Alejandro Cesarco | the artist

The artist Alejandro Cesarco
Born 1975, Montevideo, Uruguay.
Lives and works in New York City, USA.

Style and technique of the artist: Conceptual Art, Video,

‘I am interested in cataloguing, classifying, appropriating and reinterpreting texts’.

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Present Memory, a newly commissioned video, features an intimate portrait of the artist's father, a doctor recently diagnosed with cancer. Using a 16mm camera, Cesarco filmed him in his medical practice in Montevideo with a series of close-ups and medium shots. He later projected this footage onto the same room and recorded the film screening with a video camera. The resulting video is now being shown at three different sites across the museum. Conceived as a projection of a projection, its repetition creates a visual echo and activates a sense of déjà vu every time the viewer re-encounters it...

every word was once a poem


Alejandro Cesarco works brazenly in a tradition, the aesthetic confines of classic conceptual art. In his work, text prevails over image—replacing it or transforming it. Free of the historical concern of visual originality, Cesarco’s art commands a set of forms that could be aptly described as “the aesthetics of administration.”

The Two Stories

Interview, Luis Camnitzer by Alejandro Cesarco