Francesco Fonassi is an Italian artist, sonic researcher and musician operating in the field of live media, contemporary art, transmission art and experimental music since 2006. His work, developed through actions, recordings, environmental configurations, radio transmissions, listening sessions, sculptural prototypes, experimental music and the creation of audiovisuals and sensory spaces, has been featured in institutions, museums, festivals and independent spaces in Europe, Asia and United States. He’s half of the experimental music duo Interlingua and part/founder of VILLΔ and Spettro, independent venues/collectives based in Brescia since 2013.
During his residency Francesco will focus on the continuation of an ongoing project and research: the speculative sonic environment of Territoriale. The investigation (and consequent new version of the piece) this time would embrace the switch from a controlled conditions to public space.
Bachelor degree in visual arts at Venice Academy of Fine Arts, ArtOMI, Ghent, NY (Dena Foundation Fellowship) – Khoj lnternational Artists’ Association, Goa, lndia Le Pavillion, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, F, FKA – Wusten Bucholtz, Germany
Among recent project host by institutions, cross-media associations, independent spaces and festivals: Solo project at Les Tanneries, Amilly, France; Radio platform PsyMedTapes: founder and director; Personare, radio project commissioned by bulgarian director Mladen Alexiev, Sound projects for several VR-CGI videos by Carola Bonfili presented at Maxxi and Fondazione Baruchello, Rome and at the Geneve Contemporary Art centre; Performative projects presented at Centrale FIES (Dro, Italy); Winner of the tenth edition of Talent Prize, Italy.
Photo: Territoriale, installation view (side a) at MAXXI, Rome, 2014