Forced Labor (rope)

About Liliana Porter

Liliana Porter produces prints, drawings, paintings, photography, video works, and installations that dabble in the absurd. Porter juxtaposes figurines of popular cultural icons, children’s toys, and other kitsch objects in surreal compositions, so that unlikely relationships emerge—to unsettling or fantastical effect. In her photograph Dialogue with Penguin (1999), for example, a toy penguin converses with a bust of Christ. Porter cites René Magritte as a major influence, and her works reveal a sense of wry humor that reflects that of the famous Belgian Surrealist.

Argentinean, b. 1941, Buenos Aires, Argentina, based in New York, New York

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2016
Actualidades / Breaking News, Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco
2016
20th Anniversary Exhibition, Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco
2013
New Editions from Tamarind Institute, Tamarind Institute, Albuquerque