IMDA Graduates

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Gianfranco Mirizzi


Gianfranco Mirizzi holds a B.F.A. in Architecture from IUAV university in Venice, Italy. After working as an architect in Italy, Croatia and Montenegro he entered IMDA program at UMBC to pursue his interests in time-based media, developed through a series of videos, films, documentaries, animations, soundtracks and live music performances made during his studies and practice.

Gianfranco's work investigates human behavior and socio-political issues aiming to address, question and criticize institutions (as the city, prisons, psychiatric hospitals, schools, museums and galleries or language and media itself) for their control or force of coercion upon individuals and society. He is currently working with video installation and intermedia seeking to integrate architecture, music and film/video in a personal form of art making. In future he would like to expand his work towards urban interventions.

Gianfranco is an assistant researcher at the UMBC's Imaging Research Center where he is responsible for documentation and audio/video editing. At the IRC he is also collaborating in a research on public objects, as monuments and sculptures, and their supposed ability to build identity and a common wisdom in communities.