Uruguay-born Alejandro Cesarco's Art & Bio | Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative
b. 1975, Montevideo | lives and works in New York
Alejandro Cesarco’s work is influenced by literature and literary theory, and by the fragile relationships that exist between imagery, language, and meaning. In addition to his studio practice, the Uruguayan-born artist has curated several exhibitions and runs Art Resources Transfer (A.R.T.), a nonprofit organization founded in 1987 to document conversations between artists. Index (2000) is the first of a series of indices for imaginary books. The alphabetical list invites the reader to mentally write a text in reverse, forging links between references to European, Latin American, and North American architecture, art, film, literature, music, and philosophy.
Alejandro Cesarco ArtReview, December 2012 In the opening scene of Alejandro Cesarco’s five-part black-and-white 16 mm film Everness (2008), a handsome young man sits beside a brimming bookcase, discoursing measuredly on the ideas of an unnamed literary thinker. More
Prescribe the Symptom Midway Contemporary Art, Minneapolis, March 6–April 18, 2015 The title of Alejandro Cesarco’s solo exhibition, which presents new photographic works and a recently completed video, refers to a form of reverse psychology used in family psychotherapy decades ago, and alludes to various conditions and methodologies of memory and the shape of autobiography within the exhibition. More