Federico del Vecchio

Artist Statement

My work aims to reflect on the notion of objecthood within contemporary practice. The specific conditions in which objects are modified, positioned, assembled and displayed are central to the process of my production. I am intrigued by the particularities of the transformations and shifts that bring about and express the fine balance between polar opposites: monumental and un-monumental; stable and unstable; permanent and ephemeral; value and lack of value. The final object in my work neither expresses or denies the two poles and simply aims to hover in the moments in between.

This interest is translated into the formal process of my work, where the typology of sculpture making becomes the main focus. The production is fast and something consequential. Recuperating aspects of existing objects and imposing various interventions specific to the context that allows them to express these polarities. There is also an indirect humour that resonates in the work, not intentionally placed but a result of my own personal reflection on the object.


Naples, 1977

After finishing his studies at the Academy of Fine Art in Naples, he attended the Städelschule in Frankfurt am Main, Tobias Rehberger Class. He is a graduate from the Master in Fine Art programme at The Glasgow School of Art. He will attend the HIAP – Helsinki International Artist in residence Program 2012

Most recent solo and group exhibitions include:

The Invigilators, Mackintosh Museum, Glasgow, UK; Villa del Vecchio, Gum, Carrara (2011); Persona in Meno, curated by Erica Cooke, Angelique Campers, Chris Fitzpatrick, Palazzo Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin – Palazzo Ducale, Genova (2010); New Cultural Agencies, curated by Nikolaus Hirsch, Gulensu, Istanbul (2009); Usine de Rêve, curated by Cecilia Casorati e Sabrina Vedovotto, 26cc, Rome (2009); Classroom#1- Show of end workshop curated by Salvatore Lacagnina with Gigiotto Del Vecchio and Stefania Palumbo, MADRE Museum, Naples (2008); Show of end workshop, curated by Jorge Peris, Gail Cochrane, Guido Costa, Fondazione Spinola-Banna per l'arte, Poirino, Turin (2008); Green Line, Umberto Di Marino Arte Contemporanea, Naples (2005).



  • Untitled (Chrome water)
  • Untitled (Chrome water)
  • Mdf, plexiglass, pineapple, wax
  • concrete
  • Mdf, plexiglass, pineapple, wax
  • Slide projection