Biography

Allora & Calzadilla’s formally unique artistic language is deeply informed by a critical and visionary approach towards meaning-making. Through incisive analysis, interpretation and speculative reordering of objects and their potential signification, the artists create thick artistic sites formed of compound allusions, material incorporation and dispersive signals that operate as semiotic-affective machines of critical thinking and transformative poetics.

Allora & Calzadilla’s work has been shown recently in solo exhibitions at MAXXI, Rome (2018); Fundació Antoni Tàpies, Barcelona (2018); Museum of Modern Art Medellin, Colombia (2018); Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil, Mexico City (2018); ICA Miami (2017); Art Gallery of Alberta, Canada (2016); ATL Istanbul (2016); DIA Art Foundation, New York (2015); Philadelphia Museum of Art, US (2014) and US Pavilion, 54th Venice Biennale (2011).

Their work has also been featured in group exhibitions at the Moscow Museum of Modern Art (2018); National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan (2018); Sharjah Biennial 13 (2017); Los Angeles County Museum of Art (2017); National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, South Korea (2017); Royal Academy of Arts, London (2016); Wellcome Collection, London (2016); Aichi Triennale, Japan (2016); Hong Kong Arts Center (2016); Long Museum, Shanghai (2015); Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires (2015); Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit, US (2014); Guggenheim Museum, New York (2014); Centre Pompidou, Paris (2014); documenta (13), Kassel (2012) and Sharjah Biennial 8 (2007), among others.

Jennifer Allora received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Richmond, US (1996) and a master’s degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2013). Guillermo Calzadilla holds a BFA from Escuela de Artes Plásticas, San Juan (1996) and an MFA from Bard College, New York (2001).

SAF participation:
Sharjah Biennials 14, 13 and 8

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