Michelangelo Frammartino



Michelangelo Frammartino was born in Milan in 1968. He studied architecture at Politecnico di Milano, where he took special interest in the relationship between the image and the physical space, materials and constructions in both photography, video and film. After 
graduation, he continued his studies at Civica Scuola del Cinema in Milan, where he started to work with video art influenced by the artistic researches of the Studio Azzurro. During his studies, Frammartino has worked with school children in order to change the appearance of children on TV and has created a number of installations, that amongst others Palaexpo has acquired. Amongst his video installations, ‘Casa delle belle addormentate’ (‘The House the Sleeping Beauties’) after Kawabate’s novel, is the most well known, produced By Filmmaker and Studio Azzurro. His short film ‘Scappa Valentina’ was selected for a long line of film festivals and was the first piece to draw the attention of the film world to his work. He has taken part in a number of seminars and conferences on the use of technology in art in cultural institutions and the European Institute for Design in Milan.
Since 2002 he has taught cinematic language at Civica Scuola del Cinema and since 2005 at the University of Bergamo. His first feature length film, ‘Il Dono’, was shot on very low budget in his parents’ village in Calabria and went on to win a series of awards across the world.
His second feature, the hybrid film ‘Le quattro volte’, which premiered in the Directors’ Fortnight in Cannes in 2010, won the Europa Cinema award and has - in spite of its unique and unconventional form and language - sold to more than 40 countries across the world.
His most recent work, “Alberi”, a cinematic installation in loop, is going to be have its world premiere in April 2013 at MoMA PS1 in New York within the Tribeca Film Festival.

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