Alex Da Corte
17 November 2017 – 3 February 2018
Josh Lilley is pleased to present BAD LAND, Venezuelan-American artist Alex Da Corte's first full exhibition in the UK.
With an architectural refit of the four gallery spaces and three new films alongside sculptures and wall works in neon, smoke, haberdashery, commercial slat walls, vinyl siding and blown glass, BAD LAND is a narrative about the sliding scale of sovereignty, self-sufficiency and despair. It is both nakedly autobiographical and a portrait of tentative, aspirational coexistence. Following CAR WHORE (Wake, Detroit) and 1 O O O I S L A N D (Joe Sheftel Gallery, New York), BAD LAND is the third exhibition of a trilogy, initiated in 2013, in which Da Corte appears as the rapper Eminem.
Alex Da Corte (b. 1980, Camden, NJ, USA) received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of the Arts, Philadelphia, and a Master of Fine Arts from Yale University. He has been the subject of institutional solo exhibitions at the New Museum, New York (2017); Secession, Vienna (2017); Herning Museum of Contemporary Art, Denmark (2017); MASS MoCA, North Adams, USA (2017); Art + Practice, Los Angeles (2016); Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam (2015); and ICA Philadelphia (with Jayson Musson, 2015). Recent notable group exhibitions include Dreamlands: Immersive Cinema and Art, 1905-2016, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2017); Illumination, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark (2016); and the 13th Biennale de Lyon (2015). Da Corte lives and works in Philadelphia.