Roberto Cuoghi

Roberto Cuoghi is a multimedia artist working in painting, sculpture, digital animation, drawing, and sound.  He is perhaps best known for his dramatic life choice, at age 24, where he physically altered his appearance to become a well-respected man in his sixties. That decision laid the groundwork for many of his works that explore issues surrounding transformation, time, memory, identity, and death.  One of his most recent works, Šuillakku—corral version (2014), a large-scale sound installation that creates a hybrid between the music of non-Western and Western cultures and is inspired by the ancient Assyrian empire, was the subject of an exhibition at the New Museum in the spring 2014. 

His work has been exhibited at the New Museum, New York, the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, the Institute of Contemporary Art, London, Whitechapel Gallery, London and the Aspen Art Museum among several others notable venues.

Courtesy of Lehmann Maupin