Alejandro Cesarco

1975 · Uruguay

Artist biography

Alejandro Cesarco is a mid-career contemporary visual artist, who originates from Uruguay, like other celebrated artists such as Ernesto Morales, Jill Mulleady, Alejandro Cesarco, Joaquín Torres García, and Daniel Ybarra. Alejandro Cesarco was born in 1975.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Alejandro Cesarco is represented and exhibited by two galleries, which are Parra & Romero | Madrid in Spain and Tanya Leighton in Germany. Alejandro Cesarco most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Parra & Romero | Madrid in Spain with the exhibition Chronotopes. The exhibition was open from 27 November 2019 until 07 February 2020. Alejandro Cesarco's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions; Photographs in Different Sizes (15 November 2018 - 09 February 2019) at Parra & Romero | Madrid in Spain and Tandem: Alejandro Cesarco and Tamar Guimarães (26 June 2019 - 15 August 2019) at Alexander and Bonin in the United States. Alejandro Cesarco's first listed exhibition in Artland's database was called Nothing Will Be As Before - Ten Years of Tanya Leighton and took place at Tanya Leighton in Berlin, Germany from the 10 July 2018 to 18 August 2018.

Further Biographical Context for Alejandro Cesarco

Alejandro Cesarco was born in 1975 and was primarily inspired creatively by the 1990s. In the United Kingdom, a group of artists known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists, dominated the artistic culture of the decade. They were a loosely affiliated and diverse group, connected generally by their age and nationality. A number of the members had attended the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths in London, and were favoured by Charles Saatchi, the ‘super collector’ of art at the time. The most well-known member of YBAs is arguably Damien Hirst, and other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Johnson (née Sam Taylor-Wood). Through their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, the YBAs gained a controversial reputation image which was further fuelled by their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an attitude that was at the same time rebellious and entrepreneurial. The group was predominant in the British art scene in the 1990s and their group show ‘Sensation’ is now viewed as legendary. Relational Aesthetics, a term coined by curator Nicholas Bourriaud to describe the act of making art based on human relations and their social context, became a central idea in the 1990s. Works by artists like Douglas Gordon, Gillian Wearing, Philippe Parenno and Liam Gillick were described as significant artists who worked to this outline.

Alejandro Cesarco