Alessandro De Francesco (born 1981 in Italy, lives and works in Basel and Brussels) is an artist, poet
, essayist and the founder of the Language Art Studio. Presented and exhibited in multiple international contexts, his work is focused on innovatory forms of manipulation of verbal materials
. From 2008 to 2015 Alessandro was an artist-in-residence and visiting professor at the European Graduate School. He recently lead workshops at the École de recherche graphique in Brussels and the Basel Academy of Art & Design (HGK) and is currently a visiting professor at the Bern University of the Arts (HKB), Switzerland.
Alessandro De Francesco writes poetry and works on several parallel projects, such as the Augmented Writing , a visual and spatial text-expansion and text-exhibition device. His work also regularly features what he calls Reading Environments , i.e.
poetry readings realised as performances
and installations. He is currently developing immersive textual installations in virtual reality
, visual works with language and acrylic painting
, volume pieces with asemic writing, and new collective reading environments. The textual material used for his projects is often taken from his poetry and conceptual writing, that he conceives as plastic objects in their own right.