Alejandro Acierto: The Dead Are Not Altogether Powerless
Opening Reception: Saturday, March 16, 2019
Exhibition dates: March 16 - April 13, 2019
Alejandro T. Acierto is an artist and musician whose work is largely informed by the breath, the voice, and the processes that enable them. He has exhibited artworks, performances, and projects at the Film Society of Lincoln Center, Issue Project Room, MCA Chicago, Art Institute of Chicago, Roman Susan, Rapid Pulse Performance Art Festival, the Brooklyn International Performance Art Festival, Coop Gallery, and the University Galleries of Illinois State University, among others.
Acierto has held residencies at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, VCCA, Banff Centre, High Concept Laboratories, LATITUDE, Chicago Artists' Coalition and was an FT/FN/FG Consortium Fellow and a Center Program Artist at the Hyde Park Art Center. A 3Arts Awardee, he received his undergraduate degree from DePaul University, an MM from Manhattan School of Music, an MFA in New Media Arts from University Illinois at Chicago (UIC) and was an inaugural Artist in Residence for Critical Race Studies at Michigan State University. He is currently an Andrew W. Mellon Assistant Professor of Digital Art and New Media at Vanderbilt University.