Adrián Villar Rojas was born in Rosario, Argentina, in 1980.Read More
Adrián Villar Rojas has been the recipient of numerous awards including The Zurich Art Prize at the Museum Haus Konstruktiv, (2013); the 9th Benesse Prize in the 54th Venice Biennial, (2011); the Nuevo Banco de Santa Fe Scholarship for Young Artists, and the first prize in the Bienal Nacional de Arte de Bahía Blanca at the Contemporary Art Museum of Bahía Blanca, Argentina, (2005). He has participated in various residences: SAM Art Projects, Paris, France, (2011); Banff Centre Institute, Alberta, Canada, (2010); La Residencia, Bogotá, Colombia, (2010); and at the Panorama Brasileiras das Artes, Sao Paulo, Brazil, (2009).Villar Rojas’ latest solo exhibitions include La inocencia de los animales, EXPO 1, MoMA PS1, New York, USA (2013); The Work of the Ocean, Foundation 11 Lijnen, Belgium,(2013); Before My Birth, Arts Brookfield with the New Museum, World Financial Center Plaza, New York, USA, (2012); and Poems for Earthlings, SAM ART Projects, the Louvre Museum, Paris, France, (2011). He also represented Argentina in the 54th Venice Biennial, ILLUMInations, Italy, (2011). Recent group exhibitions include the 2012 Shanghai Biennial, China; dOCUMENTA(13), Kassel, Germany, and Kabul, Afghanistan, 2012; The 2012 New Museum Triennial, The Ungovernables, New York, USA; the 2011 Istanbul Biennial, Turkey.
Text courtesy Marian Goodman Gallery.
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