Allora & Calzadilla

(b. Philadelphia, USA, 1974; Havana, Cuba, 1971)

Jennifer Allora was born in Philadelphia in 1974. Guillermo Calzadilla was born in Havana, Cuba in 1971. They have been collaborating since 1995. Allora & Calzadilla represented the USA in the 54th Venice Biennale (2011). In 2015 they opened Puerto Rican Light (Cueva Vientos) a site-specific project with Dia Art Foundation in Guayanilla–Peñuelas, Puerto Rico, the institution’s first long-term installation commissioned outside of the continental United States since Joseph Beuys’s 7000 Eichen (7000 Oaks) in Kassel, Germany, in 1982. Their works can be found in museum collections worldwide including: the Museum of Modern Art, New York, Tate Modern, London, Pompidou Center, Paris, and Castelo di Rivoli, Turin among others. The artists live in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Ted Chiang is the author of Stories of Your Life and Others and The Lifecycle of Software Objects. He was born and raised in Port Jefferson, New York, and attended Brown University, where he received a degree in computer science. His work has received the John W. Campbell Award, four Nebula Awards, four Hugo Awards, four Locus Awards, a Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award, a Sidewise Award, and a British Science Fiction Association Award. He lives outside of Seattle, Washington.

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