FRANCESCA
BANCHELLI



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Francesca Banchelli
(b. 1981, Italy)

STUDIES

2009-2010 MA Fine Art, Central Saint Martins College of Art, London, UK
2003-2007 BA Fine Art, (Hons) Academy of Fine Art of Florence, IT
2000-2002 Biennial Post Diploma, (Hons) Painting techniques, Liceo Artistico Statale Porta Romana, Florence, IT

RESIDENCIES, AWARDS, GRANTS (selected)

2019 Artist in Studio - Carico Massimo, Livorno, IT
2015 Artist in Residence - Jinling artist-in-residence program, Nanjing University, Jiangsu P. R. China
2014 Artist in Residence - Prato-Sarajevo ART INVASION, curated by Centro di Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci di Prato, Dryphoto and Kinkaleri
2013 Grant - Step Beyond Grant Project, ECF - European Cultural Foundation
.........Artist in Residence/ Award - LIVEWORKS Performance Art Award , Centrale Fies with DOCVA Viafarini, Dro TN, IT
2012 Guest Artist - Deutsche Börse Residency Program, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, D
.........Artist in studio - Studio member at Studio Voltaire, London, UK
.........Award - Premio Portali dello Scompiglio #1- 1st Prize, Ass. Cult. Dello Scompiglio, Vorno, IT
2009 Artist in Residence - Incontri d’Armonia, Residency/seminar with artist tutor Alfredo Pirri, Tenuta dello Scompiglio, Vorno, IT

EXHIBITIONS, PERFORMANCES, SCREENINGS (solo and duo)

2017 Before the name, after the mountain, performance, with Luna Cenere and Pier Luigi Tazzi, External Pavilion Villa Romana, Florence
2016 TD TRY DIE, collaboration between Francesca Banchelli and Emiliano Zelada Soho House Barcelona
2015 Before the name, curated by Carolina Ciuti, MACBA - Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Barcelona, ES
.........Perform: Supposing layers of silence - Jeremiah Day, Jacopo Miliani, Francesca Banchelli, curated by Villa Romana and Kinkaleri, SpazioK, Prato IT
.........A precious stone, performance, curated by Livesoundtrack, Capella MACBA, Barcelona, Spain
.........Before the name, performance, WILKINSON Gallery, London, UK
2014 This morning I woke up from the most amazing dream..., Emiliano Zelada with a video by Francesca Banchelli, McAulay Gallery - TATE Modern, London UK
.........Offset (dialogues), live performance with Emiliano Zelada, MUTEK.ES, Barcelona, Spain
2013 In a century, (with Emiliano Zelada), Torna Contemporary Art Space, Istanbul, TR - Official parallel event of the 13th Istanbul Biennial
2012 The Sunshine Vineyard (Our ideal Revolutionary Storm), performance, Deutsche Börse Residency Program, Frankfurter Kunstverein
.........Untitled (Balance her in between your eyes), curated by Merve Kaptan, Torna Contemporary Art Space, Istanbul, TR
2011 I borrowed it from the Revolution, curated by Angel Moya Garcia, 26cc, Roma, IT
.........A Perfect Crime, Francesca Banchelli & Emiliano Zelada, Copenhagen Place, London, UK
.........Thin Air, (with Joana Roberto) The Belfry, London, UK
2009 Works on Video/Three solo exhibitions at Waseda University, curated by Marco Mazzi and Michiyo Miyake, Tokyo Waseda University, JP

EXHIBITIONS, PERFORMANCES, SCREENINGS (collective)

2017 Eyes Wide Open - A selection on video on migration and border crossing, curated by Gravity for all, Villa Romana with Radio Papesse

2016 Before the name, MANIFESTA 11 - Performance program, Cabaret der Künstler – Zunfthaus Voltaire

2015 Florenz Contemporary, curated by Angelika Stepken, Italian Embassy in Berlin, D
.........Così ti ha fatto Dio e così ti devo tenere, curated by Filippo Bigagli, Annalisa Foglia, G. Pantaleo and Lorenzo Bruni, Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci di Prato, IT
.........Terranauti, curated by Ilaria Mariotti and Angelika Stepken, Villa Pacchiani, S. Croce sull’Arno, IT
.........Colorful, Sifang Art Museum, Nanjing, Jiangsu, China
.........New ways of seeing, curated by Zhou Xian Art Institute of Nanjing University, Nanjng, Jiangsu, China
.........Through the looking glass, Fanshang Art Camp, International Cult. Exch. Association, Nanjing, China
.........Casabianca/Disseminazioni, curated by Gino Gianuizzi, Casabianca, Bologna, IT
.........The Wall (archives) #10, curated by Pietro Gaglianò, Assab One, Milan, IT

2014 Open House, Studio Voltaire, London UK
.........Prato-Sarajevo Art Invasion, curated by Centro per l'Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Dryphoto and Kinkaleri, Sala del Consiglio, Prato, IT
.........The Wall (archives)#9, curated by Pietro Gaglianò, Sponge Arte Contemporanea, Pergola, IT
.........Motivi di famiglia, Villa di Toppo Florio, Udine, IT

2013 MEIN HERZ Drodesera XXXIII / LIVEWORKS Performance Art Award, curated by Simone Frangi,Denis Isaia and Barbara Boninsegna, Centrale Fies, Dro, TN
.........Open House - Studio Voltaire in partnership with Gasworks, London, UK
.........Casablanca en valise, curated by Anteo Radovan, riss(e), Varese IT
.........Upokeimenon (sott’acque), curated by Gianluca D’Incà Levis with Michela Lupieri, Nuovo Spazio Espositivo di Casso - Dolomiti Contemporanee, IT
.........Un Luogo Aperto, Galleria D'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea Spazio De Grada, San Gimignano, IT
.........The Wall (archives)#8/Beyond the railway, curated by Pietro Gaglianò, CRAC Centro Ricerca Arte Contemporanea, Cremona, IT
.........Misura del Mondo, curated by Paolo Parisi, Casabianca, Zola Pedrosa, Bologna, IT
.........Finissage-Incontri, curated by Lorenzo Bruni, SPE - Spazio Performatico ed Espositivo, Vorno IT
.........Incontri, curated by Lorenzo Bruni, SPE - Spazio Performatico ed Espositivo, Vorno IT

2012 24HRS/25DAYS, curated by Chelsea Culp/Ben Foch, NEW CAPITAL, Chicago, IL, USA
.........S1/ Salon (Ode to the Flaneur), selection by Ben Rivers, S1 Artspace, Sheffield, UK
.........Open House Studio Voltaire, London UK
.........Tornare per partire, curated by Lorenzo Bruni, Museo di Villa Croce, Genova, IT
.........MACRO 1:1 Project Archive, MACRO Testaccio - Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome, IT
.........Madeinfilandia 2012, Pergine Valdarno (AR), IT
.........Portali Dello Scompiglio #1, Ass. Cult. Dello Scompiglio, Vorno (Lu) IT
.........Piano con Paesaggio, curated by Pietro Gaglianò, Teatro Studio di Scandicci, Firenze, IT
.........The Wall (archives)#6/on the river, curated by Pietro Gaglianò, Villa Pacchiani, Pisa, IT
.........personal effectsonsale, Le Corbusier - Padiglione dell' Esprit Nouveau - Bologna, IT

2011 Da mezzogiorno a mezzanotte - Giornata di disorientamento, Teatro Valle, Rome, IT
.........Relazioni Interpersonali, curated by Angel Moya Garcia, Ass. Cult. Dello Scompiglio, Lucca, IT
.........Zoom Festival curated by Pietro Gaglianò, Teatro Studio di Scandicci, Florence, IT
.........Discurso sobra a origem da desigualdade. As casas vos esperam, Espaço Ilimitado, Oporto, P

2010 Niente da vedere tutto da vivere - Parallel Event of the XIV Biennial of Sculpture - Post Monument, curated by Lorenzo Bruni, Istituto del marmo Pietro Tacca, Carrara, IT
.........Zeitgeist, curated by Andrea Marioni/Francesco Russo, MURO Gallery, Geneve, CH
.........[atmoˈsfɛːrə]zwei – atmospheretwo, curated by Claudia Olendrowicz, Studio Froh, Berlin, D
.........MAFA Degree Show, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London, UK
.........Start Point, Galleria Frittelli, Florence, IT
.........Start Point, Museo degli Innocenti, curated by Laura Vecere, Florence, IT
.........Necessary Illusions, Bargehouse OXO Tower Warf, London UK

2009 Archive New Arrivals, 1to1 Project, curated by Cecilia Canziani, Rome, IT
.........Opa 0.2 (On Perform Art), Performance Art Festival, Athens, GR
.........Studi d’Armonia, Accademia dello Scompiglio, Vorno, Lucca, IT
.........Eppi Femili, curated by Pietro Gaglianò and Cecilia Canziani, Teatro Studio Scandicci, Florence, IT

2008 Sarah's Journey, curated by Lorenzo Bruni, 7th Bulgarian Biennial of Contemporary Art, BG
.........Noi per adesso siamo qua, curated by Lorenzo Bruni, Villa Romana, Florence, IT
.........(Looking or Filming?) Guardare o filmare? Considerazioni sulla natura dell’immagine video e sull’atto di filmare, screening curated by Marco Mazzi, University of Foreign Studies, Tokyo, JP

2007 Identities in Touch, screening curated by Marco Mazzi/Michiyo Miyake, Waseda UniversityTokyo, JP
.........Gemine-Muse ’07, curated by Andrea Del Guercio, Sant Abbondio, Cremona, IT
.........ViDea, curated by Esther Biancotti, FRAC, Baronissi, Salerno, IT

2006 Quotidiana 06, curated by Guido Bartorelli e Stefania Schiavon, Museo Civico di Padova, IT
.........Privat-flat #3, curated by Alessio Bertini and Martino Margheri, Florence, IT
.........Traffic-zone, curated by Lorenzo Bruni, Galleria Civica di Arte Contemporanea di Trento, IT

2005 Soggetto 11, collective performance curated by Kinkaleri, Spazio K, Prato, IT
.........Rotte Metropolitane 2005, curated by Lorenzo Bruni, S.E.S.V. Florence, IT
.........Guardami-Percezione del video, Cantiere video-arte S.Quirico d’Orcia, Palazzo le Papesse, Siena, IT

COLLECTIONS

WILKINSON Gallery, London
Nanjing University, Art Department, Jiangsu, China
Associazione Culturale Dello Scompiglio, Vorno, Lucca, IT
Relational Cinema Association, Tokyo, JP
MACRO / 1:1 projects ARCHIVE, Rome, IT

COMMISSIONS

2014 TATE Modern, London UK - Medium Length, High Definition Video work, Green Desert.
Commissioned in occasion of the exhibition Henri Matisse: The Cut-outs

TALKS, PRESENTATION, LECTURES

2018 Lecture - Performing for the camera Palazzo Strozzi, Florence - Lecture for the Universities of Florence on the occasion of Marina Abramovic show 'The Cleaner'
.........Book Launch - Before the name: a book on an itinerant performance project, curated by Carolina Ciuti, Villa Romana Firenze
2015 Symposium - China Meets Italy: A conversation on Contemporary Art – GART Golden Eagle Con temporary Art Centre, Nanjing P.R. China
.........Lecture - Wuxi Institute of Arts & Technology. Jinling Artist-in-Residence Program, Nanjing - China
2014 Symposium - Terranauti #Prolog: Navigating the art system. Dialogues with international curators, gallerists and the director of a public museum. Villa Romana, Florence
2013 Talk - Ars Aevi - Museo Pecci di Milano / Prato-Sarajevo Art Invasion 2012 Talk - Prato-Sarajevo - 4th Tappa di Avvicinamento. Lana Čmajčanin, Bojan Stojčić and Francesca Banchelli, coordinated by Spela Vidar
2011 Lecture - Half Time/Double Time lectures at the Academy of Fine Art of Florence. Courses of Artistic Anatomy and Contemporary Plastic Technics - Pantani/Surace.
2012 Talk - The Sunshine Vineyard (Our ideal Revolutionary Storm), Artist Talk with Francesca Banchelli, guest of Deutsche Börse Residency Program, Frankfurter Kunstverein, D
.........Presentation - folio, issue one, presentation of the magazine, Banner Repeater, London, UK

PUBLICATIONS, ARTICLES, REVIEWS, CATALOGUES

2018 Before the name: a book on an itinerant performance project, curated by Carolina Ciuti - RAM Editions
2017 Setmana de performances al Macba amb Andrea Fraser i Francesca Banchelli ICUB Barcelona Cultura
2016 Conventions - Post #4 – art and philosophy magazine. Online screening/text – invited artist
2015 Terranauti – exhibition's catalogue
.........Mutek Es 2015 - Little city, Emma Robertson – review
.........Imaginary Movies con Twin Drive - Zurda Magazine – review
2014 Motivi di Famiglia – exhibition’s catalog - text by Lorenzo Brunib
.........Prato-Sarajevo ART INVASION – a contemporary art collaboration. F-Air – article
2013 LiveWorks in Residency part 1, Valeria Marchi, ArtTexts&Pics Diary - article
.........RELATIONAL SYNTAX – Aesthetic awareness and ideological experience in post-industrial society. A project curated by Marco Mazzi. Contributors: Augmented Writing, Francesca Banchelli, Manuel Billi, Lorenzo Carlucci, Harun Farocki, Marco Gatto, Vincent W. J. Van Gerven Oei, Adam Staley Groves, Isabella Hollauf, Takashi Homma, Hilario Isola and Matteo Norzi, Alessandro Lanzetta, Eiki Mori, Ben Rivers, subREAL, Jiro Takamatsu. (Eng/It) – Maschietto Editore, IT
.........Incontri – published by Ass. Cult. Dello Scompiglio – exhibit. catalog
2012 Madeinfilandia 2012 – exhibition’s catalog
.........Un'azione collettiva per identificare il rapporto di una città con la crisi. Al Kunstverein di Francoforte va in scena l'azione dell'italiana Francesca Banchelli - Exibart.com - article
2011 Folio - issue one - art magazine - guest editor
.........Toscana oggi - Una storia... Flash Art n° 292 Aprile 2011 – Lorenzo Bruni – article
.........Speciale Toscana - Dizionario Artisti Toscani - Flash Art n.277 – article
.........Chemical Imbalances - writing / art magazine - guest artist
2010 Studi d’Armonia – Book of the residency with Alfredo Pirri, published by Ass.Cult.Dello Scompiglio
2009 Opa 0.2 (On Perform Art) 2009 - catalog
.........Opa 0.2 (On Perform Art), KAUHMERINH – PERIOD.KAPPA – article

CURATORIAL PROJECTS

2009 The mind is like a mirror, video-screening, Forte Bazzera, Venice, IT. Artists: David Hall, Nark Bkb, Michelangelo Consani, Lina Lapelyte, Laura Garbstiene, Eloise Ghioni, Robert Pettena, Andres Laracuente, Anthony Peskine, Wael Shawky, Maitree Siriboon, Marco Strappato