Alfredo Aceto

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Alfredo Aceto
Born (1991-03-29) March 29, 1991 (age 23)
Known for Contemporary Art
Alfredo Aceto

Alfredo Aceto (born 1991) is a visual artist based in Switzerland. Aceto was born in Turin, Italy. He studied fine arts at ECAL. His practice is defined by constant narration and humor. Alfredo Aceto works on the paradox of immortality and its impossibility. His work has been shown at institutions and galleries such as Museo del Novecento, Blancpain Art Contemporain[1] and Luce Gallery.[2]

Art work[edit]

Aceto first gained international recognition with his obsessional relationship with French artist Sophie Calle. Aceto convinced Calle to make her signature tattooed on his arm (2009). By asking for a permanent artistic gesture Aceto becomes part of Sophie Calle’s work.
In NGC 6543, Aceto constructed a real-size whale that constitutes the effigy of a sculpture, appearing in a stately pose with one of the two eyes that belong to the artist. Almost without expression, it touch a sort of spirituality.
In 2013, he founded Allianz with his friend Emanuele Marcuccio. Allianz is a small platform for broad experimentation in culture.


Solo exhibitions[edit]

  • 2013 ALFREDINO, Luce Gallery, Turin
  • 2013 iii-ooo, BLANCPAIN ART CONTEMPORAIN, Geneva
  • 2012 iii-ooo, ECAL, conference about Paola Pivi and Alighiero Boetti, Lausanne
  • 2012 Drugs, curated by Aurore Valade, Galerie Vol de Nuits, Marseille
  • 2011 Lullabies for obsessions, Galleria Changing Role, Rome
  • 2010 Format à l'italienne, Espace le Carré, Lille
  • 2010 Special Project, Maison Folie Moulins, Lille
  • 2009 Il peso dell'aria, Castello di Rivara, Turin
  • 2009 Poursuite, curated by Olga Gambari, Centre Culturel Francais, Turin
  • 2008 Pripyat, Spazio Tadini, Milan
  • 2006 Periferie, Arte in ogni dove, Turin

Selected group exhibitions[edit]

  • 2013 One Thousand Four Hundred and Sixty Peep-Hole, Peep-Hole, Milan
  • 2013 89plus, curated by Hans-Ulrich Obrist and Simon Castet
  • 2013 Sol LeWit Loves Pancakes, ZIP, Basel
  • 2013 ARI MORTIS, curated by Milovan Farronato and Roberto Cuoghi, Museo del 900, Milan, Italy
  • 2012 There is a différence between a shaky or out-of-focus photograph and a snapshot of clouds and fog banks, curated by Philippe Decrauzat, ECAL
  • 2011 Fforfake, Belvedere di San Leucio, Caserta
  • 2011 This is Tomorrow, Galleria Annarumma, Naples
  • 2011 Nero su Nero, Galleria Franz Paludetto, Turin
  • 2011 Soirée, Centro Luigi Pecci, Prato
  • 2011 Lanificio, Lanificio 159 Magazzino dell'arte, Rome
  • 2011 Bramante & Friends, Galleria Nicola Pedana, Caserta
  • 2011 Km011, Turin Museum of Natural History, Turin
  • 2010 OPS!, Ambassade de France en Italie, Turin
  • 2009 La ricostruzione dei mondi, Galleria Changing Role, Rome
  • 2009 I ricordanti, Museo d'arte contemporanea La Filanda dei Cipressi del Real Belvedere di San Leucio, Caserta



  • Km011. Umberto Allemandi & C
  • Interview Julien Previeux. Alfredo Aceto and Jean Bourgois, ECAL


  1. ^ Recent expositions at Blancpain Art Contemporain
  2. ^ Exhibition at Luce Gallery

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