Dennis Del Favero
Dennis Del Favero (born 1953) is an Australian artist and professorial fellow. He has been awarded numerous Artist-in-Residencies and Fellowships, including an Artist-in-Residence at Neue Galerie Graz and an Australian Research Council Australian Professorial Fellowship (2011–2015). He is Director of the iCinema Centre for Interactive Cinema Research, Deputy Director of the National Institute for Experimental Art (NIEA) and Scientia Professor at the University of New South Wales, Sydney; Visiting Professorial Fellow at ZKM Centre for Art and Media, Karlsruhe; Visiting Professorial Fellow at the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna; Visiting Professor at IUAV, Venice; and Visiting Professor at City University of Hong Kong.
Life and work
Del Favero was born in Sydney of Italian migrants from Cadore. He completed undergraduate and postgraduate studies in philosophy, visual arts and media arts at the University of Sydney, University of New South Wales and the University of Technology, Sydney.
Del Favero's work explores the social and personal interrelationship between human and 'natural' worlds, utilizing experimental media to evoke the ways in which these underlying interrelationships endure beyond our attempts to deny them. His recent work is particularly interested in exploring the way one might live in a world increasingly haunted by the unacknowledged relationship between the human world and its habitat  and how these hauntings reveal themselves as involuntary embodiments of the past in the present and the present in the future.
His work has been extensively exhibited internationally in individual exhibitions for museums and galleries such as Sprengel Museum, Hannover, Münchner Stadtmuseum, Munich, ViaFarini, Milan and Neue Galerie, Graz and included in group exhibitions such as Kriegszustand, Battle of the Nations War Memorial, Leipzig 1996, Cinemas du futur, Euralille, 2004, Videonale, Kunstmuseum Bonn, 2005, Artescienza: Spazio deformato, Casa dell'Architettura, Rome, 2006, Biennial of Australian Art, AGSA, 2008, International Biennial of Contemporary Art of Seville, 2008, Imagining Media@ZKM, Centre for Art and Media, Karlsruhe, 2009, International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, 2009, Sydney Film Festival, 2011, and forthcoming in GLOBALE, ZKM, 2015.
- Galerie Brigitte Schenk, Cologne
- Galerie Andreas Binder, Munich
- William Wright Artists, Sydney
- Annear, Judy. 2007. Photography: Art Gallery of New South Wales Collection. Sydney: Art Gallery of New South Wales.
- Bennett, Jill. 2004. Dennis Del Favero: Fantasmi, Sydney and Hannover: UNSW Press and Sprengel Museum.
- Bennett, Jill. 2008. T_Visionarium: A user's guide, ZKM, UNSW Press. Karlsruhe Sydney.
- Flachbart, Georg and Weibel, Peter .2005. Disappearing Architecture: From Real to Virtual to Quantum. Basel : Birkhauser.
- Gibson, Ross. 2003. Reverberation: Remembrance and the Moving Image. Melbourne: Australian Centre for the Moving Image.
- Sielke, Sabine. 2008. "Surfacing Depths", in Un_Imaginable, ed. D.Del Favero, U. Frohne and P. Weibel, Ostfildern: Hatje Cantz.
- Smith, Terry 2011. "Transnational Virtuality: New Media Art, Contemporary Concerns" in Jaynie Anderson (ed.). The Cambridge Companion to Australian Art, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
- Weibel, Peter and Barrett-Lennard, John. 2000. "Requiem." Graz and Perth: Neue Galerie and John Curtin Gallery.
- Ross Gibson. (2003) Reverberation: Remembrance and the Moving Image. Melbourne: Australian Centre for the Moving Image. p. 53.
- Jill Bennett. (2007) T_Visionarium: A User's Guide. Karlsruhe/ZKM. p. 39.
- Sabine Sielke. (2008) "Surfacing Depths", in Un_Imaginable, ed. D.Del Favero, U. Frohne and P. Weibel, Ostfildern/Hatje Cantz. p. 19.
- Terry Smith. (2011) Transnational Virtuality: New Media Art, Contemporary Concerns" in Jaynie Anderson (ed.). The Cambridge Companion to Australian Art, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
- Jill Bennett. (2004) Fantasmi. Sydney/Hannover: UNSW Press/Sprengel Museum. p. 80.
- Timothy Scott Barker. (2012) Time and the Digital. Hannover, New Hampshire: Dartmouth College Press. p. 101-105
- Ursula Frohne. (2013) ...Natürliches Artikulieren... in Transkription 2.4. (winter): 346-88.