Dr. Carloalberto Treccani
- Research Assistant Professor
- Tel3411 7159
- Emailctreccani at hkbu.edu.hk
Carloalberto Treccani received his PhD degree at the School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong. Currently, he is a Research Assistant Professor at the Department of Humanities and Creative Writing of Hong Kong Baptist University and co-anchor of the Creativity, Self, and Society group (Faculty Niche Research Area). His work explores the development of visually ‘intelligent’ machines and their implications on what we know and think on the ways we see the world. His research interests include perception and aesthetic studies, intelligence studies, emotional AI, contemporary visual arts, photography, visual cultural studies and cultural studies at large. His scholarly work has been published in several academic journals, including Leonardo (MIT Press), European Journal of Media Studies (Amster- dam University Press) and AI & Society (Springer). He is currently working on a book titled Vision, visual perception and visuality in the ages of ‘intelligent’ machines.
As an artist, his work interrogates the production, reproduction, manipulation, circulation, perception, and falsiﬁcation of images to investigate the formation of the contemporary gaze. His artwork has been exhibited in group and solo exhibitions, among which are Metafotograﬁa III (2021), The Hong Kong International Photo Festival (2018) and The Venice Biennale (2011).
2022 Treccani, C.. A noise-free world: Noise reduction technologies for smartphones cameras and apps. Leonardo. (Invited for submission; forthcoming submission.)
2021 Treccani, C.. How machines see the world: Five essays on biological and artificial vision. Leonardo.
2020 Treccani, C.. The Snake, the Brain and the Artificial Neural Network: Why We See What We See (G. Cox, M. Azar, & L. Impett, Eds.). AI & Society: Knowledge, Culture and Communication. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00146-020-01065-0
2018 Treccani, C.. How machines see the world: Understanding image annotation (A. Somaini & F. Cassetti, Eds.). European Journal of Media Studies, 7(1), 235-254. https://doi.org/10.25969/mediarep/3425.
2020 Treccani, C.. Towards a New Unconscious: From the Optical to the Electromagnetic. In K. Wing Sze (Ed.), Reconceptualization of the Humanities in the Digital Age. New Representations of Art, History and Culture (Vol. 2, Digital Culture and Humanities, p. Chapter 8). Singapore: Springer. https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9789811546419
2020 Treccani, C.. How machines see the world: Five essays on biological and artificial vision. https://collections.pomona.edu/labs/record/?pdb=4129
Creative works (selection)
2021 Metafotografia (3), curated by Mauro Zanchi e Sara Benaglia, Palazzo della Misercordia Maggiore. (BACO_BaseArteContemporaneaOdierna), Bergamo, Italy. *
2019 Does invisible really exist?, curated by Agustin Sanchez with Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR), Spazio Giacomq, Bergamo, Italy.
2018 ATC2018, curated by Tom Chung, Sogang Univeristy, Seoul, South Korea.
2018 A language to come, Hong Kong International Photo Festival, Jockey Club Creative Art Centre, Hong Kong.
2017 Premio Fabbri, Fondazione Francesco Fabbri, Treviso, Italy.
2017 Combat Prize, G. Fattori Museum, Livorno, Italy. *
2016 Vivere il tempo delle grande guerra, curated, by Maria Grazia Recanati, Palazzo della ragione, Bergamo, Italy. *
2015 At home. Roots, borders, memory, curated by Marina Loshchakova, Metri cubi Venice, Vegapunk Milan, Italy.
2014 030 2.0, curated by Fabio Paris, Castel of Brescia, Brescia, Italy. *
2013 Via Farini Open Studio, curated by Simone Frangi, Viafarini, Milan, Italy.
2012 When the sun disappears behind the mountains, it‘s actually already been gone for 8 minutes, curated by Susanne Köhler, Junge Kunst, Wolfsburg, Germany.
2012 Byob Milano, curated by Domenico Quaranta, Museo Pecci, Milan, Italy.
2012 Offcine dell’arte, workshop of Stefano Arienti, curated by Stefano Arienti, Viafarini, Fabbrica del Vapore, Milan, Italy. *
2011 State of Art, 54° Venice Biennale, Accademy Pavillion/Italian Pavillion, Venice, Italy. *
2011 Milano, un minuto prima, curated by Matteo Balduzzi, Fondazione Forma, Milan, Italy. *
2011 In Google We Trust, curated by Domenico Quaranta, Fabio Paris Art Gallery, Brescia, Italy.
2010 Ten years later, curated by Fabio Paris, Fabio Paris Art Gallery, Brescia, Italy.
2010 Mulhouse 2010, La création contemporaine issue des écoles supérieures d’art européennes, 9° Biennal of contemporary art, Mulhouse, France. *
* With catalogue