Francesco Mariotti

Francesco Mariotti

Artist (Switzerland)

Francesco has lived and studied in Switzerland, France, Germany and South America. While studying at the Academy of Fine Arts, he focused on the complex relations between art, nature and technology. After a long stay in Latin America in the 1970s, he experimented with the possible interactions between electronic and IT devices and the creation of multi-sensorial installations and works.

Francesco has participated in major international exhibitions, from Documenta in Kassel, 1968 to the Biennales in Sâo Paulo, 1969 and Medellin, 1979 as well as Expo in Osaka, 1991. He has carried out in-depth research on video installations and video art, becoming one of the organisers of the Video Art Festival in Locarno which was planned by his friend Rinaldo Bianda. In 2005, together with the biologist Stefan Ineichen, he organised the first Festival of Fireflies in Zurich. This experience led to the development of the project 'Immigration' for the Park of Living Art in Turin and for the Symposion Lindabrunn near Vienna.


Francesco Mariotti lives in Zürich (Switzerland)  and Punta Sal (Perú)

1943              Bern
1953 – 1961  Lima, Peru
1965 – 1969  Art studies in Paris and Hamburg
1977 – 1978  Teaches at the Art school in Lima, Peru
1982 -  1987  Collaborator of the Video Art Festival, Locarno

2005              Member of the Society Fireflies Project in Zürich


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