1985 · Italy
Alessandro Simonini (Modena IT, 1985) lives and works in Milan. In 2008 he graduated in Philosophy (Aesthetics) at the Alma Mater Studiorum of Bologna and he studied acting at School of Theatre Louis Jouvet. In 2011 he wins the critics’ award Next Generation 2011, Premio Patrizia Barlettani, Fabbrica Borroni, Milano, curated by Roberto Milani. In 2012 he graduated in Visual Arts (DAMS), University of Bologna. For solo exhibitions include among others: JUDGE-MENT, CURRENT project, Milan, 2018; Merry Apocalypse!! [and Happy New Rebirth], curated by Luiza Samanda Turrini, Cayce’s Lab, Modena IT, 2013; The Judge-ment, Spazio Elastico, Bologna, 2012; Genesi, curated by Gender Bender Festival, Il Cassero, Bologna, 2011. For collective exhibitions include among others: 10x10per, curated by Out44, Davide Gallo Arte Contemporanea, Milan, 2017; Statements 2014.2, curated by Ivan Quaroni, Circoloquadro, Milan, 2014. He collaborated as performer for KURA. c/o Fonderia Artistica Battaglia, Human Scream Clock by Davide Balula, Milano, 2018 and Marsèlleria, MALE MALE MALEN by Jacopo Miliani, Milan, 2017. Residencies: (upcoming) VIR Viafarini-in-residence, January/March 2019, Milan. His work is articulated through different media that include sculpture, video, sound, performance and installation. The «project» is the shadow of his experience exactly how existence is a possibility of relationships that man can determine, is transcend, throw-forward himself. So the processing of an artistic project represents for him a way of being-in-the-world. In his own work, he defines himself as researcher even before an artist, re-creating a space where self awareness and symbol interact alchemically with the spectator.