Gianni Wise is an artist born in Australia. He has exhibited both nationally and internationally, having shown in Chile, Switzerland and Germany. In 2006 he was selected for inclusion in the ‘50 Photographers of Tomorrow’ survey exhibition at the Museum of Elysée, Switzerland.
His art practice encompasses a number of forms and mediums, including photography, video, audio, found object and installation. Much of Gianni’s recent work coalesces around ideas engaged with the visual politics of social paranoia, conspiracy theories, security and narratives of fear in contemporary digital cultures. His influences are disparate and include amongst others Raul Ruiz, Denis Beaubois and Harun Farocki.
Gianni has been a recipient of an Australia Council Grant. He has worked in film production and set design with a number of organisations. He has had a short film Condorito-saporio (based on living in Chile under the military regime) shown at the Viña del Mar Film Festival, Chile. He is currently curating an exhibition at Anyspace, Brussels, Belgium in an area relating to his thesis. He currently is collaboration with an art documentation project originated by Theaster Gates involving Afro-American artists in Chicago, USA.
Gianni is in his forth year, full time of his PhD candidate. His Supervisor is Dr Michael Goldberg.