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The art of merging with * the instant.

— Gino Battiston

Gino Battiston Dossier *

2021 | Lift-Off Global Network, UK.

2016 | FEPI award, Rosario, Argentina.

2015 | Chacras Film Festival, Mendoza, Argentina.

2015 | Itchimbía Cultural Center, Quito, Ecuador.

2015 | FEPI award, Rosario, Argentina.

2015 | FullDome Workshop grant, Galileo Galilei Planetarium, BA, Argentina.

2014 | Sincro Netlabel Festival, Mendoza, Argentina.

2014 | French Alliance, Quito, Ecuador.

2010 | Fine Arts Museum Emiliano Guiñazú, House of Fader, Mendoza, Argentina.

2009 | Culture, Poverty and Megapolis. Marcelino Botín, curated by Kevin Power, Santander, Spain.

2009 | Central Bank of Ecuador, Presley Norton Museum, Quito, Ecuador.

2008 | Madrid Mirada Exhibition, Círculo de Bellas Artes, Madrid, España.

2008 | TRIBECA, ARCO 08 Expanded Box, International Contemporary Art Fair, Madrid, Espain.

2008 | “Low Key” exhibition, Marcelino Botín Foundation. Villa Iris, Santander, España.

2006 | FRI-ART, Centre d’Art Contemporain. Fribourg, Switzerland.

2006 | Sinapsis, Latin American Festival of Audiovisual Arts, Mendoza, Argentina.

2005 | Fine Arts Museum Emiliano Guiñazú, House of Fader, Mendoza, Argentina.

2004 | Marcelino Botín Award, Santander, España.

2004 | Fine Arts Museum Emiliano Guiñazú, House of Fader, Mendoza, Argentina.

2004 | ECA Contempoary Arts Space, Mendoza, Argentina.

2000 | Festival Fall Malecón 2000, Guayaquil, Ecuador.

Studies in, photography, digital cinematography, directing, dramatic arts, electronics, sound engineering, immersive technologies; with renowned professionals such as Mario Molina, Ernesto Suarez, Victor Lopez, Enrique Gonzalez, Sergio Pantaley, Santiago Pizarro, Mark Achbar & Siobhan Flanagan and Miguel Angel Gantuz.

Photography | Escuela Argentina de Fotografía, Mendoza, Argentina.

Directing/Drama | “El Taller” Theater, by Ernesto Suárez, Mendoza, Argentina.

Philosophy | UNCUYO, Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina.

Sound engineering | AES IMAS, Mendoza, Argentina.

Immersive technologies | IMERSA, Boulder, Colorado, USA.

He began his visual career as a photographer in 1998 with exhibitions at ECA Contemporary Arts Museum and the Museum of Fine Arts, Emiliano Guiñazú, official selection of the Vendimia Prize 2004 – 2005, Mendoza, Argentina. In 2009 he exhibits works from his series Coevo & Colloquium at Museum of Fine Arts, Emiliano Guiñazú, Argentina and Central Bank of Ecuador, acquired as a stable patrimony of the Presley Norton Museum. In 2010 he exhibits a specially commissioned photographic mural in homage to the renowned painter Orlando Pardo, Museum of Fine Arts, Emiliano Guiñazú, Argentina. Vintage camera collector and user, black and white film photography artwork defined as pictorialist / neo-pictorialist, fine-print, muralistic, monotype reproduction. Since 2007 to date, has directed and photographed the documentary series “Becoming-Imperceptible”, based on the Deleuzean approach to artistic development, portrait of visual artists in his territory. Funded by the Undersecretary of Culture, Government of Mendoza, Argentina, declared of cultural interest, with artists such as Orlando Pardo, Osvaldo Chiavazza and Fausto Caner. In 2021 launches his career in the world of NFT digital assets.

Specialized in hybrid forms of documentary, he inaugurated his path as a cinematographer with the Marcelino Botín Foundation award/grant, Santander, Spain, 2004; for original idea, assitant director, camera and sound of the documentary video-art Contagion, work exhibited at the Marcelino Botín Foundation, Santander, Spain, 2005; FRI-ART Contemporary Art Center, Fribourg, Switzerland, 2006; CT Contemporary Art Center, Ticino, Switzerland, 2006; TRIBECA ARCO Fair Expanded Box, Madrid, Spain, 2008; among other international destinations. His debut solo shorts The Director’s Children, Desiring machines and Desert Instance, were acquired in 2009 by the Central Bank of Ecuador, as part of its stable patrimony and as representative works of contemporary Latin American video-art. Since 2000 until today, he has been intensely developing the creation of live-cinema audiovisual electronic works, with several performances and presentations, among others: official selection of alternative arts, Festival Fall Malecón 2000, Guayaquil, Ecuador; Museum of Fine Arts “Emiliano Guiñazú”, Mendoza, Argentina, 2006; SINAPSIS Latin American Festival of Audiovisual Arts, 2006; “La Garita” Cultural Center, Mendoza, Argentina, 2006; collective audiovisual performance “Cíclica”, Mendoza, Argentina, 2007; SINCRO Experimental Audiovisual, editions 2009-2010. Member of IMERSA, 2013, Boulder, Colorado, USA, he is dedicated to the production of immersive cinema, developing technological innovations for the medium. In October 2015 he won the call for the FullDome Workshop grant, CEIArtE, at the Galileo Galilei Planetarium in the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Worked and studied with director Ernesto Suárez, assisting him in his cultural center “El Taller”, Mendoza, Argentina, 2001 – 2004; occupying the position of technical director and integrating his cast as a performer. He produced the staging and technical script (music, lighting and scenery) of numerous plays and theatrical, musical and dance shows, including most of the successes of the Suárez-Quiroga duo during that period. Technical director during the National Festival of Independent Theater in the Seventh and Eighth Encounter for the Organization of Groups, Mendoza-Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2002-2003.

As a creative and advertising director, worked for Mediciones SRL, consulting, agency and production company during the period 1995-2000. Since 2005, he has produced several advertising campaigns for brands and media, obtaining the FEPI silver advertising award (Advertising Festival of the Interior) in the category Film and TV, category Campaigns-Media, Argentina, for 2010 and 2015. Technical Manager of the production company Aion Media, Guayaquil, Ecuador, 2013-2015; HFR, HDRx, 5k digital cinema production company based on RED EPIC. DF, editor and colorist at Atomika production house, period 2015–2016, Mendoza, Argentina, in charge of the production of several short tourism commercials for the Government of the Province of Mendoza, Argentina.

Member of the AES, audio and sound technician by IMAS Institute of Audio and Sound Mendoza. As a recording and mixing engineer, he produced numerous soundtracks for plays and shows during the period 2004 – 2007, among them: Harlequin servant of two masters, winner of the Eighth Meeting for the Organization of Groups, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2006; Alice Chasing a Dream, winner of the provincial theater festival, in the category soundtrack, both directed by Ernesto Suárez. Since 2007 to date, he has produced and mixed the original soundtrack for the documentary series Becoming-Imperceptible, produced with outstanding musicians such as Rodolfo Castagnolo, Walter Anselmi and Lázaro Méndolas. Production and mixing of the soundtrack composed by Enrique Navarro, special edition in honor of the independence of Guayaquil, Ecuador, 2013, by the Municipality of Guayaquil, Ecuador. Organizational assistance together with IMAS of the National Psychoacoustics Meeting, University of Mendoza, Argentina, 2015. As a designer of electronic sound synthesis, selected in 2012 by Dave Smith Instruments to include his designs made within the original kit of the Tempest, percussion and live performance synthesizer; designed by Roger Linn and Dave Smith. Designs the Aion Library of RAW one shot sounds based on DSI Tempest, year 2013.
In the educational/academic field, his first formal dissertation in 1988, at the III Provincial Conference on Computers in Education, New Technologies and non-conventional Methodologies, Ministry of Culture and Education, Mendoza, Argentina; developing, together with Mario Molina, a hybrid hardware-software system for the representation of heart and brain frequencies, with the objective of an early and economically viable implementation for the province of Mendoza. Direction of the permanent forum of Emerging Art, ECA Contemporary Museum of Arts, Mendoza, Argentina, 2004. Lecturer at the Fourth National Conference on Psychology of Linkage Configurations, arts table, 2005. Director and coordinator of the theoretical-practical seminar: Signs of the Latin American Time-Image, ARCIS University, Valparaíso, Chile, 2007; and French Alliance, Quito, Ecuador, 2013; theoretical-practical course oriented to modern forms, introductory to the philosophical thesis on audio-visual art by Gilles Deleuze. Teaches photography and audiovisual arts in primary, secondary and university educational establishments in urban and rural areas. Organizer and lecturer, theoretical/practical colloquium on professional technique, camera handling and accessories based on RED EPIC, HDRx / HFR photography, update in RAW digital cinematographic technologies. Guayaquil, Ecuador, 2014.