Chiara Giovando is an artist and curator. She attended the San Francisco Art Institute for her BFA studies and received her MFA from California Institute of the Arts in 2011. Based in experimental music practices her work includes installation, performance and film. Giovando works with sound as a material, creating sculptural instances of sound that activate and disrupt psychoacoustic perception. Her films include, Proud Flesh (2008), This Love (2010), Archaic Smile (2011). She was Curator in Residence at Disjecta Contemporary Art Center in Portland OR, and led a full programatic year titled Sound is Matter, she was Co-Director and Curator at Human Resources L.A., where she organized several exhibitions of newly commissioned works. In 2012 she was awarded a research fellowship with German collector and curator René Block that culminated the exhibition Hammer Without a Master: Henning Christiansen’s Archive, an exhibition that included 14 artists and composers as well as archival material. She curated an exhibition of new sound art in Los Angeles titled, The Third Ear, as part of Fellows of Contemporary Art’s Curator’s Lab Award. She was creator of the Sound Structures series in San Francisco that recreated indeterminacy scores ranging from early Japanese Fluxus works to Steve Reich's Pendulum Music, to Cornelius Cardew’s The Great Learning to new graphic scores. In 2014 she founded Thousand Points of Light, a site-works and residency program in Joshua Tree, CA.Giovando has performed both nationally and internationally.