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Francesca Fini (video artist/performer) ad Estrazione/Astrazione

Francesca Fini is an interdisciplinary artist mainly focused on experimental cinema, new media, installation and performance art. Her live projects, often addressing issues related to femininity, the distortions in the perception of beauty, the influences of society on gender and women's Issues, are a mix of traditional media, with lo-fi technology, homemade interaction design devices, live audio and video. Primarily interested in video and live art, she also creates artworks assembling performance art 'relics' or manipulating video stills. With a deep training as a digital artist, she worked for 15 years in the field of television authoring and production. In 2000 she met American artist Kristin Jones and they started a very long collaboration on the project “Tevereterno”, creating installations for the city of Rome. With Kristin Jones, Kiki Smith and other artists she attended the 2008 River to River Festival in New York, projecting her animation “Moon Loop” on the trees of the Hudson River. Among the Art events in which she took part in the last few years, we would mention the 2011 WRO Biennale in Poland, ADD Festival at MACRO Museum in Rome, the finals of Laguna International Art Prize in Venice, CINEMED Film Festival in Montpellier, Taormina Film Festival, Berlin Directors Lounge, IKONO TV Film Festival, FILE Electronic Language International Festival in Brazil, Cologne Off and Magmart Video Art Festival, which she won in 2010, 2012 and 2013. In 2012 she has been invited to the first "Venice International Performance Art Week", curated by VestAndPage, featuring among the others the work of Valie Export, Jan Fabre, Yoko Ono, Boris Nieslony and Hermann Nitsch. In 2013 she won the "FONLAD Performance Art Residency" in Coimbra and was invited in Chicago for the Rapid Pulse Performance Art Festival. In 2014 she has been selected for the Margaret Guthman Musical Instrument Competition, organized by the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta. She was also invited in Kolkata, India, where she lectured and performed at the Satyajit Ray Film & Television Institute. In 2014 she has been selected to participate to the International Watermill Center Summer Program. In 2015 he created and directed the Festival HI> DANCE, dedicated to the new languages of performance and technology, implemented with the support of Roma Capitale and the patronage of the Department for European Affairs of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers. In the same year she won the Prix Université Blaise Pascal des étudiants and the Prize Conseil Général du Puy-de-Dome during Festival Videoformes, France. She is currently working at an experimental feature film with the collaboration of Cinecittà Istituto Luce.

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