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ISEA2015: The 21st International Symposium on Electronic Art
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Francesca Franco

University of Exeter
United Kingdom
Francesca Franco is a Venetian-born art historian based in the UK. She is Senior Research Fellow at the University of Exeter, where she is researching the history of media art and the Venice Biennale. She is CI on the AHRC-funded project "Documenting digital art: re-thinking histories and practices of documentation in the museum and beyond". Francesca is Visiting Lecturer at Danube University Krems, where she teaches Media Art and Curatorial Practice (MA Media Arts Cultures and MA Media Art Histories). In 2017, she was curator-in-residence at the Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa Venice, where she curated “Algorithmic Signs”, an exhibition that explored the history of pioneering generative art. The central theme of Francesca’s research is the history of art and technology and the pioneers of computer art. A major focus has been the history of the Venice Biennale culminating in a series of publications that have been translated into various languages. Her first solo-authored book, Generative Systems Art, was published by Routledge in 2017. Her second monograph, The Algorithmic Dimension, will be published by Springer in 2019. She is currently working on her next curatorial project, a large-scale exhibition of media art for the 2021 Venice Biennale.