New York, NY
Textile, digital, algorithmic, painting, sound
Martin Calvino’s creative inquiry into textiles is expressed through Weaving Narratives, a public textile art project of his authorship aiming to collect, record and exhibit contemporary personal narratives embedded in textile art pieces created by the artist. His work intends to create an avenue for public expression through art, measuring the pulse of public opinion and sentiment about approaches to remain hopeful during the uncertainties and difficulties of the pandemic. The written responses of participants are woven into textile artworks created on a floor loom, keeping a tangible record of public expression in which Calvino gives voice to people through art.
Martin Calvino is a multimedia artist and scientist whose work encompasses textiles, painting, and the integration of media arts with genomics, machine learning and tango culture. He was an artist-in-residence at the 'Art and Artificial Intelligence Lab' at the Computer Science Department of Rutgers University; and a Senior Research Assistant at the School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong. He previously attended the Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) at Tisch School of the Arts, New York University. He holds degrees in Plant Molecular Genetics from Rutgers University (PhD) and Tsukuba University (MS), and in Molecular Biology from the University of the Republic of Uruguay (BS). Martin conducted studies under the sponsorship of prestigious fellowships such as Fulbright (USA) and Monbukagakusho (Japan). His artworks has been featured in CLOT magazine, NOEMA magazine, INTERALIA magazine, LEONARDO Journal, ART UNCOVERED, Proyecto ROTATORIA, MoTiF Film Festival, The Lift-Off Sessions Online Film Festival, FILE (Electronic Language International Festival), CICA Museum, Videokanava’s FEM4 Contemporary Art Exhibition and World of Tango Festival. In November of 2018, Martin released under Bandurria Records ‘looping_thoughts’, his first album of electronic music with tango remix that contained tango lyrics created with machine learning. His album was featured in 'Nación Eléctrica’, a Webzine from Chile dedicated to promote electronic music. Martin’s curatorial work includes the intersection of Uruguayan culture with new media arts at the Consulate General of Uruguay in New York; TechnoArte Latino at Princeton Public Library in Princeton, New Jersey with co-sponsorship from the Art Museum of Princeton University; and Videokanava Art Organization in Tampere, Finland.
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