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 lives and works in Rome. He graduated with a BA in Fine Art from Camberwell College of Arts. Recent exhibitions and projects include: Fleas In My Scales (Solo Exhibition) at Union Gallery (London, 2019), Non è una mostra (Solo Exhibition) at The Orange Garden (Rome, 2019), Abstract Reality (Group Exhibition) at Saatchi Gallery (London, 2018), Tides In The Body (Two-Person Exhibition w. Luisa Mè, curated by Marcelle Joseph) at Lychee One (London, 2020), Florence Biennale (Florence, 2017).