Born in Modena, Italy, in 1973, Cuoghi gained a great deal of attention in 1998 for dramatically altering his appearance, prematurely transforming himself into an old man. By gaining weight, dying his hair gray, and adapting the mannerisms of his father, he explored themes of transformation, time, memory, identity, and death in a piece that straddled the line between fiction and reality. Cuoghi’s work also includes painting, sculpture, digital animation, drawing, and sound. Cuoghi has had solo exhibitions at New York’s New Museum (2014); the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2011); and the Institute of Contemporary Art, London (2008). He was featured in the Venice Biennale in 2009 and 2013; the 2010 Gwangju Biennale, Korea; and the 2006 Berlin Biennale. The artist was previously represented by the London- and Milan-based gallery Massimo De Carlo.

Roberto Cuoghi
Roberto Cuoghi
Modena, 1973
Italy

Past Exhibitions

Roberto Cuoghi: Perla Pollina, 1996-2016

Museo MADRE
27/05/2017 — 18/09/2017

Curated by?

Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo
30/06/2016 — 16/10/2016

Roberto Cuoghi: Putiferio

DESTE Foundation 21/06/2016 — 30/09/2016

Liberi tutti! Art and Society in Italy. 1989 – 2001

Museo Ettore Fico
09/07/2015 — 31/10/2015

Solo Shows

2017
Imitazione di Cristo, Italian Pavillion, 57th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italie (Italy). PERLA POLLINA, 1996-2016, Museo Madre, Naples, Italie (Italy).
PERLA POLLINA, 1996-2016, Centre d’Art Contemporain de Genève, Suisse (Switzerland)

2016
Putiferio, DESTE Foundation Project Space, Slaughterhouse, Hydra, Grèce (Greece)

2015
da ida e pingala a ida e ida o pingala e pingala, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO, Etats-Unis (U.S.A.).

2014
da ida e pingala a ida e ida o pingala e pingala, Le Consortium, Dijon, France Šuillakku- corral version, curated by Massimiliano Gioni and Margot Norton, New Museum, New York, NY, Etats-Unis (U.S.A.).

2012

ZOLOTO, Massimo De Carlo, Milano.

2011

Roberto Cuoghi, UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, USA.

Group Shows

2017
Pompei@Madre. Materia Archeologica, MADRE Museum, Naples, Italie (Italy). Imitazione di Cristo, Italian Pavilion, 57th Venice Biennale, Italie (Italy).

2016
Curated By (?), Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Italie (Italy).
Versus: La sftda dell’artista al suo modello in un secolo di fotografta e disegno, Galleria civica di Modena, Modena, Italie (Italy).
Ether, Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris, France. A occhi chiusi gli occhi sono straordinariamente aperti, XVI Quadriennale d’arte, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome, Italie (Italy).

2015
Fobofilia: Opere dalla Collezione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Fondazione Sand.retto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Italie (ltaly).
Future Season Post Lehmann Maupin, New York, Etats-Unis (U.S.A.).
Ametria Benaki Museum, Pil’eos St., Athens, Grèce (Greece).
Exquisite Corpse, Galerie Chantal Crousel at The Mistake Room, L.A., Etats-Unis (U.S.A.).
Ennesima, Una mostra di sette mostre sull’arte italiana, Triennale di Milano, curated by Vincenzo de Bellis, Milan, Italie (Italy).
Liberi Tutti!, curated by Luca Beatrice, Andrea Busto and Cristiana Perrella, Museo Ettore Fico, Turin, Italie (Italy).
Spin-Off Muestra de la Colecci6n Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Centro de Arte Contemponineo de Quito, Montevideo y Luis Dàvila, Quito, Equateur (Ecuador).

2013

Have you seen me before?, Whitechapel Gallery, London.
Collection Sandretto Re Rebaudengo: Have you seen me before? Whitechapel Gallery, London.
53° Biennale di Venezia – Il Palazzo Enciclopedico, curated by Massimiliano Gioni, La Biennale di Venezia, Giardini – Arsenale, Venice.

2012

Gli artisti italiani della Collezione ACACIA, Palazzo Reale, Milan.
The Residue of Memory, curated by Heidi Zuckerman, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen (CO), USA.
Fuoriclasse, curated by Luca Cerizza, GAM e PAC, Milan.

Contacts & Details

City of birth: Modena Country of birth: Italy Date of birth: 1973 Lives in: Milan