César Meneghetti Italia / Brasile, b. 1964

Overview
“We are beings with life stories in eternal “progress”- or work in progress - and looking for something that completes us. To be unfinished means to inquire, “to be in constant motion”, in a flow that is about to be completed. We cannot exist without interaction with each other, without relationships that define us as being, in relation to one another. All this generates this constant change, from the universe to our smallest needs, and what unites us is this research [...] ”
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Biography

César Meneghetti lives and works in Rome, Sao Paulo and Berlin. He graduated in Visual Communication from the FAAP University of Sao Paulo, in Fine Arts (Mixed Medias) at London Metropolitan University (City of London Polytechnic) and graduated from the Experimental Center of Cinematography in Rome.

He is a member of the Casadalapa collective and has exhibited his artworks in more than 43 countries. He has produced about 100 feature films, documentaries, short films, experimental videos and installations.

His works have been exhibited at the 55th and 51st Venice Biennale, the Sharjah Biennial, the Bienal de Cerveira, the Bienal de La Paz, the Biennale Adriatica di Arti Nuove and are included in important museum and private collections (MAXXI - Museo of Contemporary Art of the 21st Century, Rome; CCSP - Centro Cultural São Paulo, Brazil; MAB - Museu de Arte Brasileira, São Paulo; MACRO - Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome; MLAC - Laboratory Museum of Contemporary Art, Rome; VIDEOBRASIL - Acervo , São Paulo; coleção Sérgio de Carvalho, Brazil; Luciano Benetton Collection, Italy).

In recent years he has received over 60 awards, mentions and other accolades for his work, including the Prêmio da crìtica - Melhor Filme Brasileiro - Glauber, Claro at the 44th Mostra Internacional de Cinema de São Paulo (2020); the Prêmio Funarte Respirarte Artes Visuais (2020); the Integrated Arts Prize-PROAC Famílias, Casadalapa collective (2018).

Introduction

César Meneghetti is a hyper-contemporary artist who lives in the flow of globalization. The composition of the traces is the way in which he offers us his art: fragments, traces, fragments, narrations, lightning-fast parallels of distant and opposing worlds become language, work, art. The composition becomes a hyper-non-place, a reality evoked by the way the technique and the image are used.

Real images, superimpositions and rarefactions are taken to extreme consequences until they become pure flow, placing the angle of view and the observed object, suggestion and reality, memory and present, north and south of the planet in a single axis.

He thus brings out particular issues, universalizing and narrating them, finding unprecedented transnational interconnections thanks to his nomadic or emigrant condition. The way of using the media, all available to the contemporary artist, and the formal excellence aimed at the limits of abstractionism, do not exclude the subject. On the contrary, we are witnessing a finding of the human subject at the center of his research, a center which, however, is constantly moving, a nomadic center, which creates an infinite intertwining of individuals, places or contexts.

"In this work as in the new media, we must remain in the pure flow of the image in order to be true [..]. Our commitment is no longer just to represent, but to find a way to decode. By de-coding we can also change "

Hypnotic frames run in the experimental videos, scratching the gaze firmly without giving it that time of interpretation that would harness the profound truth of emotional suggestion. Unusual combinations of realities belonging to distant spheres, harmoniously aggregate and consolidate, reorganizing themselves into as many new realities, a dialogue between different cultures through art.

Meneghetti does not conceive of the synthesized work, the single work: the relativity of concepts, the multiplicity of interpretation, the constellation of works gathered around the central theme of the border, is carried out in a work in progress, which continues ....

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