Leandro Pisano is a curator, writer and independent researcher who is interested in intersections between art, sound and technoculture. The specific area of his research deals with political ecology of rural, marginal and remote territories.

He is founder and director of Interferenze new arts festival (2003) and frequently he is involved in projects on electronic and sound art, including Mediaterrae Vol.1 (2007), Barsento Mediascape (2013) and Liminaria (2014-18). Among the sonic arts exhibitions he has curated, there are “Otros sonidos, otros paisajes” (MACRO Museum – Rome, Italy, 2017) and “Alteridades de lo invisible” (Festival Tsonami, Valparaíso, Chile, 2018).

He conducted presentations, conferences and workshops in different universities or during events related with new media aesthetics, design, sound and territorial regeneration processes in several countries worldwide.

He has written articles in several magazines, such as Corriere della Sera – La Lettura, Blow-Up, Doppiozero, Neural, Exibart and Nero Magazine. He is author of the book “Nuove geografie del suono. Spazi e territori nell’epoca postdigitale”, published in Milan by Meltemi (2017).

Leandro Pisano holds a PhD in Cultural and Post-Colonial Studies from University of Naples “L’Orientale”, where he is a member of Center for Postcolonial and Gender Studies (CSPG). He is presently Honorary Research Fellow in Intercultural Relations with the United States at University of Urbino “Carlo Bo”. He teached as adjunct professor at Academy of Arts in Naples and he has been Honorary Research Fellow in Didactics of Latin at University of Naples “Federico II”, where he received his Master degree with honors in Ancient Greek, Latin and Italian Literature, focusing his studies on digital philology, electronic teaching methodology and relationship between new media and classic disciplines.

He currently teaches Ancient Greek, Latin and Italian Literature in the Italian secondary schools.

Selected list of lectures, workshops and presentations

  • 2019 / MoTA Museum of Transitory Art – Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • 2018 / Territorios Sonoros – Festival Tsonami / Universidad de Valparaíso, Chile
  • 2018 / Universidad de Magallanes, Punta Arenas, Chile
  • 2018 / SUPSI – Soundmapping workshop, Bigorio/Capriasca, Switzerland
  • 2017 / Süden Radio 2017 – Firenze, Italy
  • 2017 / Invisible Places – Universidade dos Açores, São Miguel, Portugal
  • 2016 / BEK, Bergen Center for Electronic Arts – Bergen, Norway
  • 2015 / MAMM Museo de Arte Moderno de Medellín – Medellín, Colombia
  • 2015 / Universidad de Antioquia – Medellín, Colombia
  • 2015 / Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano – Bogotá, Colombia
  • 2015 / Symposium on Self Organization in Art – Riksutställningar, Gnesta, Sweden
  • 2015 / 7th International FKL Symposium on Soundscape – Besenello, Italy
  • 2015 / SOCO Festival/Universidad Católica del Uruguay – Montevideo, Uruguay
  • 2015 / Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú – Lima, Peru
  • 2015 / UNESCO/Crespial – Cusco, Peru
  • 2015 / Tsonami Arte Sonoro/Universidad de Valparaíso – Valparaíso, Chile
  • 2015 / Universidad de Tres de Febrero/CEIArtE – Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 2014 / Radiofonica – Milano, Italy
  • 2014 / MIS – Museum da Imagem e do Som – São Paulo, Brazil
  • 2013 / Universidade de Lisboa – Faculdade de Belas Artes – Lisbona, Portugal
  • 2013 / Universidade do Porto – Faculdade de Belas Artes – Porto, Portugal
  • 2012 / Reykjavík Art Museum – Reykjavík, Iceland
  • 2012 / Wind As Context – Wilderness Art Conference – Hailuoto, Finland
  • 2012 / MaD Make a Difference @ West Kowloon, Hong Kong
  • 2012 / Nabi Art Center – Seoul, South Korea
  • 2012 / Nam June Paik Art Center – Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
  • 2011 / ISEA2011 – Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2011 / Transitory Network Forum – Belgrade, Serbia
  • 2011 / Artisphere – Arlington, USA
  • 2010 / ISEA2010 Ruhr – Dortmund, Germany
  • 2010 / Interferenze Seeds Tokyo 2010 – Tokyo, Japan
  • 2010 / Tokyo University of Fine Arts – Art Media Center – Tokyo, Japan
  • 2010 / Tokyo University of Fine Arts – Graduate School of Film and New Media – Yokohama, Japan
  • 2009 / Green Platform – CCCS Centro di Cultura Contemporanea La Strozzina – Firenze, Italy
  • 2009 / Node Festival 09 – Modena, Italy
  • 2007 / Offload festival 07 – Bristol, UK
  • 2007 / DOTT 07 – Design Of The Time – Newcastle, UK
  • 2007 / Doors of Perception 9 / Mediawala festival – New Delhi, India
  • 2006 / Pixelache festival of electronic art and subcultures – Helsinki, Finland

Selected list of curatorial projects

  • 2018 / Alteridades de lo invisible, Festival Tsonami, Valparaíso, Chile (curator)
  • 2018 / Risonanze di Vino, Monte Taburno and Valle Caudina region, Italy (curator)
  • 2018 / Liminaria – transizioni, Riccia / Guardia Sanframondi / Sapri / Palermo, Italy (curator)
  • 2017 / Liminaria – coexistencias / coesistenze, Fortore region, Italy (curator)
  • 2017 / Otros sonidos, otros paisajes, MACRO, Roma, Italy (curator)
  • 2016 / A Constellation of Moments, Museolaboratorio, Città Sant’Angelo, Italy (curator)
  • 2016 / Liminaria – rural futurism, Ginestra degli Schiavoni, Italy (curator)
  • 2015 / Liminaria – #unmapping time, San Marco dei Cavoti, Italy (curator)
  • 2015 / Strade di Vini, Castelvenere, Italy (curator of the residency)
  • 2014 / Liminaria, San Marco dei Cavoti, Italy (curator)
  • 2013 / Calitri Temporary Orchestra, Calitri, Italy (curator)
  • 2013 / Barsento Mediascape, Barsento region, Italy (curator)
  • 2013 / Suonabene, Benevento, Italy (curator)
  • 2012 / In Limina Orbis, Campi Flegrei region, Italy (curator)
  • 2012 / FARM/Interferenze new arts festival, Tufo, Italy (director)
  • 2012 / Suoni dal terzo paesaggio – Portobeseno festival, Trentino, Italy (curator)
  • 2011 / Irpinia Field Works, Irpinia, Italy (curator)
  • 2011 / Suoni dal confine#1, Venezia, Italy (curator)
  • 2010 / Mnemosyne/E-Artquake, Avellino, Italy (curator)
  • 2010 / Sentieri Barocchi, Irpinia region, Italy (curator)
  • 2010 / Interferenze new arts festival – Rurality 2.0, Bisaccia, Italy (director)
  • 2007 / Mediaterrae Vol.1, Irpinia region, Italy (director)
  • 2006 / Interferenze new arts festival – Naturalis Electronica, San Martino Valle Caudina, Italy (director)
  • 2005 / Interferenze new arts festival, San Martino Valle Caudina, Italy (director)
  • 2004 / Interferenze new arts festival, San Martino Valle Caudina, Italy (director)
  • 2003 / Interferenze new arts festival, San Martino Valle Caudina, Italy (director)