Jennifer Allora

Jennifer Allora (Allora & Calzadilla) was born in 1974 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In 1996 she received a BA from the University of Richmond in Virginia. In 2003 she attained a Master of Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Between 1998-99 she was a fellow at the Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program. She works along with Guillermo Calzadilla. Through a complex research-oriented practice, Allora & Calzadilla critically address the intersections and complicities between the cultural, the historical and the geopolitical.  The interdisciplinary nature of their interventions is echoed by an expanded use of the artistic medium that includes performance, sculpture, sound, video and photography. Their dynamic engagement with the art historical results in an acute attention to both the conceptual and the material, the metaphoric as well as the literal. Their most important exhibitions include Allora & Calzadilla: Echo to Artifact, Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada (2016); Split The Lark’, Royaumont Abbey, Asnières-sur-Oise, France (2016); Puerto Rican Light (Cueva Vientos), a DIA Art Foundation Commission in Guayanilla/Penuelas Puerto Rico (2015); Intervals, Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, PA, USA (2014); Apotomē, REDCAT, Los Angeles, CA, USA (2014); Fault Lines, Fondazione Nicola Trussardi at Palazzo Cusani Milan, Italy (2013); Kaldor Public Art Projects, Sydney, Australia (2012); Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis (2012); Gloria, US Pavilion, 54th Venice Biennial, Venice, Italy (2011); Performance 9: Allora & Calzadilla, MoMA, New York, NY, USA (2010); The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo, Norway (2009); Temporäre Kunstalle Berlin, Berlin, Germany (2009); Kunstmuseen Krefeld, Museum Haus Esters, Krefeld, Germany (2009); Stop, Repair, Prepare: Variations on Ode to Joy for a Prepared Piano, Haus der Kunst München, Munich, Germany (2008); Wake Up, Clamor, Sediments, Sentiments (Figures of Speech), Kunstverein München, Munich, Germany (2008); Never Mind that Noise you Heard, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, The Netherlands (2008); Clamor, Serpentine Gallery, London, United Kingdom (2007); Kunsthalle Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland (2007); Wake Up, The Renaissance Society at The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, US (2007); Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, UK (2007); Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst SMAK, Ghent, Belgium (2006); and Land Mark, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France (2006).

 

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