Italy, b. 1979
Anna Franceschini primarily works with film and video, deploying the moving image and our relationship with cinematic language to scrutinize specific places as metaphors of the human condition. Living and working in-between Amsterdam and Brussels, her films and video installations often consist of a slow and prolonged investigation of objects, spaces, and activities. The camera is almost static, with occasional limited movements–recycled–on a loop. For Franceschini, the moving image is a canvas for silent, meditative observation of reality: a space almost entirely emptied of human presence, where time becomes tangible. In 2006, Franceschini graduated from IULM University in Milan, and in 2010 completed residency at Rijksakademie, Amsterdam. Her work has been exhibited and awarded in prestigious festivals, including the Locarno, Torino and Milano Film Festival. She has had numerous international solo shows and her work is part of public collections such as Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, and MACRO Museum, Rome.