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Talk #107

Franko B

Content warning: This talk contains nudity, blood and strong language.

Franko B (born in Milan in 1960) is an Italian visual artist based in London, where he has lived since 1979. He studied fine art at Camberwell College of Arts (1986–87), Chelsea College of Art (1987–90) and the Byam Shaw School of Art (1990–91). His work includes performance video, photography, painting, ceramic, installation, and sculpture.

In 2017 he was appointed Professor of Sculpture at Accademia Albertina in Turin. He has lectured extensively at a number of art schools, including Saint Martin's School of Art; the Royal College of Art, London, New York University; the Ruskin School of Fine Art, Oxford; Chelsea College of Art, London; Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee; DasArts, Amsterdam; Goldsmiths' College of Art, London; Zurich University of the Arts; and the Courtauld Institute of Art and delivered many more visiting lectures.

Photo by Hugo Glendinning