The sculpture Allium was part of Vetere’s first solo show in Rome at The Orange Garden Gallery in October 2018. Titled Squid Dinner, the show created a hypothetical future environment inhabited by the homo aquaticus, a new species that will develop after human being’s extinction. At first glance the sculpture looks familiar for its aquatic-like form, but soon its complex shape and combination of colours will put the viewer into a distant position, questioning the roots of their origin.
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.
Giovanni Vetere is a 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.
Giovanni Vetere has exhibited in different cities 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.