Leandro Pisano is a curator, writer and new media producer for projects and events focused on new media, sound and technological arts. He is also specialized in ICT development strategies for rural areas.
He is founder and director of Interferenze new arts festival, an event taking place in South of Italy since 2003 and frequently he is involved in projects and events on electronic and sound art, including Mediaterrae Vol.1 (2007), E-Artquake (2010), Barsento Mediascape (2013) and Liminaria (2014-15).
He conducted presentations, conferences and workshops in different universities or during events related with new media aesthetics, design, sound and sustainability in Argentina, Brasile, Chile, Peru, Uruguay, Brazil, China, Korea, Japan, India, Iceland, USA, Germany, United Kingdom, Portugal, Finland, Turkey.
He is a columnist for Blow-Up magazine, and has contributed to Corriere della Sera (La Lettura), Neural, Doppiozero, Textura.org, Exibart and Nero magazine.
Currently, Leandro Pisano is a PhD candidate in Cultural and Post-Colonial Studies at University of Naples "L’Orientale". He received his Master degree with honors in Ancient Greek, Latin and Italian Literature from University of Naples "Federico II", where he is also Honorary Research Fellow in Didactics of Latin, focusing studies on digital philology, electronic teaching methodology and relationship between new media and classic disciplines.
He teached as adjunct professor at Academy of Arts in Naples and he currently teaches Ancient Greek, Latin and Italian Literature in the Italian secondary schools.
- Selected list of lectures and presentations (2006-2015):
2015 / Symposium on Self Organization in Art - Riksutställningar, Gnesta, Sweden 2015 / 7th International FKL Symposium on Soundscape - Besenello, Italy
2015 / SOCO Festival/Universidad Católica del Uruguay - Montevideo, Uruguay 2015 / Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú - Lima, Peru
2015 / Universidad de San Martín de Porres - Lima, Peru
2015 / UNESCO/Crespial - Cuzco, Peru
2015 / Tsonami Arte Sonoro/Universidad de Valparaíso - Valparaíso, Chile 2015 / Universidad de Tres de Febrero/CEIArtE - Buenos Aires, Argentina 2014 / Radiofonica - Milan, Italy
2014 / MIS - Museum da Imagem e do Som - São Paulo, Brazil
2013 / University of Lisbon - Faculty of Fine Arts - Lisbon, Portugal
2013 / University of Porto - Faculty of Fine Arts - Porto, Portugal
2012 / Reykjavík Art Museum - Reykjavík, Iceland
2012 / Wind As Context - Wilderness Art Conference - Hailuoto, Finland 2012 / MaD Make a Difference @ West Kowloon, Hong Kong
2012 / Nabi Art Center - Seoul, South Korea
2012 / Nam June Paik Art Center - Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
2011 / ISEA2011 - Istanbul, Turkey
2011 / Transitory Network Forum - Belgrade, Serbia
2011 / Artisphere - Arlington, USA
2010 / ISEA2010 Ruhr - Dortmund, Germany
2010 / Interferenze Seeds Tokyo 2010 - Tokyo, Japan
2010 / Tokyo University of Fine Arts - Art Media Center - Tokyo, Japan
2010 / Tokyo University of Fine Arts - Graduate School of Film and New Media - Yokohama, Japan
2009 / Green Platform - CCCS Centro di Cultura Contemporanea La Strozzina -Firenze, Italy
2009 / Node Festival 09 - Modena, Italy
2007 / Offload festival 07 - Bristol, United Kingdom
2007 / DOTT 07 – Design Of The Time - Newcastle, United Kingdom
2007 / Doors of Perception 9 / Mediawala festival - New Delhi, India
2006 / Pixelache festival of electronic art and subcultures - Helsinki, Finland
- Selected list of curatorial projects (2003-2015):
2015 / Liminaria - #unmapping time, San Marco dei Cavoti, Italia (curator) 2015 / Strade di Vini, Castelvenere, Italy (art residency curator)
2014 / Liminaria, San Marco dei Cavoti, Italy (curator)
2013 / Calitri Temporary Orchestra, Calitri, Italy (curator)
2013 / Barsento Mediascape, Apulia, Italy (curator)
2013 / Suonabene, Benevento, Italy (curator)
2012 / In Limina Orbis, Phlaegrean Fields, Italy (curator)
2012 / FARM/Interferenze new arts festival, Tufo, Italy (artistic director)
2012 / Suoni dal terzo paesaggio - Portobeseno festival, Trentino, Italy (curator) 2011 / Irpinia Field Works, Irpinia, Italy (curator)
2011 / Suoni dal confine#1, Venice, Italy (curator)
2010 / Mnemosyne/E-Artquake, Avellino, Italy (curator)
2010 / Sentieri Barocchi, Irpinia, Italy (curator)
2010 / Interferenze new arts festival - Rurality 2.0, Bisaccia, Italy (artistic director)
2007 / Mediaterrae Vol.1, Irpinia, Italy (artistic director)
2006 / Interferenze new arts festival - Naturalis Electronica, San Martino Valle Caudina, Italy (artistic director)
2005 / Interferenze new arts festival, San Martino Valle Caudina, Italy (artistic director) 2004 / Interferenze new arts festival, San Martino Valle Caudina, Italy (artistic director) 2003 / Interferenze new arts festival, San Martino Valle Caudina, Italy (artistic director)