Daniele Spanò, after training as a set designer, began his activity as a director and visual artist, especially in the field of performance and video art.
Among the most important collaborations he worked with the video artist Gary Hill for the realization of his Resounding Arches installation at the Colosseum in Rome and with Takeshi Kitano to represent the artistic ferment of the city of Rome for a television format conducted by him under the name Takeshi’s Art Beat.
From 2012 to 2015 he was artistic consultant for the Romaeuropa Foundation and curator of the DigitaLife exhibition. The various editions he has curated have been created in collaborations with Le Fresnoy – Studio national des arts contemporains, and Elektra – BIAN International Art Festival Biennial. In 2014 began the collaboration with Luca Brinchi, with whom he creates multimedia contents and sets for numerous theater and dance shows.
Among the most important works: Line In the Sand – multimedia installation at Made in New York – Media Art Center (NY City) 2019. Orbis – site-specific video installation at Cafesjian Center for the Arts – Yerevan (Armenia) produced and promoted by the Italian Embassy in Armenia in 2019. Quello che non ricordo – (What I don’t remember) – site-specific installation at the Teatro Valle in Rome, produced by the Teatro di Roma, a celebratory project of William Kentridge’s Triumphs and Laments. Pneuma – multimedia installation included in the program of the 58th edition of the Festival dei Due Mondi 2015, Spoleto.
VIE Festival focuses on contemporary creation with the aim of intercepting new identities in the field of live performance. It takes place annually in different cities in the Emilia-Romagna Region and is organized by Emilia Romagna ERT / National Theatre.
The path of VIE 22 winds through the different approaches and styles of the contemporary scene, both Italian and international.