Adrián Villar Rojas

Adrian villar rojas

Adrián Villar Rojas (b. 1980, Rosario, AR) lives primarily a nomadic life and focuses mainly on large-scale, site-specific installations. His work usually appears in locations with an apocalyptic vibe. There, he portrays how human civilisation could collapse or how a futuristic culture could emerge. For each project, Adrián Villar Rojas sets up a nomadic studio consisting of a team of scientists and architects. The artist alludes to the way theatre companies operate. Depending on the project, each co-worker plays a specific role and manages the team like a film director. For each project, the studio examines the political, socio-cultural and geographical context of the place, based on conversations with residents or even a temporary stay in the neighbourhood for which the installation is designed. Concepts such as finiteness, impermanence and transience often recur in his work. According to the artist, contemporary art should not be made for eternity. His installations are often dismantled and the parts recovered for new creations.

From the series Brick Farm

The bird nests of the Argentinian artist Adrián Villar Rojas belong to the project series From the series Brick Farm. The title refers to the moment when his team, in a brick factory in Rosario, found nests of the red ovenbird.

Adrian Villar Rojas From the series Brick Farm Stijn Bollaert