Cecilia Granara was born in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, in 1991. Of Italian nationality, she grew up in Mexico City, Rome, Chicago. She is a painter and a writer, drawing on self-fiction, poetry, and religious and symbolic iconography. She is interested in cultural attitudes to sexuality, bodies and the use of color as a vehicle for emotions. She studied at Central St. Martin’s School of Art and Design in London and at the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux Arts in Paris and Hunter College in New York City. Solo shows include “Quatre Coeurs” at Exo Exo, Paris and “Lasciare Entrare, Lasciare Andare” at Studiolo Project, Milan. She participated in group shows at Galerie Jousse Entreprise, High Art, ps120 Berlin, Brigade Copenhagen. She was a finalist in the Antoine Marin Prize in 2019 and has been nominated for the Cairo Prize in 2021.