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. Often working in clay, his installations are colossal and immersive, provoking sensations of unease for their embodiment of both physical and temporal immensity; the objects he creates seem at once timeless and ancient, relics from an ambiguous future or past that question our notions of time, history, and modernity. Villar Rojas provocatively merges reality and illusion to produce situations of overwhelming strangeness that test the limits of the imagination. However, the use of clay and elements from the natural world offer an opportunity to re-connect with the basic humanity of the material on a more modest scale. The process of creation is often mimicked in the work itself, resulting in objects that embrace all things realized and unrealized, imagined and performed, possible and impossible.

Adrián Villar Rojas
Adrián Villar Rojas
Rosario, 1980

Past Exhibitions


Kunsthalle Basel
19/05/2017 — 13/08/2017

Adrián Villar Rojas: Rinascimento

Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo
04/11/2015 — 28/02/2016

Solo Shows


Fantasma, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden


La inocencia de los animales, Expo 1, MoMA PS1, New York

Group Shows


Sharjah Biennial 12, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
14th Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul, Turkey
Bienal de la Habana, Havana, Cuba


5th Moscow Biennial, Moscow, Russia

Contacts & Details

City of birth: Rosario Country of birth: Argentina Date of birth: 1980 Lives in: Rosario, Argentina