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 sig­nif­i­cant exhi­bi­tions includ­ing, SUPER­PO­SI­TION: Art of Equi­lib­ri­um and Engage­ment’, 21st Bien­nale of Syd­ney (2018); The Nation­al 2017: New Aus­tralian Art’, Muse­um of Con­tem­po­rary Art Aus­tralia (2017); Every Bril­liant Eye: Aus­tralian Art of the 1990s’, Nation­al Gallery of Vic­to­ria (2017); All the World’s Futures’, the 56th Inter­na­tion­al Art Exhi­bi­tion of the Venice Bien­nale (2015); Sound­ings: A Con­tem­po­rary Score’, Muse­um of Mod­ern Art, New York (2013); Mel­bourne Now’, Nation­al Gallery of Vic­to­ria (2013); The Immi­nence of Poet­ics’, 30th Sao Paulo Bien­ni­al (2012); and Par­al­lel Col­li­sions’, Ade­laide Bien­nale of Aus­tralian Art, Art Gallery of South Aus­tralia (2012), titled after one of the artist’s works. He also pro­vid­ed a range of projects for Son­ic Youth: Sen­sa­tion­al Fix’, a trav­el­ling exhi­bi­tion of artists that have col­lab­o­rat­ed with the NYC rock band, Son­ic Youth, that toured through­out muse­ums in Europe (2008 – 2010).

Fusina­to has held reg­u­lar solo exhi­bi­tions at Anna Schwartz Gallery since 2006, a selec­tion being Mass Black Implo­sion’ (Mel­bourne 2017); The Infini­tives’ (Syd­ney 2015); There is No Author­i­ty’ (Syd­ney, 2012); and Noise & Cap­i­tal­ism’ (Mel­bourne, 2010).

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 sphere, pri­mar­i­ly as a solo artist.

Fusinato’s first record­ings were released in 1996 focus­ing on noise-gui­tar explo­rations. Over the decades he has released many oth­er record­ings, pri­mar­i­ly on vinyl for­mat, a selec­tion being; Rip­ping Skies’ (No Fun, USA) 2009; Ambianxe’ (Spring Press, USA) 2010; L’Origine/​TEMA’ (Bocian Records, Poland) 2013; Spec­tral Arrows: Rot­ter­dam’ (De Play­er, Nether­lands) 2013; Spec­tral Arrows: Venice’ (Bocian Records, Poland) 2017; Mar­co Fusina­to + Stri­borg, Extend­ed Break­down’ (the­black­est­hole, Aus­tralia) 2018 and Spec­tral Arrows: Auck­land (the­black­est­hole, Aus­tralia) 2019.

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. Fusina­to has been fea­tured in Art­fo­rum (“Dark Ener­gy: The art of Mar­co Fusina­to”, Bran­den W. Joseph, Feb­ru­ary 2011) and was includ­ed in the recent anthol­o­gy Per­for­mance Art: From Futur­ism to the Present, Rose­Lee Gold­berg (Thames & Hud­son, 2011).

Fusinato’s work is rep­re­sent­ed in impor­tant pub­lic and cor­po­rate col­lec­tions includ­ing, Nation­al Gallery of Vic­to­ria, Mel­bourne; Art Gallery of New South Wales, Syd­ney; Art Gallery of West­ern Aus­tralia, Perth; Muse­um of Con­tem­po­rary Art Aus­tralia, Syd­ney; Monash Uni­ver­si­ty Muse­um of Art, Mel­bourne; Muse­um of Old and New Art, Hobart; and Chartwell Col­lec­tion, New Zealand.


CV

Bib­li­og­ra­phy

Exhibitions

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

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

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

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 #5 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 #2 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 #6 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 #05 — 06.05.02, 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 #07 — 21.05.02, 2002
type c print
126176 cm 
Edi­tion of 5

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