Lanfranco Aceti
Since 2003
Works in London United States of America

Lanfranco Aceti works as an academic, artist and curator. He is Visiting Professor at Goldsmiths College, Department of Media and Communications, and at the Steinhardt School, at NYU; teaches Contemporary Art and Digital Cultures at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Sabanci University, Istanbul; is Editor in Chief of the Leonardo Electronic Almanac (the MIT Press, Leonardo journal and ISAST). He is the Founder of Director of the Museum of Contemporary Cuts (MoCC) and of Operational and Curatorial Research in Art, Design, Science and Technology (OCR). He was Artistic Director and Conference Chair for ISEA2011 Istanbul and the Director of Kasa Gallery, Istanbul. He has done digital art interventions and exhibited widely in Museums, Art Fairs, Festivals and Biennials. Recently he has exhibited Who the People? at the Chetams' Library and Museum. His artworks are in private and public collections.

He has a Ph.D. from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, University of the Arts London and has published, lectured and exhibited internationally.
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Electrified Data

Thu Jul 23, 2015 20:00 - Thu Jul 23, 2015

New York City, New York
United States of America

Electrified Data is a concert and performance event at the Loewe Theatre at New York University, 35 West and 4th Street at 20:00 on 23 July, 2015. This event will see the participation of Thomas Beverly, Michaela Davies, Fernando Egido, Brad Garton, Florian Grond, Brent Lee, Joao Pedro Oliveira, Mary Sherman, Juan Carlos Vasquez. Sounds, images and data mix in the aesthetic practices of these artists, creating a series of unusual and electrifying experiences.

Each artist explores linkages, formulas and conflicts between the elements of sounds, images and data offering other possible interpretations of ‘reality.’ The artworks shift between big data and complex constructions of over layered images, from performative subtle interpretations of sounds to data based music ensembles.

The artworks provide an insight into contemporary experimentations and alternative practices which despite the complexity of current economic and socio-political environments, continue to construct interpretations and experiences of contemporary times.

Curators: Lanfranco Aceti and Tae Hong Park.


Sound Invasions

Thu Jul 23, 2015 15:00 - Sat Jul 25, 2015

New York City, New York
United States of America

Sound Invasions with Fabio Lattanzi Antinori, Mary Sherman and Paul Thomas is a curated series of artworks which literally invade and pervade the space, bleeding out of their assigned institutional frameworks. As part of a collaboration between OCR, New York University, Steinhardt, The Metropolitan Opera House, Boston University and Goldsmiths, University of London – these internationally peer reviewed artworks are exhibited in New York Cities at The artworks with their sounds challenge traditional institutional perspectives and provide immersive environments, critical interactions and performative spectacles which move beyond the traditional idea of what art should be and how it should be exhibited.

Challenged and challenging traditional perspectives, restrictions and expectations the artworks escape and engage, bleed out and mix with an environment in New York city that is both accepting and intolerant, welcoming and hostile. The artworks exist as a temporary carving out of space made possible by the artworks’ nature, the resistance of the artist and the persistence of the curators. Critical engagements, reflections and inward self reflections each of the artworks presents a different version of the world within which which sound is a stranger invading and pervading the space, making it its own but at the same time unfathomably escaping from it.

From July 23 to July 25, 2015
@ Harvestworks, 596 Broadway #602 NY NY 10012 • phone 212.431.1130
Office hours Mon-Fri 10am-5pm • Harvestworks facilities are wheelchair accessible

Curators: Lanfranco Aceti and Tae Hong Park


Sounds Images and Data

Thu Jul 23, 2015 00:00 - Thu Jun 25, 2015

The conference Sounds, Images and Data due to the large amounts of requests extends its deadline to Sunday April 26, 2015; midnight (New York time). You can still submit for abstracts, music scores and sound artworks.
Your submission can be made at this link:

Sounds, Images and Data 2015 is a conference that analyzes the role of the artists and curators in creating new experiences and aesthetics in the 21st century. By mixing a series of contemporary technologies, social media practices and innovative approaches both to curating and artistic practices, contemporary creators and commentators are envisaging and constructing a different world where different strands collide. These practices could be defined as convergent, but they actually bring a complexity to the field of studies that cannot be subsumed under an homologating system, rather it appears to produce multiple and sometimes contradictory aesthetics.

The conference will analyze the following themes, but will be open to a wide range of proposals in the field that tackle the issues from a variety of perspectives.

Curating Sounds, Images and Data
Artistic Practices in Sounds, Images and Data
Theories of Sounds, Images and Data
Aesthetics of Sounds, Images and Data
Convergence or Divergence?
Experimental Practices of Sounds, Images and Data
Sounds, Images and Data in Relation to Traditional Practices

The conference is a collaboration between New York University, Steinhardt School and Goldsmiths, University of London.


Digital Queers Call for Artworks

Fri Apr 17, 2015 23:45

OCR with its Media Exhibition Platform announces an international call for artworks that deal with the issue of ‘Digital Queers’ in all of its multifaceted manifestations. The exhibition is curated by Lanfranco Aceti and Richard Rinehart and will be presented online from June 1, 2015 to July 15, 2015. The call is opened to exploring a wide range of media: from memes to gifs, from video to photography, from documentation of previous installation to artworks that present public places interventions, from gay activism to personal and intimate artworks. This call is for artworks that can and/or are made to be experienced online. The exhibition will coincide with the Digital Queers conference at The New School where some of the artworks will be presented and discussed. We are also looking for artists’ presentations and if you would be interested in presenting at the conference the abstracts submission instructions are here.

This exhibition will be followed by another, gallery-installed exhibition, in Spring 2016 that will be announced at a later date. If artists would like works to be considered as early entries for the Spring 2016 show, please indicate this in your application.

Deadline for submission is April 17, 2015.

Please submit the following information in a single PDF document:
1) Short bio (200 words maximum);
2) Brief description of the artworks (300 to 500 words maximum);
3) Indicate by writing Early Entry 2016 that you are willing for your works to be considered for the 2016 gallery installed exhibition;
4) List of links to artworks (maximum 10 links to artworks);
5) Any special technical requirements (if any) for online display;
6) Email heading Digital Queers Artworks Submission;
7) Email your submission.

All instructions for submission are available at this link.

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Please note at this stage DO NOT submit images via email.

The selected artists will receive information on how to submit their artworks.


SID 2015 Call for Music Scores and Sound Artworks

Fri Apr 17, 2015 23:55

Sounds, Images and Data 2015 is a conference that analyzes the role of the artists and curators in creating new experiences and aesthetics in the 21st century. The conference is calling for abstracts but also for Music Scores and Sounds Artworks.

OCR as part of its institutional scope is partnering with international institutions in order to develop a curated exhibition that will be displayed both in physical and online spaces. Curated by Lanfranco Aceti the artworks will challenge established notions of contemporary aesthetic and experiment with media technology and data. Contemporary artworks and music scores from artists will be selected in order to provide an understanding of the developments that have characterized the past fifteen years: 2000 to 2015.

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Deadline for Abstracts, Music and Sound Artworks: April 17, 2015.

We acknowledge the gracious support of New York University, Steinhardt School, and Goldsmiths, University of London.