Adelaide Cioni studied drawing at UCLA, Los Angeles, and holds a BA in Sculpture from the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome (2015). With an MA in contemporary history and a master's degree in Literary Translation (both University of Bologna), between 2002 and 2012 she translated American literature (David Foster Wallace, John Cheever). In 2012 she completed the translation of John Cheever's journals and decided to quit translating fiction, thereby she started her artistic practice.
In 2014 she was resident for six months at Cité internationale des arts, Paris, and won premio Celeste. In 2015 she was resident in Villa Sträuli, Switzerland. In 2016 she moved to Umbria, and opened with Fabio Giorgi Alberti an independent space/studio called “Franca.”