Chiara Giovando

Chiara Giovando is an artist and curator. Based in experimental music practices her work includes installation, performance and film. Giovando works with sound as a material, creating sculptural instances of sound in space that activate our psychoacoustic perception. Her films include Proud Flesh (2008), Archaic Smile (2010), Night Films (2011), and Beat the End (In progress). She was curator of the Sound Structures series in San Francisco, Co-Director of Human Resources L.A. where she curated several exhibitions. In 2012 she was awarded a research fellowship with German Collector and curator René Block that culminated the exhibition Hammer Without a Master: Henning Christiansen’s Archive, an exhibition that included 14 newly commissioned works and compositions as well as archival materialShe recently curated an exhibition of new sound art in Los Angeles titled, The Third Ear. Giovando has performed both nationally and internationally; in 2013 she was invited to arrange a score for the Calder Quartet at the Barbican in London based on Christian Wolff's Edges (1969). In 2014 Giovando founded Thousand Points of Light, a site-works and residency program in Joshua Tree, CA. She will curate an annual program of exhibitions dedicated to sound as part of Disjecta's CIR program in 2015-16, Portland, OR.

[bio courtesy of the filmmaker] 


Recent Reviews

Proud Flesh

I had no idea that ayahuasca & tuvan throat-singing could afford one a do-over in life to the point where you got to meet the person you would have become...

Proud Flesh

Appallingly artsy