Adrián Villar Rojas
Adrián Villar Rojas’s lifetime single project involves a deconstructive dialogue with the social, cultural, political, economic, institutional, environmental, and geographical singularity of every context where he and his collaborators are invited to develop a sustained residence. His most recent intervention consisted of four exhibitions and a film trilogy under the same umbrella title, The Theater of Disappearance, which were presented at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, Los Angeles; Kunsthaus Bregenz; the National Observatory of Athens; and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York between 2017 and 2018. The film trilogy was screened at the 67th Berlinale. Villar Rojas’s recent group exhibitions include the 14th Istanbul Biennial; the 12th Bienal de La Habana; Sharjah Biennial 12; dOCUMENTA 13; and the Argentine National Pavilion at the 54th Venice Biennale. He has been awarded with the Sharjah Biennial Prize (2015); the Zurich Art Prize at Museum Haus Konstruktiv, Zurich (2013); and the 9th Benesse Prize (2011).
Photo: © Panos Kokkinias, Greece, 2017