A Talk by Francesco Vezzoli

All are welcome to attend this free, public talk. Question and answer period to follow.

Francesco Vezzoli is an Italian artist known for his lavish video works, in particular “Trailer for a Remake of Gore Vidal’s Caligula,” and for his embroideries. His work explores melodrama, humour, and glamour, gravitating toward famous film directors, authors, fashion designers and pop icons, who star, contribute, or are referenced in his work. He studied at the Central St. Martin’s School of Art in London from 1992 to 1995.

His work has been exhibited at many institutions including The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York (2002); Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Turin (2002); Fondazione Prada, Milan (2004 and 2005); Museu Serralves, Porto (2005); Le Consortium, Dijon (2006); Tate Modern, London (2006); Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (2007); Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (2009); Moderna Museet, Stockholm (2009-2010); Kunsthalle Wien (2009); the Garage Center for Contemporary Culture, Moscow (2010); and Gagosian Gallery, NYC (2011). His works have also been included in several biennials such as the 2006 Whitney Biennial, the 49th and 51st Venice Biennials, the 26th São Paulo Biennial; and the 6th International Istanbul Biennial.

The Distinguished Visiting Artist Program is made possible by the generous support of the Rennie Collection. http://www.renniecollection.org/index.php

Video of Q/A after this talk:
http://vimeo.com/35580993