Dario Vacirca CV

Dario has worked extensively as an artist, artistic director, facilitator and arts manager across Australia and internationally. His work is concerned with global flows and the unconscious, seeking to expose ethical issues that underpin human enterprise/experience, and to facilitate aesthetic responses to how these can be shifted through personal and collaborative artworks. Since 1999 he has created intimate solo and large-scale festival artworks, working across performance, video, installation, writing and participatory practices. Dario was appointed Artistic Director of OSCA (Open Space Contemporary Arts) in South Australia from 2012 to 2015, evolving a project based CCD company to a triennially funded contemporary social art organisation working across Australia and Internationally. Just prior to this he directed the large-scale public space art project, the Great Wall of Books, an interdisciplinary, transnational, collaborative multi art public program resulting from long term residencies working with hundreds of local artists and community members. GWB toured Australia, Korea, Mexico and Macau SAR China before setting up as a permanent installation at Falls Festival, Victoria. Dario operates freelance across networks in Australia, Asia and Europe, whilst creating the multi episodic video opera – La Vita Nuova, the large format algorithm-video – Two Beaches, and smaller artworks such as Humans Can be Artists. Currently, Dario is expanding his research practice into Critical Dreaming and Politically Engaged Practice through doctoral studies at Deakin University.