ABOUT THE ARTIST

Sabato Visconti is a Brazilian multimedia artist currently based in Western Massachusetts.  He was born in São Paulo, Brazil, and immigrated to the U.S. as an infant. Growing up in Miami, Sabato was the kid getting in trouble at school for drawing cartoons instead of doing classwork. He attended Amherst College, despite an unfavorable immigration status, and paid his way by selling imported pianos on eBay. Sabato graduated in 2009 with a degree in political science, along with some published biology research, and a two year stint as the resident photographer at the college co-op. As a working artist, Sabato has ongoing experience with commercial, film and photography production; print / web graphic design; as well as corporate management and brand art direction.

Sabato's work finds itself in the intersection between emerging media environments, internet culture, and professional digital production. He began experimenting with glitch processes in 2011 with the help of Cristina Isabel Rivera's defective memory card that randomly wrote zeroes on JPEG files. His first databending experiments lead him to online glitch art communities, where he learned techniques and approaches to push the boundaries of photography and video. Sabato's glitch photography has been published in Time, WIRED, AI-AP's Latin America Fotografia Anthology; his traditional photography has been a Photographer's Forum annual competition finalist for six years running; his work has been featured online on Giphy, Tumblr, Kill Screen, PetaPixel, and has been shown throughout the world in exhibitions for Tate Britain, LACDA, NewHive, and others.



 

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