Gianfranco Mirizzi

Born in the “heel” of Italy’s “boot” in 1973, Gianfranco Mirizzi is a visual artist living and working in Rijeka, Croatia.

Architect, musician and new media artist – in his practice Mirizzi uses multifarious media, themes, and languages to investigate such phenomena as formation, transformation, alteration, discontinuity, crisis, collapse, and reformation, aiming to question the ideology/form superstructure of anthropized environments. His artistic research concerns configuration of space as a totalizing entity that affects a subject’s perceptive, intuitive, and emotional response in a set of eventualities. He is currently working with immersive interactive and self generative installations, aiming to stimulate an audience to perceive and transform, through experiential and active participation, the environmental settings of the exhibition space.

Mirizzi holds an MA in Architecture from IUAV University in Venice, Italy and an MFA in Imaging and Digital Arts from the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), Maryland, USA. He has been working in a number of video projects, collaborating with such artists as John Sturgeon, Fred Worden, Lee Boot, Steve Yeager and Andrea Crnković. He has been an assistant researcher at the UMBC’s Imaging Research Center, where he was responsible for media production and postproduction. At the IRC he collaborated in a number of research projects focused on social and urban themes, producing films, documentaries and video-interviews. His works have been seen in a variety of settings in Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Towson, Salisbury (USA), and in Rijeka.

Co-Creation by Gianfranco Mirizzi:

  • Playground

    Four CORNERS artists have been travelling around Europe together, meeting game players and learning about their games. They have recreated these games for you here, trying to bring the gaming culture along with them as well as the game itself.

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