Amy Franceschini / FutureFarmers
National Museum Cardiff, Gallery 22(b)
Futurefarmers is a group of art and farming practitioners founded in 1995 by California-based artist Amy Franceschini. A consistent line through Franceschini’s work reveals sustained questioning about how “nature” and “culture” are perceived. She uses various modes to uncover histories and currents related to this divide by challenging systems of exchange and tools used to “hunt” and “gather.” Her work manifests as temporary public art, museum exhibitions, publications, bus tours, public programs and most recently permanent public art. Her work has been exhibited at the Guggenheim Museum in New York, the Whitney Biennial in New York, New York Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Venice Architectural Biennale and she is the recipient of a 2010 Guggenheim Fellowship and a 2006 Eureka Fellowship.
Futurefarmers work towards creating a diverse programme of public commissions, exhibitions and publications, which explore and challenge systems of public transportation, rural farming networks and food policies.
Futurefarmers’ work has been exhibited at the Whitney Museum of American Art, MOMA, Solomon R. Guggenheim, New York Hall of Sciences and the Walker Art Center. Franceschini was the recipient of the 2010 Guggenheim Fellowship and the 2006 Eureka Fellowship.
Amy Franceschini is also currently the lead artist of Flatbread Society, a permanent public artwork in one of the common areas in Bjørvika in Oslo, Norway.