Alec Von Bargen
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Leo Gallery Shanghai proudly presents photographic artist Alec Von Bargen’s solo exhibition “Solo” this April. This exhibition presents Alec Von Bargen’s long-term art project since its creation in 2015: “So.lil.o.quy”, after his solo exhibition held in Leo Gallery Hong Kong in 2015, and the “Split - Alec Von Bargen Solo Exhibition” co-organized by Leo Gallery and the Swatch Art Peace Hotel Shanghai in 2016.
Born in New York, raised in England & Mexico, Alec Von Bargen is an active international visual artist. He most recently exhibited at the 54th & 56th Venice Biennale, the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, the OCT Museum in Shanghai, China & Les Rencontres D’Arles Festival, France, amongst others. His work has won numerous awards including the IPA’s in LA & the PX3’s in Paris. The English name of this exhibition, “Solo”, comes from the name of Alec’s new project “So.lil.o.quy”, inspired by communications with the director of Swatch Art Peace Hotel during his stay. According to the director, the aesthetics & humanity driven undertone of Alec’s work made him a perfect match for a collaboration with MSF (Médecins Sans Frontières).
Founded in Paris in 1971, Médecins Sans Frontières is an international, independent, medical humanitarian organization that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, pandemics, natural disasters & exclusion from healthcare. Alec Von Bargen traveled to 23 projects worldwide to find the inspiration for the series.