Calzadilla, Guillermo

Guillermo Calzadilla (b. 1971, Havana) A graduate of the Escuela de Artes Plásticas of San Juan, Puerto Rico, and based in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, and Cambridge, Massachusetts, Calzadilla has worked since 1995 in collaboration with the artist Jennifer Allora in producing community collaborations, installations, photography and sculptural work. A 2003 project at Londons Tate Modern featured cartographic felt floor to recreate landscape of Vieques, the island off Puerto Rico that was used by the U.S. military for controversial bombing practice. The artists participated in the VII Havana Biennial, the XXIV biennial in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and the III Interamerican Biennial in Lima, Peru. Allora and Calzadilla represented the United States in the 2011 Venice Biennale. Venues for their installations include the Wexner Center for the Arts in Ohio, the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, the Power Plant in Toronto, the International Center of Photography in New York and the Arch at Grand Army Plaza in Brooklyn. (CINTAS for Visual Arts, 2000-01)

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