50 x 50 x 9 cm [19.7 x 19.7 x 3.5 inches]
Unique, from a series of four diptychs, accompanied by a signed certificate.
About the work
Roberto Cuoghi has generously presented Whitechapel Gallery with a series of four diptychs to support the future exhibition and education programme of the gallery. Each unique diptych contains two contrasting drawings in pencil, pastel and Tempera on Vellum paper, delicately pinned onto backdrops of foam and spunge materials. Each framed in a plywood box, the overall presentation of the diptych is unconventional and invites the viewer to contemplate the curious drawings that it contains.
About the artist
Roberto Cuoghi (b. 1973, Modena, Italy) is a multimedia artist working in painting, sculpture, digital animation, drawing, and sound. He is perhaps best known for his dramatic life choice, at age 24, where he physically altered his appearance to become a well-respected man in his sixties. That decision laid the groundwork for many of his works that explore issues surrounding transformation, time, memory, identity, and death. One of his most recent works, Šuillakku—corral version (2014), a large-scale sound installation that creates a hybrid between the music of non-Western and Western cultures and is inspired by the ancient Assyrian empire, was the subject of an exhibition at the New Museum in the spring 2014.
Solo exhibitions were held at the New Museum, New York, NY (2014); the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2011); the Institute of Contemporary Art, London (2008). His work has been shown in numerous group exhibitions at important venues worldwide, such as Collection Sandretto Re Rebaudengo: Have you seen me before?, Whitechapel Gallery, London, (2013); The Encyclopedic Palace, the 55th Venice Biennale, (2013); The Residue of Memory, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO (2012); 10000 Lives, Gwangju Biennale, Korea (2010); Skin Fruit, New Museum, New York (2010); Fare Mondi/Making Worlds, 53rd Venice Biennale, (2009); Fractured Figure, Deste Foundation Centre for Contemporary Art, Athens (2007); Sequence 1, Palazzo Grassi, Venice, Italy (2007); and Of Mice and Men, 4th Berlin Biennial for Contemporary Art (2006).
Roberto Cuoghi lives and works in Milan.
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