Allora and Calzadilla


In a recent exhibition at The Moore Space in Miami, artists Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla created a room-sized architectural sculpture titled “Clamor.” The large, white structure is ambiguously designed and references chamber, bunker or space-cave architecture. During a performance in the gallery, a group of musicians played various elements of war songs from multiple geographic locations and historical periods simultaneously out of the structure. The artist duo has been working together since 1995, producing a variety of works in sculpture, performance, architecture and social and public relations. Allora is a graduate of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2003), and she attended the Whitney Independent Study Program (1999). Calzadilla attended Bard College for his MFA (2001) and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (1998). Last year, the artists exhibited with S.M.A.K. (Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst) in Ghent, Belgium, and Land Mark, Palais de Tokyo in Paris, France. Allora and Calzadilla received grants from the Joan Mitchell Foundation and the Penny McCall Foundation.