Artist, poet, choreographer Alex Cecchetti has developed a unique practice, difficult to classify, that could be called art of avoidance: tactical and poetic, aesthetic and materialistic, its system leads to produce specific situations or objects that can exist both inside and outside the traditional exhibitions. It is in this double movement of representation and conceal that it’s possible to inscribe his staging of invisible choreographies of hidden nudes and sleeping dancers. His work focuses on the construction of specific narratives that are experienced both mentally and physically by the audience.
Alex Cecchetti recent solo exhibitions include: At the gate of the music palace at Spike Island, Bristol, UK and Void, Derry, Irland (2018). Tamam Shud at La Ferme du Buisson, Noisiel, France and Centre For Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland; Cetaceans at Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Italy (2017); The Printing House of Hell at Kunstraum, London, UK (2015); Comrades of Fear and wonder at Contemporary Art Centre (CAC), Vilnius, Lithuania (2012).
Cecchetti Performances and artworks have been presented at venues including Castello di Rivoli, Turin (2019); Palais de Tokyo, Paris and ThalieLab / Thalie Art Foundation, Bruxelles(2017); Parades, Palais De La Découverte, FIAC 2016, Paris and Playground Festival, M Leuven & STUK, Leuven, Belgium (2016); Serpentine Galleries, London (2015 and 2019); Serralves Foundation, Porto, (2014) South London Gallery (2013); MAXXI museum, Rome (2012).