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The Ineffable Gardner and Inherent Transience

Loris Cecchini | New York

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Tata Innovation Center
11 E Loop Rd
New York, NY 10044

About the artist

In the work of Loris Cecchini, photography, drawing, sculpture, and installation combine to form a unified poetics. Cecchini’s work owes as much to his expertise of a broad range of media as to his indefatigable curiosity.

Cecchini has continuously introduced the concept of the organic element as a central element of his work. Acting with the lens of a scientist, he closely examines his modules initially starting with basic 3D or watercolor studies moving forward toward the particularity of natural elements.

Cecchini’s module-based installations, a calculated chain of stainless steel elements originating from his preliminary inquiries again using organism, as a leitmotif in his work to address the intricate evolution of art in relation to sciences. In a wide range of works, Cecchini join together his steel modules to form a semblance of climbing plants, corals or crystals structures, organically deriving in an array of bewildering trails contrasting the deliberate intention of the propagation.

Loris Cecchini’s commission is one of the focal points of the main lobby at Tata Innovation Center on Roosevelt Island.


Born in Milan in 1969, Loris Cecchini lives and works in Milan. His work has been shown internationally, with solo exhibitions in prestigious museums including Palais de Tokio in Paris, Musée dʼArt Moderne of Saint- Etienne Métropole, MoMA PS1 in New York, Shanghai Duolun MoMA of Shanghai, Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea in Santiago de Compostela, Kunstverein of Heidelberg, Quarter in Florence, Centro per lʼArte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci in Prato and Fondazione Arnaldo Pomodoro in Milan. 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, and the Valencia Biennale in Spain. Cecchini has also taken part in collective shows all over the world, including exhibitions at the Ludwig Museum in Cologne, PAC in Milan, Palazzo Fortuny in Venice, Macro Future in Rome, MART in Rovereto, Hayward Gallery in London, 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 Fondaco dei Tedeschi in Venice, among 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 Cleveland, OH, at Les Terrasses Du Port in Marseille, and recently at the Shinsegae Hanam Starfield in Seoul.