Alessandro Calabrese


An architecture graduate, Alessandro Calabrese (1983) lives and works in Milan. He is an assistant lecturer at the Accademia Carrara di Belle Arti (Academy Carrara of fine arts) in Bergamo and teaches at NABA (New Academy of Fine Arts) in Milan. As a visual artist, he prefers to work with images and words, sometimes his own, in other cases with those of others which he appropriates. His main exhibitions include those related to the project A Failed Entertainment which belong to the Foam Talent Call 2015, in Amsterdam. His works were shown at the MACRO and MAXXI museums in Rome for the Graziadei Prize. In 2017, he presented his first solo exhibition Impasse at the Viasaterna gallery, displaying his unreleased work The Long Thing, followed by, among others, the exhibitions at Palazzo Reale for the Cairo Prize in 2018, and the collective exhibition After Monet at the MART (Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Trento and Rovereto). He publishes most of his books with the publishing house Skinnerboox. He oversees the programming of Condominio, a space dedicated to contemporary photography in Milan.