Allora & Calzadilla


Allora & Calzadilla have collaborated on an extensive body of work since 1995.  Through a research-based approach, their work traces the intersections of history, material culture and politics through a wide range of mediums including sculpture, performance, sound, video, and photography.

Their work has been exhibited and collected widely in public institutions and private collections. They are the recipients of various prizes, including: The Scientific Merit Award and the Audience Award at the 10th Annual Imagine Science Film Festival, New York (2017); the Gwangju Biennial Prize, Gwangju (2004); Penny McCall Foundation Grant (2003); Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant (2002) and the Cintas Fellowship (2002-2001).

Their last solo shows include: Serralves Museum, Porto (2023); The Menil Collection, Houston (2020); Tate Modern, London (2019); Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow (2019); Guggenheim Bilbao, Bilbao (2018); Walker Arts Center, Minneapolis (2018); Fundació Antoni Tàpies, Barcelona (2018); Museo Nazionale delle aArti del XXI Secolo: MAXXI, Roma (2018); Art Gallery of Alberta, Alberta (2016); Abbaye de Royaumont, Royaumont (2016); DIA Art Foundation Commission, Guayanilla/Peñuelas Puerto Rico (2015); Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia (2014); Fondazione Nicola Tussardi, Palazzo Cusani, Milan (2013); US Pavilion, 54th Venice Biennial, Venice (2011); MoMA, New York (2010); The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo (2009); Haus der Kunst München, Munich (2008); Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (2008); Serpentine Gallery, London (2007); Kunsthalle Zürich, Zürich (2007); University of Chicago, Chicago (2017); Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst SMAK, Ghent (2006); Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2006).

Among numerous group exhibitions at institutions such as: Centre Pompidou, Paris, Metz (2022; 2019); Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (2014); Museum of Modern Art MoMA, New York (2008; 2013; 2019; 2020); Museum of Modern Art, Sao Paulo (2009); The New Museum, New York (2008);  Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, (2007).

They have also have also participated in various biennials, such as: the 56th; 54th; & 51st Biennale di Venezia International Art Exhibition, Venice (2015; 2011; 2005); the 10th; 7th; 5th Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju (2014; 2008; 2005); the 9th and 6th Mercosul Biennial, Porto Alegre (2013; 2007); the 26th; 27th; 30th Ljubljana Biennial of Graphic Arts, Ljubljana (2013; 2007; 2005); DOCUMENTA (13), Kassel (2012); the 12th and 10th Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul (2011; 2007); the 29th and 24th Bienal de São Paulo, São Paulo (2010; 1998); 16th Biennale of Sydney, Sydney (2008); 9th Biennale de Lyon, Lyon (2007); the 1st and 2nd Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Moscow (2005; 2007); the 14th, 13th, & 8th  Sharjah Biennial, Sharjah (2019; 2017; 2007); the 2006 Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum, New York (2006); the 2nd Guangzhou Triennial, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou; the 6th Dakar Biennial, Dakar (2004);  the III Bienal Iberoamericana, Lima (2002); the VII Bienal de la Habana, Havana (2000).

Selected works

Our exhibitions

Solo Group

Group exhibition

Je suis la chaise

December 10th, 2022 — February 4th, 2023

Allora & Calzadilla


April 15th — May 28th, 2022

Group exhibition


June 27th — July 25th, 2020

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External exhibitions

Allora & Calzadilla


April 1st — October 29th, 2023
Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Serralves - Porto — Portugal

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Allora & Calzadilla: Specters of Noon

September 26th, 2020 — June 20th, 2021
The Menil Collection - Houston — United States of America

Allora & Calzadilla

Allora & Calzadilla: Chalk

February 14th — September 8th, 2019
Walker Art Center - Minneapolis — United States of America

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February 16th — June 3rd, 2018
MAXXI - Rome — Italy

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