Barcelona- based artist Alejandro Vidal is known for his large-format photographs, videos, and installations that assert a post-cinematic aesthetic of conflict, seen through a generational lens that distinguishes the obsolescence of transgression in societies obsessed with control. His early works brought together references to activism, early rave period, ‘80s cult movies, manuals of self-defense, and punk nihilism to analyze states of repressed aggression.
Vidalhas exhibited his work at numerous international museums and centers such as Kunsthalle Winterthur, Switzerland, Fundació La Caixa, Barcelona, Palazzo delle Papesse, Sienna, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei, MIS, Sao Paulo, Da2, Salamanca, Kling & Bang, Reikjavik, and Mambo, Bologna. He took part in the Busan Biennial, South Korea, 2006. Recently he has exhibited at Galeria Joan Prats, Barcelona, Galleria ARTRA, Milan, Galeria Elba Benitez, Madrid, Galerie Thomas Schulte and Play Platform for Film and Video, Berlin, and Monitor, Rome.
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