January 16, 2014
Antimonuments and Subsculptures
Mexican-Canadian media artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer creates interactive installations that are at the intersection of architecture and performance art. Using technologies such as robotics, computerized surveillance and telematic networks, his light and shadow works are “antimonuments for alien agency”. He has received two BAFTA British Academy Awards for Interactive Art in London, “Artist of the year” Rave Award from Wired Magazine, a Rockefeller fellowship, the Trophée des Lumières in Lyon and an International Bauhaus Award. He was the first artist to officially represent Mexico at the Venice Biennale and he has also shown at Biennials and Triennials in Havana, Istanbul, Liverpool, Montréal, Beijing, Moscow, New Orleans, Seoul, Seville, Shanghai, Singapore and Sydney.
With support from the University of Michigan Museum of Art, Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Arts Engine, and the Institute for the Humanities.