Doris Salcedo is active/lives in New York / Colombia. Doris Salcedo is known for installation sculpture-furniture, textiles.
Biography Doris Salcedo
Doris Salcedo makes sculptures and installations about and in response to the violence and conflict of everyday life in her native country of Colombia, South America. Her work has been described a "mental archaeology" because she uses domestic items to impart meaning much beyond utilitarian usage.
"Salcedo sees her art as representing a social conscience, with her role as a perpetual witness. In a sense the work gives voice to those in Colombian society who are violently repressed, silenced and controlled by fear, and provides the focus for a sense of community, even defiance, though a collective memory and a shared experience of loss."
The materials she works with: simple furniture like wardrobes, tables and chai
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