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Alex Da Corte

American, b. 1980

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Alex Da Corte

American, b. 1980

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Working as an “anthropologist of the immediate past,” artist Alex Da Corte creates sculpture with the colorful artifacts of turn-of-the-21st-century consumer culture. Da Corte’s reworked everyday objects—both the generic and the branded—take on an otherworldly quality in his constructed environments, videos, and digitally collaged images, or as material, in the case of his shampoo paintings. “I don’t think of sculpture as static, as dead objects. I think of them as tracing an action,” the artist has said of his work. “Sculpture is the unraveling of a familiar object.” In Da Corte’s practice, such unraveling often involves bright colors and crisp advertising imagery, and cameos by pop-culture figures like an ersatz version of Eminem played by the artist himself.

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Solo show at a major institution
New Museum, and 3 more
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Group show at a major institution
MoMA PS1, and 2 more
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Artforum, and 3 more
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Carnegie International, and 1 more
Biography

Working as an “anthropologist of the immediate past,” artist Alex Da Corte creates sculpture with the colorful artifacts of turn-of-the-21st-century consumer culture. Da Corte’s reworked everyday objects—both the generic and the branded—take on an otherworldly quality in his constructed environments, videos, and digitally collaged images, or as material, in the case of his shampoo paintings. “I don’t think of sculpture as static, as dead objects. I think of them as tracing an action,” the artist has said of his work. “Sculpture is the unraveling of a familiar object.” In Da Corte’s practice, such unraveling often involves bright colors and crisp advertising imagery, and cameos by pop-culture figures like an ersatz version of Eminem played by the artist himself.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Established
Established representation
Represented by industry leading galleries.
User
Solo show at a major institution
New Museum, and 3 more
Group
Group show at a major institution
MoMA PS1, and 2 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 3 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Carnegie International, and 1 more
Articles Featuring Alex Da Corte
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Why Video Is the Art Form of the Moment
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Oct 17th, 2019
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Dec 17th, 2018
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Alex Da Corte Gives Slim Shady an Art-World Comeback
Nov 20th, 2017
Alex Da Corte Gives Slim Shady an Art-World Comeback
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