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Doris Salcedo

Colombian, b. 1958

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Doris Salcedo

Colombian, b. 1958

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Biography

Doris Salcedo creates sculptures and installations whose understated appearance belies complex themes. Her works commonly have themes and subjects related to historical incidences of mass violence, trauma, racism, and colonialism; she believes that her art represents a social conscience and sees her own role as that of a witness. Salcedo commonly constructs her pieces with everyday objects, including domestic furniture, hair, and clothing. Sculpture, for Salcedo, “is the giving of a material gift to the being who makes his presence felt in my work.” Salcedo also makes installations that alter existing spaces. She has been known to work with architects and engineers to make works that are set directly and almost imperceptibly into their surroundings.

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Solo show at a major institution
Tate Modern, and 7 more
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Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 9 more
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Collected by a major institution
Tate, and 2 more
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Artforum, and 3 more
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Venice Biennale International Exhibition, and 3 more
Biography

Doris Salcedo creates sculptures and installations whose understated appearance belies complex themes. Her works commonly have themes and subjects related to historical incidences of mass violence, trauma, racism, and colonialism; she believes that her art represents a social conscience and sees her own role as that of a witness. Salcedo commonly constructs her pieces with everyday objects, including domestic furniture, hair, and clothing. Sculpture, for Salcedo, “is the giving of a material gift to the being who makes his presence felt in my work.” Salcedo also makes installations that alter existing spaces. She has been known to work with architects and engineers to make works that are set directly and almost imperceptibly into their surroundings.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Blue chip status
Blue chip representation
Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
User
Solo show at a major institution
Tate Modern, and 7 more
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 9 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Tate, and 2 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 3 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale International Exhibition, and 3 more
Articles Featuring Doris Salcedo
The Most Influential Artists of 2019
Dec 11th, 2019
The Most Influential Artists of 2019
At the Guggenheim, Doris Salcedo Bears Witness to Gun Crimes in Cities Near and Far
Jul 1st, 2015
At the Guggenheim, Doris Salcedo Bears Witness to Gun Crimes in Cities Near and Far
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