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Biography

Adriano Abbado made his first experiments with photography and ambient sounds in 1972. In 1977 he obtained a diploma of Electronic Music Composition at the Milan Conservatory. In 1981 he began working with digital images and sounds.

In 1986 Adriano was awarded a Fulbright scholarship to study at the MIT Media Laboratory, where in 1988 he got a M.S. degree with the thesis Perceptual Correspondences of Abstract Animation and Synthetic Sound.

He taught Computer Graphics at the Istituto Europeo di Design in Milan (1983-86), and Electronic Music at the Turin Conservatory (1985). In spring 2007 he also taught Audiovisual Art at Media Arts and Technology - University of California, Santa Barbara.

Adriano co-authored the book Immagini con il computer, published by Arnoldo Mondadori Editore in 1985, while in 2017 his book I maestri della visual music was published by Skira. In 2018 the English version, Visual Music Masters, was also published.

Over the years he has created several prints, objects, animations and interactive environments that have been presented in several venues, including:
Palazzo Reale, Milan, 1983; Videoart Festival, Locarno, 1985; La Biennale, Venice, 1986; Ircam, Paris, 1989; Grand Palais, Paris, 1993; Milia, Cannes, 1994; Santa Cecilia, Rome, 1998; Institut Universitari de l’Audiovisual, Barcelona, 1999; School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, 2000; Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera, Milan, 2001; Villette Numérique, Paris, 2002; Merkin Concert Hall, New York, 2003; Inter-American Development Bank, Washington, D.C., 2003; La Triennale, Milan, 2005; BizArt Gallery, Shanghai, 2005; Digital Fringe, Melbourne, 2009; Italian Cultural Institute, New York, 2009; Danish Film Institut, Copenhagen, 2011; National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 2013; MAXXI, Rome, 2018.

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Life

Born in Milan, March 16th, 1958, @ 05:55 AM

Trips to Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Brasil, Cambodia, Canada, China, Colombia, Ecuador, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Mexico, Monaco, Morocco, the Nederlands, Pakistan, Peru, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, Uruguay, USA.

His interests span from traditional Asian music, to astrophotography and to online trading.

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Education

1988
Received M.S., The Media Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA. Thesis on Perceptual correspondences of abstract animation and synthetic sound

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1977
Received diploma of Electronic Music Composition, Conservatory “G. Verdi”, Milan

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Grants

1987
Grant from the Council for the Arts at MIT for the creation of Dynamics

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1986
Grant from the Fulbright Commission to study at The Media Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA

Commission from Commodore Italiana for the creation of ISOMORFISMI SUONO LUCE
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Awards

1992
First International QuickTime Film Festival, San Francisco, CA

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Events

2019
Il colore del suono, Conservatory “G. Verdi”, Milan

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2018
When Sound becomes Form, MAXXI, Rome

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2017
Memoria della Computer Art in Italia: il Festival Arte Elettronica di Camerino, MLAC, Rome

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2016
E quando il sole cade, la città si accende, Ducal Palace, Mantua

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2013
Ciné-Concert: Abstract Animation Since 1970, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

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2011
Italian Experimental Cinema, Danish Film Institut, Copenhagen

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2009
Italian Experimental Cinema, Ancona

Seeing Sound, Bath Spa University, UK

Digital Fringe, Melbourne

Visual Music Marathon, New York, NY

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2008
Italian Experimental Cinema V.1 ‘08, Nuovo Cinema Aquila, Rome

Here come the rolling bones, Studio Matteo Boetti, Rome

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2006
V-Art, Cagliari

The Jerusalem Music and Dance Academy

Sapienza Cinema, Rome

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2005
Sarah Lawrence College, Boronxville, NY

Iannis Xenakis Festival, La Triennale, Milan

Festival International Cinéma Méditeranéen, Montpellier

NYU Frederick Loewe Theater, New York, NY

Teatro Maddalene, Padua

Segnali Luminosi, Centro Arti Visive La Pescheria, Pesaro

Animaction2, Rome

Goethe-Institut, Rome

BizArt Gallery, Shanghai

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2004
Independent Film Show, Naples

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2003
MiArt, Milan

Italian Cultural Institute, New York, NY

Bridges, Merkin Concert Hall, New York, NY

European Media Art Festival, Osnabrück, Germany

CREATE, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA

Digitalyart, Inter-American Development Bank, Washington, D.C.

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2002
Synthetic Worlds, Mountain Box Gallery, Karuizawa

Creativity and Cognition 4, Loughborough University, UK

Not Still Art, New York, NY

Villette Numérique, Paris

Italian Cultural Institute, Strasbourg

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2001
Entre Imaginación y Utilidad, Barcelona

DAMS, Bologna

Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera, Milan

Visible Sound, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA

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2000
Galeria Zero, Barcelona

School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Esplorazioni digitali, Rimini

CREATE, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA

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1999
Audiovisual Art in the Year 2000, Institut Universitari de l’Audiovisual, Barcelona

Eurographics’99, Milan

Color is MusicAtelier Mendini, Milan

Opera Totale 5, Venice

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1998
Der Freischutz, Santa Cecilia, Rome

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1994
Milia, Cannes

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1993
Design Miroir du XIX Siècle, Grand Palais, Paris

La fabbrica estetica, Italian Technology and Design for quality of life, Seoul

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1992
Domus Academy, Milan

First International QuickTime Film Festival, San Francisco, CA

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1991
Domus Academy, Milan

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1990
Il ritmo colorato, Bergamo

Mondi virtuali, Palazzo Fortuny, Venice

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1989
Video Biennale, Fukui

L’Agrifoglio Galleria d’Immagine, Milan

Ircam, Paris

Nuove immagini e formazione, Venice

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1988
MIT Media Laboratory, Cambridge, MA

Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

First International Symposium on Electronic Art, Utrecht

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1987
Ericsson’s Galerie/Atelier, Zürich

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1986
Teatro del Collegio San Giuseppe, Turin

La Biennale, Venice

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1985
Festival Arte Elettronica, Camerino

Elettrica, Ferrara

Computer Style, Florence

Videoart Festival, Locarno

Digital Art, Maastricht

Fine Arts Academy, Macerata

Il Diagramma Gallery, Milan

Luciano Inga-Pin Contemporary Art Gallery, Milan

5 x 5 Gallery, Rome

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1984
Festival Arte Elettronica, Camerino

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1983
L’immagine Elettronica, Bologna

Palazzo Reale, Milan

SICOF, Milan

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1982

Italian Cultural Institute, Bogotà, Rio de Janeiro

Filmmaker, Milan

Antidogma Musica, Turin

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1979
Italian Cultural Institute, Bogotà, Guatemala City, Guayaquil, Lima, Mexico City, Montevideo, Quito, Tegucigalpa
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