Roberto Cuoghi

Robert Cuoghi, The Imitation of Christ, 2017. Production documentation. Photo: Alessandra Sofia

Robert Cuoghi, The Imitation of Christ, 2017. Production documentation. Photo: Alessandra Sofia

Roberto Cuoghi (b. 1973, Modena, Italy) lives and works in Milan, Italy. Material transformation and hybridity are themes running through Cuoghi’s practice. His diverse output ranges from drawings, paintings, sculptures and sound installations. In an early work from 1998, Cuoghi, then aged only 24, completely adopted a middle-aged persona by growing a beard, gaining weight, dying his hair grey and adopting middle-aged mannerisms. More recently in The Imitation of Christ (2017), Christ-like figures cast in unstable materials degrade, offering many different versions of Christ.

Recent exhibitions include the 57th and 55th Venice Biennale, Italy (2017 and 2013); Aspen Art Museum, USA (2015); New Museum, New York, USA (2014); Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, USA (2011); ICA, London, UK (2008); Gwangju Biennale, South Korea (2007); and 4th Berlin Biennial, Germany (2006).