Adelaide Cioni ↗︎ (Bologna, 1976) studied drawing at UCLA, Los Angeles, and holds a BA in Sculpture from the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome.

In 2014 she was resident for six months at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris, and won the Celeste award. 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 Italy and abroad in independent and institutional venue, including the MAMbo ↗︎ in Bologna with the solo exhibition “à propos de bacchelli 5″, curated by Elisa del Prete and Home Movies in 2015.

Cioni works with drawing, also in installation form.
Among the themes of his research there is the relationship with the living space, memory and objects.

In Adelaide Cioni’s work, colour breaks in and invests in us: it is a body-colour that embodies itself in a form, becoming volume, surface or threshold and filling the space.

—Cecilia Canziani, 2019


His latest exhibition “Shape, color, taste, sound and smell” has been presented by the P420 ↗︎ gallery in Bologna in a double solo exhibition with the Belgian artist Guy Mees (Mecheln, 1935 – Antwerp 2003).

© Works by Adelaide Cioni — ↗︎
© Pictures C. Favero – Courtesy P420, Bologna