Jennifer Allora (born 1974, Philadelphia) and Guillermo Calzadilla (born 1971, Havana) have collaborated on a conceptually rigorous body of work since 1995. Through a research-based approach, their work traces intersections of deep history, material culture, and politics through a wide variety of mediums, namely performance, sculpture, sound, video, and photography.
Their work has been exhibited and collected widely in public institutions and private collections. Recent solo exhibitions have been presented at; Dia Art Foundation, Guayanilla–Peñuelas, Puerto Rico (2015); Philadelphia Museum of Art and Fabric Workshop and Museum (2014); Trussardi Foundation, Milan (2013); Indianapolis Museum of Art (2012); the US Pavilion at the 54th Venice Biennale (2011); the Museum of Modern Art (2010); The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo (2009); Haus der Kunst, Munich (2008); Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam (2008); Serpentine Gallery, London (2007); Kunsthalle Zürich, Zurich (2007) and The Renaissance Society, Chicago (2007). Among numerous group exhibitions, they have participated in the “51st and 56thVenice Biennale (2005, 2015); Documenta 13, Kassel, Germany (2012); the 5th, 7th, and 10th Gwangju Biennials, South Korea (2004, 2008, 2014); and the 24th and the 29th São Paulo Biennial (1998, 2010).
Allora and Calzadilla live and work in San Juan, Puerto Rico.