Fabrizio Poltronieri

Fabrizio Poltonieri
Pattern Recognition #1 (2019)
Digital Print. Signed on Reverse

Fabrizio Poltonieri
Pattern Recognition #2 (2019)
Digital Print. Signed on Reverse

Fabrizio Poltonieri
Pattern Recognition #3 (2019)
Digital Print. Signed on Reverse

Fabrizio Poltronieri is an artist who explores the relationship technology and deep-rooted philosophical concepts, such as chance. His current artwork involves Artificial Intelligence, applying machine and deep learning techniques to create and design narratives, moving images and objects.

Poltronieri dedicates his artistic and academic research to the development of creative computing. He is a self-taught programmer who started to code during his childhood. His first degree was in Maths, he has a Master Degree in Education and Culture and holds a PhD in Semiotics from the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo (PUC/SP). Poltronieri is a senior lecturer and permanent member of the IOCT (Institute of Creative Technologies) at De Montfort University, Leicester, UK, supervising PhD students and teaching creative code in the Digital Arts MA.

His theoretical texts and essays are often published in international books and journals, such as the Revista Brasileira (Brazilian Academy of Letters). He has written chapters for the books Rethinking gamification and The permanence of the transient: precariousness in art, of which he was also the co-editor. He is also the co-author of the book Explorations in art and technology and winner of the Itaú Rumos Arte Cibernética 2011 award with the Amigóide robot. In 2018 he won this prize again to develop the artwork "Apparatus' Memories".

He started his artistic career as the founder of the art group [+ zero], in 2006, which for over 13 years has participated in international exhibitions and festivals such as the Ars Electronica, in Linz, Austria, presenting artworks and live performances that plays with the relationship man-machine. With his solo artistic practice, Poltronieri became an award-winning artist, with a long list of exhibitions. His artworks are in prominent collections such as that of the Victoria & Albert Museum in London.

Fabrizio Poltronieri (b. 1976) is from São Paulo, Brazil and currently lives between Leicester, England and Berlin, Germany.

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