Rome, at ADA gallery the solo exhibition Fire Song by Francesca Banchelli

Until July 15, Rome's ADA Gallery hosts "Fire Song," a solo exhibition by Francesca Banchelli in which the Tuscan artist displays new works poised between dream and reality.

Until July 15, the ADA gallery in Rome hosts Fire Song, a solo exhibition by Francesca Banchelli (Montevarchi, 1981) in which the Tuscan artist exhibits works that formulate visions of the encounter in events suspended between passages and lightning, vacillating between the dreamlike and the real, through places outside of time. One is immersed in situations devoid of hierarchy, poised between apocalypse and a serene instant at sunset, in a moment where enchantment becomes a dream, but also a tangible experience. Much of the imagery of these works is based on song, seen as a form of primal, intelligible dialogue through which encounter is sought , a place where the parts are transformed to understand each other. The closeness that is created reconstitutes a unique moment of exchange, an Event, between living and non-living beings, between human beings and their surroundings, between singularity and collectivity, in a state dedicated to happening and understanding.

Francesca Banchelli combines an intimate perspective of the world with a collective one, bringing out the most hidden self and then letting it disappear within a collective self. The subjects of her works are imbued with a fibrillating and calm emotionality, united by a propensity to trace, over an indefinite span of time, remnants of innocence and intelligence.

Francesca Banchelli’s work investigates the concept of time through painting and performance, elaborating narratives in which constellations of events are arranged on a single plane. Her imaginaries include visions of coexistence between different living beings and natural objects, which hold time within them, or with inanimate objects, through which we trace back to ourselves.

Banchelli uses the concept of time as a means of finding balance in the encounter between the self and the world, staging a reconciliation between the individual, the collective and the natural world. For all information about the exhibition you can visit

The artist

Francesca Banchelli (Montevarchi, AR, IT, 1981) graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence in 2007 and received her MFA in Fine Art from Central Saint Martins in London in 2010.

Her recent solo exhibitions and performances include: 2023 - ADA, Rome; Tenuta dello Scompiglio, Lucca, curated by Angel Moya Garcia. 2021 - Galleria Poggiali, Pietrasanta, curated by Sergio Risaliti. 2020 - Museo Novecento, Florence, curated by Sergio Risaliti and Eva Francioli. 2019 - Centro Pecci, Prato, with André Lepecki, curated by Contemporanea2019. 2016 - MACBA Barcelona, with Pier Luigi Tazzi, curated by Carolina Ciuti. 2017 - Villa Romana, Florence, with Pier Luigi Tazzi. 2015 - Wilkinson Gallery, London, with Pier Luigi Tazzi. 2014 - TATE Modern, London, with Emiliano Zeleda. 2013 - 13th Istanbul Biennial, curated by Merve Kaptan, official collateral event.

His recent group exhibitions and performances include: 2022 - BUILDING Gallery, Milan, curated by Giorgio Verzotti. 2021 - Monitor, Pereto (AQ), curated by Saverio Verini. 2016 - MANIFESTA 11, Cabaret Voltaire, Zurich, curated by Christian Jankowski. 2015 - Italian Embassy, Berlin, curated by Angelika Stepken; Sifang Art Museum, Nanjing, curated by Andrea Baldini. 2013 - Centrale Fies, Dro, Trento; Studio Voltaire, with Gasworks, London. 2012 - S1Artspace, Sheffield, curated by Ben Rivers; New Capital, Chicago, curated by Chelsea Culp and Ben Foch . He received the “Exhibit Program” award, MIBACT Contemporary Creativity in 2020, the “Step Beyond Grant Project, ECF - European Cultural Foundation” award and the first “Portals of Deception” award, Associazione Culturale Dello Scompiglio, Lucca, in 2013. He was awarded the “Deutsche Börse Residency Program” - Frankfurter Kunstverein in 2012.

Rome, at ADA gallery the solo exhibition Fire Song by Francesca Banchelli
Rome, at ADA gallery the solo exhibition Fire Song by Francesca Banchelli

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