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Francesco Maria Spampinato

Senior assistant professor (fixed-term)

Department of the Arts

Academic discipline: L-ART/03 History of Contemporary Art

Short Bio

Senior Assistant Professor (fixed-term)/Tenure-track at the University of Bologna since 2019, conducting researches in the fields of contemporary art history and of visual culture. His latest publications include: the book Art vs. TV: A Brief History of Contemporary Artists’ Responses to Television (Bloomsbury Academic, 2022); the edited volume GMM – Giovanotti Mondani Meccanici: Computer Comics 1984–1987 (NERO, 2021); various entries for the Enciclopedia dell’Arte Contemporanea, edited by Vincenzo Trione and Valeria Della Valle (Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana Treccani, 2021); the essay The Schizophrenic Prosumer: Television in the Production of Lizzie Fitch and Ryan Trecartin for the catalog of the exhibition Whether Line: Lizzie Fitch and Ryan Trecartin (Fondazione Prada, 2019); and various articles on academic journals. His researches focus on the relationships between contemporary art, media, and technology, with particular attention for topics such as postmodernism, collective practices, media experimentations, and the impact of personal computers and the Internet on visual culture.

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