Alex Da Corte (born 1980) is an American visual artist. Born in the United States state of New Jersey, he was raised in Venezuela. In 2001, he studied Film/Animation and Fine Arts at the School of Visual Arts in New York City, New York and then went on to receive his BFA in Printmaking/Fine Arts, from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia in 2004 and then his Master of Fine Arts from Yale University in 2010.
Since 2013, Alex Da Corte has mounted shows from New York commercial galleries like Luxembourg & Dayan to international museums like The Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Denmark. In 2014, Da Corte had a solo exhibition at the White Cube Gallery in London titled "White Rain".
In 2015 Da Corte's solo show Die Hexe at Luxembourg & Dayan Gallery (NYC) was reviewed by art critic Roberta Smith of the New York Times. In a piece on the exhibition she wrote of Da Corte's previous work, "last year’s show dazzled at every turn, weaving confounding narratives about innocence and decadence, mass production and eccentricity...”
In the arena of hip hop, Da Corte directed the 2013 video for the track "Hush BB" by the rapper Le1f. He also contributed the cover art for the second studio album by the hip hop group Spank Rock 2013's "Everything Is Boring and Everyone Is a Fucking Liar" .
Throughout Da Corte's career, he has collaborated with a number of contemporary artists including Borna Sammak, Sean Fitzgerald, Jayson Musson and Dev Hynes. Da Corte's collaborative installation, Easternsports (2014), is two and a half hours of atmospheric video on four channels, and a disjointed essay-poem of tens of thousands of words running through the subtitles. The work was created with Jayson Musson and scored by Dev Hynes. After the completion of Easternsports Da Corte and Hynes worked together to create a video for GAP's "Play Your Stripes" campaign. Alex Da Corte's most recent collaboration opened on September 3, 2016 at the Herning Museum of Contemporary Art in Herning, Denmark. The exhibition titled, 50 Wigs showcases original sculptures by Da Corte alongside a collection of objects from Andy Warhol's personal estate. Working closely with the Andy Warhol Museum to bring the show to life, Da Corte "transforms Warhol's personal belongings to art objects"
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