Born in Milan in 1969, Loris Cecchini lives and works in Berlin. Among the most internationally acclaimed Italian artists in the last decade, he has shown his work all over the world with solo exhibitions in prestigious museums such as the Palais de Tokyo in Paris, the Musée d’Art Moderne de Saint-Etienne Métropole, PS1 in New York, the Shanghai Duolun MoMA, the Casal Solleric Museum of Palma de Mallorca, the Centro Gallego de Arte Contemporaneo in Santiago de Compostela, the Kunstverein in Heidelberg, the Teseco Foundation of Pisa, Quarter of Florence, Centre for Contemporary Art Luigi Pecci of Prato and more. Loris Cecchini has taken part in international exhibitions and numerous collective shows including the 49th Venice Biennial, the 9th and 6th Biennial of Shanghai, the 15th and 13th Quadrennial of Rome, the Taiwan Biennial in Taipei, the Valencia Biennial, the 12th International Sculpture Biennial of Carrara, the Ludwig Museum in Cologne, Palazzo Fortuny in Venice, Macro Future in Rome etc.. He has also made permanent site-specific installations, in particular in 2012 at Villa Celle in Pistoia and in the courtyard of Palazzo Strozzi in Florence.

In his work, photography, electronic collages, drawings, sculpture and installation blend into unitary poetics which hinges on transfiguration. Both in his photographs and sculptures, the revision of a broad idea of “model” is achieved through reworking familiar shapes of our everyday life transferred into an altered vision that challenges the viewer’s perception. The most interesting aspect of Cecchini’s artistic production is his usual aptitude in moving across the boundary between natural and artificial, between mass production and poetic suspension.