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Giovanni Vetere
Giovanni Vetere

Giovanni Vetere is a young London-based artist who graduated from Camberwell College of Arts’ Fine Art program in 2018. Though he began his journey with photography and sculpture, he now focuses on live art as a means of pursuing his interest in experimenting with challenging medium.


At its core, Vetere’s practice seeks to understand the relationship between the three active elements that constitute performance art: space, audience and performer. Vetere's interaction with water reflects upon the controversial relationship that the human body maintains with the sea and seeks to understand the effects that water produces on the human body, not only as a physical response but also as a generator of meaning and symbolism. Questioning its position as human through placing the body in an environment that is unnatural, Vetere’s performances bring the viewer on a journey towards its root. The image produced is often one of controversy, which reminds us of a foetus inside the womb or a cadaver inside its coffin. Precisely, water represents a dual and counter-posed effect; one of giving life and pleasure; one of giving agony and death.

Giovanni Vetere has exhibited in different countries around Europe, such as Rome, Florence, The Hague and London. In 2017 he was awarded the Lorenzo Il Magnifico prize at the Florence Biennale in the category of Performance Art.


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Giovanni Vetere is a young London-based artist who graduated from Camberwell College of Arts’ Fine Art program in 2018. Though he began his journey with photography and sculpture, he now focuses on live art as a means of pursuing his interest in experimenting with challenging medium.


At its core, Vetere’s practice seeks to understand the relationship between the three active elements that constitute performance art: space, audience and performer. Vetere's interaction with water reflects upon the controversial relationship that the human body maintains with the sea and seeks to understand the effects that water produces on the human body, not only as a physical response but also as a generator of meaning and symbolism. Questioning its position as human through placing the body in an environment that is unnatural, Vetere’s performances bring the viewer on a journey towards its root. The image produced is often one of controversy, which reminds us of a foetus inside the womb or a cadaver inside its coffin. Precisely, water represents a dual and counter-posed effect; one of giving life and pleasure; one of giving agony and death.

Giovanni Vetere has exhibited in different countries around Europe, such as Rome, Florence, The Hague and London. In 2017 he was awarded the Lorenzo Il Magnifico prize at the Florence Biennale in the category of Performance Art.


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