Internationally acclaimed artist and Scientia Professor Dennis Del Favero has been appointed an Executive Director at the Australian Research Council (ARC).

Professor Del Favero, who will oversee the Humanities and Creative Arts at ARC, is currently Director of UNSW’s iCinema Centre for Interactive Cinema Research, Deputy-Director of UNSW Art & Design’s National Institute for Experimental Arts and former ARC Australian Professorial Fellow.

His work has been exhibited in major international museums and galleries nationally and internationally, the Sydney Film Festival, Biennale of Architecture Rotterdam and the Biennial of Seville.

Among other projects Professor Del Favero developed a 360-degree, virtual reality mine safety-training simulator at iCinema that has been adopted by Australian and Asian mining companies, and his latest research initiative is a collaboration with the ABC on a major digital archive, Retrospect: War, Family, Afghanistan.

He will take up his position at ARC in mid-August.

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