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Alessandro De Francesco is a poet, artist and academic born in Italy in 1981. He holds a MA in Philosophy from the University of Pisa (2006) and a PhD in Literary Theory from the University of Paris-Sorbonne (2013). His dissertation, Pour une théorie non-dualiste de la poésie (1960-1989), proposes a new theoretical approach to the poetry and experimental writing of the second half of the 20th century.          

Increasingly influential on an international scale, his work—entirely focused on written and spoken language—spans from poetry to theory to sound, visual and conceptual art. In 2009 Alessandro founded and until 2011 directed the “atelier de création poétique” at the École Normale Supérieure in Paris and since 2008 he has been a visiting professor of poetry and contemporary art at the European Graduate School. From 2006 to 2009 he was an associate researcher at the Centre d'études poétiques at the École Normale Supérieure de Lyon. Alessandro lectured, performed and exhibited in leading institutions worldwide (U-Penn, CUNY, the Fondation Louis Vuitton, the Centre Pompidou and the CNEAI in Paris, the MAMCS in Strasbourg, the STEIM in Amsterdam, the Berlin University of the Arts, etc.) and has published several books and articles in four languages.





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Current and upcoming events:


- Exhibition Indent, The Société, Brussels, 08.10 – 19.12.2015.

- Exhibition Regionale 16, Kunst Raum Riehen, Switzerland, 26.11.2015 – 03.01.2016.

- Screening and talk with Robert Cahen and Matias Guerra at the International Film and Literature Festival “L'Efebo d'Oro”, Palermo, Italy, 19.11.2015, 5pm.

- Master class at the Arles National School of Photography, France, 24-25.11.2015.

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