Francesca Banchelli (Italy, 1981) is a multidisciplinary artist, working with painting, performance, video, drawing, and sculpture. Following a deep interest in human beings and their social and psychological behaviour, she introduces time into her creations, while revealing the moment in which a given context becomes an 'event'. Banchelli holds an MA in Fine Art from Central Saint Martins, London (2010). Her work has been commissioned and exhibited internationally in galleries, museums and biennials including: MANIFESTA 11 - Performance program, Zurich (2016); MACBA, Barcelona (2016); WILKINSON Gallery, London (2015); Villa Romana/SpazioK, IT (2015); Sifang Art Museum, Nanjing, China (2015); TATE Modern, London (2014); 13th Istanbul Biennial/official parallel event (2013); New Capital, Chicago, USA (2012); Museo Villa Croce, Genoa, IT (2012); S1Artspace, Sheffield, UK (2012). In 2012 she was an artist in residence at the Frankfurter Kunstverein - Deutsche Börse Residency Program and she was awarded the first prize ‘Portali dello Scompiglio’ Tenuta dello Scompiglio, IT; in 2013 she was among the finalist artists to win the ‘LIVEWORKS - Performance Art Award’, Centrale Fies/DOCVA Viafarini.