Milan, 1969

In the work of Loris Cecchini (born in Milan, 1969), photography, drawing, sculpture and installation combine to form a unified poetics. Cecchini’s work is the result both of his expertise of a broad range of media and of his indefatigable curiosity.

The subjects that appear in his work include multiple collages and detailed architectural models; objects in rubber; reinvented caravans and tree houses; structurally distorted spaces; prismatic, transparent covers or surfaces and structures made by chains of steel modules.

Composed as a linguistic process in constant definition, his investigation introduces the concept of organic as a central element.

Cecchini’s latest works focus mainly on diagrammatic models, searching in the alterity of the artifice an interpretational key of the Western systems of representation. Physical phenomena becomes an optical and emotive inventory of the environment. Natural systems turn into algorithms of a non-homogeneous system, both complex and individual, in order to reveal the invisible processes of our present. Searching for an analogy between grammar and anatomy, in their language the works recall formulas capable of generating autopoietic systems in which the bursting out of the structures regenerates, contaminates and transforms itself, just as happens in an organism.


Loris Cecchini (1969) lives and works in Milan. One of the most prominent Italian artists on the international stage he has exhibited his works throughout the world with solo exhibitions in prestigious museums such as Palais de Tokyo in Paris, Musée d’Art Moderne de Saint- Étienne Métropole in Saint-Priest-en-Jarez, MoMA PS1 in New York, Shanghai Duolun MoMA of Shanghai, Museo Casal Solleric in Palma de Mallorca, Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea in Santiago de Compostela, Kunstverein of Heidelberg, Centro per lʼArte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci in Prato and Fondazione Arnaldo Pomodoro in Milan.

Loris Cecchini has participated in numerous international exhibitions, including the 56th, 51st and 49th Venice Biennale, the 6th and the 9th Shanghai Biennale, the 15th and 13th Rome Quadrennial, the Taiwan Biennale in Taipei, the Valencia Biennale in Spain and the Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture (UABB) in Shenzhen, China.

Loris Cecchini has also taken part in several collective shows, including exhibitions at the Ludwig Museum in Cologne, PAC in Milan, Palazzo Fortuny in Venice, Macro Future in Rome, MART in Rovereto, Londonʼs Hayward Gallery, The Garage Centre for Contemporary Culture in Moscow, Palazzo delle Esposizioni in Rome, Musée dʼArt Contemporain of Lyon, Shanghaiʼs MOCA, the Deutsche Bank Kunsthalle in Berlin and others.

He has created various permanent and site- specific installations, particularly at Villa Celle in Pistoia and in the courtyard of Palazzo Strozzi in Florence, at the Boghossian Foundation in Brussels and for the Cleveland Clinicʼs Arts & Medicine Institute in the United States, at Les Terrasses Du Port in Marseille, and recently at the Shinsegae Hanam Starfield in Seoul and at the Cornell Tech Building in New York.