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Pier Giorgio De Pinto
* 1968

About
Pier Giorgio De Pinto is a trans-disciplinary artist, a performer, a curator, a theorist and a media trainer.

De Pinto strongly uses new media as a thinking medium in which involves the audience, creating performative experiences and immersive environments.
De Pinto is currently studying an hybridisation practice between expanded cinema, performances, digital codes, infographics, mapping territories and human factors. A way to combine different physical and virtual media to tell a story through installations.
The sounds, the objects, the drawings, the coded movies and the interactive installations create spaces that become devices for developing a poetical and conceptual dimension through sensorial perception, reflections and awareness.
The gesture of the artist removes functionality, adds significance, proposes a new sense, subverts rules, creates a new order. A transmedia poetic that has the potential to perturb our certainties and our perception.

De Pinto has exhibited and performed in prestigious institutions, museums and art centres, such as the Tate Britain and Whitechapel Gallery (UK); Palazzo Medici Riccardi in Florence, Palazzo Ducale in Genoa and ViaFarini DOCVA in Milan (I), Pinault Foundation Punta della Dogana, Palazzo Grassi in Venice; MACT/CACT Contemporary Art Ticino, Haus für elektronische Künste and Fondation Beyeler in Basel, Le Manoir in Martigny (CH).
De Pinto’s works can be found in international public, corporate and private collections.
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Studies & Trainings
After having taken his vocational school diploma in Florence, he went on studying and taking part in courses, workshops and seminars, carrying on a steadfast study of contemporary culture languages: from the study of plastic arts, of videos, of computer graphics & digital art and photography, to the study of body considered as a performative element, taking courses in oriental disciplines, in communication, form and behavioural relationship and undergoing training sessions in dubbing and acting at a School of Cinema and a School of Theatre.
2015
Me and the Armenian genocide. Workshop with Edmond Habetian at MAMY Modern Art Museum Yerevan. Armenia.
Workshop of Sumi-e, traditional Japanese Ink wash painting, with the Master Shozo Koike. Nippon Project, Japan Matsuri, Switzerland.
C.O.R.E Strange Foreign Bodies. Workshop SOKA University, CA, USA.
2014
Training with Lynsey Peisinger and Rebecca Davis for the performance “Centerpiece” by Marina Abramovic. Sommernachtsfest – Summer night’s Gala 2014, Fondation Beyeler, Basel-Riehen.
Training with the choreographer Claire Filmon, for Huddle performance by Simone Forti.
Le Mouvement 2014 – Performing the City, Biel/Bienne (CH)
C.O.R.E. Strange Foreign Bodies. Collaboration with Jean-Luc Nancy and AMAE Art Collective.
MACT/CACT Arte Contemporanea Ticino (CH).
Workshop with the students of International Academy of Education. Armenian Open University, Department of Fine Arts. Yerevan, Armenia.
2013
Workshops during the event Spüren in Freiburg (D):
Gewaltfreie Aktion. Körper und Bewegung (No violent action. Body and movement). Workshop by Sarah Bechmann. Freiburg (D).
Dialogische Handlung (Dialogical action). Workshop by Alice Koubova. Freiburg (D).
Verkörperung. Tanz. Therapie (Incarnation. Dance. Therapy). Workshop by Marianne Eberhard-Kaechele.
Finding your solo voice. Workshop by choreographer Graham Smith.
2011
Workshop in Spatial Data Art, Urban computing, Geo-Mapping, Social patterns with Prof. Mauro Martino of MIT, Barabási Lab at Center for Complex Network Research; Harvard University, Boston. USA.
2011
Fundraising Course with Brainard Carey of The Artworld Demystified in New York. USA.
2011
Workshop in experimental theatre with Societas Raffaello Sanzio. Museo MAGA. Italy.
2011 First degree Reiki class. Switzerland.
2008-2009
Rebirthing, breathwork Course. Tenuta dei Ciclamini, Scuola di Mogol, Terni, Italy.
2005
Workshop and performances of Contact improvisation Danze d’Inverno/Dinamiche scomposte with Alessandra Palma di Cesnola, Vincenzo Carta, Massimiliano Barachini, Barbara Toma, Charlotte Zerbey, Alessandro Certini. Blue Company and Teatro La Limonaia, Sesto Fiorentino, Florence, Italy.
2004
Video Art Course. Fondazione Ragghianti Lucca, Italy.
2003/2004
School of Cinema, direction, dubbing, acting. Florence, Italy.
2000/2002
School of Theatre, elocution and acting. Prato, Florence, Italy.
1983/1989
IPA Saffi, Florence, Italy.

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News
06.05.2016

CREATURES #4 - Interactive installation at Keck Kiosk Basel, Switzerland

CREATURES #4 6/7/8 May 2016 16:00-21:00 Opening on Friday 6 May 2016 at 16:00 Interactive installation by Pier Giorgio De Pinto @ Keck-Kiosk Klybeckstrasse 1b, Basel Tram Nr.8 - Stop Kaserne keck-kiosk.ch/interaktive-installation-creatures-4/ All social devices admitted. Video here: https://vimeo.com/166610396 How does it work? A camera via software uses a mix of ASCII code and webcam effects, catching, encoding and decoding people in front of a screen. The installation modifies the result of the effects during the five hours of the event, thanks to the different strength of the natural light caught by the camera. It is a funny way to take amazing selfies and to share them on social networks. What is ASCII code? The ‘American Standard Code for Information Interchange’ ASCII is a character-encoding scheme originally based on the English alphabet. ASCII codes represent text in computers, communications equipment and other devices that use text. Most modern character-encoding schemes are based on ASCII, though they support many additional characters. The term is also used to refer to visual art in general based on text. Who is Pier Giorgio De Pinto? Pier Giorgio De Pinto (I/CH) is a trans-disciplinary artist, a performer, a curator, a theorist and a media trainer. De Pinto strongly uses new media as a thinking medium in which involves the audience, creating performative experiences and immersive environments. De Pinto is currently studying a hybridisation practice between expanded cinema, performances, digital codes, infographics, mapping territories and human factors. The gesture of the artist removes functionality, adds significance, proposes a new sense, subverts rules, creates a new order. Pier Giorgio De Pinto depinto.it/ Pier Giorgio De Pinto is currently exhibiting within DIGITALE ABSTRAKTIONEN at HeK Haus der elektronischen Künste, Basel-Münchenstein. 6 April – 22 May 2016 Mon-Wed 10:00-18:00, Thu 10:00-20:00, Sat-Sun 12:00-18:00 HeK Haus der elektronischen Künste Freilager-Platz 9 4142 Münchenstein / Basel hek.ch/

Exhibitions & Conferences
2016
Exhibition :
Keck Kiosk
Participating Artist
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