Stefano D'Alessio

Vienna, Austria

STEFANO D'ALESSIO (1987 Italy) is a media artist, programmer and composer who lives and works in Vienna (Austria). Since 2010 he has worked with Martina Menegon (1988, Italy) creating interactive performances and installations, combining visual and sound through programming. Their research addresses the digitalization of the human in new technologies, virtual representations of the “real” and the distortions and perceptive amplifications caused by them. Their work involves the human body as incipit for analyzing coding and decoding processes of the real/physic, in to digital/abstract, enquiring the ephemeral limits between machine and body, artificial intelligence and consciousness.

With a degree in Visual Arts and Theater at IUAV University of Venice, Stefano is currently studying Transmedial Arts at The University for Applied Arts of Vienna, under the direction of Brigitte Kowanz. Since 2010 he has been a teaching assistant at the bachelor, master, and postgraduate master courses at IUAV University, where he teaches multimedia tools for interactive arts with Klaus Obermaier, an artist he regularly collaborates with as programmer and tech/artistic assistant.

Besides his own works and compositions, Stefano creates music and interactive visuals for various artists, musicians, choreographers and theater directors.