Javier Plano was born in Buenos Aires (Argentina), in 1979. He attends for a few years at the Engineering in Computer Science career at the Universidad Nacional de La Matanza (UNLAM). He has a bachelor's degree in Electronic Arts of the Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero (UNTREF), specialized in electronic image. He has attended workshops of audiovisual creation with Hernan Khourian and Gustavo Galuppo, among others. He was part of the "Interactivos" scholarship program of Fundación Telefonica on 2013, directed by Rodrigo Alonso and Mariano Sardon.

 

In 2007 he begins to produce video works and installations, participating in various festivals and exhibitions organized by institutions locally and abroad. From 2008 to 2016 he was part of UNTREF's audiovisual research centre Continente, led by Andrés Denegri and Gabriela Golder. He was the assistant director and responsible for the technical coordination of the first Bienal de la Imagen en Movimiento (BIM) on 2012, and the producer in charge of technical coordination on the 2014 and 2016 editions.

 

On 2011 he received an honorable mention on the MAMbA / Fundación Telefónica Award for Arts and New Technologies (2010-2011), for his video "5 acciones (sobre la memoria colectiva)" ["5 actions (on the collective memory)"]. In 2012 he gets an honorable mention of the jury of the 101° Salón Nacional de Artes Visuales in new media for his video "Quien admira" ["Who admires"]. In 2013 the "En construcción" ["Under Construction"] project, presented with Gabriela Golder, wins the "Project Development of Digital Culture 2013" contest, by the Cultural Institute of the Buenos Aires Province. In 2014 he received the 3rd prize in the UNTREF award to the Electronic Arts for his "Perturbaciones" ["Perturbations"] project. Also in that same year, he was awarded an honorable mention in the 103° Salón Nacional de Artes Visuales in new media for his work "emisión / difusión" ["broadcast / diffusion"]. In 2015 he received an honorable mention in the Quimera Award - Art of Political Thought for his piece "'78". On 2016 he has his first solo exhibition, titled "Test Patterns", in the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Latinoamericano de la Plata (MACLA), as a part of the 10° Festival de Cine Independiente de la Plata (FestiFreak). That same year he attends an artistic residence program on Signal Culture (NY, USA), with a scholarship granted by the Department of Cultural Affairs of Argentina.

 

He teaches at the Electronic Arts degree of UNTREF, and at visual experimentation/electronics workshops independently. He's the programmer, along Ariel Nahón, of "El Soporte es el Mensaje" ("The Media is the Message"), a series of screenings about experimental audiovisual works in their original format, that has show the works of Bill Viola and others.