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Adelaide Cioni (Bologna, 1976) 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 University of Bologna), between 2002 and 2012 she translated American literature (David Foster Wallace, John Cheever). In 2012 she completed the translation of John Cheever's journals and decided to quit translating fiction, thereby she started her artistic practice.
In 2014 she was resident for six months at Cité internationale des arts, Paris, and won 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 shown her work in institutional places and independent spaces, in Italy and abroad. She is represented by P420, Bologna.

Shows and projects
2021
- Tourt court, curated by Saverio Verini, Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Parigi, FR
- Io dico io. I say I, curated by Cecilia Canziani, Lara Conte, Paola Ugolini, La Galleria Nazionale, Roma, IT
- 141. Un secolo di disegno in Italia, curated by Claudio Musso and Maura Pozzati, Fondazione del Monte di Bologna e Ravenna, Bologna, IT
- Painting Stone, curated by dr. Jo Melvin and Vittoria Bonifati, Villa Lontana, Roma, IT (May)
- The feuilleton: I will bear witness: Piggy-backing-from the Edicola, curated by dr. Jo Melvin, Spoleto (June)
- Mirabilia, curated by Benedetta Stermieri and Beatrice Acciari, Casa Italia, Kihinkhan Guest House, Tokyo Olympics 2021, Japan (July)

2020
- I see me. And you, and you, and you, artist book for children, Les Cerises, Paris
- Stasi frenetica, curated by Ilaria Bonacossa, GAM Torino
- Verso Sera, curated by Davide Ferri, Ipercorpo XVII Festival Internazionale delle Arti dal Vivo, Forlì, IT
- Ab ovo, within Pittura XXI, section curated by Davide Ferri, Arte Fiera, Bologna
2019
- Shape, color, taste, sound and smell, double solo show with Guy Mees, curated by Cecilia Canziani, P420, Bologna
2018
- Festa Franca. A chi ce l'ha lo dica, co-curated with Marta Silvi and Fabio Giorgi Alberti, Cannara (PG)
- Arte per tutti, curated by Marta Silvi and Pierluigi Metelli, CIAC Gallery, Foligno
- Che fare?, curated by Giuseppe Garrera, Una Vetrina, The Independent Project-MAXXI, Rome
- Da Franco - Senza appuntamento #3, curated by Vasco Forconi and Andrea Polichetti, Pink punk performance, with Fabio Giorgi Alberti (Rome)
- Riattivazione di Amleto per due voci by Ulises Carrión, performance with Fabio Giorgi Alberti, within Psst...a Play on Gossip, Fondazione Giuliani (Rome)
- Roar, Spazio Ulisse, Chiusi
- Palio for the Quintana di Foligno (curated by Marta Silvi and Pierluigi Metelli)

2017
- Straperetana, curated by Saverio Verini, based on an idea by Paola Capata and Delfo Durante, Pereto (AQ)
- Il rimosso, performance with Fabio Giorgi Alberti, Museo Civico, Suzzara (MN)

2016
- Festa Franca. Prima di essere qui eravamo altrove, Cannara (PG)
- 16:13, Macro Testaccio, Roma
- NoPlace 3 al 49° Premio Suzzara, Suzzara (MN)
- Dehors, curated by Claudio Libero Pisano, Cisterne della cattedrale di Atri (TE)*
- Fuoriuso, curated by Giacinto di Pietrantonio e Simone Ciglia, Pescara*
- Etranger, curated by Sofia Ricciardi, Pescara
- Disegno / Idea, curated by Francesca Gallo, AOCF, Roma*
- Premio Santa Croce, curated by Ilaria Mariotti, villa Pacchiani, Santa Croce sull'Arno, Pisa*

2015
- à propos de bacchelli 5, Archivio Aperto, Home Movies and Nosadelladue, MAMbo, Museo d'arte moderna, Bologna (solo)
- 2.5.0. Object Is Meditation and Poetry, curated by Alba D'Urbano and Olga Vostretsova, Grassi Museum, Leipzig, Germany*
- Tre più due, curated by Donatella Landi, Interno 14, Roma

2014
- Ospiti, curated by Elena Boni and Alessandro Sarra, Rome (double solo)
- à propos de bacchelli 5, curated by Helia Hamedani, La nube di Oort, Roma* (solo)
- Myths, curated by Mariarosa Sossai and Miroslaw Balka, Pastificio Cerere, Roma
- Novembre à Vitry, Galerie municipale Jean-Collet, Vitry-sur-Seine*
- Premio Celeste, Assab One, Milan*
- Biotopographies, Cité internationale des arts, Paris
- You can’t go home again, curated by Helia Hamedani, La nube di Oort, Rome*
- Open Studios, Cité internationale des arts, Paris
- Ensemble ouvert, curated by Silvy Panet-Raymond, Université Paris 8

2013
- Atto abitativo #1, curated by Claudio Libero Pisano, CIAC, Genazzano, Roma (solo)
- ACSA 2013 final show, Autocenter Summer Academy, Berlin
- Paesaggi a nord-ovest, curated by Ciriaco Campus, Auditorium Parco della Musica, Rome

2012
- Congresso dei disegnatori, curated by Pawel Althamer, Swiss Institute, Rome
- Romance 1, curated by Tiziana Musi, Temple University, Rome*
- Premio Roma Centro Storico, curated by Cecilia Casorati, palazzo ex Monte di Pietà, Rome*

Residencies, workshops, prizes
2021
- Mahler & Lewitt Studios, Spoleto
- Premio acquisizione opera - Regione Emilia-Romagna
2019
- BoCS, Cosenza, a cura di Giacinto di Pietrantonio
2016
- Premio Santa Croce, curated by Ilaria Mariotti, villa Pacchiani, Santa Croce sull'Arno, Pisa (selected)

2015
- Unidee, "Performing Anthropology", workshop with Giulia Grechi, Cittadellarte, Biella
- Villa Straeuli, residency, Winterthur (CH)*

2014
- Premio Celeste, Assab One, Milan (winner for the category "Installation, sculpture and performance")
- Workshop with Miroslaw Balka, Warsaw and Rome
- Prix de peinture Novembre à Vitry, Galerie municipale Jean-Collet, Vitry-sur-Seine (final selection)
- Cité internationale des arts, Paris (6 months residency, fellowship “Incontri Internazionali d’Arte”)

2013
- ACSA, Autocenter Summer Academy, workshop with Jorinde Voigt, Berlin

2012
- Premio Roma Centro Storico, curated by Cecilia Casorati, palazzo ex Monte di Pietà, Rome (finalist)

Artist's books
- I see me. And you, and you, and you, artist book for children, Les Cerises, Paris

Talks, teaching, other
2018
- Uno, due, tre, OPLA, art lab with children from the schools of Merano, with Corraini and Archivio OPLA (archive of artists’ books for children)
- Contro. Tre racconti americani, talk with Riccardo Fasi and Cesare Pietroiusti, curated by Muta Imago, Teatro Biblioteca del Quarticciolo, Rome

2017
- Paesaggi in movimento, curated by Home Movies, within Archivio aperto, MAMbo, Bologna

2016
- dresser for Laments, costumes by Greta Goiris, Triumphs & Laments, William Kentridge, Piazza Tevere, Roma

2015
- Nei territori selvaggi. Tradurre la libertà del testo letterario, seminar held during the “Giornate della Traduzione Letteraria”, Urbino
- On Art and Translation, lecture, class of prof. Lelio Aiello, Academy of Fine Arts, Bologna
- Artist's talk, Villa Straeuli, Winterthur, CH

2014
- On Drawing, workshop, Accademia Belle Arti di Roma (workshop with the class of G. Campisi)