1976 · Italy
Adelaide Cioni was born in 1976 in Bologna, studied drawing at UCLA, Los Angeles, and holds a BA in Sculpture from the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome (2015). With an MA in contemporary history and a master's degree in Literary Translation (both from the University of Bologna), between 2002 and 2012 she translated American literature for Italian publishers (David Foster Wallace, John Cheever, Richard Ford). In 2012 she completed the translation of John Cheever's journals for Feltrinelli and decided to quit translating, thereby starting her artistic practice. In 2014 she was resident for six months at the Cité internationale des arts in Paris and won the Premio Celeste. In 2015 she was resident in Villa Sträuli, Switzerland. In 2016 she moved to Umbria, and opened with Fabio Giorgi Alberti an independent space/studio called “Franca”. She has exhibited in independent and institutional spaces, in Italy and abroad, among which a solo exhibition at MAMbo in Bologna: à propos de bacchelli 5, curated by Elisa del Prete and Home Movies in 2015.