Adrián Villar Rojas

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Adrián Villar Rojas has exhibited extensively in group and solo shows worldwide, including Bienal de la Habana (2015); the 12th and 14th Istanbul Biennial, (2011, 2015); the 5th Moscow Biennial, Moscow, Russia (2013) and the Shanghai Biennial, China (2012).
Adrián represented Argentina at the 54th Venice Biennale (2011) and was awarded the 9th Benesse Prize for his work there.
A work by Villar Rojas sold at Christie's (New York) for $87,500 in 2014.

Adrián Villar Rojas’ artistic production exists in an imaginary dimension where men face their obsolescence and eventual extinction, playing with perceptions of time and its representation in human culture. Villar Rojas uses aspects of drawing, sculpture, music, science fiction and installation to create dream-like alternate realities that allude to an apocalyptic or mythological end of the world. Villar Rojas provocatively merges reality and illusion to produce situations of overwhelming strangeness that test the limits of the imagination.

Adrián Villar Rojas has been the recipient of numerous awards including The Zurich Art Prize at the Museum Haus Konstruktiv (2013), and the 9th Benesse Prize in the 54th Venice Biennial (2011). 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).