Amy Franceschini


Emerging Fields, 2009

Amy Franceschini is an artist and educator whose work includes websites, installations and open-access laboratories. Franceschini founded the collective Futurefarmers in 1995 and co-founded Free Soil in 2004. Her solo and collaborative work has been included in exhibitions internationally at venues including ZKM Center for Art and Media, the Whitney Museum, MoMA in New York, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) and the Edith Russ Site for Media Art. Her awards include a Graham Foundation grant, an Investing in Artists grant from the Center for Cultural Innovation, the SECA Art Award from SFMOMA, an Artadia Award, a 2010 Guggenheim Fellowship and a Eureka Fellowship. Franceschini is currently a visiting faculty at CCA and Stanford University Art Department.

Soul Sermons/Guggenheim
A Variation on Powers of Ten

Awards and Accomplishments


Futurefarmers receives commission from Situations, Bristol to develop a permanent artwork for Slow Space Oslo, Norway. 


Franceschini receives California Cultural Innovation Grant to develop a tool called Town Crier, a rural radio station for farmers in Abruzzo, Italy.


Futurefarmers receive a Creative Work Fund grant to develop A Variation on Powers of Ten for the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

2010: Franceschini receives a Marcus Visual Arts Fellowship at Montalvo

2010: Franceschini receives Guggenheim Fellowship

2010: Futurefarmers are in residence at Pollinaria in Abruzzo, Italy

2010: Franceschini receives grant from the Nevada Museum of Art to collaborate with writer Mike Davis

2009: Franceschini receives an Art Matters grant for support in traveling to Cali, Colombia to collaborate with local artist Wilson Díaz on a new body of work, Movement of the Liberation of the Coca Plant.