Chiara Giovando is a Los Angeles-based artist and curator. She studied at the San Francisco Art Institute and received her MFA from California Institute of the Arts. She was Curator in Residence at Disjecta Contemporary Art Center in Portland OR, where she presented a series of exhibitions and programing titled Sound is Matter. Giovando has a diverse portfolio; she curated Sound Structures in San Francisco, a series that recreated indeterminacy scores ranging from early Japanese Fluxus works to Steve Reich's Pendulum Music. This spring she curated In Search of an Author at the Unge Kunstneres Samfund in Oslo, Norway. Other recent projects include The Third Ear, an exhibition of new sound art curated as part of the Fellows of Contemporary Art Curators Lab Award, and Thousand Points of Light, a site-works and residency program founded by Giovando in Joshua Tree, CA. Prior to accepting the Curator-in-Residence position at Disjecta, Giovando was Co-Director and Curator at Human Resources L.A. for two years. In 2013 she was invited to arrange a score for the Calder Quartet at the Barbican in London based on Christian Wolff’s work Edges 1969, this work, Edges Adaptation, recently played at the L.A. Philharmonic is 2015. In 2012 she was awarded a research fellowship with German collector and curator René Block that culminated in Hammer Without a Master: Henning Christiansen’s Archive, an exhibition that included fourteen artists and composers as well as archival material.
While at the residency, Chiara composed Puncture Tones, a composition for strings, voice and subwoofers; which she performed at The Lab.