Adam Basanta

Adam Basanta is an artist, composer, and performer of experimental music. Born in Tel-Aviv (ISR) and raised in Vancouver (CAN), he lives and works in Montréal (CAN).

His experimental concert music has been presented worldwide, including appearances in the MATA Festival (NYC), Gaudeamus Musicweek (NL), CTM Festival (GER), Akousma Festival (CAN), and Mutek Festival (CAN). His music has been released on Kohlenstoff Records (Montréal), Farmacia901 (Italy), Important Records/Cassauna (USA), and Tsuko-Boshi (FR).

His installation and sculptural works have been recently exhibited in galleries and institutions including Carroll/ Fletcher Gallery (UK), Fotomuseum Winterthur (CH), National Art Centre Tokyo (JPN), American Medium Gallery (NYC), New Media Gallery (CAN), V Moscow Biennale for Young Art (RUS), Serralves Museum (POR), Edith-Russ-Haus für Medienkunst (GER), Villa Brandolini (ITA), York Art Gallery (UK), and The Center for Contemporary Arts Santa Fe (USA).

His works have been awarded several prestigious international prizes, and have been positively reviewed in publications such as Artforum, Hyperallergic, ETC Media, Neural magazine, Blackflash magazine, Musicworks, Creator’s Project, The New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal. He is currently represented by Ellephant Gallery (Montréal, CAN).


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Adam Basanta

Tel Aviv-Yafo (Israel), 1985

Residence: Montréal (Québec)

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