World renown artist Francesco Vezzoli will also present an
exhibition of his iconic performance piece with Lady Gaga and the Bolshoi
Ballet in 2009.
The exhibition will document Francesco Vezzoli's highly visual performance
which took references from Le Bal (1935), the only one of the Ballet Russes
ever to be designed by Balanchine in collaboration with an Italian artist, the
Surrealist Giorgio de Chirico. Vezzoli collaborated to conceive every detail of
the interior space, the piano-art work by Damien Hirst and the costumes by
Miuccia Prada to create a ‘living, breathing artwork’. The work included an
elaborate combination different genres of video, petit-point embroidery,
photography and live performance.
Francesco Vezzoli was born in 1971, in Brescia, Italy. He
studied at the Central St. Martin's School of Art in London from 1992 to 1995.
He currently lives and works in Milan. Vezzoli has had solo shows in several
major venues including Castello di Rivoli Museo d'Arte Contemporanea, Turin;
New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York; Museu Serralves, Porto; Fondazione
Prada, Milan and Le Consortium, Dijon. His works have also been included in
several biennials such as the 2006 Whitney Biennial, the 49th and 51st Venice
Biennials, the 26th São Paulo Biennial; the 6th International Istanbul
Biennial; and in group shows at Whitechapel Art Gallery, London; The Studio
Museum in Harlem, New York; The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia; Witte
de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam; Tate Liverpool; and the Migros