André Damião

Portrait of André Damião
Year of birth, place
Role at the ZKM
Guest Artist
Institute / Department
At the ZKM
  • 2022

André Damião (*1987) is an artist and researcher working transversely between the fields of music and media art. His work focuses on critique of technology, interface aesthetics, live coding, improvisation and mobility. He graduated in composition with a focus on electroacoustic music at the State University of São Paulo (UNESP) and completed both his master and doctorate in creative processes at the University of São Paulo, where he is a member of the Research Center for Sonology (NuSom).

Damião teaches composition and free improvisation at the São Paulo State Music School (EMESP Tom Jobim) and interaction design at the Istituto Europeo di Design (IED). He has been awarded scholarships to develop his research, including the Radio Art Residency in Halle, Germany, held by Radio Corax and Goethe Institute. Some of his pieces have been presented in concert halls and galleries in 20 countries, including festivals such as MATA Festival in New York, Sonorities in Belfast, Novas Frequencias in Rio de Janeiro, Gaudeamus Musikweek in Utrecht, Latitude Festival in Berlin, WhiteNoise in Mexico City, live.code.festival in Karlsruhe, 9th Media Art Biennale WRO in Wroclaw and Piksel Festival in Bergen.