march, 2022

23mar12:45 pm1:45 pmArt Forum: Adrián Villar Rojas

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Event Details

Wednesday 23 March
12.45–1.45pm
Cell Block Theatre

Adrián Villar Rojas (b. 1980, Argentina. Lives and works nomadically.)Solo exhibitions include La fin de l’imagination, Marian Goodman Galerie, Paris (2020); Poems for Earthlings, Oude Kerk, Amsterdam (2019); Sometimes you wonder, in an interconnected universe, who is dreaming who?, Tank Shanghai, China (2019); The Theater of Disappearance, The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, Los Angeles (2017); NEON Foundation at Athens National Observatory, Greece (2017); Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria (2017), The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (2017); Rinascimento, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Torino (2015); Fantasma, Moderna Museet, Stockholm (2015); Today We Reboot the Planet, Serpentine Sackler Gallery, London (2013); and La inocencia de los animales, MoMA PS1, New York (2013).

Participation in international group exhibitions includes Portals, Hellenic Parliament + NEON, Athens, (2021); Carte-Blanche à Anne Imhof, Natures Mortes, Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2021); 12th and 13th Gwangju Biennial, South Korea (2020 and 2018); 2nd Lahore Biennial, Pakistan (2020); Dhaka Art Summit, Bangladesh (2020); Layers of Time,Moderna Museet, Stockholm (2019); 14th and 12th Istanbul Biennial, Turkey (2015 and 2012); 12  La Habana Biennial, Cuba (2015); 12th Sharjah Biennial, Kalba, United Arab Emirates (2015); dOCUMENTA (13), Kassel and Kabul (2012); The New Museum Triennial, New York (2012); and 54th Venice Biennial, Argentina’s National Pavilion, Italy (2011).

Villar Rojas has been the recipient of numerous prizes such as The Sharjah Biennial Prize (2015), The Zurich Art Prize at the Museum Haus Konstruktiv (2013); the 9th Benesse Prize in the 54th Venice Biennale, (2011); the Nuevo Banco de Santa Fe Scholarship for Young Artists (2006); and the First Prize National Art Biennial of Bah a Blanca, Argentina (2005). In 2020 he was nominated for the Hugo Boss Prize.

His 2013 film, Lo que el fuego me trajo (What the fire brought me), screened at the Locarno International Film Festival 2013. And his 2017 film trilogy The Theater of Disappearance, screened at the 67th Berlin International Film Festival 2017.

This program is organised in partnership with the REAL DMZ PROJECT; Korean Cultural Centre Australia; Artspace; and National Art School.

Image: Adrián Villar Rojas, El momento más hermoso de la guerra (The Most Beautiful Moment of War) (film still), 2017, Courtesy of the artist.

Time

(Wednesday) 12:45 pm - 1:45 pm

Location

Cell Block Theatre

Forbes St Darlinghurst NSW 2010

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