New York-based artist Alejandro Cesarco (b. 1975, Montevideo, Uruguay) expands the limits of meaning-making by creating new kinds of narrative structures. His diverse projects address recurring interests in repetition, classification, and the practices of reading and translating. Cesarco’s work can be seen as a continuation of the history of Conceptual art through his use of text and narration. Yet, where Minimalist and Conceptual strategies of the United States in the 1960s and 1970s were often dry and mechanical, this artist’s body of work has emotive and romantic qualities not usually associated with those movements.
Alejandro Cesarco was born in 1975 in Montevideo, Uruguay. He has exhibited in galleries and museums in the United States, Latin America and Europe. His most recent solo exhibitions include Now & Then, Charles H Scott Gallery, Vancouver, Canada (2009), Once Within A Room, New Langton Arts, San Francisco, CA (2008), Retrospective, in collaboration with John Baldessari, Murray Guy, New York (2007); Some Recent Examples, Murray Guy, New York (2006); and Margeurite Duras’ India Song, Art in General, New York (2006). Cesarco has curated exhibitions in the U.S., Uruguay, Argentina and most recently a project for the 6th Mercosur Biennial (2007), Porto Alegre, Brazil. He is director of Art Resources Transfer where he initiated and edits Between Artists, an ongoing series of conversation based books. He lives and works in New York.