Alejandro Cesarco

Alejandro Cesarco

The protégé

Published in 2007

Alejandro Cesarco, 32, from Uruguay, challenges viewers to seek new meaning behind the text and images of his evocative and complex creations.

After a degree in economics from Montevideo’s Universidad Católica del Uruguay (1994-1998), he went to live in New York. From 1998 to 2000, he studied on the New York University/International Center of Photography programme.

Among his diverse projects, consisting of photographs, videos, books and a sculpture project, many have been exhibited in galleries and museums in the United States, Latin America and Europe. Two solo exhibitions in New York, at the Murray Guy Gallery and at Art in General, addressed his recurrent interests in repetition, narrative and the practices of reading and translating. With a strong interest in collaboration, he also works as a curator and editor at New York’s Art Resources Transfer/A.R.T. Press. In September 2007 in Pôrto Alegre in Brazil, Cesarco curated the Conversations Exhibition, exploring cultural geography through specific relationships between works of art. Baldessari contributed work at Cesarco’s invitation.