Mar­co Fusinato

Biography

Born Mel­bourne, Aus­tralia 1964

Lives and works in Melbourne


Mar­co Fusina­to is an artist and musi­cian whose work has tak­en the form of instal­la­tion, pho­to­graph­ic repro­duc­tion, per­for­mance and recording. 

His over­all aes­thet­ic project com­bines alle­gor­i­cal appro­pri­a­tion with an inter­est in the inten­si­ty of a ges­ture or event. His work has been pre­sent­ed in many exhi­bi­tions, includ­ing, All the World’s Futures’, the 56th Inter­na­tion­al Art Exhi­bi­tion of the Venice Bien­nale, Venice, 2015; The Immi­nence of Poet­ics’, 30th Sao Paulo Bien­nale, Sao Paulo, 2012; SUPER­PO­SI­TION: Art of Equi­lib­ri­um and Engage­ment’, the 21st Bien­nale of Syd­ney, 2018; The Nation­al 2017: New Aus­tralian Art’, Muse­um of Con­tem­po­rary Art Aus­tralia, Syd­ney, 2017; Aus­tralia: Antipodean Sto­ries’, PAC: Padiglione d’Arte Con­tem­po­ranea, Milan, 2019. His work was also includ­ed in Sound­ings: A Con­tem­po­rary Score’, the first ever exhi­bi­tion of sound at the Muse­um of Mod­ern Art, New York, 2013, and Son­ic Youth: Sen­sa­tion­al Fix’, 2008 – 2010, a trav­el­ling exhi­bi­tion around Euro­pean muse­ums of artists that have col­lab­o­rat­ed with the NYC rock band, Son­ic Youth.

Fusina­to has held reg­u­lar solo exhi­bi­tions at Anna Schwartz Gallery since 2006, a selec­tion being Exper­i­men­tal Hell (Atmo­sphæram)’, 2021; This is Not My World’, 2019; Mass Black Implo­sion’, 2017; The Infini­tives’, 2015; There is No Author­i­ty’, 2012; Noise & Cap­i­tal­ism’, 2010, and The Approach­ing of the Dis­co Void-Repeat­ed’, 2006.

As a musi­cian, Fusina­to explores the idea of noise as music, using the elec­tric gui­tar and mass ampli­fi­ca­tion to impro­vise intri­cate, wide-rang­ing and phys­i­cal­ly affect­ing fre­quen­cies. His ongo­ing series of dura­tional noise-gui­tar per­for­mances Spec­tral Arrows’ – described as a mon­u­men­tal aur­al sculp­ture – was first per­formed at The Glas­gow Inter­na­tion­al Arts Fes­ti­val (2012) and has since been per­formed in muse­ums and the­atres world­wide. He also per­forms reg­u­lar­ly in the exper­i­men­tal music world, pri­mar­i­ly as a solo artist. Fusinato’s first record­ings were released in 1996 and over the decades has released many oth­er record­ings pri­mar­i­ly on vinyl format.

Fusina­to was recent­ly nom­i­nat­ed for two pres­ti­gious awards, the Nam June Paik Art Cen­tre Prize, South Korea (2018) and the Nash­er Prize, Dal­las, USA (2017). He was the recip­i­ent of an Aus­tralia Coun­cil for the Arts Fel­low­ship in 2016.

Mar­co Fusina­to has been select­ed as the artist to rep­re­sent Aus­tralia at the 59th Inter­na­tion­al Art Exhi­bi­tion of the Venice Bien­nale in 2022.


CV

Bib­li­og­ra­phy

Exhibitions

Mar­co Fusinato

EXPER­I­MEN­TAL HELL (ATMO­SPHÆRAM)

7th August – 16th October 2021
Anna Schwartz Gallery

Mar­co Fusinato

South South Veza

23rd February – 7th March 2021
SOUTH SOUTH VEZA

Mar­co Fusinato

THIS IS NOT MY WORLD

6th June – 6th July 2019
Anna Schwartz Gallery

Mar­co Fusinato

Low­er Power

10th February – 14th April 2019
Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts

Mar­co Fusinato

Mass Black Implosion

24th August – 30th September 2017
Anna Schwartz Gallery

Mar­co Fusinato

The Infini­tives

4th September – 17th October 2015
Anna Schwartz Gallery Carriageworks

Mar­co Fusinato

Con­stel­la­tions

15th August – 29th September 2015
Institute of Contemporary Art Singapore

Mar­co Fusinato

From the Horde to the Bee

9th May – 22nd November 2015
56th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia

Mar­co Fusinato

Mass Black Implo­sion (Trea­tise, Cor­nelius Cardew)

9th October – 16th November 2013
Anna Schwartz Gallery

Mar­co Fusinato

THERE IS NO AUTHORITY

11th February – 17th March 2012
Anna Schwartz Gallery Carriageworks

Mar­co Fusinato

Noise & Capitalism

2nd September – 2nd October 2010
Anna Schwartz Gallery

Tom Nichol­son, Jen­ny Wat­son, Mut­lu Çerkez, Peter Tyn­dall, Mar­co Fusina­to, Ian Whit­tle­sea, Mike Parr, Emi­ly Floyd, Janet Burchill & Jen­nifer McCam­ley, Rose Nolan, Grant Stevens

WORD

4th July – 8th August 2009
Anna Schwartz Gallery Carriageworks

Mar­co Fusinato

Dou­ble Infinitives

25th June – 25th July 2009
Anna Schwartz Gallery

Mar­co Fusinato

NEW09

17th March – 17th May 2009
Australian Centre for Contemporary Art

Mar­co Fusinato

THE APPROACH­ING OF THE DIS­CO VOID — REPEAT­ED AND OTH­ER WORKS

29th November – 22nd December 2006
Anna Schwartz Gallery

Available Works

Mar­co Fusinato

The Infini­tive 6, 2019
white UV halftone ink on black aluminium
250500 cm

Mar­co Fusinato

Louisville Slug­ger, 2018
bronze mul­ti­ple made for the occa­sion of the 21st Bien­nale of Syd­ney, Carriageworks
827 cm (diam­e­ter)
Edi­tion of 15

Mar­co Fusinato

Mass Black Implo­sion (Lud­wig van, Mauri­cio Kagel), 2017
ink on archival fac­sim­i­le of score
10 parts, each 76.5100 cm

Mar­co Fusinato

Mass Black Implo­sion (Feb­ru­ary Pieces, Cor­nelius Cardew), 2012
ink on archival fac­sim­i­le of score
two pan­els: 6858.5 cm (each, framed)

Mar­co Fusinato

Mass Black Implo­sion (Mikrokos­mos: Free Vari­a­tions, Béla Bartók), 2012
ink on archival fac­sim­i­le of score
8768 cm

Mar­co Fusinato

Mass Black Implo­sion (Mikrokos­mos: Change of Time, Bela Bartok), 2012
ink on archival fac­sim­i­le of score
7857 cm

Mar­co Fusinato

Mass Black Implo­sion (Mikrokos­mos: Buzzing, Bela Bartok), 2012
ink on archival fac­sim­i­le of scoremar
7857 cm

Mar­co Fusinato

Mass Black Implo­sion (Mikrokos­mos: Clash­ing Sounds, Bela Bartok), 2012
ink on archival fac­sim­i­le of score
6483 cm

Mar­co Fusinato

Mass Black Implo­sion (Mikrokos­mos: Line and Point, Bela Bartok), 2012
ink on archival fac­sim­i­le of score
6483 cm

Mar­co Fusinato

Mass Black Implo­sion (Mikrokos­mos: Free Canon, Bela Bartok), 2012
ink on archival fac­sim­i­le of score
7857 cm

Mar­co Fusinato

Mass Black Implo­sion (Mikrokos­mos: Increas­ing – Dimin­ish­ing, Bela Bartok), 2012
ink on archival fac­sim­i­le of score
7857 cm

Mar­co Fusinato

Escapism has its price The artist has his income from the series Noise & Capitalism’, 2010
UV and indi­an ink on Fab­ri­ano Artis­ti­co 300gsm paper, framed
232324 cm

Mar­co Fusinato

Rose #2 from A Dozen Roses, 2006
dig­i­tal type‑C pho­to­graph on Fuji Crys­tal Archive paper
133.588 cm
Edi­tion of 5

Mar­co Fusinato

The Approach­ing of The Dis­co Void Repeated, 2006
syn­chro­nised dual-chan­nel dig­i­tal video, 16:9, colour, sound
3 min­utes 55 seconds
Edi­tion of 3

Mar­co Fusinato

Rose #6 from A Dozen Roses, 2006
dig­i­tal type‑C pho­to­graph on Fuji Crys­tal Archive paper
133.588 cm
Edi­tion of 5

Mar­co Fusinato

Rose #4 from A Dozen Roses, 2006
dig­i­tal type‑C pho­to­graph on Fuji Crys­tal Archive paper
133.588 cm
Edi­tion of 5

Mar­co Fusinato

Rose #5 from A Dozen Roses, 2006
dig­i­tal type‑C pho­to­graph on Fuji Crys­tal Archive paper
133.588 cm
Edi­tion of 5

Mar­co Fusinato

Rose #12 from A Dozen Roses, 2006
dig­i­tal type‑C pho­to­graph on Fuji Crys­tal Archive paper
133.588 cm
Edi­tion of 5

Mar­co Fusinato

Rose #11 from A Dozen Roses, 2006
dig­i­tal type‑C pho­to­graph on Fuji Crys­tal Archive paper
133.588 cm
Edi­tion of 5

Mar­co Fusinato

Rose #7 from A Dozen Roses, 2006
dig­i­tal type‑C pho­to­graph on Fuji Crys­tal Archive paper
133.588 cm
Edi­tion of 5

Mar­co Fusinato

SUN SERIES Pho­to­graph #03 — 21.04.02, 2002
type c print
126176 cm
Edi­tion of 5

Mar­co Fusinato

SUN SERIES Pho­to­graph #02 — 31.03.02, 2002
type c print
126176 cm
Edi­tion of 5

Mar­co Fusinato

SUN SERIES Pho­to­graph #01 — 06.03.02, 2002
type c print
126176 cm 
Edi­tion of 5

Mar­co Fusinato

SUN SERIES Pho­to­graph #04 — 05.05.02, 2002
type c print
126176 cm 
Edi­tion of 5

Mar­co Fusinato

SUN SERIES Pho­to­graph #06 — 08.05.02, 2002
type c print
126176 cm 
Edi­tion of 5

Mar­co Fusinato

SUN SERIES Pho­to­graph #10 — 06.06.02, 2002
type c print
126176 cm 
Edi­tion of 5

Mar­co Fusinato

SUN SERIES Pho­to­graph #07 — 21.05.02, 2002
type c print
126176 cm 
Edi­tion of 5

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