John di Stefano

male
Born
1963
in
Montreal
Canada
CA
Lives in
Sydney , NSW
Australia
New South Wales AU
Biography

Video and interdisciplinary maker, curator, teacher. Montreal-bred, Concordia-trained, New Zealand-based di Stefano is best known on the queer circuit for Tell Me Why: The Epistemology of Disco (1991, 24), a funny and celebratory but political analysis of the role of disco culture in queer identity. His 2000 video HUB (2000, 22) was about airport space, not surprisingly a personal issue for the artist, and his 2002 exhibition “Je me souviens” treated his hero, Pier Paolo Pasolini, the Italian queer communist filmmaker/poet.