Alejandro Cesarco, Dedication, Takes / Outakes (Layered), 2019. Courtesy the artist.

Talk: Alejandro Cesarco

Thursday, March 12, 6pm
Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema
149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver

Please join us for a talk by Alejandro Cesarco, the SFU School for the Contemporary Arts' Spring 2020 Audain Visual Artist in Residence.

Through different formats and strategies, Cesarco's expanded practice — which includes producing artwork, publishing books and curating exhibitions — reflects his recurrent interest in repetition, narrative, and the practices of reading and translating. Drawing from within the legacies and genealogies of conceptual art, Cesarco finds moments of affect to explore "the way meaning is felt."[1] His recently completed doctoral dissertation, Under the Sign of Regret, reads artistic forms through the lens of regret, and positions regret as an aesthetic mode and methodological tool to address the relationships between imagery, language and meaning.

Alejandro Cesarco was born in Montevideo, Uruguay and currently lives in New York. Cesarco's most recent solo exhibitions include a solo exhibition, Witte de With, Rotterdam (2019); These Days, Tanya Leighton Gallery, Berlin (2019); Tactics & Technics, CAC Vilnius (2019); and Song, The Renaissance Society, Chicago (2017). In 2011 he represented Uruguay at the 54th Venice Biennial. He has curated exhibitions in the US, Uruguay, Argentina and, most recently, sections of the 33 Bienal de São Paulo, Brazil (2018) and ARCO, Madrid (2020). Cesarco is director of the non-profit organization, Art Resources Transfer.

[1] Alejandro Cesarco, a solo exhibition, Witte de With Contemporary Art, accessed Feb 14, 2020,