Born in Milan in 1960, Franko B moved to London in 1979, studying Fine Art at Camberwell College of Arts from 1986-7, Chelsea College of Art between 1987-90 and the Byam Shaw School of Art from 1990-91. Using the mediums of
drawing, installation, sculpture and performance, he has become internationally recognised. Franko B has worked with many institution across continents including at the Tate Modern, Tate Britain, Tate Liverpool, the ICA, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Belgium, Ex Teresa Mexico City, PAC Milan, RU ARTS Moscow, Russia and many more. His work is in respected private and public institutions, including the Tate Permanent Collection, The V&A Museum, the permanent collection of the city of Milan, Italy as examples. Franko B lectures widely, including at St Martins School of Art, DasArt, New York University and the Courtauld Institute of Art. He has been the subject of three monographs, most recently, I Still Love. He was appointed Professor of Sculpture at the Accademia Di Belle Arti [school of fine art], Macerata Italy in January 2009.
Franko B is well known for his provocative durational performances, where he focuses on the vulnerably of the human being through the letting of his own blood. Throughout his practice, he has repeatedly responded to issues of suppression, dogmatism and abuse and to the politics of performing the self.