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untitled, 2006

apple and united states one dolar bill

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untitled (intermission), 2012

playwood, plaster, and paint

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untitled (estructura para transición #6), 2008

wood, screws

dimensions variable

untitled (síntesis para caverna), 2008

cardboard boxes, light bulb, enamel

13.78 x 10.43 x 3.94 inches; 10.43  x 6.5 x 3.94 inches

badly explained rainbow, 2008

vinyl on wall

dimensions variable

untitled (estructura para transición #9. pense-bête), 2011

wood, screws

dimensions variable

untitled (estructura para transición #9. pense-bête), 2011

wood, screws

dimensions variable

untitled, (sugestión de conversación entre una ventana desnuda y paisaje indiscreto), 2010

metallic structure, wood and glass

dimensions variable

untitled, (sugestión de conversación entre una ventana desnuda y paisaje indiscreto), 2010

metallic structure, wood and glass

dimensions variable

untitled (abstract elephant), 2010

wooden structure

157.48 x 118.11 x 3543.31 inches

untitled (marginalia), 2011

wood, plaster, paint

dimensions variable

untitled (el día como hueco en la mitad de la noche), 2011

wood floor

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untitled (el día como hueco en la mitad de la noche), 2011

wood floor

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untitled (reducción de una vivienda al tamaño de una puerta), 2008

wood, cardboard, pedestal

dimensions variable

hang it all, madrastra naturaleza series, 2003

set of 4 metal and fresh fruits

14.96 x 20.08 x 7.09 inches

untitled (cola de zorro), 2009

wood, screws and dry wall

dimensions variable

estructura para transición #2, 2008

wood and screws

dimensions variable

estructura para transición #2, 2008

wood and screws

dimensions variable

untitled (mattress, drying rack, cheap white folding chair and two expensive black folding chairs), 2013

mattress, drying rack and folding chairs in drywall

dimensions variable

untitled, estructuras para transición #8, (argumentos sobre miedo al futuro o urbanismo para nubes), 2008-2010

wood, cables and screws

dimensions variable

untitled (estructura para transición #9. pense-bête), 2011

wood, screws

variable dimensions

untitled (estructura para transición #9. pense-bête), 2011

wood, screws

dimensions variable

untitled (4 espantapájaros), 2, 2013

set of 4, glued hay, painted gesso

16.02 x 11.02 x 2.76 inches each

untitled (¿por qué 2013 es tan parecido a 2012? #3), 2013

set of 2. found objetc and wood, paint, mechanism

3.35 x 16.42 x 13.98 inches at 34.06 inches from the floor; 7.48 x 23.62 x 16.14 inches at 34.06 inches from the floor

untitled (¿por qué 2013 es tan parecido a 2012?), 2013

set of 2 pieces. wood, paint, mechanism, glued hay, painted gesso and apples

11.22 x 16.93 x 2.95 inches at 50.06 inches  from the floor; 11.81 x 15.75 x 15.75 inches at 44.49 inches from the floor

quasi-quadrado, 2010-2011

gray acrylic painting on wood, magnets and fabric hinges

dimensions variable

untitled (retruécano), 2013

set of 7. plumb pipes, copper pipes, paint, nylon

dimensions variable

untitled (retruécano), 2013

set of 7, plumb pipes, copper pipes, paint, nylon

dimensions variable

untitled, estructura para transición #11 (buenos días le corbusier, buenas noches neufert), 2013

oak wood, drywall, gesso

dimensions variable

untitled (funda) 4, 2014

set of 3 pieces, wood, fabric, magnets, enamel paint and glued hay

dimensions variable

untitled (el sol después de national geographic), 2012

set of 9 wooden boxes, yellow acrylic painting and fabric hinges

53.94 x 177.17 x 94.49 inches

untitled, 2015

glued hay and resin

35.43 x 31.5 x 3.15 inches

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untitled, 2006

apple and united states one dolar bill

dimensions variable

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untitled (intermission), 2012

playwood, plaster, and paint

dimensions variable

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untitled (estructura para transición #6), 2008

wood, screws

dimensions variable

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untitled (síntesis para caverna), 2008

cardboard boxes, light bulb, enamel

13.78 x 10.43 x 3.94 inches; 10.43  x 6.5 x 3.94 inches

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badly explained rainbow, 2008

vinyl on wall

dimensions variable

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untitled (estructura para transición #9. pense-bête), 2011

wood, screws

dimensions variable

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untitled (estructura para transición #9. pense-bête), 2011

wood, screws

dimensions variable

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untitled, (sugestión de conversación entre una ventana desnuda y paisaje indiscreto), 2010

metallic structure, wood and glass

dimensions variable

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untitled, (sugestión de conversación entre una ventana desnuda y paisaje indiscreto), 2010

metallic structure, wood and glass

dimensions variable

image

untitled (abstract elephant), 2010

wooden structure

157.48 x 118.11 x 3543.31 inches

image

untitled (marginalia), 2011

wood, plaster, paint

dimensions variable

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untitled (el día como hueco en la mitad de la noche), 2011

wood floor

dimensions variable

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untitled (el día como hueco en la mitad de la noche), 2011

wood floor

dimensions variable

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untitled (reducción de una vivienda al tamaño de una puerta), 2008

wood, cardboard, pedestal

dimensions variable

image

hang it all, madrastra naturaleza series, 2003

set of 4 metal and fresh fruits

14.96 x 20.08 x 7.09 inches

image

untitled (cola de zorro), 2009

wood, screws and dry wall

dimensions variable

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estructura para transición #2, 2008

wood and screws

dimensions variable

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estructura para transición #2, 2008

wood and screws

dimensions variable

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untitled (mattress, drying rack, cheap white folding chair and two expensive black folding chairs), 2013

mattress, drying rack and folding chairs in drywall

dimensions variable

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untitled, estructuras para transición #8, (argumentos sobre miedo al futuro o urbanismo para nubes), 2008-2010

wood, cables and screws

dimensions variable

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untitled (estructura para transición #9. pense-bête), 2011

wood, screws

variable dimensions

image

untitled (estructura para transición #9. pense-bête), 2011

wood, screws

dimensions variable

image

untitled (4 espantapájaros), 2, 2013

set of 4, glued hay, painted gesso

16.02 x 11.02 x 2.76 inches each

image

untitled (¿por qué 2013 es tan parecido a 2012? #3), 2013

set of 2. found objetc and wood, paint, mechanism

3.35 x 16.42 x 13.98 inches at 34.06 inches from the floor; 7.48 x 23.62 x 16.14 inches at 34.06 inches from the floor

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untitled (¿por qué 2013 es tan parecido a 2012?), 2013

set of 2 pieces. wood, paint, mechanism, glued hay, painted gesso and apples

11.22 x 16.93 x 2.95 inches at 50.06 inches  from the floor; 11.81 x 15.75 x 15.75 inches at 44.49 inches from the floor

image

quasi-quadrado, 2010-2011

gray acrylic painting on wood, magnets and fabric hinges

dimensions variable

image

untitled (retruécano), 2013

set of 7. plumb pipes, copper pipes, paint, nylon

dimensions variable

image

untitled (retruécano), 2013

set of 7, plumb pipes, copper pipes, paint, nylon

dimensions variable

image

untitled, estructura para transición #11 (buenos días le corbusier, buenas noches neufert), 2013

oak wood, drywall, gesso

dimensions variable

image

untitled (funda) 4, 2014

set of 3 pieces, wood, fabric, magnets, enamel paint and glued hay

dimensions variable

image

untitled (el sol después de national geographic), 2012

set of 9 wooden boxes, yellow acrylic painting and fabric hinges

53.94 x 177.17 x 94.49 inches

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untitled, 2015

glued hay and resin

35.43 x 31.5 x 3.15 inches

gabriel sierra

* 1975, Colombia

 

Through simple yet meaningful interventions with quotidian objects, Gabriel Sierra presents his viewers with an anthropological study of the language of architecture. His work evidences a keen interest in the social codes that govern our interaction with built environments, with a particular focus on how these norms can be changed or subverted through the manipulation of architectural dynamics. By transforming these behavioral codes, his paintings, sculptures and installations address issues related to the perception of everyday life. He is also attentive to the subconscious influence that context and logic have upon our relation to space. For Sierra, there is a fine line between function, utility, and subjective thought, just as there is between design, architecture, and art: by manipulating the form and function of certain objects, he alters habitual expectations and associations. It is in this destabilizing potential that Sierra’s work achieves its most potent effects, both within the space and the mind of the viewer. 

 

Gabriel Sierra received a degree in Industrial Design from the Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano in Bogota in 1999. He has been an artist in residence at the Kadist Art Foundation, San Francisco (2012); Gasworks, International Residency Programme, London (2009) and CAC Centre d’Art Contemporain de Brétigny, France (2006). 

 

His most important exhibitions includes: Gabriel Sierra. gabriel sierra (notice: the title of the exhibition will change every hour). 10:00am monday impressions; 11:00am how the outside leaks into the room; 12:00pm smells like 100 years old; 1:00pm the room is in my eye. the space under my body; 2:00pm in the meantime, (this place will be empty after 5:00pm); 3:00pm an actual location for this moment; 4:00pm few will leave their place to come here for some minutes; 5:00pm did you know who built your house? The Renaissance Society, Chicago, United States (2015); Numbers in a Room, Sculpture Center, New York, United States (2015); Gabriel Sierra. Before present, Kunsthalle Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland (2015); Thus Far, The Renaissance Society, Chicago (2015), Thus Far, Peephole, Milan (2013); (        ), Kadist Art Foundation, San Francisco, United States (2012); Gabriel Sierra, Centro Cultura Banco Brasil (CCBB), Sao Paulo, Brazil (2012); Compuesto Verde, CAC Brétigny, Brétigny-sur-Orge, France (2006); NO DIGA SI DIGA OUI, Objetos y Estructuras Parafuncionales, Alianza Francesa, Bogota, Colombia (2004). His work has been included in group exhibitions at institutions such as the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh (2013); The New Museum, New York (2012); Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, United States (2012); Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation, Miami, United States (2010); Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo, São Paulo Brazil (2009) among others.

 

He has participated in various biennials, including the 12th Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul, Turkey (2011); the 11th Biennale de Lyon, Lyon, France (2011); and the 28th São Paulo Biennial, Sao Paulo, Brazil (2008).

 

Gabriel Sierra currently lives and works in Bogota, Colombia.