Anna Franceschini (born in Pavia, 1979, lives and works in Brussels) studied in Milan where she received a MA in Media Studies and a post-graduate grant in History and Criticism of Italian Cinema at IULM University.
Her work has been presented and received awards in film festivals, including the 60th Locarno Film Festival (CH), TFF(Turin Film Festival (IT), and MFF(Milan Film Festival).
Solo exhibitions include Subjective projektionen: Anna Franceschini, Bielefelder Kunstverein (DE); Thea Ddjordjatze: quiet speech in wide circulation / Screening room: Anna Franceschini, Kiosk Gallery, Ghent (BE), HALATION, Objectif – Exhibition- Antwerp (BE). Upcoming solo shows will include The stuffed shirt, Peep Hole – Milan (IT) and St. Paul St Gallery, AUT, Auckland (NZ).
Her work has been shown in group exhibitions including A text is a thing, Vistamare, Benedetta Spalletti - Pescara (IT); The Eleventh Hour, Futura, Prague (CZ); Videoreport Italia 2008-09, GC.AC. - Monfalcone (IT) and The Flying carpets, Villa Medici, Rome (IT). In 2011 her work was awarded Honorable Mention at Ariane de Rothschild Prize – Milan. She is also the winner of Fondazione Casoli Prize 2012 - Fabriano (IT).
Franceschini has been a resident artist at the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten - Amsterdam (NL) and VIR/Viafarini In Residence, Milan. Her work is in institutional and private collections including the Musée National d'Art Moderne Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, MACRO Museum in Rome, Dommering Collection in Amsterdam and the Nicoletta Fiorucci Collection in Rome.