Jennifer Allora & Guillermo Calzadilla, ‘2 Hose Petrified Petrol Pump’, 2012, Simon Lee Gallery

About Jennifer Allora & Guillermo Calzadilla

Working in a range of mediums—including sculpture, performance, video, and sound—Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla create art with a subversive edge, made with the intent of introducing small ruptures into the forces of globalization, imperialism, and consumerism. Allora and Calzadilla often explore the intersections of art and the environment with works such as Hope Hippo (2005), sculpted for the 51st Venice Biennale out of mud extracted from the city’s Grand Canal, and exhibited bearing a man nonchalantly reading a newspaper.

Cuban-American, 1974 and 1971, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Havana, Cuba, based in San Juan, Puerto Rico