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allora & calzadilla

allora & calzadilla

jennifer allora & guillermo calzadilla

1974, Filadelfia, Estados Unidos & 1971, La Habana, Cuba

En los últimos veinte años, Jennifer Allora y Guillermo Calzadilla han desarrollado un conjunto de obra experimental y generosa. Utilizan y combinan escultura, performance, video, audio y fotografía, para representar la geopolítica contemporánea, los artefactos culturales y el «tiempo profundo» de la historia arqueológica. Dan sentido a su práctica artística indagando y poniendo en cuestión las convenciones estructurales y discursivas de la narrativa y el potencial del lenguaje y la materialidad. Allora & Calzadilla han estudiado la naturaleza cooperativa y catártica del dibujo colectivo espontáneo con materiales efímeros en la Bienal de Lima en Perú (Chalk [Lima], 1998–2002); las huellas dejadas por la violencia nacionalista, militar y colonial en las diferentes poblaciones y paisajes de Vieques en Puerto Rico  (Landmark, 2001–2002); y las repercusiones de la interpretación, distorsión y combinación de la música en diferentes momentos de la historia (Clamor, 2006; Stop, Repair, Prepare: Variations on “Ode to Joy” for a Prepared Piano, 2008; and Raptor’s Rapture, 2012). Sus proyectos desafían al espectador a encontrar significado a través de una lectura literal, metafórica, demostrativa y política de la obra; pero también a participar en ella como una experiencia que intensifica la sensibilidad estética.

Jennifer Allora realizó estudios de licenciatura en la Universidad de Richmond en Virginia (1996) y de posgrado en MIT- Instituto  Tecnológico de Massachusetts (2003); Guillermo Calzadilla recibió una licenciatura en Bellas Artes de la Escuela de Artes Plásticas en San Juan, Puerto Rico (1996) y una maestría en Artes del Bard College en Nueva York (2001). Allora & Calzadilla colaboran desde 1995. Han recibido premios y becas de la Gwangju Biennale (2004); Penny McCall Foundation (2003); Joan Mitchell Foundation (2002) y la Fundación Cintas (2001-2002). En 2006 fueron finalistas del Hugo Boss Prize y Nam June Paik Award.

Allora & Calzadilla viven y trabajan en San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Obra destacada

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puerto rican light (cueva vientos), 2015

solar-powered batteries and charger, plywood crate

installation view in el convento, natural protected area, puerto rico, 2015–2017

puerto rican light (cueva vientos), 2015

solar-powered batteries and charger, plywood crate

installation view in el convento, natural protected area, puerto rico, 2015–2017

penumbra, 2020

digital projection with sound

dimensions variable and

etelechy, 2020

coal, vocalists

434.9 x 950.5 x 1476.4 cm

installation view of allora & calzadilla: specters of noon, menil collection, 2020-2021

penumbra, 2020

digital projection with sound

dimensions variable and

etelechy, 2020

coal, vocalists

434.9 x 950.5 x 1476.4 cm

installation view of allora & calzadilla: specters of noon, menil collection, 2020-2021

graft, 2019
recycled polyvinyl chloride and paint
dimensions variable
installation view of allora & calzadilla: specters of noon, menil collection, 2020-2021

graft, 2019
recycled polyvinyl chloride and paint
dimensions variable
installation view of allora & calzadilla: specters of noon, menil collection, 2020-2021

blackout, 2020

power transformer, bronze, electricity, vocalists

306.1 × 217.2 × 200 cm

installation view of allora & calzadilla: specters of noon, menil collection, 2020-2021

blackout, 2020

power transformer, bronze, electricity, vocalists

306.1 × 217.2 × 200 cm

installation view of allora & calzadilla: specters of noon, menil collection, 2020-2021

blackout, 2020

power transformer, bronze, electricity, vocalists

306.1 × 217.2 × 200 cm and

cadastre, 2019

iron filings on linen

overall: 182.9 × 2133.6 cm, each: 182.9 × 304.8 cm

installation view of allora & calzadilla: specters of noon, menil collection, 2020-2021

blackout, 2020

power transformer, bronze, electricity, vocalists

306.1 × 217.2 × 200 cm and

cadastre, 2019

iron filings on linen

overall: 182.9 × 2133.6 cm, each: 182.9 × 304.8 cm

installation view of allora & calzadilla: specters of noon, menil collection, 2020-2021

manifest, 2020

bat and bird guano

side A: 449.6 × 208.3 × 99.1 cm, side B: 449.6 × 208.3 × 99.1 cm

installation view of allora & calzadilla: specters of noon, menil collection, 2020-2021

manifest, 2020

bat and bird guano

side A: 449.6 × 208.3 × 99.1 cm, side B: 449.6 × 208.3 × 99.1 cm

installation view of allora & calzadilla: specters of noon, menil collection, 2020-2021

the great silence, 2014

three-channel hd video, color, sound

text by ted chiang

the great silence, 2014

three-channel hd video, color, sound

text by ted chiang

puerto rican light (cueva vientos), 2015

solar-powered batteries and charger, plywood crate

installation view in el convento, natural protected area, puerto rico, 2015–2017

puerto rican light (cueva vientos), 2015

solar-powered batteries and charger, plywood crate

installation view in el convento, natural protected area, puerto rico, 2015–2017

penumbra, 2020

digital projection with sound

dimensions variable and

etelechy, 2020

coal, vocalists

434.9 x 950.5 x 1476.4 cm

installation view of allora & calzadilla: specters of noon, menil collection, 2020-2021

penumbra, 2020

digital projection with sound

dimensions variable and

etelechy, 2020

coal, vocalists

434.9 x 950.5 x 1476.4 cm

installation view of allora & calzadilla: specters of noon, menil collection, 2020-2021

graft, 2019
recycled polyvinyl chloride and paint
dimensions variable
installation view of allora & calzadilla: specters of noon, menil collection, 2020-2021

graft, 2019
recycled polyvinyl chloride and paint
dimensions variable
installation view of allora & calzadilla: specters of noon, menil collection, 2020-2021

blackout, 2020

power transformer, bronze, electricity, vocalists

306.1 × 217.2 × 200 cm

installation view of allora & calzadilla: specters of noon, menil collection, 2020-2021

blackout, 2020

power transformer, bronze, electricity, vocalists

306.1 × 217.2 × 200 cm

installation view of allora & calzadilla: specters of noon, menil collection, 2020-2021

blackout, 2020

power transformer, bronze, electricity, vocalists

306.1 × 217.2 × 200 cm and

cadastre, 2019

iron filings on linen

overall: 182.9 × 2133.6 cm, each: 182.9 × 304.8 cm

installation view of allora & calzadilla: specters of noon, menil collection, 2020-2021

blackout, 2020

power transformer, bronze, electricity, vocalists

306.1 × 217.2 × 200 cm and

cadastre, 2019

iron filings on linen

overall: 182.9 × 2133.6 cm, each: 182.9 × 304.8 cm

installation view of allora & calzadilla: specters of noon, menil collection, 2020-2021

manifest, 2020

bat and bird guano

side A: 449.6 × 208.3 × 99.1 cm, side B: 449.6 × 208.3 × 99.1 cm

installation view of allora & calzadilla: specters of noon, menil collection, 2020-2021

manifest, 2020

bat and bird guano

side A: 449.6 × 208.3 × 99.1 cm, side B: 449.6 × 208.3 × 99.1 cm

installation view of allora & calzadilla: specters of noon, menil collection, 2020-2021

the great silence, 2014

three-channel hd video, color, sound

text by ted chiang

the great silence, 2014

three-channel hd video, color, sound

text by ted chiang

allora & calzadilla - Artistas - Kurimanzutto

exposiciones individuales notables

Entre sus exposiciones y trabajos más importantes se encuentran: Chalk, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Estados Unidos (2019); Blackout. Allora & Calzadilla, MAXXI, Roma (2018); Unspecified Promise, Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami, Estados Unidos (2017); Allora & Calzadilla: Echo to Artifact, Art Gallery of Alberta (AGA), Edmonton, Canadá (2016); Puerto Rican Light (Cueva Vientos), obra comisionada por Dia Art Foundation en la costa sur de Puerto Rico (2015); Intervals, Philadelphia Museum of Art y The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Filadelfia, Estados Unidos (2014); Fault Lines, Fondazione Nicola Trussardi en el Palazzo Cusani, Milán, Italia (2013); Gloria, pabellón estadounidense de la 54a Bienal de Venecia (2011); Performance 9: Allora & Calzadilla, Museum of Modern Art, Nueva York (2010); Allora & Calzadilla, Nasjonalmuseet, Oslo, Noruega (2009); Stop, Repair, Prepare: Variations on “Ode to Joy” for a Prepared Piano, Haus der Kunst, Múnich, Alemania (2008); Never Mind That Noise You Heard, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Países Bajos (2008); Clamor, Serpentine Gallery, Londres (2007); Allora & Calzadilla, Kunsthalle Zürich, Suiza (2007); Wake Up, The Renaissance Society, Chicago, Estados Unidos (2017); Jennifer Allora & Guillermo Calzadilla, Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Gante, Bélgica (2006); y Land Mark, Palais de Tokyo, París (2006).

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