Gianfranco Foschino is a key figure in a new generation of artists from Chile. Foschino sets up a fixed camera (often in a landscape, but also in urban settings) and captures the subtle movements that occur in front of the lens. Filmed from a distance, the scene increases in intensity as the minutes pass by with no sign of the narrative one has come to expect from video. Many of the works are framed and hung flush to the wall, with the cords hidden, further blurring the line between cinema and photography.
Foschino currently lives and works in Santiago de Chile. He received his degree in Cinema Studies at the UNIACC University in Santiago, Chile, in 2008. In 2005, he studied Image and Sound Design at the University of Buenos Aires and later completed an artist residency with the filmmaker and visual artist, Paula Gaitán. Recent solo museum exhibitions include LOCUS, Museo de Artes Visuales (MAVI), Santiago, Chile (2016) and Hidden Stories, Stadtgalerie in Saarbrücken, Germany (2015). He has participated in a number of group exhibitions, including: We Were Here: Absence of the Figure, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA (2016); Unsettled Landscapes, SITE Santa Fe, New Mexico (2014); Monolith Controversies, 14th International Architecture Exhibition, Venice Biennale (2014); Videosphere: A New Generation at Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY (2011); 54th Venice Biennale (2011); Antologia Visual de Jovenes Fotografos Chile 2010-2011, Contemporary Art Museum, Santiago, Chile (2010); and Less Time Than Space, Museo de Arte Raúl Anguiano, Guadalajara, Mexico (2011). His work is in the collections of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY; Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA; National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia and the Fundació Sorigue, Lleida, Spain, among others.