Artist Biography:
Alessandro Teoldi is a New York-based artist born in Milan, Italy in 1987. He received his B.F.A. from Istituto Europeo di Design, Milan and an M.F.A. from ICP-Bard College, New York where he was awarded a merit-based scholarship. He has exhibited at venues including Spazio Morris, Milan; Artspace, New Haven; International Center of Photography, New York; Art Verona, Verona. Curatorial project includes Each Evening We See the Sunset at Spazio Morris, Milan (2013), a group exhibition about photography and materiality; Driveway (2014) and Collected Goods (2014) both at independent spaces in Brooklyn. NY.

Sometimes I wish I could forget what I know and — starting from the particular — build a new system that helps me understand the universal from a new perspective. I work intuitively, using different sources and appropriating various materials — thrift store paintings, YouTube videos, stock images or personal photographs. From these I create a new language, a vocabulary of visual signs that are different and disconnected from their original meaning. My practice is based on miscommunication. Iā€™m interested in the kaleidoscopic nature of words and how their meaning changes depending on the language I speak. I see words ā€“ similarly to photographs and paintings ā€“ as containers on which we project intimate shades, thus making translation a very misleading process.

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