Marco Fusinato is a contemporary artist and noise-musician whose work takes the form of installation, photographic reproduction, performance, and recording.
As an artist, he conceives his work as a succession of interrelated projects, some of which continue across numerous iterations. Within these projects the works are almost always serial and use specific frameworks for experimentation. Working across disciplines and cultural fields, Fusinato explores the tensions and contradictions of opposing forces such as underground culture versus institutions, noise versus silence, minimalism versus maximalism, purity versus contamination. He creates dynamic situations in which these energies are captured by combining allegorical appropriation with an interest in the intensity of a gesture or event.
As a musician Fusinato explores the idea of noise as music, using the electric guitar and mass amplification to improvise intricate, wide-ranging, and physically affecting frequencies. He performs regularly in the experimental music underground, primarily as a solo artist and has released many recordings on vinyl format.
Marco Fusinato was selected to represent Australia at the 59th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia (2022) in which he presented DESASTRES, a 200-day performance as installation, the only artist in its 100-year history to occupy a nations pavilion for the entirety of the Biennale. His work has also been presented in many other significant exhibitions, including All the World’s Futures, 56th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia (2015); The Imminence of Poetics, 30th Sao Paulo Biennial (2012) andSUPERPOSITION: Art of Equilibrium and Engagement, 21st Biennale of Sydney (2018). His work was included in Soundings: A Contemporary Score, the first ever exhibition of sound at the Museum of Modern Art, New York (2013) and Sonic Youth etc.: Sensational Fix(2008–10), a European travelling exhibition of artists that have collaborated with the New York rock band, Sonic Youth. Fusinato’s ongoing series of durational noise-guitar performances Spectral Arrows – described as a monumental aural sculpture – was first performed at The Glasgow International Arts Festival in 2012 and has since been performed in museums and theatres throughout the world.