Adrián Villar Rojas, 2013

Adrián Villar Rojas, 2013 Photo: Doris Kessler

Adrián Villar Rojas

Adrián Villar Rojas (born 1980, Argentina) lives and works in Rosario, Argentina.

Recent solo exhibitions include Los Teatros de Saturno, kurimanzutto, Mexico City (2014); Films Before Revolution, Museum Haus Konstruktiv, Zurich (2013), Today we reboot the planet, Serpentine Galleries, London (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 (2012); and Poems for Earthlings, SAM ART Projects, the Louvre Museum, Paris (2011). Villar Rojas also represented Argentina in the 54th Venice Biennial, ILLUMInations, Italy (2011).

His most recent international group exhibitions include the EXPO 1, MoMA PS1, New York (2013); the 5th Moscow Biennale, Rusia (2013); the 9th Shanghai Biennale, China (2012); dOCUMENTA(13), Kassel, Germany (2012) and Kabul, Afghanistan, 2012; The 2012 New Museum Triennial, The Ungovernables, New York; and the Istanbul Biennial (2011). His 2013 film, Lo que el fuego me trajo (What the fire brought me), (32 min., produced by Rei Cine SRL), which was originally commissioned for the group exhibition The insides are on the outside for Casa de Vidro de Lina Bo Bardi in São Paulo, screened at the Locarno International Film Festival 2013.

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 Biennale, (2011); the Nuevo Banco de Santa Fe Scholarship for Young Artists (2006); and the first prize in the Bienal Nacional de Arte de Bahía Blanca at the Contemporary Art Museum of Bahía Blanca, Argentina (2005).

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