almanac (Turin, 2018), Almanac Inn (London, 2019), Istituto di Cultura Italiana di Bruxelles (Brussels, 2019); What Happened to the Girl? Display Number 2, Mega (Milan, 2017), among others. Recent group exhibitions include: In Piazza, MACTE (Termoli, 2018): Unanimous Night, Contemporary Art Centre (Vilnius, 2017); and Live End Dream No, Galerie Steinek (Vienna, 2017), among others. Her videos and films have been shown at the Rotterdam Film Festival (Rotterdam), Locarno Film Festival (Locarno), and Torino Film Festival (Turin), amongst others. Her work is part of public collections at the Musée National d’Art Moderne/ Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, and MACRO Museum, Rome. She was awarded the Ariane de Rothschild Prize in Milan (2011) and won the Fondazione Casoli Prize (2012). She is a fellow of the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam, and of the Italian Academy for Advanced Studies, Columbia University, NYC.