Andy Picci

Promotion 2012 - Anartiste, Londres #IAMNOTDOHERTY

Andy Picci was born in 1989 and grew up in Lausanne, Switzerland. After studying photography at ECAL (Ecole Cantonale d’Art de Lausanne), he moved to Paris (France) in order to complete a BA of Graphic Design and Visual Communication at ESAM (Ecole Supérieure de Arts Modernes). In 2013, motivated by a will of polyvalence, he moved to London and obtains a MA of Fine Arts in the prestigious Central Saint Martins UAL (University of Arts of London).

Since 2010, Andy had numerous exhibitions across the world. He had the honor to present his artworks next to the most influent artists such as Banksy, Damian Hirst, and even his iconic homonym Andy Warhol. Constantly exploring new art techniques, oscillating between music, video directing, painting, sculpture, audiovisual realization, art installation and, more recently, even performance, Andy Picci loves to break the boundaries, in order to create new shapes and meaning to the classic sense of art.

During the summer of 2015, one of his art projects created a buzz, as he impersonated Peter Doherty and succeded being published on the cover of french newspaper Le Parisien instead of the infamous rockstar. Les Inrockuptibles noted that « impersonating a fake Doherty in a picture sold as real, the sosie (Andy Picci) joined an appropriationist art process in a Richard Prince’s style, questioning the construction of identity (hello Cindy Sherman) and tackled our society of the spectacle. »