Gilbertto Prado (b. 1954) is a multimedia artist and curator who advocates the use of electronic art, which he employs in his own production as an artist and as a theorist. His art is discussed by Czech theorist Frank Popper in the book, Art of the Electronic Age (Thames and Hudson, 1997). Prado was a member of the Art-Réseaux group in Paris. Since 1981, he has participated in shows and projects in Brazil and abroad, among them: Doppo il Turismo Vienne iI Colonialismo (Centro Lavoro Arte, Milan, 1989), Moone, Atelier des Réseaux-machines à communiquer (La Villette, Paris, 1992), Mutations de l’image (Vidéothèque of Paris, 1994), Arte e Tecnologia (MAC/USP, São Paulo, 1995), Mediações (Itaú Cultural, São Paulo, 1997), 2ª Bienal de Artes Visuais do Mercosul (Porto Alegre, 1999), Link Age/Mecad (Barcelona, 2000), and Interconnect@ between Attention and Immersion (ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany, 2006).
This document attests to great interest in issues related to telematic networks as well as the decentralization and viability of new exchanges. A complementary perspective can be found in “Mundos virtuais e vidas artificiais” by Suzete Venturelli [ICAA digital archive 1111136)]. Other related texts include Prado’s summary of telematic networks entitled “Cronologia de experiências artísticas nas redes de telecomunicações” (1111289) and his “Utilizações artísticas de imagens em direto na world wide web” (1111125). In 2003, Prado published the book Arte telemática.