from nothing, a process of making

alejandro t acierto

Defibrillator Gallery and Ensemble Dal Niente Present:
Alejandro T. Acierto: from nothing, a process of marking


Dal Niente’s founding clarinetist, Alejandro T. Acierto, presents new bodies of work forged from an experimental program that explores the material of the breath. With new works that incorporate video, installation, and responsive lights and sound, Alejandro will perform collaborative works with artist/filmmaker Soheila Azadi, composer/artist Jason Charney and composer/performer Jenna Lyle.

Alejandro T. Acierto is an artist and musician whose work is largely informed by the breath, the voice, and the processes that enable them. He has exhibited artworks at the Film Society of Lincoln Center, Issue Project Room, MCA Chicago, Art Institute of Chicago, and presented performance works at Rapid Pulse Performance Art Festival, the Brooklyn International Performance Art Festival, Center for Performance Research, and Center for New Music and Technology. Noted for his “insatiable” performance by the New York Times, Acierto has performed written and improvised music extensively throughout the US and abroad as a clarinetist and electronic musician and is a founding member of Ensemble Dal Niente.

alejandro t acierto

dalnienteAcierto has also held residencies at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, VCCA, Banff Centre, High Concept Laboratories, Chicago Artists’ Coalition and was an FT/FN/FG Consortium Fellow and a Center Program Artist at the Hyde Park Art Center. A 3Arts Awardee, he received his undergraduate degree from DePaul University, an MM from Manhattan School of Music, an MFA in New Media Arts from University Illinois at Chicago (UIC) and is an Artist in Residence for Creative Practice in Critical Race Studies at Michigan State University.