Francesca Fini (Italy)

Francesca Fini
is an interdisciplinary artist focusing on new media, experimental cinema and performance art. She lives and works in Rome.
The focus of her work is always the body and its own narrative power, but inserted in a sort of exuberant “multimedia pot” where live videoart pieces are mixed with generative audio, lo-fi technologies and homemade interaction design devices.

Among the most important art events in which she took part in the last few years, we would mention the 2011 WRO Biennale in Poland, Currents New Media Santa Fe, CINEMED Film Festival in Montpellier, Berlin Directors Lounge Germany, IKONO TV Film Festival Germany, Videoformes Clermont Ferrand, FILE Electronic Language International Festival in Brasil, Athens Videoart Festival, LPM Rome, Proyector Festival Madrid, CYBERFEST Russia, Videoart Yearbook and Robot Festival Bologna, NordArt Germany, Instants Video numériques et poétiques Marseille and the Japan Media Arts Festival Tokyo.

In 2012 she has been invited to the first Venice International Performance Art Week, 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.
In 2014 and 2016 she was artist in residence at Bob Wilson’s Watermill Center, NY.
In 2016 she wrote and directed Ophelia did not drown; an experimental feature film based on the hybridization between found-footage (from the national archive Istituto Luce Cinecittà) and original contemporary performative language. The film premiered in New York, Clermont-Ferrand and at Macro Contemporary Museum in Rome.
She is cited by Treccani Encyclopedia as one of the greatest exponents of cyber-performance in Italy.

Participant in
VideoChannel – [self]~imaging artists portraying themselves in film & video – NewMediaFest’2010
CologneOFF VI – 6th Cologne International Videoart Festival 2010
CologneOFF VII – 7th Cologne International Videoart Festival 2011
CologneOFF VIII – 8th Cologne International Videoart Festival 2012
CologneOFF IX – 9th Cologne International Videoart Festival 2013
CologneOFF X – 10th Cologne International Videoart Festival 2014
animateCOLOGNE 2012
animateCOLOGNE 2013
animateCOLOGNE 2014
animateCOLOGNE 2016
artvideoKOELN – audiovisual experiences 2015
The iTerror Memorial 2016
The Wake Up! Memorial 2017
The W:OW Project 2018

Francesca Fini is participating in total in about 50 videoart programs curated by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne shown together with networking partners all over the world.