Amy Franceschini creates work that facilitates encounter, exchange and tactile forms of inquiry by calling into question the "certainties" of a given time or place where a work is situated. An overarching theme in her work is a perceived conflict between "humans" and "nature". Her projects reveal the history and currents of contradictions related to this divide by challenging systems of exchange and the tools we use to "hunt" and "gather". Using this as a starting point, she provides new tools for an audience to gain insight into deeper fields of inquiry; not only to imagine, but also to participate in and initiate change in the places we live.
In 1995, Amy founded Futurefarmers, an international collective of artists, activists, writers, farmers and architects who work together to propose alternatives to the social, political and environmental organization of space. Her work has been exhibited at the Whitney Museum of American Art, the New York Museum of Modern Art, Solomon R. Guggenheim, ZKM | Museum of Contemporary Art, New York Hall of Sciences and the Walker Art Center. She received her BFA from San Francisco State University in Photography and her MFA from Stanford University. Amy is a 2009 Guggenheim fellow and has received grants from the Cultural Innovation Fund, Creative Capital, Creative Work Fund and the Graham Foundation.