Lucas Artists Fellow

  • RESIDENCY DATES : Oct 24th 2016 to Jan 3rd 2017 | Jul 19th 2017 to Jul 22nd 2017 | Aug 17th 2019 to Aug 30th 2019 | to
  • PRACTICE : Composer
  • FROM : USA
  • TWITTER : @lucianochessa
  • INSTAGRAM : @lucianochessa

Chessa is a composer, conductor, performance artist, pianist, and musical saw/Vietnamese dan bau soloist. He has been awarded multiple commissions for performance projects by institutions such as New York City's Performa and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. He  presented a series of events at the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires to celebrate the Art of Noises Centennial; has been featured in the PSI International at Stanford University; and performed with Ellen Fullman and Theresa Wong at Houston’s CAMH. His Orchestra of Futurist Noise Intoners (OFNI) was hailed by The New York Times as one of the best events in the arts of 2009 and is touring internationally. In 2014, he presented three concerts at the Guggenheim Museum in New York, as part of a retrospective dedicated to Italian Futurism. His reading of Marinetti’s 1909 Manifesto and poetry to accompany Jen Sachs’s videos was a part of the exhibition installation. Two additional videos by Chessa/Sachs have been on view at Los Angeles's Getty Museum for the exhibit WWI: War of Images, Images of War. Read more at