Roberto Cuoghi joins Lehmann Maupin
Roberto Cuoghi has joined Lehmann Maupin's international roster of artists, and the gallery will present his debut exhibition in the fall of 2015. The artist joins the gallery at an exciting time, ahead of his upcoming solo exhibition at Le Consortium, Dijon, France (October 17, 2014 - January 11, 2015) that will travel to the Aspen Art Museum (February 13 - May 16, 2015).
“I have been a great admirer of Roberto’s since I first saw his work at the Deste Foundation in 2007 in the exhibition Fractured Figure—Works from the Dakis Joannou Collection, then again a year later in After Nature at the New Museum,” said Rachel Lehmann. “Lehmann Maupin is very interested in representing artists who create their own uniquely personal worlds, and no one has a world quite like Roberto’s.”
Cuoghi (b. 1973, Modena, Italy) is a multimedia artist working in painting, sculpture, digital animation, drawing, and sound. He is perhaps best known for his dramatic life choice, at age 24, where he physically altered his appearance to become a well-respected man in his sixties. That decision laid the groundwork for many of his works that explore issues surrounding transformation, time, memory, identity, and death. One of his most recent works, Šuillakku—corral version (2014), a large-scale sound installation that creates a hybrid between the music of non-Western and Western cultures and is inspired by the ancient Assyrian empire, was the subject of his first U.S. museum show at the New Museum in the spring 2014.