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Francesco Vezzoli

June 19 - September 17, 2010

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.

Artist Profile:

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 Museum, Zurich

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