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Artist name: Francesca Fini

Biography
Video artist, live media and body art performer. Trained as a digital arts, she has worked as a filmmaker for TV and independent and experimental productions. Ad an independent documentarist she wrote and directed documentaries about female transgenderism and human cryonics, all distributed by On The Docks. In 2000 she met the American artist, Kristin Jones, and they collaborated on the “Tevereterno” (Eternal Tiber) project, creating multimedia installations for the City of Rome. Among these was “Trilogy”, for the Natale di Roma (Birth of Rome) 2009 celebration at the Capitoline Museum and “Solstizio d’Estate” (Summer Solstice) which, with its monumental giant images of the She-wolf created by removing part of the smog stain from the embankment walls of the Tiber River. This installation was called one of the most original works of urban art ever created in Rome. In 2008, she participated, with Kristin Jones, Kiki Smith and others, in the River to River Festival in New York, projecting her animation, “Moon Loop” onto the trees along the Hudson River. She presently participates as a video-artist, live media performer and body-artist in numerous happenings in art galleries, museums and underground sites, and also takes part in festivals and international events such as the Videoholica (Bulgaria); Experimental Art Festival Biennale Baltica (Russia); LowLives (NY); Cologne Off & New Media Art Festival; Currents Santa Fe’; Moves – Movement on Screen (UK); 700is Videoart Festival (Iceland); Genoa Film Festival; Tribeca Underground; Arcipelago Film Festival; Portobello Film festival (UK); WRO New Media Art Biennale (Poland); Directors Lounge (Berlin); and Contravision Film Festival (Berlin). In 2010 she was one of the winners at the Magmart Videoart Festival (Video Under Volcano), with her CRY ME videoperformance. Also, two of her works won the on-line vote in the Celeste Prize section: “Live Media & Performance”. She also exhibited at the “Invisible Dog” gallery in Brooklyn. During the same year she was selected by the Premio Termoli for her digital painting works; by the Art Shake Festival (exhibiting at the Galleria Mondo Bizzarro and Hybrida Contemporanea, in Rome, and immediately after at the 91mQ Art Project Space in Berlin). She was invited by the Fondazione RomaEuropa to present her work at the Teatro Palladium in Rome, as part of the videoart exhibition, “Cantieri Temps d’Images”. She also directs the “TEN” Performance Art Festival, a marathon of live art whose first edition took place on October 9, 2010 at the Lanificio 159 in Rome. In march 2011, she was at the Nappe dell’Arsenale in Venice as an absolute finalist in the Performance Art section of the Premio Arte Laguna. On April 14th she will be in Lisbon as guest of the Anthropology Faculty of the local university, to present her performance in an academic setting, as part of the “No Performance’s Land?” exhibition. In May she will be the guest of the WRO Art Center in Poland, for the WRO 2011, the noted Biennale devoted to New Media. In June she will present, during four days, her new performances at the Museo di Arte Contemporanea Macro (Macro Contemporary Art Museum) in Rome, on invitation by the ADD Festival. links: sito: www.francescafini.com blog: http://francescafini.tumblr.com/ video channel on vimeo: http://vimeo.com/channels/francescafini

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