Adam Basanta is a Montreal-based artist, composer, and performer of experimental music. Across disciplines, his work explores technological practices as active, participatory, multi-sensory performances which are distributed throughout a variety of human, cultural, material and computational agencies.
His works have been exhibited in galleries and institutions including Fotomuseum Winterthur (CH), Galerie Charlot (FRA), National Art Centre Tokyo (JPN), V Moscow Biennale for Young Art (RUS), Carroll/Fletcher Gallery (UK) American Medium Gallery (NYC), New Media Gallery (CAN), Serralves Museum (POR), Edith- Russ-Haus fur Mediakunst (GER), Arsenal Contemporary Art (CAN), and The Center for Contemporary Arts Santa Fe (USA). His work has been awarded several international prizes, including the Japan Media Arts Prize (2016) and the Aesthetica Art Prize (2017). In 2018 he was longlistes for the Sobey Art Award. He is currently represented by Ellephant Gallery (Montreal, CAN).
His experimental concert music has been presented worldwide, including appearances in the MATA Festival (NYC), Gaudeamus Musicweek (NL), CTM Festival (GER), Akousma Festival (CAN), and Mutek Festival (CAN), and have been awarded multiple national and international prizes. His music has been released on Kohlenstoff Records (Montreal), Farmacia901 (Italy), and Important Records/Cassauna (USA).