Born in 1987 in Basel, Dion Monti is an Artist and Music-Producer.
With his sonic origins in sound design and experimental composition he has worked with Thenjiwe Niki Nkosi, Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum and Deville Cohen to name a few, on Art Installations, films and performances. His Contributions are found in galleries, collections and museums around the world, most recently with Gabrielle Goliath’s video installation ‘This song is for…’ at Kunsthaus Baselland and Kunsthaus Zürich.
Since 2016 he has been creating and performing music with Nonku Phiri, which so far has taken them on two Asian-tours and shows in the USA, Europe and Africa.
As a music-producer, Dion mostly works with Artists of Johannesburg’s experimental imprint, ‘Mushroom Hour-Half Hour’, which he co-owns. Recent notable works include: Dumama&Kechou’s ‘Buffering Juju’ and both albums by rotating collective SPAZA. All 3 albums gained great recognition by the international press and public.
For the community he runs a series of talks, called Chips&Etc, to which he invites artists from different disciplines to speak about their becoming in the context of music. Additionally Dion is responsible for ‘CDR’ in Johannesburg. A concept originated in London, around production workshops and sharing of works in progress within the Johannesburg music Sub-culture.
Dion lives in Basel and Johannesburg.