Alex Fakso, born in Italy, started out as a graffiti and skateboard photographer in the early ‘90s. His interest in photography led to studying it at the Arts Institute of Cittadella (Padova / Italy). Taking photos for over ten years, he quickly broadened his horizons and now takes photos with analog as well as digital cameras, colour, and black & white, yet all coined by his own particular style.

 

Isolation and pandemic are at the core of Alex Fakso's inspiration for disCONNECT. As an avid traveler, Fakso's work relies on moving from city to city and the current world crisis has allowed him to reflect on what was left for granted by many people including himself. Fakso has taken over the master suite with an unprecedented installation and new site specific artworks which will unveil an indepth contrast between the collective and the individual. The spectator will have the opportunity to witness a visual statement to these times of restrictions which will highlight the contrast between images of crowds taken during Fakso's travels, the empty room and the lone and isolated persons in the old portraits that are featured in his intallation. The experience is like taking a dive into a world that has dramatically changed to where, as individuals, we currently long to belong again.
 

Click here to watch Alex Fakso prepare for his installation. We created this video in collaboration with Fifth Wall TV, so that you can experience this journey we are on, no matter where in the world you are.