Alfredo Aceto


Alfredo Aceto (born 1991) is a visual artist based between Turin and Lausanne. Aceto was born in Turin, Italy. He studied fine arts at ECAL. His work has been exhibited in many international surveys, including DOC!, Paris, Museo Pietro Canonica, Rome, Museo del 900, Milan, Centre d’Art Contemporain de Genève, Geneva, and Kunsthaus Glarus, Glarus. His practice includes film, installation, performance, text and sculpture, and is mainly concerned with the body and the biography.

Using among others sculpture, film and sound, Italian Swiss-based artist Alfredo Aceto creates spaces suspended between fiction and reality. His environments are places to live, in which one can find a sort of melancholy, artificial time alteration and image saturation. The objects he produces are traces, functional elements for the construction of the space where the blurred boundaries between his personal timeline and the collective one express the way chronology can be manipulate. His work arises from the will to create a place where would mix together the various strata of a linear form of time, turning into a platform from which signs of different ages emerge. Developing his work in a creative path that passes through multiple and never truly resolved phases of growth. Alfredo Aceto nurtures his own research by questioning his own self and, more in general, the ego that reigns in every person, if only on a latent level. Aceto is currently teaching at ECAL in Lausanne. In 2018 he is nominated for Swiss Art Awards in Basel. In 2019 he is the recipient of the prestigious Leenaards Culture Grant from the Fondation Leenaards.



  • Rome International Film School, Rome, IT


  • MSA^, The Mountain School of Art, Los Angeles, US

2012 - 14

  • ECAL, École cantonale d’art de Lausanne, Switzerland


  • Something Between Posthistoria and Prehistoria, ed Barriera, Texts by Tristan Lavoyer and Stéphanie Serra. Supported by Albert Friedrich His-Stiftung Foundation, Basel (CH), 2016
  • Alfredo Aceto | Andrea Bellini. First Monograph HAPAX. JRP Ringier, 2015
  • Unter 30 XI Junge Schweizer Kunst Kiefer Hablitzel Preis. Kunsthaus Glarus, 2015 - L’heure qu’il est, Centre d’Art Contemporain Yverdon Les Bains (CACY), 2015

Residencies, Prizes, Public Commission


  • Bourse culturelle, Fondation Leenaards


  • Swiss Art Awards, Basel, Switzerland (shortlisted)
  • Talent Prize, InsideArt, Rome, Italy (shortlisted)


  • Premio Moroso, Udine, Italy (shortlisted)
  • MAIF, Prix Pour la Sculpture, Paris, France (shortlisted)


  • MSA^, Mountain School of Art, Los Angeles, US
  • Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France
  • Kiefer Hablitzel, Basel, Switzerland (shortlisted)


  • Centre D’Art Contemporain, Genève, Switzerland - Residency Unlimited (RU), New York, US
  • Kiefer Hablitzel, Basel, Switzerland


  • Full Scale, by Piero Golia, Museo del 900, Milan, Italy
  • Fontaine, School of, Lucie Fontaine, Artport, Tel Aviv, Israel


  • La Malterie, Ville de Lille, Lille, France