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Alejandro Rizzo Nervo

Artist member since 2019
Toronto, Ontario

I am an emerging artist with a BFA in Photography at OCAD University. My practice is based on photography, collage, photomontage, and non traditional printing processes that deal with politics and LGBTQ+ issues, and it is made to expose problems related to my personal experiences. Works produced have been part of group shows in Canada and Italy.

I was born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela. At 21 years of age, my family decided it was time to flee out of a coming political disaster. Now, currently working as an immigrant in Canada, I feel the need to expose these problems through my art, creating a hybrid between fabricated and documented photography. I am currently working on a series of photographs that talk about contemporary Venezuelan social and political disputes through digital collages, sound, and installation of large size prints.


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Q+A

Describe your home in 3 words

Cats + Art + Queer

Beverage of choice

Nothing fun: just sugarless plain coffee

What do you listen to when you work?

Lady Gaga - Hans Zimmer - Repeat

When I'm not making art, I'm (a) ...

Probably in the Instagram vortex

How long have you been creating art?

10 years

Upcoming Exhibitions
2020

Khyber Centre for the Arts, Halifax, Canada
Memorial: Work by Venezuelan Diaspora Artists

2020

Xpace Gallery, Toronto, Canada
Memorial: Work by Venezuelan Diaspora Artists

Select Past Exhibitions
2016

OCAD University, Toronto, Canada
52 Cardshow

2017

Toronto, Canada
Mayday

2017

Florence, Italy
Emulsion I

2018

Florence, Italy
Emulsion II

2018

OCAD University - Great Hall, Toronto Canada
Frutti

2019

OCAD University, Toronto, Canada
GradEX 104

2019

Ada Slaight Gallery, Toronto, Canada
CONTACT Photography Festival - A Thousand Words

2019

Artscape Youngplace, Toronto, Canada
Nuit Rose, Arcade

2019

Artscape Youngplace, Toronto, Canada
Career Launcher: Photography Exhibition

2019

OCAD University - Great Hall, Toronto Canada
CONTACT Photography Festival - Beyond Borders

2019

Propeller Art Gallery
Reality Vanishing in Plain Sight

2019

Nuit Blanche, Gladstone Hotel
The Artists Protest Resistance

Accolades
2019

The Epson Award
Award

2019

Project 31 - Photography Award
Award

2019

BMO 1st Art
Nomination

Press
2019

Newspaper Article on Group Exhibition
Rendering Difference in the Artscape Youngplace Career Launcher Photography Exhibition - The Artist & The Viewer

Residencies
2017

Florence, Italy
Off Campus Residency Program

Education
2019

OCAD University
Fine Arts: Photography

Taller de Fotografía Roberto Mata
Several Photography Classes

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