Alek O. was born in Buenos Aires (1981). She graduated in industrial design at Politecnico di Milano, Milan in 2005. She lives and works in Como, Italy. Her practice blends notions of the readymade with craft, embroidery, painting and other traditional conventions of art making. Her choice of material indicates her personal interest in the re-use of everyday objects but also reflects the anecdotal significance of what she has transformed. Objects that are (re)used in her creations often have personal meanings: umbrellas used in a vacation to the beach, tables used in her family’s house and sweaters worn by the artist are but a few of her compositional elements. Parasols, gloves found and collected by the artist and a wide range of other goods carry with them the stories of past owners and memories.

Alek O. Courtesy Gallery Vela, Londra.
Alek O.
Buenos Aires, 1981
Argentina

Solo Shows

2016

Time Goes By So Slowly, Jeanine Hofland, Amsterdam, NL.

2014

Frieze Focus, London, UK If There is a Last Summer Morning, Frutta, Rome, IT.

2013

On Parasols, Jumpers and Balls, Meessen De Clercq, Brussels, BE.
Uprisings: Alek O., MOSTYN, Wales, UK.

Group Shows

2016

Support Material, soft furnishings, curated by Liang Luscombe and Lisa Radford, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology Project Space, Melbourne, AU.
Sem Saber Quando Virá o Amanhecer…, curated by Luiza Teixeira de Freitas, Silvia Cintra + Box4, Rio De Janeiro, BR.

2015

Art Situacions I-III, SPAIN / ITALY (2015 – 2016), curated by Vicente Todolì, Maria de Corral, Lorena Martinez de Corral, Ilaria Gianni, Villa Croce, Genova, IT, MACRO, Roma, IT, Matadero, Madrid, ES.
Ennesima. Una mostra di sette mostre sull’arte italiana, curated by Vincenzo de Bellis, Triennale, Milan, IT.
SPRINT, Salone di Editoria Indipendente e d’Artista, O’, Milan, IT.
Premio Cairo, Palazzo della Permanente, Milan, IT.
Cinnamon Colomboscope – Shadow Scenes, curated by Natasha Ginwala, Goethe Institut, Colombo, LK.
TAVERNA – We are open (Icastica 2015), curated by Ilaria Gianni, Fraternita dei Laici, Arezzo, IT .
What is a Bird? We Simply Don’t Know, curated by Domenico de Chirico, Nicodim, Bucharest, RO.
Fantastica. The way we make art, BeatTricks, Milan, IT.
Alek O. and James Viscardi, Carl Kostyál, Stockholm, SW Le regole del gioco, curated by Luca Lo Pinto, Studio Castiglioni, Milan, IT.

2014

The Go-Between – artists from the Ernesto Esposito collection, Museo di Capodimonte, Napoli, IT.
SMALL Rome, curated by Adam Carr, Frutta, Rome, IT.
Ab-Stretching the Canvas, Jeanine Hofland, Amsterdam, NL Non-Profit & Profit, SpazioA, Pistoia, IT.
Accordion, Laura Bartlett, London, UK.

Contacts & Details

City of birth: Buenos Aires Country of birth: Argentina Date of birth: 1981 Lives in: Milan