Adrián Villar Rojas

Born in Rosario, 1980 and lives in Rosario and New York

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.

A group exhibitions collecting the main editions produced for the art space over the years
11 Sep 2020 - 18 Dec 2020
Adrián Villar Rojas: Rinascimento
Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo presents Rinascimento, the first Italian solo exhibition of works...
04 Nov 2015 - 28 Feb 2016
Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo
The group show brings together artists from different generations, whose works examine the idea of a...
19 May 2017 - 13 Aug 2017
Kunsthalle Basel
Emerald City at K11 Art Foundation Pop-up Space
“Emerald City” is a group exhibition bringing to life a cross-section of artistic approaches...
27 Mar 2018 - 22 Apr 2018
K11 Art Foundation Pop-up Space
Hong Kong
Emerald City at chi art space
“Emerald City” is a group exhibition bringing to life a cross-section of artistic approaches...
28 Mar 2018 - 31 May 2018
chi art space – K11 Art Foundation
Hong Kong
Kollectors Series: Media in Motion
K11 Art Foundation presents Media in Motion as the second exhibition in its Kollectors Series, which...
17 Jan 2019 - 07 Apr 2019
chi art space – K11 Art Foundation
Hong Kong
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