Francesca Franco
Francesca Franco is a Venetian-born art historian based in the UK. She is Senior Research Fellow at the University of Exeter and Visiting Professor at Danube University Krems. The central theme of her research is the history of art and technology and the pioneers of computer art. She is CI on the AHRC-funded project “Documenting digital art: re-thinking histories and practices of documentation in the museum and beyond”. In 2017 she was curator-in-residence at the Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa in Venice where she curated Algorithmic Signs, an exhibition that explored the history of generative art. She has published extensively on the history of early computer art and its pioneers. Franco is author of Generative Systems Art (Routledge 2018) and The Algorithmic Dimension (forthcoming, Springer 2021). She is currently working on her new commission with computer art pioneer Vera Molnar and on her next curatorial project, a large-scale exhibition of computer art for the Venice Biennale.
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