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Gianfranco Foschino

Country(activity based):
Chile
Genre:
Visual Art

Profile

Graduated from UNIACC University of Santiago de Chile (cinema) in 2008.


Recent 5 main activities are:

- 2017, 13th Media Art Biennial, National Center of Contemporary Art, Santiago,Chile.
- 2017, solo exhibition, HUMBOLDT, Christopher Grimes Gallery, Santa Mónica (CA), USA.
- 2016, 13th Cuenca Biennial, Pumapungo Museum, Cuenca, Ecuador.
- 2016, solo exhibition, LOCUS, Visual Art Museum (MAVI), Santiago, Chile.
- 2015, solo exhibition, HIDDEN STORIES, Stadtgalerie of Saarbrucken, Germany.


Other activities are:

- 2014, guest artist of MONOLITH CONTROVERSIES, chilean pavilion at 14th International Architecture Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia, awarded with Silver Lion Prize.

Gianfranco Foschino (1983) is a key figure in a new generation of artists from Chile. He has participated in several group exhibitions, including: 54th La Biennale di Venezia, Italy (Latin American Pavilion, 2011); VIDEOSPHERE, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, USA (2011); HOHENRAUSCH 2, OK Centre of Contemporary Art, Linz, Austria (2011); 18th VIDEOBRASIL, Sao Paulo, Brazil (2013); ILUSION OPTICA, Modern Art Museum, Mexico City, México (2014); 9th SITE Santa Fé Biennial, Santa Fé (NM), USA (2014).

About works / performance

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REARVIEW MIRROR, 5 channel video sculpture. 49" LED screens. HD. Variable length. Color. Silent. Wood. Aluminum. Black rubber. 130 x 350 x 70. 2017

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CIMA & LUX, HD video installation. 11 min. Color. Silent. Loop. 2016 / HD video installation. 25 min. Color. Silent. Loop. 2016

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OJOS DE AGUA, Video-sculpture. HD Projector. Concrete. Crystal. Wood. 515 x 275 x 50 cm. 2016

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FILDES BAY, 2 synchronized channel HD video installation. 5 min. Color. Silent. Loop. 2016

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THE FIRST SEQUENCE Series. Digital photographies on light boxes. 100 x 150 x 10 cm. 2015

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A NEW LANSCAPE Series, HD video installations. Variable lengh. Color. Silent. Loop. 2015

Comment

Operating between photography, documentary film and video art, Gianfranco Foschino's work is currently focused on video installations, which evoke “tableaux vivants”, emulating a sort of live photograph. Shooting long sequences from fixed viewpoints he produces scenes with minimal movements, presented on flat screens, and framed as light boxes. Distanced from urban life, he portrays bucolic scenes that seem to occur in parallel time dimensions. The political value of Foschino's work lies in exploring the singular anachronism of these spaces, and trying to recognize anonymous stories and lost lifestyles.
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