Born in 1973 in Milan, Italy, where she lives and works.
Trained as an anthropologist and as an artist, Vanzo works with video, installation and performance. She investigates all dimensions of the human being, from the social to the mythical one, from the emotional to the political one. In her work reality and fiction form a tight knit unity that questions the representation of everyday world.
She writes regularly for Exibart and Artedossier.
In October 2019 she founded The Momentary Now Performance School at ZONA K in Milan.
During the 2020 quarantine she has conceived and carried out the participatory art project #squola_pubblica, for children with little or no online-schooling, in several primary state schools and kindergardens in Milan. It has been hosted by Pirelli Hangar Bicocca Kids Live Program during the month of April and May.
Her work has been shown in solo and group shows including: Radical, Palazzo Cavalli Franchetti, Venezia, 2019; Festival del Paesaggio, Capri, 2018; Jakarta Biennale, 2017; Manifesta11, Zuerich, 2016; Perspectif Cinema, Centre Pompidou, 2015; Prague Biennale 2011; Performa 09; Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Walker Art Center, Museo Reina Sofia, Galleria Continua and many video festivals, including Kino der Kunst. Awards include the New York Art Residency at Columbia University, NYC and Acacia-Emerging Artist Award, Milan.