Los Carpinteros

Cuban, Founded 1991

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Fascinated by the intersection between art and everyday life, Los Carpinteros (The Carpenters) merge architecture, design, drawing, and sculpture in quirky and unpredictable ways. Their carefully crafted constructions advance a humorous visual language of contradiction and transformation—like the utilitarian versus the useless and form versus function. Their drawings and studies, referencing technical drafts and blueprints, mock the early planning stages involved in making art. Los Carpinteros adopted the name for their collective in 1994 to embrace the guild tradition of artisans and skilled laborers.

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Established representation
Represented by industry leading galleries.
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Solo show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 1 more
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 5 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Tate, and 1 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
frieze, and 2 more
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Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale National Pavilion, and 1 more
Shows Featuring Los Carpinteros
Articles Featuring Los Carpinteros
Art Parades through Miami’s Streets in Celebration of Its Newest Cultural Hub
Nov 29th, 2016
Los Carpinteros: Elegantly Interpreting Everyday Objects
Apr 1st, 2013
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