Alfredo Aceto

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Alfredo Aceto
Born (1991-03-29) March 29, 1991 (age 27)
Known for Contemporary Art
Website 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 Centre d'Art Contemporain Geneva.[2]

Art work[edit]

Using among others sculpture, film and sound, Italian Swiss-based artist Alfredo Aceto creates spaces suspended between fiction and reality. His environments are places to live, in which one can find a sort of melancholy, artificial time alteration and image saturation. The objects he produces are traces, functional elements for the construction of the space where the blurred boundaries between his personal timeline and the collective one express the way chronology can be manipulate. His work arises from the will to create a place where would mix together the various strata of a linear form of time, turning into a platform from which signs of different ages emerge. Developing his work in a creative path that passes through multiple and never truly resolved phases of growth. Alfredo Aceto nurtures his own research by questioning his own self and, more in general, the ego that reigns in every person, if only on a latent level. In 2015, Aceto began teaching art at ECAL in Lausanne. In 2018 he is nominated for Swiss Art Awards in Basel.


Solo exhibitions[edit]

  • 2017 'Unreachable Turtles, Lateral Art Space, Cluj-Napoca
  • 2017 Endemisms, Andersen's Contemporary, Copenhagen
  • 2016 Something between Posthistoria and Prehistoria, Barriera and Albert Stiftung Foundation, Turin
  • 2016 Modesty or Surprise, Museo Pietro Canonica a Villa Borghese, Rome
  • 2016 Everyone stands alone at the heart of the world, pierced by a ray of sunlight, and suddenly it’s evening, COSMIC Galerie, Bugada & Cargnel Paris
  • 2015 Refaire le Portrait #Acte 1, Kunsthalle Geneva, Genève
  • 2015 Refaire le Portrait #Acte 2, Lavorare lavorare lavorare, preferisco il rumore del mare, Kunsthalle Geneva, Centre D'Art Contemporain, Geneva
  • 2014 Prophétie et Croque-Monsieurs, Happy Baby Gallery, Lausanne
  • 2014 HARAM, Frutta, Rome
  • 2013 iii-ooo, BLANCPAIN ART CONTEMPORAIN, Geneva
  • 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
  • 2009 Poursuite, curated by Olga Gambari, Centre Culturel Francais, Turin

Selected group exhibitions[edit]

  • 2018 Swiss Art Awards, Messe Basel, Basel
  • 2018 Greffes, Lateral Art Space, Cluj-Napoca
  • 2018 Re-Routing Nature, Alfredo Aceto, Jakob Kudsk Steensen, Adrien Missika, Biitsi, Rune Bosse, Viktor Timofeev, curated by Irene Campolmi, Sixty-Eight Art Institute, Copenaghen
  • 2018 Greffes, Beatrice Burati Anderson Art Space, Venice
  • 2017 La Norme Idéale, Levy Delval, Bruxelles
  • 2017 X, Galerie l'ELAC, Renens
  • 2017 Shivers Only, with Iván Argote, Mohamed Bourouissa, Antoine Donzeaud, Julien Goniche, Angélique Heidler, Thomas Mailaender, Hubert Marot, Naoki Sutter-Shudo, La Paix, Paris
  • 2017 National Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest
  • 2017 Terrasse 2017, Silicon Malley, Lausanne
  • 2017 Greffes, with Mohamed Namou, Achraf Touloub, Villa Medici, Rome
  • 2017 Happiness is a Fiat 500, White Cuib, Cluj-Napoca
  • 2017 Mementos, curated by Piper Marshall and Jens Hoffmann, Tours et Taxis, Bruxelles
  • 2017 Prix MAIF pour la sculpture 2017, MAIF Social Club, Paris
  • 2017 Alfredo Aceto, Nicola Martini, Lionel Maunz, DITTRICH & SCHLECHTRIEM, Berlin
  • 2017 Premio Moroso, curated by Andrea Bruciati and Paola Pivi, Museo Etnografico, Udine
  • 2017 Solidi Platoonici, La Rada, Locarno
  • 2017 General Audition, curated by Samuel Gross and Stéphane Kropf, L'élac, Lausanne
  • 2016 In Mostra - corpo, gesto, postura, curated by Simone Menegoi, Artissima, Turin
  • 2016 The Milky Way, Gio Marconi, Milan
  • 2016 Il Principio è solo e solo un centro spostato verso il centro, COSMIC Galerie, Bugada & Cargnel Paris
  • 2016 Souvenir d'été, Villa Medici, Rome
  • 2016 I would've Done Everything For You / Gimme More!, Flat 7, 22 Westland Place, curated by Cédric Fauq, London
  • 2016 Kiefer-Ablitzel, Swiss Art Awards, Basel
  • 2016 All the Lights We Cannot See, Random Institute, Pyongyang
  • 2016 Texture and Liquidity, The Workbench International, Milan
  • 2015 Death of the Shambls, Silicon Malley, Prilly
  • 2015 Wincklemans, PAZIOLI, Chavannes-près-Renens
  • 2015 Unter 30 Junge Schweizer Kunst Kiefer Hablitzel Preis, Kunsthaus Glarus, Glarus
  • 2015 Nuit des Musées, Musée Jenisch, Vevey
  • 2015 Kiefer-Ablitzel, Swiss Art Awards, Basel
  • 2015 LISTE, Bugada & Cargnel, Basel
  • 2015 L'heure qu'il est, Centre d'Art Contemporain (CACY), Yverdon-les-Bains
  • 2015 Lavorare lavorare lavorare, preferisco il rumore del mare, Kunsthalle Geneva, Centre D'Art Contemporain, Geneva
  • 2015 Club of Matinée Idolz, CO2, Turin
  • 2014 The Go-Between, Museo di Capodimonte, Naples
  • 2014 The Arcades Project, Galerie Bugada & Cargnel, Paris
  • 2014 Jump, Gasconade at Art-O-Rama, Marseille
  • 2014 Partis Pris, Blancpain Art Contemporain, Geneva
  • 2014 World Wide, WALLRISS, Fribourg
  • 2013 One Thousand Four Hundred and Sixty Peep-Hole, Peep-Hole, Milan
  • 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, Alfredo Aceto, Trisha Baga, Benjamin Senior, Jacob Kerray, Aaron Angell, Ben Schumacher, David Ostrowski, 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



  • Premio Moroso, text by Cédric Fauq. Catalogue
  • As If We Never Said Goodbye, text by Elise Lammer. Ed. Dittrich & Schlechtriem
  • Something between Posthistoria and Prehistoria. Texts by Stéphanie Serra and Tristan Lavoyer. Barriera and Albert Stiftung Foundation (Pro Helvetia)
  • Alfredo Aceto | Andrea Bellini. First Monograph HAPAX. JRP Ringier 2015
  • Unter 30 XI Junge Schweizer Kunst Kiefer Hablitzel Preis. Catalogue. Kunsthaus Glarus
  • L'heure qu'il est, Centre d'Art Contemporain Yverdon (CACY). Catalogue
  • TEXTSCORE. Entretiens avec Arthur Fouray
  • De Generation of Painting. Fondazione 107
  • The Go In Between. Museo di Capodimonte
  • Km011. Umberto Allemandi & C
  • Interview Julien Previeux. Alfredo Aceto and Jean Bourgois, ECAL


  1. ^ Recent expositions at Blancpain Art Contemporain
  2. ^ [1] at Centre d'Art Contemporain Geneva

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