Vanessa Vozzo has been working in art since 1990. Specializing in media art from 2005 particularly in the field of interactive/open documentary, art and science/hybrid art.
She is interested in the areas of transition between reality and virtuality, fiction and non-fiction, simplicity and complexity, solitude and community, the individual and nature, art and life. She enjoys exploring the potential of emerging technologies and techniques which can be used to create experiences related to social stories and political issues.
Interface immateriality, interactive logic, and aesthetic of immersiveness are her favorite tools for developing projects without bounds involving people and communities.
In 2007 Vanessa Vozzo, Tatiana Mazali, and Antonio Pizzo co-founded a collaborative platform entitled, Officine Sintetiche (vimeo channel), promoted by both the Politecnic University of Turin and the University of Turin, in addition to many other public as well as private institutions.
Recently, Ms. Vozzo has presented her artwork/installations at Ars Electronica, – Linz (AU), York Art Gallery di York (UK), Musrara Mix Festival – Jerusalem, Venice Biennale 2017, Speculum Artium Festival – Slovenia, In/visiblecities – Gorizia, Festival Internazionale Castel dei Mondi – Andria (IT), Incanti – Torino (IT), Museum of Lampedusa (IT), Fondazione 107 – Torino (IT).
SKILLS Specializing in narrative design for interactivity and XR/VR/360°, Vanessa uses interactive digital systems and processing software data like Isadora and Max Msp+ Jitter to design and build NUI (Natural User Interface) and TUI (Tangible User Interface) for Interactive Media Art and iCinema. Additionally, Vanessa produces and post-produces videos (2D and 360°). Her most recent project involves developing GPS art systems in the field of locative media art.
In 2020, together with the Canadian National Film Board and a team of professors, lecturers, and researchers of the Politecnico of Turin, Vanessa curated the narrative design of the (X)R immersive interactive stories laboratory, a collection of XR works producted through the Politecnico of Turin
Also in 2020 she taught Narrative Design for 360° as an Adjunct Professor in the Deptartment of Science, with the Project and Territorial Policies (DIST), at the Politecnico of Turin (Course of Immersive Cinema – Cinema and Media Engineering). From 2015, Vanessa has taught digital interactive systems, processing data software for real-time (Isadora), and interfaces in the field of artistic and cultural production and realization, as an Adjunct Professor at the Politecnico of Turin in the field of Cinema and Media Engineering (Course of Interactive Media, ex. Mutlimedia Communication). Link to a short example video made in 2018 together with students.
Starting in 2020 Ms. Vozzo has also taught Multimedia Design at the Albertina Academy of Fine Arts in Turin.
From 2018, she has taught Interactive Multimedia Documentary at the Civica Scuola di Cinema “Luchino Visconti” in Milan; teaching expertise: narrative design, screenplay, design for interactive and VR installations. She also works as a mediator between the design and technical departements of the school.
Additionally, since 2019 she has taught multimedia direction at the same school: Student artwork 2018/19.
In 2007, Vanessa began collaborating with the Department of Humanistic Studies and CIRMA at the University of Turin in specific projects involving Art and Technology. She directed the creation of projects in interactive media art.
In 2014, she won a visiting research/teaching associate grant to London from the EU (Grundtvig) at Brunel University-DAP LAB Center for Contemporary and Digital Performance.
A continuous need to stay current in her field has led Vanessa to enroll in the Masters Program “Interface Culture” in Linz (Austria), which is also connected to the well-known Ars Electronica Festival in Linz.
In 2007, Tatiana Mazali, Antonio Pizzo and Vanessa Vozzo founded a collaborative platform entitled, Officine Sintetiche, promoted by both the Politecnic University of Turin and the University of Turin, in addition to many other public as well as private institutions. Through the Officine Sintetiche, Vanessa curates events, festivals, and labs in media art.
She has worked with a wide range of renowned artists in this field such as Matt Adams from Blast Theory, Marcel.lì Antùnez Roca from Ex Fura dels Baus, Mark Coniglio creator of Isadora, Teri Rueb, AiEP Ariella Vidach and Claudio Prati, Steve Dixon, Konic Thtr, Motiroti and many others.
From 2019 Vanessa has curated the VR section of the Sottodiciotto Film Festival.
In 2011 she was executive producer of the Catalan and Balearic Islands Multimedia Pavilion at the Venice Biennale in 2011, together with the photographer Mabel Palacin.
In 2008 Vanessa was artistic director of the International Festival of Performing Arts Malafestival.