Allora & Calzadilla


Jennifer Allora, born in 1974, in Philadelphia, U.S.A.
Guillermo Calzadilla, born in 1971, in La Havana, Cuba.

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 in New York (2017); the Gwangju Biennial Prize (2004); Penny McCall Foundation Grant (2003); Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant (2002) and the Cintas Fellowship (2002-2001).

The Serralves Museum, in Porto, will host a solo exhibition in 2023.

Their last solo shows include: Specters of Noon (2020), The Menil Collection, Balance of Power, Tate Modern, (2019), Graft Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow (2019), The Tropical Pharmacy, Guggenheim Bilbao (2018), Chalk, Walker Arts Center (2018), Allora & Calzadilla, Fundació Antoni Tàpies, Barcelona (2018), Blackout, Museo Nazionale delle aArti del XXI Secolo: MAXXI, Rome (2018), Echo to Artifact , Art Gallery of Alberta, Canada (2016), Split the Lark, Abbaye de Royaumont (2016), Puerto Rican Light (Cueva Vientos), a DIA Art Foundation Commission in Guayanilla/Peñuelas Puerto Rico (2015); Intervals, Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, United States (2014); Fault Lines, Fondazione Nicola Tussardi at Palazzo Cusani Milan, Italy (2013); Gloria, US Pavilion, 54th Venice Biennial, Venice, Italy (2011); Performance 9: Allora & Calzadilla, MoMA, New York (2010); Allora & Calzadilla, The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo, Norway (2009) Stop, Repair, Prepare: Variations on Ode to Joy for a Prepared Piano, Haus der Kunst München, Munich, Germany (2008); Never Mind that Noise you Heard, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, The Netherlands (2008); Clamor, Serpentine Gallery, London, United Kingdom (2007); Allora & Calzadilla, Kunsthalle Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland (2007); Wake Up, The Renaissance Society at The University of Chicago, Chicago, United States (2017); Jennifer Allora & Guillermo Calzadilla, Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst SMAK, Ghent, Belgium (2006), and Land Mark, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France (2006).

Among numerous group exhibitions at institutions such as: Centre Pompidou, France; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, United States; Museum of Modern Art MoMA, United States,  Museum of Modern Art, Brazil; The New Museum, United States;  Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan; Hamburger Bahnhof Museum, Germany; The National Museum of Art, Osaka, they have also have also participated in various biennials, such as: the 56th, 54th, & 51st Biennale di Venezia International Art Exhibition, Venice, Italy (2015, 2011, & 2005); the 10th, 7th, & 5th Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, South Korea (2014, 2008, 2005), the 9th and 6th Mercosul Biennial, Porto Alegre, Brazil (2013 and 2007); the 26th, 27th, & 30th Ljubljana Biennial of Graphic Arts, Ljubljana Slovenia (2013, 2007, & 2005); dOCUMENTA (13), Kassel, Germany (2012), the 12th and 10th Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul, Turkey (2011 and 2007); the 29th and 24th Bienal de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil (2010, 1998); 16th Biennale of Sydney, Sydney, Australia (2008); the 8th, 9th Biennale de Lyon, Lyon, France (2007); the 1st and 2nd Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia (2005, 2007); the 8th, 13th, & 14th  Sharjah Biennial, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates (2007), the 2006 Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum, New York (2006, 2017, & 2019); the 2nd Guangzhou Triennial, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China (2005); the 6th Dakar Biennial, Dakar, Senegal (2004);  the III Bienal Iberoamericana, Lima, Peru (2002), and the VII Bienal de la Habana, Havana, Cuba (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

Allora & Calzadilla: Specters of Noon

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

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Allora & Calzadilla: Chalk

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

Allora & Calzadilla


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

Allora & Calzadilla

Fundació Antoni Tàpies, Barcelona

February 4th — May 27th, 2018
Fundació Antoni Tàpies, Barcelona - Barcelona — Spain

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