Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Montreal/Mexico City and Krzysztof Wodiczko, New York
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
1 Spadina Crescent
Rafael Lozano-Hemmer (b. 1967, Mexico City) develops interactive installations that are at the intersection of architecture and performance art. He creates platforms for public participation using technologies such as robotic lights, digital fountains, computerized surveillance, media walls and telematic networks. He was the first artist to represent Mexico at the Venice Biennale with an exhibition at Palazzo Van Axel in 2007. He has also shown at Biennials in Cuenca, Havana, Istanbul, Kochi, Liverpool, Melbourne NGV, Moscow, New Orleans, New York ICP, Seoul, Seville, Shanghai, Singapore and Sydney. His public art has been commissioned for events such as the Millennium Celebrations in Mexico City (1999), the Expansion of the European Union in Dublin (2004), the Student Massacre Memorial in Tlatelolco (2008), the Vancouver Olympics (2010) and the pre-opening exhibition of the Guggenheim in Abu Dhabi (2015). Collections holding his work include MoMA, Guggenheim and Museo del Barrio in New York, TATE and Science Museum in London, Jumex and MUAC in Mexico City, DAROS in Zurich, MONA in Hobart, ZKM in Karlsruhe, NGV in Melbourne, SAM in Singapore, and many others. In 2018 Lozano-Hemmer was the subject of 7 solo exhibitions worldwide, including a major show at the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington DC, a public art installation transforming a 2,000 year old Roman Theatre in Basel and a mid-career retrospective co-produced by the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal and SFMOMA
Krzysztof Wodiczko was born 1943 in Warsaw, Poland, lives and works in New York City, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and in Warsaw. He is renowned for his large-scale projections on architectural facades, and monuments aimed to enforce public voice and expression of the marginalized city residents. Krzysztof Wodiczko is a recipient of 4th Hiroshima Art Prize “for his contribution as an artist to the world peace”. He is Professor of Art, Design and the Public Domain at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design.
Doors open at 6pm. Ticket holders must arrive by 6:20pm (with their printed or mobile ticket) to claim their seats. There will be a rush line for those without tickets. Any unclaimed seats will be released to the rush line at 6:20pm.