Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow

Garage Centre for Contemporary Culture, | Gorky Park, 9/32 Krymsky Val St.
119049 Moscow

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Allora & Calzadilla
26.05.2019 - 01.12.2019

Puerto-Rico-based duo Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla will present their first major solo project in Russia as a Garage Square Commission.

Producing an experimental body of work since 1995, their art traces the intersections of history, material culture, and politics through a wide variety of mediums, including performance, sculpture, sound, and video. Their formally unique artistic language is deeply informed by a critical and visionary approach toward meaning-making.

Allora & Calzadilla’s installation will resonate with the themes brought up in The Coming World: Ecology as the New Politics 2030–2100, an exhibition exploring important issues around environmentalism and ecology, which will take place at Garage in summer 2019.

Curator: Snejana Krasteva, Garage curator

Allora & Calzadilla

Jennifer Allora (b. 1974, Philadelphia) and Guillermo Calzadilla (b. 1971, Havana) live and work in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Solo exhibitions have taken place at Serpentine Gallery, London, Kunsthalle Zürich, Zürich, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Haus derKunst, Munich, MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Castello de Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Turin, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, MAXXI, Rome, Fundacio Antoni Tapies, Barcelona, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Renaissance Society, Chicago, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, and many other. Allora and Calzadilla represented the United States at the 54th Venice Biennial in 2011. In 2015, they made the site-specific installation Puerto Rican Light (Cueva Vientos), a Dia Art Foundation commission on the southern coast of Puerto Rico.

The duo has participated in different international group shows including recently at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles (2017); National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MMCA), Seoul (2017); Royal Academy of Arts, London (2016); Hong Kong Arts Center, Hong Kong (2016); Long Museum, Shanghai (2015); Centre Pompidou, Paris (2014); Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (2014). They have also participated in dOCUMENTA (13), Kassel (2012); the 1st and 2nd Moscow Biennial of Contemporary Art (2005, 2007); the 51st and 56th Venice Biennales (2005, 2015); the 5th, 7th, and 10th Gwangju Biennials (2004, 2008, 2014); the 24th and 29th São Paulo Biennials (1998, 2010), the 8th & 13th Sharjah Biennials (2007, 2017), and the 2006 Whitney Biennial, New York (2006).